e m b r o i d e r y

Here is what you will need for the hand embroidery portion of class:

  • needle (with a big enough eye for your floss, and sharp enough to go through your fabric)
  • embroidery floss in various colors (thread will work too!)
  • embroidery hoop
  • scissors – tiny, embroidery scissors are useful, but anything will do to begin!
  • transfer pen – I prefer the water soluble ones with the blue ink.  You can find them at most craft and fabric stores.  You can also use pen or pencil, or transfer paper (dressmaker’s carbon paper).
  • your choice of fabric

*We are keeping these lists as simple as possible so that you can make-do with what is on hand, or easily available.*

Here’s a handy list to print :

(click to biggify)

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s e w i n g

To start sewing you will need :

  • a sewing machine with both the bobins threaded with a thread matching your fabric
    >> find some links at the bottom of the page
  • an iron – you’ll need to iron your fabric first, so you’re sure that it won’t be creased
  • old newspapers – to trace the pattern on
  • your fabric – the choice of fabric is up to you : Cotton is always a good choice !
    + Don’t forget to wash you fabric (so it won’t shrink & ruin your work when you first wash it !)
    + iron it (it helps when you will have to measure and cut !)
  • fusible interfacing – Any kind. Just pick it white if you use pale fabric. A 2″ square will do.
  • a bobin of thread matching your fabric
  • a needle
  • 250 cm / 95 inches of ribbon that will go nicely with your fabric – we’ll use it to make the straps on the top and to tie the shorts
    + You can pick two different ribbons if you’d like ! And even use lace trim.
  • a good pair of scissors – I use fabric scissors & a little pair of embroidery scissors to snap the threads
  • a fabric chalk or a fabric pen – pick a colour that will show on your fabric
    >> Black fabric can be tricky, so I use white chalk.
  • a tape measure – I love mine because it’s double sided : centimeters & inches !
    But don’t worry, I’ll give all the measurements in both, so just grab the nearest one !

printable list :

If you’d like you can print out this list and tick the boxes while you’re getting ready …

click on the image to get it full-size !

useful links :

how to thread your sewing machine
how to thread a bobin

I will show you how to do these on the first lesson, but I thought it would be nice for you to see these, just so you are already prepared !

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Toodle Pip !

Mathyld & Drucilla


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