Now that we're back from up north and I have a little more time, I wanted to finish working on the Doctor Who pillow I'd started earlier.
The original Tardis didn't come out so well, but it was an excellent learning opportunity.
I learned pretty quickly that the original setting I had were crappy but I didn't have to use a blanket stitch. I could still use the zig-zag stitch and not bunch things up (setting information below).
I soon started to get the hang of it, and while things are perfect, they're a lot better than Tardis #1.
Anyway, here's a slideshow of all of the steps, plus materials and measurements.
  • Find an image to trace...

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  • trace!

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    once traced, then cut out and get ready to iron...

  • Ironing

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    with an iron, fuse the Heat n Bond Lite to the fabric

  • cut everything out

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    once cool, cut out the shapes

  • Lay everything out

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    to ensure it looks good and all the small pieces fit

  • Iron On

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    remove paper backing and iron onto fabric

  • Fuse-N Tear

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    once all pieces are ironed on, cool, flip over, and iron on Fuse-N Tear stabilizer

  • Applique in progress

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    stitching all of the different pieces down

  • laying everything out one last time

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    just to ensure everything still looks ok

  • pin the pillow

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    pin the two pieces of fabric together, wrong side out

  • Tardis side

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    Tardis side of the pillow

  • upclose Tardis

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  • Dalek side

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    Dalek side of the pillow

  • up close Dalek

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Materials used:

Measurements & Sewing Machine Settings:

  • 14.5" x 14.5" pillow fabric
  • 3" tall Dalek & Tardis 
  • Applique pieces placed 3" from the edges of the fabric
  • zig-zag stitch set to stitch width of 3.0 and stitch length of 0.2 for edges
  • zig-zag stitch set to stitch width of 2.0 and stitch length of 0.2 for smaller detail pieces (like eggs on the Dalek skirt)

2 comments:

love your Dr Who projects! the dalek is great too (I love Daleks and Cybermen) - will you be doing a cyberman too? I think it would be very difficult though :)

ooh, that's a good idea. Maybe a Cyberman and a Sonic Screwdriver pillow. Hmm...

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