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« on: March 09, 2009 02:46:47 PM »

Hiya! This is my first post to embroidery, I'm excited to share! I'm new to embroidery (about 5 months) and am totally obsessed. I have a new baby who often refuses to sleep except in someones lap, so I do alot of work at 2AM or so. These are a few of my "instant gratification" projects- ones I can knock out in an evening between feedings and toddler chasing. I also have some more detailed ones in the works, but I get bored easily and set them aside for something quicker. lol.

So, here are some shirts I made for my kids to wear at Cornerstone this summer. Cstone is a HUGE christian hard rock fest. Tons of bands, four days of camping, mud, and fellowship. So. Awesome. I can't wait- we see tons of college friends there and I get to show off my sweet kiddos. I made them rock-n-roll shirts for the occasion. I let my daughter pose in hers, but she can't wear it till summer. I'm afraid of stains. Smiley I got the pics from urban threads' digital stock art section. I love their designs! Also included is a pic of my daughter wearing a cherry shirt I designed.

Oh- quick question for fellow embroiderers- I simply put a piece of muslin under the shirt and sewed through both layers for stability and to avoid stretching. Is this a good way? The cherry shirt has been washed and is holding up well, but should I use a stabilizer or something instead? Thanks!



onesie and shirt- the guitar strings were hard and turned out really wavy. But I kinda like them that way. Also, as my husband pointed out, it should have 6 strings, not 5. I just copied the picture! Oh well.



Lily loving her shirt and cowgirl hat (from Halloween)



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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009 03:06:57 PM »

these are awesome!  your kiddos are going to look so rockin' at the concert! 

muslin sounds like a great idea to use for stablizer, i embroidered on a onesie once and used a couple of sheets of tissue paper in the back which I gently tore away when I was done.  www.sublimestitchin g.com sells t-shirt stablizer that seems to be pretty popular......
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009 03:21:20 PM »

Too cute! I love the headphones. I have a friend who would love that shirt!
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009 03:55:05 PM »

Those are really cute!  I really love the headphones.  I've never embroidered on clothing, so I can't help you with your question, sorry - but I'm sure someone else here will be able to help you.

Is that your baby in your avatar?  How stinkin' cute!
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009 05:13:29 PM »

Yeah for embroidery! I love the headphones. Very nice1
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009 06:08:29 PM »

Fantastic job!  I have real issues trying to embroider on clothes.  They do sell a stabilizer that will iron on and then tear off.  I once used freezer paper ironed on.  Not as good, but better than nothing.  As long as you get good results, like you did, go with what works!  The headphones are my fave, btw. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009 08:21:10 PM »

Thanks everyone for the encouragement and advice. Smiley I love this hobby! Oh, and to the person who asked about my avatar- that is my little girl, taken two years ago. I love doing photo shoots with her, but she's much less cooperative now that she's mobile!
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009 01:13:03 PM »

I'm not sure which is cuter...the shirts or your kids!  Hey, if muslin works then go for it.

Great job!
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