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Topic: Embroidered "His" pillowcase from vintage iron-on  (Read 1806 times)
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« on: June 13, 2007 11:01:52 AM »

Well, my subject pretty much sums it up.  This is the most satin stitch I've ever done, and I was pretty nervous.  I used the suggestions made by some other craftster (no idea who) and was quite pleased.  I used one strand of floss throughout, and did "padding" underneath, that is, there are two layers of stitching. 

It was for my fiance's birthday present (he got a pillow, too, so he'd quit stealing mine).  The "hers" case is in the works, but much slower going w/o a deadline  Cheesy

All in all, I'm very proud of how it turned out.

As usual, criticism and suggestions are welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007 01:34:12 PM »

Very lovely, that satin stitch looks great! I've never attempted that much satin stitch... but anyhow, it's beautiful!

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007 07:40:22 PM »

I love, love, love this vintage design.  Beautiful stitches - especially all of that satin stitch!  Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2007 11:07:17 PM »

That's beautiful. Nice colours and pattern. Looks very clean. I hope he thinks so, too!


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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007 10:49:14 AM »

LOVE it!! I have never done that much satin stitch either and when I do it... well, it's just not that great. Could you explain in more detail the method of padding you were talking about??



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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007 11:20:24 AM »

LOVE that.  i really wanted to make similar cases saying "Mr" and "Mrs" as gifts for a wedding I'm going to, but didn't end up doing it after all... perhaps I'll make them for my FI and myself.  Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2007 07:41:07 PM »

That looks so professional. I really like it! I've never done any satin stitches.

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2007 04:04:29 PM »

Very nice satin stitch. How long did it take you to do it with only one thread??? Wow, impressive.
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2007 02:59:17 PM »

It wasn't fast using only one thread, but it wasnt as horrible as I had imagined it would be.  Working pretty dilligently in my free time, I finished that pillowcase in about a week and a half.  It does take longer, but the appearance of my satin-stitching has improved SO greatly since I started doing it that way that it's more than worth it to me.

I DO wish I remembered where the original satin-stitching thread was on here.  I want to give that very smart woman credit for her advice!

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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2007 08:35:25 PM »

just gorgeous! looks so nice n perfect i hope he really does enjoy it! one strand of thread you say? wow! incredible.. Shocked
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