3 Must Try Surface Sewing Techniques On Natural Cork Fabric

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  • to start you’ll need a solid color cork fabric. Here we’ve used square panels of measurements 6/6 inches;

Stripes Thread Embroidery 

  • mark the stripe lines;
  • fill your bobbin with an embroidery thread;
  • now let the top thread be the normal sewing thread;
  • start stitching your stripes with the backing side facing you;
  • stitch along those marked lines;
  • make sure you leave some excess thread while cutting;
  • make an edge stitch on either side and cut out the excess thread;
  • repeat the same on the other side;
  • now add more stitch lines with normal machine thread in between;
  • this will give you a alternate thin and heavy stripes; 
  • our first embroidery swatch is now ready;


Patch Work 

  • don’t throw away your cutting waste from previous projects; 
  • cut them into abstract shapes and patch it to a cork fabric;
  • cut and paste the shape you like on to the fabric;
  • make a very close edge stitch along the patch as shown;
  • stitch along all the sides of the patch and you are done with you second swatch;
  • pretty and abstract patch work is now ready;


Swatch Lines

  • now we are going to use strips of cork with different width to make the weave;
  • alternate up and down method to make the weave (as shown);
  • continue until the edge. Hold the edge together and paste it as shown;
  • stitch the sides of the panel to avoid bulging and slippage;

Your swatches are now ready!

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