By Peggy Bond:
How to finish off a needlepoint kippah.
As an example the mosaic needlepoint yarlmuke has been made with four blank triangular areas. These are the “darts” which will be sewn together to give the yarmulke its shape.
After your yarmulke canvas has been stitched and blocked, trim the canvas leaving a ¼ boarder beyond the stitching. Save this extra canvas and use it as a pattern for the lining. I recommend using 100% quilting-weight cotton for the lining.
Mark darts on the lining to match those of the yarmulke.
Sew the dart on the canvas together. Steam press the edges of the darts to one side, so they lay flat and form a smooth rounded shape on the top of the yarmulke. Repeat for the lining, pressing the dart in the opposite direction of the direction that you pressed the canvas.
With wrong sides together, stitch the lining and canvas together at the edge of the needlepointing. Trim as needed so that the ¼ inch bias tape can be attached to the outside edge, covering the unstitched canvas.
The materials I used were:
1 black fat quarter of cotton quilting-weight fabric
1 package Wrights’ ¼ inch double fold bias tape.
I stitched the yarmulke, lining, and bias tape on my home sewing machine, but it can also be hand stitched, which will take just a little bit longer.
At NeedlePaint, let us create a custom yarmulke canvas for you to stitch!
We’ve been designing custom kippah needlepoint canvases for about a year now, and they are fun!
The latest project was sent to us and stitched by Carin, in NY. And finished by Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont NY.
The team is the Portland Timbers and is for a grandson who loves soccer. Thanks Carin for sharing!
Custom Needlepoint Kippah featuring the Portland Timbers
Have you been looking for the perfect yarlmulke needlepoint canvas, but not been able to find it? Why not have something custom designed just for you?
A Custom Kippah Needlepoint Canvas by NeedlePaint includes up to 4 designs and a monogram. If you have something different in mind, we’d be happy to help design that, too!
Email us your design ideas and we will review them. We will be in touch with any questions and will have a digital proof of your needlepoint canvas ready within 5 business days.
Here is a project recently finished for a grand child, nice stitching Rachael!
Custom Needlepoint Kippah
Below is the template on our website. Please keep in mind that your kippah needlepoint canvas will be custom designed and a digital proof emailed to you for approval.
Custom Kippah Needlepoint Canvas
There are two sizes, a 6.5 inch and a 7 inch. We can do designs on 14 or 18 mesh canvas.
Below are the Star of David Kippah Needlepoint Kit and the Plaid Yarmulke Needlepoint Canvas. Both can per personaized with a monogram and also add a date for a special occasion. Think wedding or bar / bat mitzvah. Colors can also be customized.
Star of David Kippah Needlepoint Kit 6.5 inch on 18 mesh canvas
Plaid Personalized Yarmulke Needlepoint Canvas 7 inch on 18 mesh canvas