Embroidered jewellery is so cute and fun - here's how to make it!
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Pop your fabric in the hoop, making sure it’s nice and taut.
Either print a design on to some soluble paper, draw it on or wing it and freehand a design (this is really fun!) - you can use a chalk tailors pen or any kind of fabric pen to draw on your fabric.
If you're using soluble paper, do the following. If not, stitch away and skip to the next section!
Stick the transfer on to your fabric. Do a quick running stitch around the edge to secure it (this is optional but helps!)
Embroider your necklace/brooch
Soak your embroidery in lukewarm water for 15 minutes. Give it a rinse under a tap to make sure all the transfer has gone.
Gently roll it in a clean towel to remove any excess water and then leave to dry flat.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 if the transfer paper hasn’t completely gone or it has left any residue behind.
When you're stitched and ready:
Cut the around the fabric in the right shape for your finding, leave around 3cm of excess to use to secure the fabric to the jewellery finding.
Do a running stitch close to the edge of the piece. Keep stitches around 3-4mm long. Do not secure or cut the thread yet and leave a long tail. I like to use perle thread, but a few strands of embroidery thread will do the job! It's best to use a thread that is the same colour as your fabric.
Grab the middle section of your jewellery setting and pop it behind your embroidery. Pull your stitches tight like a drawstring so the fabric closes around the middle setting piece.
Stitch up the fabric so it is really secure - just do lots of random stitches across the back in all directions!
Pop the front and back of the jewellery setting around the middle piece and push the little tabs on the front piece down to secure - either use pliers or scissors (carefully)!
If you’re making a necklace, pop the chain through and you’re done!