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Topic: Become the Change (embroidered tote)  (Read 1930 times)
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« on: December 06, 2008 09:30:32 PM »

Here's yet another completed Christmas gift. It's for a family member who worked for AmeriCorps for two years, has taken an interest in being more "green," and likes the "Become the change ..." quote by Ghandi.

I used the Pupcat font and a downloaded image of the Americorps logo to create the design, printed it, and transferred it to the fabric (another piece of the recycled bed sheet), which I machine stitched to the tote when I was finished. All the lettering is done in satin stitch (whew!) and the logo is done in long and short stitch and back stitch. The tote is made using this pattern and with leftover twill that I had on hand.

(EDIT: The embroidered square is about 7" wide and 8.25" high.)

I think it will be the perfect gift to be practical, "green," and reflective of the receiver's passions. Thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: December 07, 2008 08:50:34 PM by Muddlepud » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008 10:11:49 PM »

Wow, your lettering is fantastic! The logo looks great too.

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008 10:16:57 PM »

My favorite quote Smiley

great job!

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008 11:48:44 PM »

I love that quote too.
I can't believe you embroidered all of that. That is a lot of work and a very special gift. I can easily imagine them loving it.

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008 06:10:28 AM »

The project is really nicely done and your work with the lettering and the logo are incredible.

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008 07:33:09 AM »

YAY!!! AMERICROPS!! haha I was in Americorps too like 12 years ago. ouch! I freaked out when I saw the logo. Don't meet many people who actually know what it is.

You did a great job! Love the quote and the logo looks great!

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2008 09:34:32 AM »

my best friend just finished up a stint with americorps in new york, and is also very fond of this quote -- i thought of her immediately when i saw this project!
great job!  Smiley


« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2008 05:35:30 PM »

What a labor love! All that hand stitching. It looks amazing!

« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008 06:25:58 PM »

Your satin stitch is astonishing! Well done Grin

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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008 08:09:51 PM »

I agree - lovely satin stitching. You have the patience of a saint!

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