Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lily Frog Embroidery Applique Design


Lily Frog Applique by Planet Applique is such an adorable new design that I wanted to take a moment and share a tutorial on how she sews out in the hoop. As I designed Lily, she took on her own little personality. Its so difficult to find cute frog for embroidery these days. Clipart is exhausted and I felt to need to draw her from scratch and put her in a sewing format that you can enjoy making! Head over to Planet Applique and get this pattern and return here for a quick step by step.


STEP 1: Get your materials. Fabrics for the applique and a blank, thread and stabilizer. I found a kimono style wrapping onesie at Hancock Fabrics on sale for 6.99. Whats great about these, is that you can open up the garment and so embroidery and applique becomes much easier!



STEP 2: Load Lily to your machine and after pinning your garment in place on top of the hooped stabilizer, run the fabric die line for her body.

Step 3: Lay down the fabric for Lily's body so that it covers the die line. After, a tack down line will stitch. Next Lily's tummy fabric die line stitches. Lay down her tummy fabric.
Allow the tack down for Lily's tummy to stitch and then remove hoop and trim your fabrics. Trim as close as possible while leaving everything hooped.



Step 5: Return hoop to the machine and now its time to have fun! The machine is going to begin stitching her left arm and it will not stop again until we get to her tummy stitching. This should take about 4-6 minutes. When the machine stops over her tummy fabric, get your next thread color (pink) loaded. This stitching is not a satin stitch, but rather a vintage tri stitching. I used pink felt on lily's tummy.

STEP 6: Now Lily's tummy is done and the machine will move directly to her cheeks. Once both cheeks finish stitching, then her big smile goes down, followed by the right eye and then the left eye.

Step 7: Optional. I have added three lovely hearts around Lil's head. If you do not want hearts on your Lily, then you can stop the machine after the left eye is complete and remove her from the hoop. Otherwise, change threads to any shade of pink and let her hearts get stitched.

Take a peek at this lovely little Valentine Kimono Wrap Onesie I decorated with Lily Frog Applique and the Lilypad Heart Applique embroidery design. I put the heart lilypads on the butt of the onesie which really looks outstanding!

10 comments:

Lyn said...

Thanks for the awesome little tutorial!

Debbie said...

Becca, it's adorable, and thanks for the tut :)

Veronica said...

Great Blog.... love your work!

Alison said...

So cute!!! I feel like quoting those two guys that host Bravo's "Launch My Line". "Love your work, Honey!" I can't wait to pick up the frog and lily pad...I've got an idea floating around in my head right now...

Thanks Becca...keep the awesomeness (is that even a word) coming!!!

Lindsey said...

You are sooo talented! I ADORE your designs and cannot wait to try this one out!!

sordanuts said...

I like how you used the green for the tackdown then used the pink for the tri stitching. A small detail but I like the overall impact!

Hugs,
Jamie

jenn said...

love your work is your site down - I went to it the other day and when I tried to return to purchase some items it won't come up? it's been that way for the past few days.

Jeannie B. said...

I am a 'hand embroidery' person but I love the cute things you are doing by machine!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Becca, I have read your information about you and your family on Planet Applique, and I must say it is beautiful. It wonderful to see other people that is also enjoying to serve the Lord. And that is definitely the reason why He blesses your business. Your applique work is beautiful!! I tried to buy some designs from your site, but for one or the other reason Paypal won't let me use my credit card. Eventually I created a Paypal account, but now I will only be able to do the payment maybe by next month, because I have to wait for my statement to confirm my credit card with Paypal. Is there any other way I can do the payment to get it done faster? I am from South Africa, from where are you? I would appreciate it if there is another way but through Paypal to do the payment. I love making baby stuff to sell. My work is also my pride, that is why I like using your applique work!! Hope to hear from you soon. Lynette Coetzer - lynette@eflux.co.za

Patty Hugsnkisses said...

Hi, I love your art! What kind of scissors do you use to trim the fabric while is in the hoop?