Bug Felties in the Hoop Embroidery Toy

DIY Caterpillar In the Hoop Toy

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Bug Felties with a Brothers SE400. This post may contain affiliate links, please see end of post for more informationDay 2 of our Insect Lore Live Butterfly Growing Kit and our little caterpillars are very lazy today.  They have all moved, but I haven’t seen them actually move.  I am guessing they are recovering from the long trip they had to make to our house. In the meantime. I decided to make the kids some caterpillar felties with my Brother SE400 embroidery machine. 

Stabilizer is one of the most important steps of embroidery, each project works best with different types.  I used a sticky tear away stabilizer by Pellon. It helps hold the felt to the stabilizer and makes it easy to tear away when you are finished.  You could buy felt by the yard, but when working with these little felties I really enjoy this pack of felt squares, as you get several colors instead of yards of all the same color.

I let the kids pick out their felt color and their thread colors.  Little Dude, choose the black felt, because his caterpillars from the Live Butterfly Kit are black.  He also choose red for the eyes for an “evil caterpillar”  Even though he is one of the sweetest boys, he loves his bad guys.  LOL  The caterpillar feltie is so cute, I’m not sure you could actually make him look evil though.

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Black caterpillar feltie

Baby girl loves her sparkles and her pink.  A girl after my own heart.  She chose pink felt and metallic embroidery thread.  Metallic thread is gorgeous when done, but can be a pain when you use it, as it breaks a lot.  Sometimes the metallic embroidery thread works well and sometimes you are rethreading the machine often.

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Pink Caterpillar feltie

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Salut! My name is Lo and I'm a multi-faceted individual with a passion for exploring. I love pushing my limits, whether through thrilling activities like yoga, strength training, and traveling or through engaging in more creative endeavors like sewing and blockchain technology. I'm quite the nomad in my free time- there's nothing more invigorating than discovering a new place and collecting memories along the way! France holds a special place in my heart though; from its vibrant culture and cuisine to its incredible architecture. Paris is always a good idea! Bisous!

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