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Cut work Cardi!

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Machine Embroidered Cutwork taught by Evy Hawkins

Explore cutwork for an intricate, impressive look you can create with your embroidery machine!

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Quilted bag
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Category Embroidery
Type Clothing
Technique Machine
Style Classic
Evy Hawkins on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? I cleaned out my closest and discovered that I obviously have never met a cardigan I did not like. Yikes! So I decided to give some away. Then I thought - huh, wonder if could do a cut work border on a knit sweater? Why not try it out on one of these "extra" cardigans I have? I chose this one because it was my least favorite in the pile of give-away's and if I ruined it that would be okay. It's a cotton/linen knit sweater, very finely knit and stretchy.

Evy Hawkins on craftsy.com

I used the class designs to re-create a cardigan! I have to admit it was a little scary thinking about stitching on so fine and stretchy fabric - but it worked just fine. The trick was in stabilizing the entire hem area with stick on wash-away stabilizer before I began even my design layout. I made sure I didn't stretch the sweater AT ALL when applying that first layer of stabilizer. Then I followed the class instructions for hooping and stitching. The only thing I did different was that I started in the center of the cardigan back and worked to the front from either end of that center motif. I mirror imaged my designs for half of the hem so that the design would begin stitching where the previous one ended. This was easier than I thought and a lot of fun!

05/08/2014 Flag

I have been trying to think of other things to do with cutwork. You have started to make me think "out of the box." This is a wonderful idea!

06/21/2014 Flag

Yay! I hope you make a cardi too :-)

06/29/2014 Flag

I've been thinking of doing a jacket with cutwork on the bottom, front and sleeve edges and using batik fabric. the pattern has a turned back self facing. I was thinking that interfacing between the two layers might be in order??

07/22/2016 Flag