There are several ways to transfer embroidery designs onto your stitching cloth. When it comes to quilting cotton, I favor a light source and a Micron Pigma Pen. However that won't work for felt because you can't SEE through it.
In Alicia's pattern, she tells you how to use dressmaker's chalk pencil, carbon paper, fabric marker & and iron-on transfer pencil. I confess I've never tried that method. For me old habits die hard because I'm still happy using the way my mom taught me when I was little using good ole tissue paper.
- a pencil
- a few pins
- a sheet of tissue paper large enough to accommodate the design you are transferring (I just dug out a wrinkly used piece from my gift-wrapping supplies & ironed it smooth).
Step 1 - Trace the design onto tissue paper.
I also sometimes trace parts of the outline as my registration marks so I can line up the design accurately onto the felt.
Step 2 - Pin the tissue paper to the felt exactly where you want the embroidery to be situated.
Step 3 - Embroider your stitches through both layers of felt and tissue.
Step 4 - Remove the pins and GENTLY tear away the tissue paper.
You may find a pair of tweezers helpful for picking out some of the little stubborn bits of paper.
Especially within enclosed stitches or underneath satin stitches.
I just eyeballed the few sequin placements.
That's it! Easy peasy.
I added a link to this post on my sidebar there under Tutorials & Free Patterns so you can find it easily next year. ;)