Friday, February 4, 2011

GRANDMOTHER'S SEWING ROOM: fringed embroidery

 I found a wonderful new (at least new to me) machine embroidery technique here.
Of course I had to try it out on burp rags! I have several more of those I can decorate yet!

This picture is taken before I pulled the fringes out. The flower on the right is made with wide satin stitches. The one on the left has had the bobbin threads cut out. The remaining threads were pulled out to make the 'fringe.'

And here is a close up of one of the flowers. You need to be careful when clipping the bobbin thread: if you accidentally clip the top thread, it will pull out and leave a bare spot (you can tell at the top where some of the petals are missing).  I thought this was a fun and pretty flower to make.


  1. can you show me how to make those? i will buy the supplies!

  2. The pattern is from cute embroidery ($1):


    Once the design has shown, you turn it over to the back and cut out the bobbin threads on the wide satin stitching. Then you turn back to the front and gently pull the satin stitching out. I found all the directions here:


    I saw this on their site a couple days ago and had to try it! Be sure to put stabilizer on the back so that you don't inadvertently cut your fabric (yes, the voice of experience for this one time I've made them!).
    Have fun!!