Silver Seams

Cheater minky, part II

Mon, 18 Jan 2021

Awhile back, I posted an entry about using the embroidery machine to do fiddly pieces on minky plush. It came up in a BeeZeeArts group, and I’ve fine-tuned my files a bit since then, so here they are. The original entry talks a bit more generally about how to make these kinds of files yourself, but here I’ll just cut to the chase.

[BeeZeeArt Bats – Ears and Feet (4×4)] [BeeZeeArt Bats – 6 Feet (4×4)] [BeeZeeArt Bats – 6 Ears (5×7)]

The files require the purchase of BeeZeeArts’ bat pattern, or the beginner bat pattern (which uses what I assume are the same ears, and no feet). And yes, I asked permission before posting even these pieces (actually I said I wasn’t going to post them because they were part of a paid pattern, and BZ kindly volunteered permission).

The combo file is mostly designed for ears that require fussy-cutting (positioning a fabric design in a specific place on the cut piece). There are five color changes, none of which have to actually change colors of thread.

The other two files are for sewing three bats at a time, and include only two color changes: a tackdown rectangle (which I usually skip) and the actual sewing. The ears file requires a 5×7 hoop.

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