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Soutage-Style Pendant or Brooch

Soutage jewelry has become very popular lately. This freestanding embroidery design of a pendant or brooch imitates the soutage look.

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Stitches: 11 932
Size: 54 x 68 mm (2.12" x 2.67")
Colors: 5/14

Besides embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon), colors of your choice, you will need

  • any light-weight spunbond non-woven fabric, such as SmartFab, or any other of your choice, some cut-away stabilizers will work very well,
  • a piece of craft polyester felt, color of your choice,
  • a piece of thin leather or leatherette for the lining,
  • universal glue,
  • all sorts of jewelry embellishments - seed beeds, flatback cabouchons, drop beads, etc.
  • an ice-pick style pendant bail, or a brooch pin.


Step One: Hoop non-woven fabric. Do not use any additional stabilizer. Place a piece of felt over the hoop.

Upload the file into the machine. Start it. The first color will embroider the outline of the pendant.

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Step Two: Take the hoop from the machine and cut the felt out as close to the stitches as possible. Take care not to cut through the stitches and the base fabric.

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Step Three: Embroider the pendant with the colors of your choice.

Step Four: After the embroidery is finished, cut away the base fabric very close to the stitches. Melt the edges if needed.

Making the Pendant or Brooch

Step Five: Now sew on or adhere the embellishments you have.

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This is what the golden pendant looks like after we embellished it. The front:

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The back:

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Step Six: To make the back look neat, cover the back with a thin coat of adhesive and place it on a piece of leather or leatherette. Let it dry.

Step Seven: After the glue is dry, cut out the pendant.

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Now the back looks neat.

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Step Eight: Insert a bail or adhere a brooch pin to the back.

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Your jewelry piece is ready.

We have designs of matching Soutage-Style Earrings.

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Happy Stitching!

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