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This is a nifty trick to transfer embroidery patterns to felt or heavy fabrics.
You can make this embroidered canary pillow with this nifty trick I'm going to show you. If you've ever tried to transfer an embroidery pattern onto felt, you've probably been frustrated like I have. Transfer pens don't always show up and chalk or carbon paper lines tend to brush off as you work. Well, here's another technique that I quite like. All you need is some tissue or tracing paper. Try to find some that is somewhat sturdy and won't tear too easily.

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  • How to make a shaped cushion. Birdcage Pillow (And Transferring Patterns To Felt) - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step 1: Trace your pattern onto the tissue paper

  • Step 2

    Step 2: Pin it onto your felt. For my birdcage, I cut out the bird shape and stitched him on first, then embroidered the cage and details over it. Start stitching right through the paper and felt at the same time. Don't pull your stitches too tightly or they can tear the paper.

  • Step 3

    Step 3: When you're done embroidering, gently tear away the paper. This is the fun part! you'll see your embroidery revealed before your eyes. ;) You might need to use a needle or tweezers to pull loose bits out from under your stitches.

  • Step 4

    Step 4: Do whatever you want with your embroidery! I made a little pillow with mine. Here's my technique for that:
    Easy as pie.

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Alezita G.
Alezita G. · 5 projects
I have to do it someday, it's very cute Happy
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Coraline · Cullman, Alabama, US · 4 projects
cool I'm going to try this Happy

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