Petal Pusher

Zandra Shaw, courtesy of Embroider Shoppe
Petal Pusher

Purchase the petal and leaf designs at embroidershoppe.com.

Shopping List

  • 1 12 yards of 60"-wide organza (fabric A)
  • 12 yard of 60"-wide organza (fabric B)
  • mediumweight tear-away stabilizer
  • thread: embroidery & matching all-purpose
  • appliqué scissors
  • hand sewing needle
  • soldering iron (optional)
  • embroidery designs: leaf (small & large) & petals (small, medium, large & extra-large)

 

Embroider

  • Load the small, medium, large and extra large petal designs into the machine. For a medium rose, embroider four small, five medium and five large petals. For a large rose, embroider four small, five medium, five large and six extra-large petals.
  • Hoop three layers of fabric A with tear-away stabilizer. Thread the machine with matching embroidery thread in the needle and bobbin. Embroider the petals needed for one large rose. Once the embroidery is complete, remove the hoop from the machine and the fabric from the hoop.
  • Using sharp appliqué scissors, clip any jump threads on the fabric right and wrong sides. Gently tear away the stabilizer (A). Cut out each petal just beyond the design edges, being careful not to clip the embroidery thread.
  • Using a hot soldering iron, carefully melt away the excess organza from each design ,perimeter, if desired, being careful not to melt or burn the embroidery thread (B).
  • Repeat to embroider enough petals for six medium roses and two large roses.
  • Load the small and large leaf ,designs into the machine. Hoop three layers of fabric B with stabilizer. ,Thread the machine with matching embroidery thread in ,the needle and bobbin. Embroider eight small leaves and five large leaves. Once the embroidery is complete, remove the hoop from the machine and the fabric from the hoop.
  • Using sharp appliqué scissors, clip any jump threads on the fabric right and wrong sides. Gently tear away the stabilizer. Cut out each leaf just beyond the design edges, being careful not to clip ,the embroidery thread (C).
  • Using a hot soldering iron, if desired, carefully melt away the excess organza from each design perimeter, being careful not to melt or burn the embroidery thread.

TIP: Use a butane lighter in lieu of a soldering iron to melt away excess organza from the design perimeter.

Construct

  • Thread a hand sewing needle with matching all-purpose thread; knot the end. Hold one small petal in one hand. Curl the petal side edges toward the center (D). Wrap another small petal around the center petal; stitch through the center-petal lower edge to secure. Wrap the remaining small petals around the center petal in a clockwise direction, taking stitches along the flower-center lower edge to secure (E). Wrap the remaining medium petals around the small petals, the large petals around the medium petals and the extra-large petals around the large petals, if applicable, in a clockwise direction, taking stitches at the center-petal lower edge to secure (F). Repeat to create the remaining roses.
  • Position the leaves and roses along the sweater neckline until the desired look is achieved. Once satisfied with the placement, hand stitch each leaf and rose to the sweater using matching all-purpose thread.

Designs

Leaves: Download the leaf designs for free at cmemag.com/Petal_Pusher until August 31. The designs will be available for purchase at embroidershoppe.com after the expiration date.

Petals: Download the petal designs for free at cmemag.com/Petal_Pusher until August 31. The designs will be available for purchase at embroidershoppe.com after the expiration date.

 

 

 

Appeared in:

July/August 2011

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USER COMMENTS

cover photo
Beautiful. going for the design to give it a try myself. Looks like when I used to make frosting roses. Same principle
Purchase Petal Pusher
I tried to download this design when it was free but got nothing. Now, I can't even find the pattern on the web site. Can you give me some help in locating the design and finding out how much it will cost? Thanks. Miki Powers NanaMouse7@comcast.net
Consistent issues with magazine referenced URLs
Fabulous design; magazine URLs are consistently incorrect; After finally finding this design set and downloading, there were zipped files within zipped files, and it was quite difficult to extract the designs; Also, due to the same corruption, the magazine cd would not allow accessing some of the folders, as well. Very frustrating.
PEDAL PUSHER
Thank you very much,I sure will give it a try to make some Roses
format conversion
You don't need a specific format, there is conversion free software availble on the internet. Wilcom is one pulse ambassador is another
Petal Pusher free design
Download worked fine using Aladdin Stuffit Archive for zip
Petal Pusher free design
I would have loved to had this, but it only had one format that I couldn't use, too bad they didn't think to put it in all formats for everyone to use.
Rose in new issue
Download worked perfectly for me. Do you have pop-up blocker turned on?
Rose in new issue
I have tried to download it and I get nothing
Helpful Hints
Be sure to use synthetic organdy for the heat tool to work. Polyester thread will melt, but rayon doesn't. Ask me how I know!
great project
I plan to try it very soon
great project
I have been very interested in trying this technique and appreciate the free design.

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