adding a needle as a design element

I have done a few designs where I used a real needle in the piece rather than a stitched needle… I think it looks neat. When I was finishing up this model I took pics so I could share how to do it:

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You’ll need to start by leaving a blank space in your stitching where the display needle will go. Make sure you stop with the thread on top, and remove your stitching needle.

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Run thread through the eye of the display needle and stick it in the fabric wherever it needs to go, then re-thread your stitching needle.

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Complete the stitch to hold the display needle in place, and finish the backstitching like normal.

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There you go ;) And if we zoom out:

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Have a marvelous Monday!

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8 thoughts on “adding a needle as a design element

  1. I love the new design :) That looks like a great way of attaching the needle … unfortunately not something I could do, as the needle would rust due to the really high humidity down here, but I think it will look nice just with the snowflakes :) – not AS nice, but still nice ;)

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