Have a favorite design that you'd love to make a stitching template for. The next time you buy a product in the hard plastic casing that takes scissors and a football team to get open.....cut the flat part of the casing out and save it. A sharpie marker makes your favorite design permanent and since the plastic is clear, it is easy to trace. Then either using a heavy needle or a small hand punch, you can punch/poke the holes in the design for a sturdy reusable template.