9 Embroidery Stitch Tutorials For A Dreidel Sampler
I sketched a layout to decide what stitches and colors I to use.
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Draw and cut a dreidel template the same size you want your sampler to be.
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Trace the dreidel onto your fabric using a disappearing ink embroidery marker.
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Draw 8 lines to mark where 8 stitches will go (the 9th stitch will be around the border).
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Insert your fabric into an embroidery hoop and pull taught, without stretching it.
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First is the running stitch in red. For each stitch in this sampler you can watch my earlier individual Jumpropes for more details.
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Next the fern stitch in orange. This stitch looks a bit like a chicken foot and is great for creating flower stems.
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Stem stitch a row in yellow. Stem stitch is another great one for flower stems and also works well for lettering and details like spirals.
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Next stitch a row of chain stitch in green. Chain stitch adds nice texture and looks like, well... a chain!
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This row is the cross stitch in light blue. Make diagonal stitches in one direction down the whole row, then come back to cross each stitch.
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Next is split stitch in dark blue. For the split stitch you split the previous stitch in half each time you come up from the back of the fabric.
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Blanket stitch in dark purple. I added two guidelines with an embroidery marker to mark the width of the stitch.
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The last row is my favorite embroidery stitch, the French knot! It’s great for adding details or creating texture.
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Split the embroidery floss into 3 strands and use the back stitch to outline the entire dreidel.
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Remove your fabric from the embroidery hoop and trim around the dreidel shape.
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Pin the dreidel to a piece of blue felt. Include a loop of ribbon at the top so you can hang your sampler. Trim felt about 1/4” around the dreidel.
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Use the blanket stitch to attach the dreidel to the felt. Stitch all the way around, leaving a one inch opening. Remove pins.
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Fill with stuffing! You can use cotton balls in a pinch (like I did). Use a pencil to help push stuffing into corners.
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Continue the blanket stitch to close up the hole. Finish off by weaving floss through the last few stitches in the back, tie a knot and cut off extra.
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Your sampler is ready to hang and decorate for Hanukkah!
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Fabric
Felt
Embroidery Hoop
6 Strand Embroidery Floss
Embroidery Needle
Scissors
Cotton Balls
Disappearing Ink Embroidery Marker
Pencil
Scrap Paper