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Embroidery Advisor Presents : Kids Hand Puppets Project

Embroidery Advisor Presents : Kids Hand Puppets Project

Dear Readers,

Create this adorable hand puppet for the young kids in your life. See below for project instructions on how to make this "In the Hoop" applique hand puppet.

2 pieces of Tear Away Backing
Spray Adhesive
Scissors
2 Appliqué fabric pieces - each 6 ½” x 5 ½” approximately

(We used crafters felt for our appliqué pieces.)

Step 1:
Hoop one piece of tear
away backing in your
hoop. Then sew the 1st
color stop which is the
dieline.
(You can now use this as a
template to cut both the front and
back appliqué pieces.)

Step 2:
After the dieline has sewn,
stop the machine.
The back applique piece will
go on next. Place the back
applique piece face down and
spray adhesive around the
edges of the applique fabric
except for the bottom opening
where your hand will go.
Place the back appliqué piece
face up within the dieline.

Step 3:
Start the machine again and
embroider the design until the
next appliqué placement stop.

Step 4:
Remove the hoop from
your machine and the
design from the hoop.
Carefully tear away the
backing from the design
and set the design aside
until later.

Step 5:
Hoop one piece of tear
away backing in your
hoop. Then sew the next
color stop which is the
front dieline.

Step 6:
After the dieline has sewn,
stop the machine.
The front applique piece will
go on next. Place the front
applique piece face down and
spray adhesive around the
edges of the applique fabric
except for the bottom opening
where your hand will go.
Place the front appliqué piece
face up within the dieline.

Step 7:
Start the machine again and
embroider the design until the next
appliqué placement stop.

Step 8:
Remove the hoop from your
machine. Do not unhoop the
design. Turn the hoop over so
you are looking at the back of
the design. You will now
place the back applique piece
on the back of the design in
the hoop. First turn the back
applique piece face down &
spray adhesive around the
edges except for the bottom
which will be the opening for
your hand.

Step 9:
Place the bottom appliqué
piece on the back of the
design making sure that
the appliqué piece is
secure and will not fall off
when you return the hoop
to the machine.

Step 10:
Embroider the last color
stop and remove the
design from the hoop.

Step 11:
Carefully remove the tear away
backing from the puppet.

Finished Hand Puppet

 

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Thanks for Reading!

 

 

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