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« on: May 29, 2009 09:41:16 PM »

This is my first try at satin and filling stitches. I needed a gift for my 13yr old nephew for his birthday tomorrow. I was going to make him a stenciled shirt but was unable to go get fabric paint so I decided to try embroidering it. It is 2"x4 1/2" and took about 5 hours to do with few breaks. Is that a long time with embroidery? Undecided It is based on a tribal skull tattoo by InkedPage that i found on deviantart.com.

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009 12:56:30 AM »

This is awesome! I can totally picture a 13 year old boy thinking so too!

I'm not the most experienced person to ask, but 5 hrs on an embroidery project is what comes with the territory. It's a craft that takes patience.

do you mind sharing photos of the shirt as a whole?
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009 08:23:07 AM »

looks great! and i agree with rubidiumdawn...embroidery takes patience...especially a solid fill like that!

question: I want to try hand embroidery on a tee, but what do you do with the backside to cover up the stitches & keep them safe from being pulled? thanks
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009 03:45:14 PM »

Tilt, this is wonderful, and it only took five hours???  You are a machine!

To cover the back, you can use iron-on fusing (Pellon is the common name in fabric stores) and put a small patch of it on the wrong side of the tee (the next to the skin part).

Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009 06:01:27 PM »

Thanks everyone! He loved it! I've added a pic of the whole shirt. Thanks for the tip on the backing lisalady161.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2009 07:08:54 PM »

You did a great job with this! Satin stitch is so cool and versatile.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009 06:39:08 PM »

Thanks. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2009 10:13:19 AM »

Very cool! Nice job.
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2009 11:19:30 AM »

Thanks!
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