treat yo self // embroidering with pellon interfacing
I'm not always big on doing this in my life, but sometimes, you just need to treat yo self. Especially when it comes to your stitching. Now, there are some fancy things you can add to your embroidery tools and supplies, but most of them still aren't huge expenses. But they still feel like a treat. This simple thing is a treat yo self embroidery supply for me.
Pellon fusible middleweight interfacing.
Did I blow your mind? Did you die of boredom? Let me explain.
I recently made a project that I thought would benefit from some interfacing. It also had some embroidery, and I knew that I was going to need to plan on stitching through the fabric with the interfacing fused to the back. And it was heaven.
The interfacing acts as an embroidery stabilizer, which helped keep my stitches in line, keeping tension beautifully. It prevents the fabric from stretching oddly, and you don't even need to stitch with a hoop! (You can still use a hoop though...I've tried it both ways.)
And I'm not sure why exactly, but I felt like the needle and embroidery floss just slid right through. Like butter. I love butter.
Usually I iron the interfacing onto the back of the fabric before I transfer the embroidery design. Because the material is now thicker, a light box helps for tracing. I've also used this with Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy on linen and it handles the soaking just fine.
If you over-iron it, I find that it tends to wrinkle just a bit (you can see it if you look closely at the photo above), but it doesn't affect the front or your stitching.
I'm not sure that I'd say that this makes my embroidery look any different than it would if I didn't use the Pellon, although, I think it does keep the fabric a little smoother. But that's sort of the point of treat yo self. It makes the process more enjoyable for me, and it might just do the same for you.
By the way, this post is NOT sponsored by Pellon in any way. I just discovered that I love using this with my embroidery these days.
After I embroidered my little Darling Dachshund, I made it into a wee pillow, at the request of my little sister. It could be a pin cushion, but I can't bear to stick pins in this pup! So it's just tiny and cute.
And if you want your own Darling Dachshund embroidery pattern, head over to my Instagram feed and look for his pic to see how you can get the PDF!
Now, tell me...what's your favorite way to treat yo self when you are embroidering?