Thursday, July 27, 2017

DMC Blog Hop: Stitchable Cork Floral Ear Bud Pouch DIY Tutorial

DMC Stitchable Cork Ear Bud Pouch DIY Tutorial 
Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithinSuper excited to share this project with you as part of the DMC Blog Hop! I love working with the new DMC Stitchable Cork fabric, it has been coming in handy for a wide variety of projects and I adore the earthy look of it. For this project I used the regular DMC Stitchable Cork but it also comes in Cork with Gold. It can be found at most major craft retailers and just about everywhere online AND it comes with a free pattern that I designed so I have to say I'm a little partial. 

Ear Bud Pouch DIY Tutorial with DMC Stitchable Cork Fabric & DMC Floss:


·         1 Sheet of DMC Stitchable Cork Fabric

·         1 Sheet of tracing paper/Transfer pen or pencil

·         Embroidery Needle, Scissors

·         Cute Button about ¾ inch big

·         1 piece of elastic cording or ribbon

·         DMC Floss colors: 3821, 906, 3824, 3819, .602, .603, .605, 959 

    How To:

1.      Print out your template sheet with your Floral Circle pattern. Pin it to your stitchable cork and cut 2 circles. 
2.      Next using the same template, grab your tracing paper and trace the floral design onto your tracing paper with your transfer pen or pencil. Cut our your tracing paper circle. 
3.      Heat up your iron and follow these instructions: 
4.      *How to transfer your pattern onto your stitchable cork: I recommend using Sublime Stitching Fine Tip Transfer Pen but a Sulky pen or Aunt Martha’s Transfer Pencil should work just fine. To use this method, use the ‘reversed’ version of the design and trace it with your transfer pen onto your tracing paper. Place it face down onto your stitchable cork and apply pressure – hold in place for about 10 or 15 seconds. Use a medium setting on your iron with no steam. 
5.      Once you have it transferred, relax and get to stitchin’! I started with the biggest flower and placed my button first. I used the DMC Floss colors listed above and few basic stitches such as mainly the Fill Stitch or Satin Stitch, French Knot, Cross Stitch, and Back Stitch. (If you do not know these stitches, just google or pinterest them and you will find a bunch of amazing tutorials, they are so easy!)  
6.      Next take about a 4 inch piece of your thin elastic cording or ribbon and tie the end together. Line it up on the back of your remaining cork circle and stitch it down in place. I free hand cut a small heart from left over cork and stitched it on top once I had my elastic cording lined up to go around my button.

7.      Next I used a blanket stitch to stitch a small section at the top of my front and back – this stitch is just decorative and this part of the circle will remain open to be the top of our pouch.

8.      Once that is completed, I matched up my 2 cork circles, making sure my cording and button were evenly in place and stitched a blanket stitch around the remaining edge of my pouch to sew it together.

9.      All done, now it’s time to stuff those ear buds in there and toss it in your purse or backpack!!


           There's so many other awesome projects on this blog hop, check out the list below! Everyone is also doing a DMC Price Pack Giveaway! So be sure to visit all the other blogs and enter for more chances to win! To enter my giveaway, please visit my Facebook page
        Monday July 24 - Flamingo Toes 

Tuesday July 25 - Positivitely Splendid 

Wednesday July 26 - The Scrap Shoppe

Thursday July 27 - The Pretty Life of Girls

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ssjmommy said...

I love this cork floral ear bug pouch. It was so creative of you to come up with the embroidery on it. My kids would love it.

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Your stitching is so pretty Jodie!! I love the idea of making an earbud pouch - that is perfect for the cork!

cghundley said...

This is awesome! Love the
design and the idea. They
would make wonderful gifts.
Carla from Utah

Mary Holshouser said...

I was thinking about sachets
to set around the house.
I don't have earbuds but the
little circle could also hold other
small items in my purse.
Beautiful project.
thanks for sharing.

Jodie / Lova Revolutionary said...

That's an awesome idea to turn it into a sachet - I love putting them in my dresser drawers! Would make an awesome small gift for someone else - who doesn't love to get a little sachet with lavender or another lovely scent.