When I lived in Florida I had a friend who made Scrubbies. For those of you who do not know what they are they are made from nylon netting and have a wide array of uses.
For example, I use mine for scrubbing my pots and pans as they do not scratch the surface. I also use them in the bathroom to clean the bathtub and sink. My husband uses them to clean the bugs off the car.
She always gave me her scraps and I was always looking for something to use them in when I embroider. I came up with this idea one day and everyone loved them.
I bought some dish cloths from the dollar store and took a design that was an applique and placed 4 or 5 layers covered with Badgemaster stabilizer so my embroidery foot did not catch in the netting and embroidered the design.
Now I have a dish cloth that has the Scrubby right in it.
Here is how I did these.
1. I found this design on AnntheGran and downloaded it and placed it into my embroidery machine: Holly Applique Embroidery Design
2. I placed Badgemaster stabilizer on my 4x4 hoop and placed the dishcloth on an angle with just a very small amount of the corner sticking out so the design was down as far as I could get it and finished hooping it.
3. Load your thread color to match design. I always use the
same color in my bobbin.
4. Next I stitched out the design so I knew where to place
5. Then I placed the netting on top of the design and placed
a piece of Badgemaster on top.
6. I backed up my
design to the first step and stitched out the design again I then stitched the
second step and then trimmed as close as I could just like any other applique.
7. I then continued stitching the rest of the design.
8. Once I the design was finished stitching I removed the hoop from the machine and removed the dish cloth from the hoop. I cut away as much of the Badgemaster as I could from the back and then washed the dishcloth to remove the rest.
9. I let the dish cloth hang to dry or if in a hurry I placed it in the dryer for a few minutes to help dry it.
There you have it a new scrubby dishcloth.
By Bonnie Abbott
Badgemaster stabilizer can be purchased on AnntheGran”s website.
Here are some others I have done this way. Not sure where
these designs came from but almost any applique will work if it is not too
dense a design.