I know, toes is a crazy name for a flower, right? Well, as wonky as all of the flowers in this collection are I thought it fit! Toes is is part of a series of 5" whimsical flowers created for hand or machine embroidery. Create your block by hand applique, machine applique or mix it up and do it using both methods. Embellishing is where you will really have fun! Look in the videos section of this website for short tutorials showing how to add pizzazz to your project.
The flower is designed and created for use with wool. Your download is in a zip folder and includes all machine embroidery file extensions, a pdf of some layout ideas, a placement template, a written pattern for manual applique and basic instructions.
Your pattern comes in three formats:
1. 3B - Machine applique using a Three Bean stitch to outline the wool: Stitch the wool to the fabric, remove the hoop, trim wool to stitching line and replace hoop in machine for next layer. This is nice if you just want it sewn down by machine or want to add embellishments but don't necessarily want to sew it all down by hand. It's fast and easy.
2. WS - Machine applique using water soluble thread. This stitches an outline running stitch. The steps are the same as #1. When you have finished all of your hand work simply rinse the project to remove the water soluble thread which leaves only your hand work to look at and enjoy.
3. A written pattern with a line drawing you may use to create this block using your favorite method of hand applique, embroidery and embellishing.
Please note that the files are in a zipped folder. After you download the folder to your computer do the following:
To open the zip folder right click on the file after you download it, then choose "Open With >" and then "7-zip file manager".