To beginner new tudung bawal embroiders following are FAQs. The answers will get you started with the pattern:
1) Where can I get patterns for tudung bawal?
There are a lot of web pages with pictures of tudung bawal pattern. Here are some of mine at Sulam Sayang:
a) Sulam Tangan dan Sulam Manik Tudung Bawal --> Pic #1
b) Tudung Bawal Sulam Tangan oleh Sulam Sayang --> Pic #4
c) Tudung Bawal Hand Sewn and Embroidered (TBHSE) --> Pic #2
2) How can get the patterns onto my fabric?
First, click the picture link. You will get a window with full view of the pattern.
Then, print the picture full onto an A4 paper
Place the printout underneath the fabric
Then, using an erasable marker pen, draw out (trace) the pattern on the fabricYou're all set to start with the stitching.
3) Which part should I start stitching first?
Start at the center area of the tudung back
Work the bullion flowers first
Then the stems
Then the leaves
Work your way along the tudung side until done.