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Tunic and bolero, June's Spring stencil

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Tunic

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Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric: Stenciling, Appliqué, Beading and Embroidery taught by Natalie Chanin

Designer Natalie Chanin will show you how to hand-sew appliqué and add artistic stencils and stitches to turn a Vogue coat pattern (included free!) into a work of art.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? I used AC cotton knit fabric and the June's Spring stencil downloaded from the AC site cut out of felt from AC.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The stenciling is very easy, however some of the designs did not come out because, I think, the cuts were too small. Before using this stencil again, I think I will enlarge some of the smaller cutouts.

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Love it - especially the color!

08/05/2013 Flag

So cute! I've been eyeing this stencil for a long time, and now really want to make it. Can you say more specifically which of the shapes you would want to enlarge?

08/06/2013 Flag

Faux, how to describe the shapes, pretty hard. I guess it would be easiest to say the ones that look like snow flakes. There are two styles. One of the two, the one with the larger sections, I could kind of figure out, but the one with a lot of tiny, tiny sections didn't come out at all, and I honestly wasn't even sure I wanted to stitch them. I replaced that one with larger dark blue circles. Also the plant stems (ferns maybe) didn't always come out - lots of imagination went into those. I ended up drawing them in with a gray pen. It worked out better than the chalk I tried and the stitches covered it up.

08/06/2013 Flag

Thanks for the explanation - I'll watch out for that. I hope you can stand one more question: at the top of the tank stencil near the center is a circle with a bold dark blue border. Is that beading, or just a really cool embroidery stitch I need to learn about?

08/06/2013 Flag

Just gorgeous, and I love the color!

09/17/2013 Flag