If you are a reader in the States, you are well aware it is currently the season of Peeps.
They are in every store for Easter right now.
Although I am not a fan of eating Peeps, I wanted to include them somehow in a simple embroidery project, especially after I found this free Peeps pattern.
Here is what I did:
I traced the pattern onto freezer paper (onto the non-shiny side).
Place the freezer paper Peeps (shiny side down) onto felt and hold your iron over the pattern for about 5 seconds.
I used basic craft felt and set my iron to the Acrylic/Silk (no steam) setting. The freezer paper will adhere to the felt just long enough for you to cut them and the paper will peel right off.
I have never used freezer paper like this before and it works great! I will definitely use this method again.
Then I whip stitched each Peep onto my fabric.
I stitched french knots for the eyes and nose.
I thought it needed something extra so I added some flowers.
Per the Peeps wiki page, it says they are sold in Canada also (you lucky Canadians!), so I am curious if any readers out there know if they are sold anywhere else in the world!
I hope you liked this little Peeps project. If you decide to use the pattern for an embroidery project or anything else, let me know. I would love to see!
Also, have you ever used freezer paper for tracing patterns??