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ranchelmarie
« on: July 08, 2010 06:30:39 AM »

I've just finished two onesies for the cutest baby in the world (my nephew). I had previously embroidered him an Ewok onesie, since my brother is obsessed with Star Wars, so this time when I asked my sister-in-law what theme she wanted, she said old-school mario. so here you have it, Yoshi and a Super Mushroom.



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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010 06:53:26 AM »

Adorable!  These are so cute and special.  You did a great job.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010 06:54:19 AM »

These are really cool, did you use the pull away material to do your cross stitch on, or did you stitch directly on the onesies?
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ranchelmarie
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010 08:33:34 AM »

Thanks! I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
I used the pull away material (waste canvas) it worked very well. However, I don't think I'll be cross-stitching many onesies, because it leaves A LOT of little bumps on the back and might irritate the baby's skin. or maybe I just need to improve my technique...?
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2010 08:58:59 AM »

Those are great!  I especially like the Yoshi one.

As for the back irritating delicate baby skin, would some iron-on interfacing put over the back of the stitching work?  I've never tried it myself, but it seems like it would provide a smoother finish...and maybe keep the thread ends from possibly coming loose during washing.  Has anyone else tried this?
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2010 10:15:06 AM »

As for the back irritating delicate baby skin, would some iron-on interfacing put over the back of the stitching work?  I've never tried it myself, but it seems like it would provide a smoother finish...and maybe keep the thread ends from possibly coming loose during washing.  Has anyone else tried this?
That might help, I've seen commercially made embroidered things with something like iron-on interfacing on the back, it always seems to peel off though. would love to know if anyone else has tried this and whether it works.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2010 04:59:03 PM »

Wow! Nice stitching!
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ranchelmarie
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010 04:04:35 AM »

Thanks! And thanks for the advice about using waste canvas, never could have done it without that.
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sparrowarms
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2010 06:25:23 AM »

These are fab! I've been thinking about makins somthing similar, can I ask did you use and embroidery hoop? I keep thinking about it but don't want to stretch the fabric!
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2010 07:49:35 AM »

I did use a hoop. It stretches a bit, but went right back to it's normal shape after washing and drying.
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