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« on: June 16, 2006 11:44:47 AM »

This is the first REAL embroidery I've ever done. Be nice.
<<far away<<Blurry close up

It's a star. I printed one on paper from google, cut it out, pinned it down and sewed the outline. The shine-thingies I made freehand.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2006 12:09:52 PM »

Awesome job for a first try! Rock on!

You can also try iron transfers like from Sublime Stitching or Aunt Martha's, so that all you do is iron it to your fabric and peel then poof the design is on there. Sublime Stitching has awesome packs... and a starting out kit.

If you didn't like having to embroider thru the paper, next time you can tape the paper to a clear window that receives lots of light. Then you can hold or tape your piece of fabric over and against the taped up picture. The sun outside will allow you to see the lines thru the fabric (like a lightbox... but cheaper) and you just trace. You can use a special pencil available from any craft store... or again if you are mad cheap like myself... a good old #2 will do the trick.

That was great for a first try- keep it up!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006 12:13:48 PM »

I didn't sew through the paper, I sewed around it.

And I might try kits. No matter how many times I pricked myself or got tired of pulling out super crooked stiches and not having real embroidery floss, I really loved doing it. Plus, it adds cute touches to clothes and bags.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2006 12:18:02 PM »

http://www.sublimestitching.com/transferpreview.html
There's usually a Sublime Stitching ad flashing to the right there at times... its good to check out.

http://www.acmenotions.com/aumahotirtr.html
Aunt Martha's patterns can be bought at tons of places, Walmart included.

Thank goodness you didn't sew through  the paper, that would have driven me nuts!  Grin
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BlondeBomB
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2006 02:06:49 PM »

Hehe, me too. I actually stiched on more, because I thought it looked bland. This is a little bit more to be proud of ::
The dots are actually asteriks. The kind made of 4 lines.
And thanks for the links. I hope to use them well.
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