Step 1: Loosely stitch the waste canvas on your fabric
Before you start stitching, ensure that your fabric is nicely ironed and without wrinkles. Stitching over wrinkles would mean they stay in forever – and that’s not what we want. It will also help to wash your fabric before you start. It will be so disappointing if it shrinks after you wash it.
Cut your waste canvas slightly larger then the size of the pattern. The pattern will tell you how large it needs to be. When you use interfacing, cut it to the same size as your .
Lay the waste canvas on top of your fabric and the interfacing on the other side of the fabric, exactly on the spot where your would like to stitch.
Once you’re happy with your placement, pin the different layers together to keep it in place. Now temporarily baste all the layers together so they don’t slip while you stitch. Use a baste-stitch to connect the layers together using sewing thread in a contrasting color as shown on the picture.
It helps to use an embroidery hoop to keep the waste canvas nicely in order.