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Halloween,  Hand Embroidery,  Tutorials

Halloween Hand Embroidery with Free Pattern

A few weeks back I was browsing through Pinterest and came across these adorable free printables created by Ashley Foster, the owner of Fancy Designs.

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I love these! They are so whimsical and fun. I thought they would make a wonderful pattern for hand embroidery so I contacted Ashley. I asked her permission to manipulate the pictures and turn them into hand embroidery patterns. She said yes! Don’t worry, I have a link at the end of this post so you can download the patterns for free. Once I created the pattern, I printed them onto Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy and stuck them to the front of the fabrics that I chose.

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This is why I love Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy! I can just print, stick and start stitching! The truth is, if I had to trace this (which would be really hard on black fabric), hoop it and then start stitching, I would never do something as whimsical and fun as these. I would save all that work for something that was going to get passed down to my grandchildren one day! The nice thing about being able to do things like these cute Halloween designs is I can practice stitches I’m not as good at without worrying about the finished product turning out perfectly.

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For these designs, I was able to practice my satin stitch and try several new stitches that I had never done before.

Once I finished stitching, it was time to rinse out the Fabri-Solvy. The best way to get Fabri-Solvy off your design without having to worry about your stitching getting distorted is to put your piece in a bucket of room temperature water.

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I allowed this one to sit in the water about 20 minutes before taking it out and giving it a final rinse under the faucet at the sink.

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Once the Fabri-Solvy is all washed out I turn the piece over and iron it dry on top of a terry cloth towel. This dries the piece, gives you a nice crisp finished product and doesn’t distort the stitching.

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The stitching isn’t perfect, but overall, the finished product is fun and will look great in my house for the month of October.

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I used Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread in White and Orange Flame for the stitching. It’s so nice to not have to separate floss!

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I haven’t finished the Trick Or Treat one, but I wanted to get these free designs up for you so you could get started on yours! Download the designs here:

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They are ready to print right onto your Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy.

Happy Sewing!

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