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POTW – Ladybugs Beads and Things

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  • Tear-away stabilizer
  • Thread
  • Fabric of your choice

  • Designs used for this project

    Final Product: What You Will Create

    While it is only ONE ladybug – 11 different ways it can be stitched:

    1 appliqué (3.24″ x 2.43″) – perfect for stitching on anything: shirts, towels, onesies
    1 small appliqué (1.91″x 1.49″) – perfect for socks, doll clothes, baby items
    1 filled (2.88″ x 2.04″)
    1 small filled (1.35″ x 1.91″)
    1 FSL bead (1.15″ x 1.07″) you can lace these together with ribbon to become bracelets – or lace on elastic for a baby headband, they would even look great on ribbon around a lampshade!
    5 FSL bead in 1 – stitch 5 beads out at once to shorten your stitching time
    1 FSL motif (1.15″ x 0.8″) – glue these on earrings, shoelaces, barrettes

    These tiny little FSL patches would look so cute glued to phones, shoelaces, anywhere a ladybug might want to be!

    5 FSL motifs in 1 stitch 5 motifs at one time
    1 FSL charm (1.35″x 1.80″) add to bracelets, necklaces, or add to hoop earrings
    5 FSL charms in 1 – stitch 5 charms out at once
    1 FSL medallion (3.52″ x 2.56″) – the medallion is done in red tulle – it can be used as a necklace, an ornament, etc

    Step 1:
    Colors 1 – 4 can be done in the same color.

    Step 2:
    Outline stitch: remove hoop from machine and place material over appliqué area.

    Step 3:
    Tack down stitch: remove hoop from machine and carefully cut around appliqué area.

    Step 4:
    Zigzag tack down. Black, head, body, dots. Red satin stitch around wings or appliqué area.

    Step 5:
    Ladybug Bead, Free Standing Lace design use stabilizer for free standing lace bobbin thread should match top thread.
    1. Black, body
    2. Red, wings
    3. Black dots

    Step 6:
    Ladybug Bead 5: this is a group of 5 beads in 1 hoop. Stitch as for Ladybug Bead.

    Step 7:
    Ladybug Charm: stitch as for ladybug bead.

    Step 8:
    Ladybug Charm 5: this is a group of 5 charms in 1 hoop. Stitch as for ladybug bead.

    Step 9:
    Ladybug md (filled design for fabric):
    1. Red
    2. Black

    Step 10:
    Ladybug Medallion: stabilizer: opaque wash away for Free Standing Lace.
    1. Black with black bobbin thread head, top loop and bottom black.
    2. Red thread and red bobbin thread until otherwise noted. Outline stitch for appliqué, remove hoop from machine and place appliqué material over area.

    Step 11:
    Tack down stitch remove from hoop and carefully trim around the appliqué area. Tack down stitch. Tack down stitch. Stitches to secure and strengthen and satin border stitch. Black thread and black bobbin thread black dots on applique area.

    Step 12:
    Ladybug Motif: these can be glued on to anything like a mini patch. Stitch as for Ladybug Bead.

    Step 13:
    Ladybug Motif 5: this is a group of 5 motifs in 1 hoop, stitch as for ladybug bead.

    Step 14:
    Ladybug sm: filled design for fabric.
    1. Red
    2. Black

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    Meet The Author: Rhonda Slack
    I am a work at home mom and a retired Air Force wife of 20 yrs. I have traveled the world with my husbands career and loved it. My favorite is still Guam. I sew and donate to New Borns In Need and to my local Church Humanitarian Projects. I learned to digitize out of the pure love of the embroidery machine. It's great to be an American! God Bless Our Troops and Bring Them Home Safely.

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