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Applique Sheep Set

These are instructions on how to embroider the Applique Sheep Set.

You will need base fabric (on which you make the embroidery), fabric for the applique, embroidery threads and stabilizer.

You can also make freestanding applique ornaments with these designs. In this case, use either organza with water-soluble mesh or polyester craft felt as a base fabric. When the embroidery is finished, cut out the design to make the free standing ornament.

The sheep on the photo below are embroidered on organza and made as free-standing ornaments.

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Making the Applique:

Note: Steps 1- 3 are the same for sheep one, two and four.

Step One: Hoop the base fabric with an appropriate stabilizer. Start embroidering. The machine will embroider an outline of the sheep and stop.

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Step Two: Place a piece of applique fabric over the outline. Start the machine. It will embroider the same outline.

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Step Three: Take the hoop from of the machine. With a pair of sharp scissors cut away the excess applique fabric outside the outline as close to the stitches as possible.

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Sheep One:

Steps 1-3 as described above.

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Step Four: Return the hoop to the machine. Colors 3-6 will embroider the legs, hooves and finish the raw edges of the applique fabric.

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Step Five: The next color will embroider the outline of the sheep's fae.

Step Six: Cover the outline with a piece of fabric. The machine will embroider the same outline over the fabric.

With a pair of sharp scissors, cut away the excess applique fabric close to the stitches.

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Step Seven: The colors 9 to 22 embroider details over the applique fabric. Choose colors to suit your taste.

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Color 9 finishes the raw edges of the face. Color 10 embroiders the fringe.

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Color 11 finishes the fringe. Color 12 embroiders the bow.

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Color 13 finishes the bow. Color 14 embroiders the the eyes.

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Color 15 embroiders the pupils. Color 16 embroiders the whites of the eyes.

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Color 17 finishes the eyes. Color 18 embroiders the nose.

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Color 19 finishes the nose and mouth. Color 20 embroiders front legs.

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Color 21 embroiders the hooves. Color 22 finishes the front legs.

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Sheep Two:

Steps 1-3 as described above.

Step Four: Return the hoop to the machine. Colors 3-6 will embroider the legs, hooves and finish the raw edges of the applique fabric.

Please note that if you use fluffy fabric, like ours, use a very thin film stabilizer over the top of the fabric.

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Step Five: The next color will embroider the outline of the sheep's face.

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Step Six: Cover the outline with a piece of fabric. The machine will embroider the same outline over the fabric.

With a pair of sharp scissors, cut away the excess applique fabric close to the stitches.

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Step Seven: The colors 9 -26 embroider details over the applique fabric. Choose colors to suit your taste.

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Color 9 finishes the face. Color 10 embroiders the fringe.

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Color 11 finishes the fringe. Color 12 embroiders the eyes.

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Color 13 embroiders the pupils of the eyes. Color 14 embroiders the whites.

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Color 15 finishes the eyes. Color 16 embroiders the nose.

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Color 17 finishes the nose. Color 18 embroiders the mouth.

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Color 19 embroiders the right front leg. Color 20 embroiders the hoof.

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Color 21 finishes the leg. Color 22 embroiders the left front leg.

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Color 23 embroiders the hoof. Color 24 finishes the left leg.

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Color 25 embroiders the necklace. Color 26 finishes the necklace.

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Sheep Four:

Steps 1-3 as described above.

Step Four: Return the hoop to the machine. Colors 3-6 will embroider the legs, hooves and finish the raw edges of the applique fabric.

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Step Five: The next color will embroider the outline of the sheep's face.

Step Six: Cover the outline with a piece of fabric. The machine will embroider the same outline over the fabric.

With a pair of sharp scissors, cut away the excess applique fabric close to the stitches and start the machine. It will finish the raw edges of the face.

Step Seven: Colors 10-20 embroider details over the applique fabric. Choose colors to suit your taste.

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Step Eight: Color 21 embroiders the outline of the purse.

Step Nine: Cover the outline with a piece of fabric and start the machine. It will embroider the same outline over the fabric and stop.
Cut away the excess fabric close to the stitches.

Step Ten: The last color will finish the raw edges of the purse.

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Sheep Three:

The embroidery of this sheep differs from the others only in that its skirt is embroidered first.

Steps One - Three: Hoop the base fabric with an appropriate stabilizer. Start embroidering. The machine will embroider an outline of the skirt and stop.
Cover the outline with a piece of fabric and start the machine. It will embroider the same outline over the applique fabric. Cut away the excess fabric close to the stitches.

The next color will finish the raw edges of the skirt.

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Steps Four - Six: Exactly like Steps 1-3 for the other sheep, the body is made.

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Steps Seven - Nine: The face of the sheep is made.

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Step Ten: The colors 10 - 21 embroider the details over the applique fabric. Choose colors to your taste.

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Colors 10 embroiders the fringe. Color 11 finishes the fringe. Color 12 embroiders the eyes.

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Color 13 embroiders the pupils. Colors 14 embroiders the whites. Color 15 finishes the eyes.

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Color 16 embroiders the nose. Color 17 finishes the nose. Color 18 embroiders the mouth.

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Color 19 embroiders the legs. Color 20 embroiders the hooves. Color 21 finishes the legs.

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Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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