Afghan Crochet Embroidered Bathroom Set

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I think the result is adorable! You really can use your embroidery machine to embellish your knitted and crocheted projects and also toilet paper! You can find the pattern for the Tunisian Crochet Spa Cloth in my Craftsy pattern shop at: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/home-decor/spa-cloth--soap-bag-set-with-tutorials/103235 What advice would you give someone starting this project? After crocheting each spa cloth, I washed it in the machine with hot water, regular setting, then put it in the dryer under the cotton setting. Doing this "finishes" the cloth and tightens up the stitches. After that I pressed the spa cloth. I used Sulky's Sticky Fabri-Solve as the stabilizer. I hooped it and removed the paper topping and place the spa cloth on the sticky surface.. On top of that I placed a piece of white tule. I cut a piece large enough so that the margins would reach over the edges of the hoop, then pinned the tule to the edges of the stabilizer. Before proceeding to stitch, I secured the tule with a basting stitch around the perimeter. After the embroidery was completed, I carefully trimmed the tule around the design and on the back, trimmed the stabilizer relatively close to the design. To remove the rest of the stabilizer I sprayed lightly with water and let the cloth dry. When dry I pressed it one more time. To embroider the toilet paper, I used Embroidery Garden's fabulous design, which I use to make Holiday Tealight Covers. You can purchase the design at embroiderygarden.com. Embroidering toilet paper is easy! Carefully count 9 sheets from the edge, and accordion fold it so that you have 3 layers of paper, the bottom layers 3 sheets long. Do not tear the TP. I like to use 2 sheets of tear away stabilizer, which I hoop along with the TP. Then I cover it with Water Soluble Topping (the kind that looks like plastic wrap) and secure it around the outside edge of the hoop with pins. After stitching is done I carefully tear the topping around the design and trim the top edges of the toilet paper. Then I roll it back into place and secure the edge with a small piece of tape. Do NOT remove the stabilizer in the back!

What you will need

  • Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton Yarn
  • Afghan hook
  • Embroidery Machine
  • Embroidery Thread and notions
  • Toilet Paper
  • Stabilizer
  • Tule
  • Gift Basket
  • Bathroom Soap
  • Decorative Tea Candle
  • Mint Candies
  • Shrink Gift Wrap
  • Ribbon
  • US J-10/6.00mm/UK 4

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