things to do with embroidery...part eleven...
We all have things that we need to keep track of, and we often do so by sticking it up on the fridge or a magnet board. With this project, you can use your embroidery to hold up those important reminders.
I started with the Frankenstein's Monster Jordnöt that I stitched up on lightweight muslin. (You can find the pattern here.) Lightweight fabric is best for this project. I trimmed around the stitching, leaving almost .5" space. Then I trimmed a second piece of muslin to the same size.
I placed a tiny piece of stuffing onto the back side of the front of my embroidery, then I added two magnet pieces. These are small and not super strong, which is why I used two. Ideally, I think one magnet piece that will hold a lot would be better, but this is what I had. DON'T try and use the stuff that comes on a roll.
These have peel and stick backing, so I used that just to help them hold onto the stuffing and shift less.
Then I placed the extra piece of muslin onto the back and started stitching around the edge. I found that it was helpful to hold it together with a pin while stitching.
And then, done! The magnet is all hidden inside, but will still stick through the fabric and whatever you're holding up. I did try my magnets out before stitching everything closed, just to be sure that it would actually hold up the magnet and some paper. It worked!
You could also stitch the whole thing together, and then add a magnet to the outside when you're done, but I sort of like it without that big ol' thing showing.
Oh, and this was inspired by some very fun magnets that I saw here. Also a great recyclable craft!