Our large Stitchable Alphabet Dies (B, H, O and X) are some of our favorite new products and we're excited to show you all the ways they can be used! We're going to start by demonstrating how to stuff them if you are adding them to a garland. They don't require much fluff, but it might take a minute to figure out how to put all the pieces together with the stuffing inside. These tips make it easy as A, B, C!
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes
These alphabet dies are ready to go right out of the package and do not require any cutting. Do not seperate the inside parts from the B and O.
1. Use the die and cutting machine to cut two of each letter desired for the front and back.
Letters With Interior Cuts - B + O
2. Begin by completely stitching around the interior openings. In this example, we are using a running stitch. Learn about how we recommend sewing our stitchable dies in this tutorial.
3. Start sewing around the perimeter in the same manner, but stop a quarter of the way around. Use a stuffing tool to add small amounts of stuffing into the enclosed portion. Adding a clip to the beginning stitch will help to hold the stuffing (and stitching) in place.
4. Continue to stitch around the perimeter, stopping each quarter to add more stuffing. Be gentle while using the stuffing tool and do not overfill!
For the B, stop at more frequent intervals to add stuffing to enclosed spaces. You can also come from different directions with the stuffing tool.
5. When you are 1" from the beginning stitch, remove clip and add final bits of stuffing. Stitch closed. If you are using a running stitch, go around the perimeter one more time to fill in every other space.
Letters Without Interior Cuts - H + X
6. Since there is only perimeter stitching for these letters, begin by stitching one "leg" of the letter and stuffing before moving on. Adding a clip to the beginning stitch will help to hold the stuffing (and stitching) in place.
7. At the last "leg," stitch along one side and foot and add stuffing bit by bit as you stitch the last sides closed.
If you want a continuous running stitch with no blank spaces, turn at the last (first stitch) and continue the running stitch in the opposite direction.
Your letters are properly plumped and ready to display! To add stuffed letters to a garland, simply thread string through the back piece of felt and slide into place.