Trying the “MAGIC EMBROIDERY PEN” – does it work? | Embroidery Pen Review

Trying the “MAGIC EMBROIDERY PEN” – does it work? | Embroidery Pen Review


This video is supported in part by Skillshare. [Intro music] Hello and welcome back to my channel! My name’s Annika, and today I’m going
to be reviewing something that a lot of you have asked me to review… this so called
magic embroidery pen. Now it has been touted as a way to make embroidery
easier, more accessible, faster, more exciting… But I’m a little bit skeptical of whether
it actually works, because I’ve been burned before… ARGGHH ALL OF THIS JUST CAME OUT EUGH! So before you go out and buy one for yourself,
let’s see if it… can do the thing. So I ordered one, from the internet – this
seems to be the same one that is being sold everywhere, under sometimes different brand
names, sometimes it’s called ‘WarmCrochet’ but there’s a lot of like, generic versions
around. Ok, so, this is the package that I received. I’m gonna open it up here… Ok good! That’s a good start, we have instructions…. Oh, instructions that fall apart, but instructions
none the less! Don’t worry guys, it says that it IS a ‘quality
product’! Needle punching is.. easy to start and impossible
to stop! Am I going to be stuck doing this forever? First we have to thread the main needle. Ok so this one is the main needle… I don’t wanna waste really nice embroidery
thread on my first attempt, so.. I’m going to find a not so nice colour. Ok so to thread this we will need the needle
threader, and the punch needle. So first we put the threader in through the
punch needle itself… Oh! Pops out the top there.. Then we insert the thread slash yarn.. I’m going to use 6 strands here but I don’t
know what weight of thread I’m supposed to be using.. ok, then pull the threader back
through… Oh! And there it goes… and then we use this
again to pull it through the little eye of the embroidery needle. So that goes through the little hole in the
needle, and then we pull it back through…and is that it? THAT’S IT! That wasn’t too hard! I’m surprised! Now the real test… will it work? So I’ve got some cotton fabric here, to
try it out on – I’m just going to pop that onto an embroidery hoop so that the fabric
is nice and… tense? Is that the right word? Taut? Ok, so my fabric is just a standard, cotton
fabric, and it’s in the embroidery hoop, nice and taut… So now, apparently, we just punch this through…
what happens to this little… this long bit of thread? Doesn’t say what we do with this little
stringy bit but we will figure that out later, lets see if it even does anything first. I’m really excited! Huh. Nope. Nope. Nope… still.. nope.. aww! Well THAT didn’t work! C’mon…
[laughs] Eugh, not again! This is the handheld sewing machine all over
again. Why won’t you go in? Go INTO the fabric! IN! Ok so I think the problem here is the needle
is way too big for this fabric, and I’m literally… It’s just poking gigantic holes thought
the fabric.. which, I mean, IS THERAPUTIC… But it’s not what its supposed to be doing… But for now I’m going to try this on a different
fabric, I’m going to try this on denim. Maybe it will work with that. Alright leeets try this again…oh hang on! It almost stayed in…
[laughs] C’monnnn C’MONNNNNN
[weeps in frustration] Ok this might help, there’s a little dial
on the side, not sure what it does because it’s literally just called, screw, in the
instructions…. Let’s turn it up all the way to 11… ah
it makes the needle longer, ok that might help, let’s just make it as long as possible…
then it might actually stay in the fabric? I dunno, I’m totally guessing here… OKAY! [gasps] OHHHH! It’s staying the fabric!!! YUSS
I guess I’ll just do a straight line here…boop de doop ba boop… I guess I’m doing a little S? Ok, we’ve made an S.
Oh no! Oh NO! What? So… ok… yeah this is my concern with this… The thread came out WAY too easily, there’s
nothing to anchor it to the back, of the piece of fabric so… I’m not entirely sure how that’s supposed
to work. And it says you can apply it to pretty much
anything, any kind of cloth… look at the examples they’ve given, I mean, there’s
a warning sign right there…like if THAT is the best examples they can give? Ok so this kit came with three different size
needles, this is the one that was originally in it, which is GIGANTIC compared to this
smaller one. So if I put the little small one… hopefully, it might work better? I’ve been filming for… 42 minutes. Ok, lets see if this works. [mumbles of frustration]
Oh man, now it’s just not holding… why aren’t you holding in? Now it just doesn’t want to stay in the
fabric! What happened? What happened to make you not want to stay
in the fabric, thread? It’s like, chasing me around… WHAT’S YA DEAL?! WHY? I don’t understand! … I’m done. [Door slams] Ok instructions, I’ve lost all faith in you, I am turning to YouTube, to see if anyone
else has figured these things out… [typing noise] How. To. Use. An. Embroidery. pen. [YouTube clip music starts] Well, well, well, well. Hello. I am back. And boy, have I learned a LOT. First, let’s talk about what this thing
is NOT. It’s not a revolutionary new tool. It’s not a magic embroidery pen. It’s not even supposed to be used for the
type of embroidery that it’s largely been marketed for. Nope, this tool is more accurately called
a Punch Needle, and it is used for a very specific craft called Punch Needle Embroidery. Yet, it has been completely mis-marketed as
something else. So – firstly, what is Punch Needle Embroidery? Well, it is a different thing to standard
hand embroidery, the type that’s just done with needle and thread, the type that you
would have seen me do on my channel many times before. And Punch Needle Embroidery is a legit craft. In fact, it is a very old-school craft, like
its been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. What is does is it creates these three-dimensional,
rug-like textures, made up of lots of tiny little loops, either using yarn or thick embroidery
floss. And the fabric used for it needs to be a very
specific type of fabric, called “Weaver’s Cloth”, which is very closely woven, and
is pulled very TAUT over something like a frame or hoop, and when the fabric is taken
off the thing that’s stretching it out, the weave of the fabric kinda springs back
and holds all of the threads tightly in place. So that’s why there’s no need to tie any
knots or loops to fix the threads in place, because they do if you use the right fabric,
stay in there. So the instructions that came with this pen,
saying that it can be used on “any kind of cloth” – well, it actually says ‘can
be applied to almost of clothing’ … I assume that means they’re saying apply it
to any kind of fabric… well, that’s just plain wrong. So this type of embroidery can’t really
be used on things like clothes, or bags… anything that’s really going to have a lot
of wear and tear or need washing. It’s mainly used for decorative wall hangings,
or pretty display pillows, or it’s used in larger sizes with bigger, but similar tools
to make things like rugs. So, after I’d done a BUNCH of research and
learned what this pen is ACTUALLY for – I gave Punch Needle Embroidery a go, which requires
a whole new set of skills! So I thought that I would punch needle a little
house. Simple shapes, a couple of different colours
– let’s see how it turns out! So I tried to use a fabric that is closer
to weaver’s cloth – I didn’t have any of the specific fabric but I used a non-stretchy
denim this time, with quite a close weave, and I also used the thinnest needle and it
seemed to hold the stitches in ooookay. And to do actual Punch Needle embroidery,
I threaded the pen like I did before, but the side that we’re going to be punching
into here, is actually going to be the BACK side of the project. The other side is going to be the nice side,
the side that goes on display, and that’s the side where the thread becomes all LOOPY. Those loops are something we actually want,
and we can, apparently, adjust the length of the loops by moving this dial on the side
of the pen up and down. And to create those loops, you punch through
the back-side like this, making each new “punch” just next to the last one, and what I saw
on other tutorials was that people generally would outline their shape first, and then
fill it in by working their way inwards either in spirals or in rows, until they’d filled
up the whole shape. And a good thing that I have to say about
punch-needles – well, they are faster than standard hand embroidery, even if the results
are nowhere close to being the same thing. So, I wanted to try a couple of different
colours of thread on this house… doop de doop do doo, just giving it a front path as
well… for some reason I decided to make the loops super long on the path and it made
the path really look like… spaghetti. Yeah. So, the general idea is that you leave all
the threads loose at the back – you don’t need to knot or tie them at all because the
fabric weave should hold it all in place. And then, the front side should look something
like this. But like… better than this because this…
doesn’t look so great. But hey – it was my first attempt, alright?! And I mean, you can at least tell it’s a
house – right? Luci: It’s…ah… clearly a… is it a
person with a hat? Luci: Give me some clue? Annika: [laughs]
Luci: Is this a person’s face and just some kind of little… hat? And that’s their eye and their ear? Annika: Don’t you like it? It’s an artwork I made for the house! Luci: Its… really… great! Annika: Ok don’t look at that side… Luci: Yup, it’s a good… ahh… it’s
a house. IT’S A HOUSE! Luci: It’s a window and a door and a roof
and a chimney and a path? It’s a house. Luci: It’s… damn good. Annika: Let’s hang it up on the wall! Luci: Ahhh… [laughs] let’s put it… let’s
put it somewhere where people will see it, you know, on a more circumstantial basis. Annika: Aww! Luci: Like we could put it in… this cupboard! Luci: And it could be like when people open
the cupboard… Annika: [laughs]
Luci: Oh, the artwork on the wall, everyone sees that! But then they open the cupboard and WOW! So yeah. Punch needles are a thing. Punch Needle embroidery, is a thing. This punch needle isn’t a very good one
though, because… well, the plastic bit that holds the needle in place broke after one
use, and then I had to use duct tape to hold the needle in place… and, they also really
slice through the fabric. I was trying to make a steven universe punch
needle thing… yeah. The fabric just got totally sliced up. It could have been the fact that I wasn’t
using proper weaver’s cloth Buuuuutt I also saw on other websites that cheap punch needles
will do this to fabric. Okay, so, while I might not be very good at
it, yet, and while this one may be a very cheap version of it – Punch Needles ARE
a legit thing… but the biggest problem that I have with this thing – is that this is
NOT how it’s been marketed. Instead of being marketed as a… not very
good Punch Needle, it’s being marketed as “a magic embroidery pen”; which as I said
in the beginning is being sold as an easy way to do standard embroidery stitches, but
with like, way less effort when that isn’t the case… at ALL. So, there is some very shady, dishonest marketing
going on here. Why? …How did this happen?! So I kinda imagined that it happened something
like this. So there is this guy, let’s call him Dennis. So Dennis works at this craft warehouse and
he’s… not so good at his job. And one day, instead of placing an order for
100 punch needles, he accidentally places an order for 10,000. So after a while, he realised he made a mistake
but instead of owning up he pretends that he didn’t make a mistake at all! So then, like 3 months later, 10,000 punch
needles show up and he FREAKS OUT and he’s like,
Dennis: OMG the boss is going to KILL me! So Dennis’ much more competent co-worker,
Penelope, comes in to save the day and she’s like,
Penelope: omg Dennis, I can’t leave you alone for 10 minutes, the company is ruined. But then she’s like… Penelope: Luckily you have me, I am going
to save the company and I’m going to pull the greatest marketing scam ever. So you know what’s been really trendy lately? Embroidery! So let’s say that these punch needles, which
are for punch needling, are actually for regular embroidery, and that it makes it easier and
faster! Because you know, millennials, they love their
crafts, they love their DIY, but they ALSO love getting things done quickly so let’s
tell them this is a way to do embroidery faster. And so then Penelope and Dennis hatch this
scheme to rebrand the punch needles as “MAGIC EMBROIDERY PENS”, throw up some real dodgy
YouTube tutorials and videos of how it works and show a piece at the end that’s most
definitely been stolen from an artist who has hand-stitched the piece – and BOOM,
thousands of people put down money for these… and thousands of people are left very disappointed
and confused when this god damn pen doesn’t do the thing they thought it was supposed
to do. Dennis. This is all your fault. So during my research I did find a kind of
tool that might work slightly like how this was supposed to work – you might want to
look into getting a high quality Kantan needle? (not sure how to pronounce that!) This is how it’s spelt – or a Tambour
hook – you can use these tools to do like, just basic stitches or the Tambour hook I
think does chain stitches and you can do the stitches pretty quickly. But, keep in mind that you still can’t achieve
as many hand stitches as you can with just standard hand embroidery. But this piece of plastic junk? I don’t think I will even attempt to try
and use this again, because it’s been SO poorly made. But if you do like the look of punch needle
embroidery, in my research I also found some good ones of those. This blog here, Theoldtatteredflag, had some
recommendations with the ‘ultra’ or ‘cameo’ needle, CTR punch needles or the Iglochy Russian
punch needle. And it also took me a long time to find proper
instructions on how to use them because the internet has been flooded by people being
confused with how these things work. But I did find a website that I think does
show you how to use it properly, which you can find the instructions for here; which
I will also link and all this stuff in the description box below. But, a magic, super quick embroidery pen? Sadly, that is not really a thing. If you do want to learn how to do things properly,
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and thank you to all of you for supporting the companies that support this channel. So just as a very last thing, you might be
like… Annika – you hate waste, you talk about
it all the time, what’s going to become of this punch needle? Well, unfortunately this punch needle is going
to go the same way as the hand held sewing machine. In that it’s going to sit forever on this
shelf here, making me feel guilty, and no I’m not going to take either of these to
a thrift shop, because I don’t want to burden someone else with this USELESS PIECE OF PLASTIC. It doesn’t work. At the very least, I hope that putting this
video out to, you know, hundreds of thousands of people, it’ll stop more people from buying
them. Anyway, that’s it from me; turned into a
pretty ranty video there, but, sometimes you just gotta have a good old rant! So I hope you call enjoyed… listening to it?
– and I’ll see you all in my next video. Bye! Thank you to all of my supporters on Patreon
and Ko-fi for making this video possible. To support these videos so I can keep making
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Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “Trying the “MAGIC EMBROIDERY PEN” – does it work? | Embroidery Pen Review

  1. Annika Victoria says:

    Like if you’re a Penelope. Comment if you’re a Dennis.

  2. Joanne Herman says:

    Thanks, you saved me a lot of time, a little money, and a ton of frustration!

  3. Lacey McElroy says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys4s8e7Y4q0

  4. Yuan Li says:

    Oh my! Thanks a lot!

  5. Shanny DC says:

    Haha, the dude needs to learn my teacher skills when looking at art work. Never guess or ask “what is it?”… Say instead “Tell me about your work” or “what inspired you?” Lol. Has got me out many a jam.

  6. Joy Ace says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this because I had the same problem and I took it back to the store is not good at all 😜so people don’t waste your time and money use your hands which is better then that pen

  7. Clementine’s Left Leg says:

    I get recommended this every now and again and each time I watch it, it’s a tradition now

  8. Tyler Farmer says:

    I’m so glad I wanted to see some reviews on this. I wanted to get one for my wife and you have saved me a big botch job for Christmas! Also bravo on being so thorough with tracking down some good products to give your subscribers a replacement part if they want to try out the real use of the “magic pen”.

  9. Heidi Larson says:

    My Grandma used to make sweaters with these in the 80's and 90's.

  10. billyuba says:

    That’s exactly how these were remarketed except Dennis and Penelope are Chinese.

  11. Amy Adonai says:

    Here you go with a simpler and real embradery Version
    https://youtu.be/oBNzPgK0N30

  12. Serkisof I says:

    Hahaaa very sweet and informative… thanks

  13. Nina Greene says:

    Pull the thread thru the back of the fabric lol

  14. Michelle Laughter says:

    Great video!!
    I enjoyed her trying to learn how to use the pen 😂

  15. Po-Chi Lin says:

    Thank you, Annika! You have just saved me hours of research!

  16. Tina's creative corner says:

    Bought this too and had same frustration 🤦‍♀️🙈😕😔😩😩😩

  17. Carolyn Terronez says:

    Ty very much

  18. Maria Elisabeth says:

    The funny thing is that they sell these "magic embroidery pens" on dennisdeal.com😂 I just lost it when I saw the ad

  19. Triana Nobarini says:

    🙈🤪👀

  20. uneasylouisa says:

    Your partner is so funny hahaha

  21. Shondrea M says:

    Thank you for this hilarious, yet honest review. I've have recently just taken up embroidery myself and saw an advert for this very product. As I often research reviews prior to purchase (especially after my own burn with the "practical" handheld sewing machine, what a waste), I found your video and you have saved me time, money…and some therapeutic stabbing/anger sounds of my own. So thank you again.

  22. Maru Shard says:

    False advertising! I hate it! Thank you so much for this video I was consedring getting this for myself but I was vary questenable if it even worked. It didn't make sense for just poking a string through and it would stay didn't make sense seeing how it is done by hand, needless to say it was really confusing me XD Thanks again for this video I really appreciate it.

  23. Art Forlife says:

    This ugly bitch is so fucking stupid and ignorant.

  24. shushi cat says:

    you almost look like my suptitude teacher XD

  25. Lindee Hopkins says:

    This vid made me laugh & laugh & laugh! I loved your 'temper tantrum' & your honey trying to guess what the final pic was..you guys are so good together!

  26. Sadia Rehman says:

    Same hpnd with me nd still😭

  27. Jessica-Lynn Wells says:

    Your not using it right. Period. It works great. Pull the tail through! I ordered one it works great!. Although the instructions that are included are not very clear they for the most part explain the basics of it. If you know how to or can figure out how to order one online I'm presuming you are more than capable of using google. Or better yet since your wasting your time listening to this poor confused girl ramble on about Dennis and Penelope (which tbh is a bit off topic if ya ask me) then your more than capable of finding a 'real' tutorial about how to properly use one of these. They are cheap but they work great! I'm using the exact one she is so desperately trying to use. & you don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out. Good luck. & btw I ended up muting her at about the Dennis and Penelope stage because I just couldn't stand listening to her ramble any further about something she clearly knows nothing about.

  28. sarah kelly says:

    Thanks for the review I had my doubts when I saw it in store, I was skeptical about attaching the thread into the fabric …it doesn't make sense ..😶😶😶

  29. K C says:

    🤣🤣🙌 So damn many thumbs up. Just a freakish number of thumbs…

  30. Empaiscar Matthews says:

    Supposed to pull that little piece of fabric and wants to punch it

  31. Chasing Leona says:

    36k Penelope’s and 1,857 Dennis’

  32. Jozalyn Kempf says:

    I've been working with this hobby for a while, you just have to play with the settings and thread count. The needle itself is also slanted because you aren't supposed to lift it off the fabric. Just glide and shove

  33. serendipidus1 says:

    Omg pull the thread through to the back right? Surely??

  34. serendipidus1 says:

    Ypud need to pull the loop at the back to stitch into it which would waste a ton acre of thread… Total waste of time. I can see it being useful for something maybe embellishing felt or something.

  35. It's Unicorn Queen says:

    Her : stabs strings into fabric

    Fabric : "am I a joke to you?"

  36. Sarah Gabrielle says:

    😂

  37. ATFW1623 amnn says:

    It should be pulled out slowly so the thread will stay…

  38. Miriam Greaves (International School of Bologna) says:

    You are hilarious ! thank God for you as I tried this shitty little device & didn't have to waste any more time on it because you did.

  39. Barbara Pecorelli says:

    I wish I saw this video before buying it .. SAAAAD

  40. OneiricBlur says:

    that house experienced the great ramen noodle incident of 2018….pretty sure. fact. lol

  41. Alejandrina Anne Amicis says:

    I think it's more harder to use that than just doing it by your hand.

  42. Kai Texel says:

    If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

  43. 한지민 says:

    Thank you very very much for saving my money and time.

  44. Caelidh Goode says:

    I have about a million hobbies.. Yesterday I wanted to do some needlepoint so I bought my supplies. I have done stitchwork but just a newbie. I found it relaxing. However, that device you are testing definitly looks like that would raise my stress level, not lower it

  45. ShethTora says:

    I’ve seen this done really well. There was a guy at a Salvation Army office that was teaching it with home made needles, from memory he used an old pen to make the needles.
    It was interesting to watch.

  46. Marcy says:

    Try monk cloth it has a tight weave

  47. Dejah Thoris says:

    If you made a patch and then put some fabric glue on the backside I wonder if that would make it tough enough to handle a machine washing.

  48. Emily-Ann Andrews says:

    This is similar to rughooking… you use burlap and a crochet hook to physically pull the yarn from the back up onto the front (same exact thing except on the other side so you can see your loops as you make them)

  49. Jessie Thomas says:

    There is a way of using the emprodery pen but you have to use fabric paint on the back xx

  50. Magician man says:

    Oh thank goodness
    This kept on getting advertised to me as I was buying embroidery equipment. I didn’t want it because I like doing it by hand so I’m glad I didn’t get it in the end 🙌🏻

  51. mizelene says:

    Girl, go to psychologist

  52. Dannie N says:

    I used them 40 years ago on my daughter's pinafores. Your rant was funny. Hopefully you saved some folks some hard earned cash.
    I give this video a Like and a Comment, but I'm neither a Penelope nor a Dennis. I wouldn't work anywhere that would sell useless junk. Even if Dennis ordered the correct amount and marketed it as a punch embroidery needle, it's still a bad bargain because it's so shoddily made.

  53. Cheryl's Stitch & Stash says:

    Thank you for the heads up I was wondering about this pen. You saved me money😊

  54. Mafic says:

    I,myself don't embroider, but my mom does. She would probably skin me alive if she found me attempting to use one.

  55. shay lɪkes stuff says:

    Women making flags before the 1800's be like:

  56. TheAnimalArtist says:

    Can you use any fabric for embroidery if you knot the back?

  57. Pramitta Subramaniam says:

    I bought this during the 11.11 sale and regretted it the moment I got it. Was sceptical how it would work but was so bought into how I could do fun "embroidery" stuff. I had the same problem where the thread would not stay in the fabric. Worst is, the needle kept going back as the screw dial was not holding it in place. Needless to say, I gave up after the thick needle shredded my cloth to rags. This video has however shed light and answered my questions. I'm not the only one who didn't know how to use it; it's just a useless piece of plastic.

  58. Maria Maguire says:

    Thank you so much for this. I bought one of those "magic" pens a while ago. I am trying to thread it. It's already broken. 🙁

  59. Totsie V says:

    i really appreciate youtubers that does reviews

  60. Marieke Heinen says:

    Anyone else here because they bought this useless piece of crap and then went on youtube to see how its done and then seeing this video and actually regretting buying it..? No just me? Ok

  61. Erin Bathie-Moore says:

    You remind me of a friend of mine, and your music reminds me of Horton hears a Who

  62. jewels says:

    I'm glad I came across this as I was wondering if to buy …thanks I saved some $$$ 👍👍👍

  63. Daisy Joy Adventure Acres says:

    Thank you for your review! I keep seeing ads on Pinterest and was curious, so you saved me some trouble! Subscribed

  64. Jean Strong says:

    I am in my sixties and very crafty. I can sew anything from work pants to wedding dresses, knit, crochet, embroider, etc. I have attempted punchneedle about three gazillion times with all the right supplies. Guess what I don't do because it simply has never worked. I suppose eventually I'll give it the three gazillionth and one try since old age and arthritis and injured hands have made cross stitch a bit unpleasant to do.

  65. Jean Strong says:

    A tambour hook picks up thread from underneath and pulls it through, like a sewing machine bobbin. Remember the beautiful beaded handwork you see on garments from India? Much of that is done by hand with a tambour hook. Just gorgeous stuff.

  66. Carina Lundin says:

    Thank You for sharing this! I was going to wish this for my birthday that's comming up soon. Now I think I'll just stick to my ordinary embroidery needle.

  67. Jenny says:

    You are so funny

  68. Gemma Brey says:

    Thank you for the post 😊 …I almost got myself one of those!

  69. Mikichan85 says:

    I wanted try this pen… No more now.
    My money says thanks.

  70. Closet talk's says:

    So glad I watched this before buying that!! Thank you

  71. Patty Kelly says:

    Just wondering, did you bother to watch any tutorials? Seems like that would be a first step if you really wanted to learn

  72. Amy Hansen says:

    Oh lord. I laughed very audibly at your tantrum. Mine was similar. I threw the tool across the room and the thread still chased me. Good for you for going back to it, I haven’t tried it again.

  73. Elizabeth Marks-Graham says:

    Reminds me of carpet

  74. Good Morning says:

    "Denis,…this is all your fault."

  75. vamperkillzshy says:

    You can't ask a guy lol😂

  76. Henar Torinos says:

    Hell, this was me!!! I’ve never embroidered before, just a few cross stitching when I was a kid, saw the add and though: cool! Seems relaxing! First hour I was just stabbing the fabric as you did and screaming WHY IT DOESNT STAYYYY!! I managed to do it right but was disappointed as it won’t ever look as the examples they used. So I threw away the punch needle, kept the other stuff that came with it and I’m starting to learn hand embroidery. I’m loving it. At least something good came out of it! Never trust a product with “magic” in its name.

  77. THE JAR FANCY SHOP says:

    Idk if I’d buy this at all …… but I found this tutorial about it here— https://youtu.be/7vrfJMrwKRc

  78. Sissel Kalleklev says:

    These were sold on tv shop in the late 80s and early 90s.

  79. Ace Hettenhausen says:

    This… doesn't seem like embroidery? Also, why does it need to be so… fancy? Get an oxford hooking pen, it's nice & wooden, has good instructions, and takes many sizes of thread up to kinda thick yarn

    The reason it's not staying in the fabric for u is b/c ur pulling up too high. The instructions I have say you should only lift it so high that it scrapes the fabric while u go to another stitch

    Edit: I just got farther in the vid, you did ur research, props. I'm new to this channel and I'm used to watching ppl trash on products when they don't understand it. On topic of ur house, that's amazing for a first day, especially without proper cloth (I use monks cloth, rather than weaver's. Idk the diff). Generally, you skip every other loop when filling the shape, and make the outline much tighter. You can also 'fluff' the stitches after ur done to define the shapes more.

  80. Raija C says:

    Tänk You! Bad I did not se this video before buying christmasgifts and to my self.

  81. Danna Barahona says:

    Poor me who already bought that thing

  82. Vivid Rose says:

    I was literally just about to buy this!!!! Thank you for this ❤️❤️❤️

  83. Maral Ghassemi says:

    I’m so sorry that i just saw your video, after buying this shit from amazon😂

  84. pricesymonej says:

    That shirt is amazing!!!

  85. Pixel Paradox says:

    I used to have one of these pens when I was a kid. I wish I could find it but all I have left of the set is the thread.

  86. Bella Bella says:

    I bought one of these about 3 years ago for under $5.00…..which looks exactly like the one in this video (minus the fancy plastic box) and it was advertised as an embroidery punch pen. I ordered a bunch of embroidery thread because I had my hopes up that this “embroidery punch pen” was going to be fun to use, but of course I had the same problem that Annika had at the beginning of the video with the stitches coming out. The punch pen just sits in a plastic tote, along with the embroidery thread, and I haven’t touched it in 3 years. How companies can get away with this is beyond me and I learned that some people paid as much as $10.00 plus shipping for one of these.

  87. MagnoliaRose1946 says:

    I am tickled Rolling off with laughter 😜

  88. MrsNerissa says:

    You gave me a good laugh on a Monday! Thank you. Excellent video.

  89. hawkeye harley says:

    u need the embroidery stableizer material thats why the flawse keeps coming out ….crap… i cant spell lol

  90. Nick Desert says:

    New subscriber 😊😊

  91. Sylvia OQuinn says:

    Thankyou for explaining this.

  92. Uma Ramanujadaasi says:

    10 bucks a month eh?! Lol dream on

  93. Tinyfată says:

    Doesn't the common sewing machine have functional embroidery settings?

  94. Melissa Graham says:

    Glue on the back side will hold it also.

  95. Rebecca Cannon says:

    I got the same pen for black friday and it arrived a month ago, I was upset that it was false advertising and not what I thought I was purchasing

  96. jade jade says:

    you so crazy and super cute!!

  97. Lauren Walker says:

    I bought one of these and had the exact same issues. I researched it and still wanted to kill the thing. It was all stressful few days. I wish I’d seen this video first.

  98. Ever Changing Me says:

    I’m thinking the problem is the Pen to Fabric interface 😏

  99. winnie holtermann-jensen says:

    😅😂😂😂😂😂😅

  100. drawing with zeina says:

    🤦🏻‍♀️😂😂

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