Posts Tagged ‘transfer’

I drew this cute little russian nesting doll with the intention of embroidering it. I kept her simple. Very simple. Almost too simple now that I look at her… 

Anyway, if you’re wondering how I turned this:

into this:

I’ll show you!

First you take your drawing (or embroidery transfer) and tape it to a window. I taped mine to my sliding glass door.

Then you will want to take your fabric and tape it over your pattern.

Next step, tracing! Most people use a fabric marker to trace embroidery patterns, since they are water-soluble and any visible lines will come off with a little bit of water. My fabric marker is gone and has been for a while now, thank-you Emma. So I just use a pencil. Whatever works, right?

After you have your whole pattern traced onto your fabric you are ready to start embroidering! Now that was easy, wasn’t it?

I plan on getting this image scanned into my computer very soon. And as soon as I do, I’ll be sure to share it with you!


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I thought I’d change things up a bit and post about some embroidery projects. I’ve been working on both here and there for months. And still both of them are just a tad incomplete.

First up is the little gnomie girl. The pattern was purchased at a little sweetness. Love her shop! So much in fact that Emma’s second birthday party was based on her little red riding hood illustration.

Isn’t she just darling? As with most of my other embroidery projects, I’m still not quite sure what to do with it when I’m done. So in the meantime, I will just enjoy looking at it. 🙂

Next up is this cute little vintage cat. I found this pattern at the flickr group for vintage embroidery transfers, hoop love vintage transfers.

I’m thinking of making Emma a doll quilt. One day. And the plan is to use this little kitty as one of the blocks. We’ll see when and if that ever happens!

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