Have a cookie

Some days my ADHD is perfectly under control. Other days I get obsessed with making an embroidery pattern for an Oreo cookie because someone asked about using hot glue on minky.

It turned out they were a newbie trying to figure out how to attach the layers of a sandwich cookie. And that’s a thing that you can do entirely on a sewing machine, except for closing the turning openings. It goes like this:

Cut four circles of brown fabric, and two pieces of white. Take one piece of brown and one of white, put them right sides together (RST), and sew a small circle connecting them. This is what connects the filling to the cookie, so exactly how small determines how deep the attachment is, and is determined by what kind of fabric you’re using, how large your cookie is, etc.

Now take the edges of the brown circle and pin, clip, or tape them inside the line of stitching. Repeat this for the other piece of white and a piece of brown.

Now match the pieces of white RST, sandwiching the folded-up brown inside. Sew a larger circle around the stitching, leaving a turning opening and being super-careful not to catch any of the brown fabric in the seam. This is what determines the size of the filling. Turn that right-side out.

Now choose one of the brown pieces on that assembly, and pin, clip, or tape the entire rest of the assembly inside the stitching line. Take one of the remaining unsewn brown pieces and match it, RST, again sandwiching the whole thing inside. Sew a larger circle around the stitching, leaving a turning opening and being super-careful not to catch any of the increasingly bulky inside stuff in the seam. This is what determines the size of the cookie. Turn that right-side out.

Repeat the same process with the final piece of brown fabric, with the entire cookie tucked inside the seam line. Make sure this circle is the same size as the previous one, so your cookies are the same size. Turn it, stuff it (use sheet foam if you don’t want a macaron), and ladder-stitch the openings shut.

I’m pretty sure if I published the embroidery design I’d get a C&D from a multinational food company. Maybe I’ll figure out how to put it in my Ko-Fi.

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