To me, when I think of
Christmas, red velvet always comes to mind, which is
probably why I chose it. However, it will mean your
stitches will “sink” a little more into the fabric. Felt
is also an excellent choice.
To start, cut out two pieces of
your fabric, large enough to fit your dielines. You’ll
also want to cut some cutaway stabilizer, spray it
lightly with adhesive, and smooth your fabric on top.
This will keep some structure to your fabric. Finally,
lightly spray the dieline template and place it on top.