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How To Punch Needle

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Today I'm going to show you how to punch needle:) Huge thanks to today's sponsor 🙌🏻SKILLSHARE 🙌🏻 first 500 get 2 month free: http://skl.sh/shmoxd Alot of people had been tagging me and telling me to try out the Magic Embroidery Pen like that one.. But after reading some reviews and talking to some people, the ultra punch seemed like the best punch needle. I'll put the links to all the material a little lower here in the description:) The kit that I got came with an extra spring, 2 extra needle tips, and 2 of the threaders. First thing your going to do is take your threader and push it through the front of the punch needle so it pops out the back there. Then get your embroidery floss, make sure you have enough slack, and thread it though there on the back and pull it on through. On the tip of the punch needle there is like a flat part with a lil hole on it and the open part where you just threaded your floss through. Poke the threader though the front of the flat part with the lil hole.. thread the floss then pull it through. I just have this scrap cotton fabric. To put it on the hoop you put the fabric on top of the small/inner hoop, make sure your bigger hoop is all loose, push it on, and tighten it up. Make sure your fabric is nice and taut. I also have these clamps.. and they are just to help me film. they are not necessary. So now I thought I could start punching the needle... but.. I was having a hard time with it. Right here it looks like its beginning to work.. but if you look and see, you can tell I'm using my left hand under the fabric to grab the floss as I'm pushing it through.. which isn't how your supposed to do it. I thought maybe if I tried it on a thicker fabric that would hold the floss in place... but I was still cheating with my left hand.. Then I thought maybe if I made the needle a little bit longer.. maybe that would help... anddd..... nah.. When I saw the videos I thought you would be able to just punch it and it would stay.. but It just kept slipping out.. Until right here: I just didn't make the stitches as long and that seemed no keep them in place.. after some more experimenting I went back to the original cloth. There are better fabric out there for punch needle. Most people would use a weavers cloth. Witch has some stretch to it so it will hold the floss better and also won't tear as easily as your poking your needle in the fabric repetitively. but... this fabric seemed to work well enough for me. What I found out is you have to keep rotating your pen so its always facing the direction you're stitching; with the open part leading the way and the flat part where your floss is poking out leaving a tail. Another thing is you have to keep the needle really close to the fabric. What helped me was scraping the needle across the fabric as I went. eventually I got the feel of it and didn't need to scrap the fabric:) Now the only issue I have is how to keep the floss from just unzipping and falling out.. (cause its just a bunch of loops where you stitch) I'll figure that out later. I outlined the hoop on the fabric so I knew how big I could draw the design on the fabric:) Once I got it all sketch up I was ready to go After ending the first line, I just cut it and pull the floss through to the back just to keep it nice and clean. I didn't do that to all of them.. and just cleaned it up after I was all done. So to keep it from unzipping once you're all done, what I did was put an interfacing on the back. You put the shiny side face down on the back and iron it on.. hopefully that will work ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Eventually I used the iron on adhesive stuff as the interfacing. that seemed to hold the stitches in place better and could even be used to iron your punch needle piece on something 🙌🏻 on the last piece I did, I wanted to do a more tradition punch needle, where the back with all the loops is actually the front. The important thing to know and do with that is to flip your fabric after you draw on it so that it won't be backwards on the loop side. If you guys want to win one of the pieces, you can go to my Patreon where I will be doing a give away!:):) www.patreon.com/shmoxd List of material: Punch Needle kit: https://amzn.to/2LCTkUH Hoop: https://amzn.to/2HzxkYz Fabric: https://amzn.to/2xZQWW4 Floss: https://amzn.to/2JtKOqw (I like the brand DMC) interfacing: https://amzn.to/2LAdMWm Clamps: https://amzn.to/2JuPrjX Weavers cloth: https://amzn.to/2HxsqLD Music: Nostalgia - Zeth Beatz Bleach (Brock Hampton Intramental Remake) - ??? Paranoia (Chance the Rapper Instrumental) - G-Roy Follow me and watch the art process: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shmoxd/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/shmoxd Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/12149338898 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shmoxd Buy some stufffff from me: https://www.shmoxd.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/shmoxd?sub_confirmation=1 Like. Comment. Share.. or what ever.. ¯\_ (ツ) _/¯
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orange storm (1 day ago)
« Oh cool you framed some meat »
roosvanleent (5 days ago)
Wonderful video, Thank you!
Mrs M A E (7 days ago)
I just found your channel and am going on a binge. This is my 4th video of yours and I enjoy everything so much
TravelingYeti12 (8 days ago)
Nevermind. I no longer have a desire to punch needle! That pen looks way too problematic.
gabi * (10 days ago)
so cool!! i wanna try this!!!
grayscaleukrainian (15 days ago)
Hey Shmoxd! I bought myself a tool off eBay and was afraid I’d have problems but wow is it easy! And it’s gonna save me so much embroidering time. Thanks for your videos! You’re an awesome YouTuber DIYer
Jay Sirmans (15 days ago)
brockhampton hahhh
Akeem and Iggy (16 days ago)
Nice Job
Snazzy nerd (21 days ago)
I..... THANKS OKAY BYE
Daddy AF (22 days ago)
I’m not a textile enthusiast but I do admire the pursuit of excellence in all areas.
G M (23 days ago)
Love your vids
Lil xan (23 days ago)
Love your videos keep it up much love
May McDonough (23 days ago)
Framing some meat would be cool...
Vicky Barbieri (25 days ago)
You are so talented
Vini Mejía (26 days ago)
Yo no se inglés pero tus proyectos son increíbles 🙌🙌🙌
Cassidy Deneau (26 days ago)
I need me a roommate who's first reaction to seeing someone frame ground beef is "Oh cool"
BedoBedoRio (30 days ago)
Whats that fabric your using?
조예빈 (30 days ago)
I do hand embroidery but I've been seeing this style a lot recently so I'm glad this video was suggested to me... hand embroidery takes a long time but I can imagine myself becomming frustrated with this style, and it doesn't seem like you can seperate the thread
bLaCkKpOp JuNkiE DiCk (1 month ago)
What are those clips called that you used to keep it still?? NVM it's in the description 😁
Connie Mullins (1 month ago)
Ok came upon this site thought I could learn more about punch needle embroidery, however I can't seem to be able to find this particular needle anywhere, suggestions please. Thank you
Shmoxd (1 month ago)
I put a link to it in my description:)
GENTLE DIECOOL (1 month ago)
Love the brockhampton background music
Baek's smile, My life (1 month ago)
This man is so awesome. .. 👍
Sequoiadoesart (1 month ago)
Mine won’t stay in. Help
Shmoxd (1 month ago)
Make sure when you poke it down and pull up you pull like side ways rather than straight up
hollow (1 month ago)
Sometimes I rewatch your videos just for the intro.
RoRo Nicole (1 month ago)
LLA EHT YAW
W T M L Ø N (2 months ago)
Thumb up for h o m e r e s o n a n c e
skull lluks (2 months ago)
The background music😍
Alejandra Garcia Perez (2 months ago)
This is amazing! Now i just want to create and create and create
EmsVlog (2 months ago)
What do u think about doing the hats this way ? Possible?
kim tiulaurel (3 months ago)
Hi! Interesting video. What do you call that thingy thats holds your round frame? I hope to hear from you.
Sheryl Nkem (3 months ago)
What are those clamps called and where can I find them?
Duchess (3 months ago)
I wish I'd looked at your video before I bought my punch needle. Thanks SO much for your clear simple explanation. I'm really good with this stuff usually and for the life of me I could not work out how to keep the stitches in once sewn. I kept losing everything I did. You saved my sanity! I love the idea of using the iron on to seal it. Still going back to old school for my sanity but I really, really appreciate your video.
madison. (3 months ago)
4:17 heard bleach straight away... ;)
D. Lampo (3 months ago)
I've been interested in this for a while, and I heard that you have to use monks cloth. It reacts to the punch needle like no other cloth.
Mapi Po (3 months ago)
Классное видео
Rainn Wilson ASMR (3 months ago)
now i wanna write something in ground beef
meganpitt (3 months ago)
That's a refreshing intro!
Kuhli3r (3 months ago)
That was amazing. You have crazy mad talent.
xYasMeenx (3 months ago)
Woah you're really good 👌
Victoria Brooke Burns (3 months ago)
I found your videos tonight while learning how to make paper. Now I've been binge watching your content for hours while crafting. Thank you the inspiration!
ShunMedia (4 months ago)
so it's a half, manual, sewing machine
issa m æ ł ï şş ā (4 months ago)
Nice design
Kat F (4 months ago)
So, I thought that I would do some needle punch. I use to do it all the time but I haven't in years. So, what do we do???? Well, we go look at youtube, (or skillshare) and check out some refresher videos!! First, the thickness of the needle dictates what type of fabric you should use. The thickness of the needle you used you should have used something heavier like a denim or some heavy broadcloth, but it looked like it worked well enough. I totally freaked when I saw that you put the interfacing on the front of the first one but was so glad that you figured it out. The second one you did was really y awesome!! I use to do the needle punch on the back of my kid's jackets and stuff. Now that I am drawing again, I thought it would be great to create a jacket or something now that I draw much better than I did back then. I was so glad to see that you drew yours!! You should do a denim jacket or something, design something for it specifically because you draw very well!! I love skill share btw, I highly recommend it!! I think you did a great job!! Thanks for sharing!!
Eve Zitrone (4 months ago)
Thanks for inspiration me
Kauê Moura (4 months ago)
9:31 "made some ground beef" LOL
shounak saha (4 months ago)
it's like the cloth is getting tattooed
Jorge Marquez (4 months ago)
Que bonitos diseños y bordados
Felicity Johnston (4 months ago)
This is so cool i love skulls. Also your voice is very chill to listen to.
peachy keen (4 months ago)
This video singlehandedly coaxed me to buy a punch needle within 6 minutes. Wish me luck I hope I get some results like yours!! ☺️
michaela from school (4 months ago)
i liked for brockhampton
Nathan Henn (4 months ago)
Coming for threadbangers brand
Cloud420 (4 months ago)
I love you. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
lisa starves (4 months ago)
Cool this is new to me.. LOL
Elsa7856 (4 months ago)
Isn’t the loop side the front?
M NV (4 months ago)
What is that paper ironed on backside?
Mario R' Arias (4 months ago)
Me encanta tu contenido bro! don't stop making this content, i love ur videos, the music, the things that your create, u, Greeting from México <3
James Preimesberger (4 months ago)
What kind of pencil do you use to sketch on your fabric? I'm curious
Shmoxd (4 months ago)
Usually just a mechanical or normal pencil:)
Robert Kelly (4 months ago)
Just wondering where you got your ring as is unreal. Thanks
Shmoxd (4 months ago)
Thanks!! I made it myself
Paola cadena (5 months ago)
marry me <3 how much patience
jhubeJELLO (5 months ago)
FRAMED SOME MEAT
magickull (5 months ago)
The all the way looks like carpet
Esther T (5 months ago)
Great video! Would u recommend using a punch needle or the original way?
Ginnie Mae (5 months ago)
r we just not gonna talk about the fact that he played brockhampton in the background??
Shmoxd (5 months ago)
Good ear:)
Daniel Lillico (5 months ago)
As someone who's been doing punch needle embroidery for a few years this hurts my SOUL
GMT {FS} (5 months ago)
3:50 "You your thREAD through the punch needle"
Molly Rodríguez (5 months ago)
🤣 meat
Peachy Cheeks (5 months ago)
Alguien sabe como se llama esta técnica en español?
kitija (5 months ago)
U deserve more subscribers!
MONA G. (5 months ago)
Can u use this to make patches?
Katie Kelley (5 months ago)
You are rad, and now I want to needle punch 😀😘
Eloy Enríquez (5 months ago)
Ahora tengo con que ir por las tortillas.
scary muffin (5 months ago)
do you have a link for that photo?i want to do this too
Jasmyn Bell (5 months ago)
There was Brockhampton in the music right
Stan BTS&SVT (5 months ago)
Cool😍
Donyelle Hagans (5 months ago)
New subbie 😁
Sammie Penrice (5 months ago)
Loved this, great video! The skull designs are awesome!! Xx.
S I C K T R I K Z (6 months ago)
I NEED A PUNCH NEEDLE
glitter frogs (6 months ago)
i’m sorry is that brockhampton i hear
Joe Orton (6 months ago)
Nice work man
Angie Rose (6 months ago)
"Oh cool, you framed some meat?" "Oh cool" yes, cool raw meat rad
This is so cool, I’m so glad I stumbled onto your channel because you explained it simply and I can understand it (surprising because I never understood the mechanics of punch embroidery haha). Keep up the good work and I am totally supporting and waiting on your clothing line!
Pax to the max (6 months ago)
Okay but like... he? Looks like dodie...
Erin Hennigan (6 months ago)
Can you share how you have your clamps/needlecraft station set up? It looks easy to use but I can't figure out the details. Thank you!
Kyuiku (6 months ago)
This is so awesome???
Alliah Garcia (6 months ago)
i really need new adjectives to describe all your content other than dope, cool, amazing, awesome etc. because i'm starting to sound repetitive and running out of ways to compliment and praise your crazy talent
vvaspss (6 months ago)
love your stuff so much, your videos are so chill and you're so creative
jess (6 months ago)
brockhampton in the background
Carly Couturier (6 months ago)
I honestly love this channel. I just found it last week but its amazing how informative and casual you are. Keep up the good work! :)
ok sheep (6 months ago)
7:00 acid rap in the background
Disha Mondal (6 months ago)
Why is nobody appreciating the macintosh plus in the background
bthepsychic (6 months ago)
omg yeah my roommate got one of these for a school project and we had so any issues with it lmao... the stitches just seem super insecure. You did a great job though! We found it was helpful to use two layers of fabric also
FooF n OooO (6 months ago)
Take a needle stick it on somewhere ( maybe a wall ) Then make a fist and punch it
Cléo Dreasie (6 months ago)
Great video! Thanks a lot ;)
Jules Skyy (6 months ago)
i ran into your channel by complete chance and i’m so happy i did, you are amazing! keep doing what you do!! love it 😍
Gaby CeeCee (6 months ago)
3:51 you put your what now
KaleKale’s Army (6 months ago)
It took an intro to make me subscribe
Drew Zwiesler (6 months ago)
you are so creative <3
Tristan Smith (6 months ago)
THE LOOPS ARE THE FRONT!!!🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️
I would love to be friends with him.
zia dadis (6 months ago)
This is amazing, Shmoxd! 😍 Been your new subscriber for quite a while now. 😄 Would be interesting to know how long it takes you to shoot and edit your videos and how manage it with other parts of your life like socialising, learning, working and everything in between. Hope to hear from you! 😊

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