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Topic: Nintendo bomb-omb/parachute cross-stitch...ON MY BUTT! *added tutorial with pics  (Read 5716 times)
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« on: June 15, 2006 01:43:48 PM »

So a few pics from my newest little creative project...a cross-stitched bomb-omb on my fav jeans! I've always been a huge Nintendo fan, and I'll never forget the frustrations of these cute lil' guys.  Wink




^  A close-up of him




**EDIT**

Ok, so a little tutorial on my method of waste canvasness...Um, first one I've done, forgive me lol. If anything is unclear, just ask Smiley

1. First you're going to want to gather up your stuff, including: needle and thread, waste canvas, your pattern, article of clothing or fabric, and embroidery thread. (A seam ripper may come in handy too) I will be using the bomb-omb pattern, since I seem to be lacking the greens for the "1 UP".



2. Determine what size the pattern will be on the canvas. Leave extra canvas around where the pattern will be stitched, at least an 1" or more. You'll probably want to put tape around the edges of the canvas to prevent it from fraying, but I was too lazy to  Wink



3. Next, baste the waste canvas to the fabric so it will not slip while you are stitching. (Mine's in blue, it's a little hard to see; again, due to laziness on my part) You'll want to baste around all four edges and diagonally, you might need more though for a larger pattern. Make sure the threads of the canvas match up with the threads of the fabric to ensure it will turn out straight, and not all crooked.



4. Stitch your design as you normally would. It can be tricky at first, but eventually you'll get the hang of it. Try not to puncture any of the strands Aww, isn't he cute?



5. So you should have all your crosses, back-stitches, and french knots done now, now is when you take the basting stitches out, carefully! I used a seam ripper (my mother's ancient seam ripper!!!) to help me along with this, but be really carefully you don't kill any of the embroidery threads!



6. Then cut the canvas down a bit smaller around the pattern, see the pics to get a rough estimate.



7. Now, I'm not sure if all waste canvases are the same as mine, but I soaked my pattern in water for a minute or so. Then I carefully removed the strands of the canvas with the help of tweezers.



And that's basically all Smiley
« Last Edit: June 22, 2006 06:15:23 PM by xsugarkittyx » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2006 01:47:24 PM »

I love that!! Bomb-ombs alllways made me mad. haha. Those are really cute though!!
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Hi, I'm Amanda =]

I'm just getting back into this, but if any pictures are missing, let me know. Photobucket hates me.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2006 01:57:00 PM »

I love that!! Bomb-ombs alllways made me mad. haha. Those are really cute though!!

Thanks Smiley I'm always torn between their annoyingness and cuteness, lol. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2006 03:38:17 PM »

Awwww, that's adorable! When the jeans give out, you have to make them into a cute little bomb-omb purse  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2006 02:48:04 PM »

That's just too cute!  LOL great melding of subject and medium.
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2006 04:03:00 PM »

How do you get the stitches to come out so evenly on jeans?  Or, really, any fabric that isn't aida?

Looks great, by the way!  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2006 10:04:23 AM »

How do you get the stitches to come out so evenly on jeans?  Or, really, any fabric that isn't aida?

I bast-stitched a piece of waste canvas on the jeans, and just stitched like I normally would. The basting holds the piece of fabric so it doesn't slip while stitching. Smiley It takes a little getting used to, this was my first attempt.

It was a little trickier to get the needle through the denim, a thimble would probably come in handy for this *practically killed thumb in the process* After it was all done, I removed the basting carefully with a seam ripper (lol).  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2006 10:08:19 AM »

Awwww, that's adorable! When the jeans give out, you have to make them into a cute little bomb-omb purse  Cheesy

The thought of my jeans wearing out makes me sad  Sad
But I love the purse idea, thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2006 01:37:25 PM »

How do you get the stitches to come out so evenly on jeans?  Or, really, any fabric that isn't aida?

I bast-stitched a piece of waste canvas on the jeans, and just stitched like I normally would. The basting holds the piece of fabric so it doesn't slip while stitching. Smiley It takes a little getting used to, this was my first attempt.

It was a little trickier to get the needle through the denim, a thimble would probably come in handy for this *practically killed thumb in the process* After it was all done, I removed the basting carefully with a seam ripper (lol).  Cheesy

Do you think you could put up a little tutorial (with pictures) on how you did it?  Especially cutting off the parts you don't need...that sounds cool, but I'm not sure I get it 100%.  Or, alternatively, can somebody recommend a book or website that shows how to do this?  Thanks!

I love Nintendo-themed stitchings. Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2006 06:35:12 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial!!!!

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