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Topic: Simple embroideries for Christmas presents (and several pics to prove it)  (Read 1336 times)
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« on: January 04, 2011 01:37:47 PM »

These are actually my first non-cross-stitch embroideries.

For my Simpson's loving brother-in-law:



Yes, I did stick a pin into the wall so I could photograph the darn thing.

Originally I had planned to just backstitch the outline of the letters, but about it took me less than half an episode of Word World to realize the fabric is so busy it wasn't showing up well. So I switched to satin stitch. Wasn't too thrilled with it as I was working on it (another episode of Word World and two of Sesame Street), but in the end I think it turned out decent enough.



Had plenty of fabric left over so I made a little drawstring bag to wrap it in (which yeah, I know doesn't really belong in this category, sorry!):



For his son, my nephew (in-law, I guess) I used this: http://www.sublimestitching.com/zippered+pouch+tutorial as inspiration. Well, I followed the embroidery exactly, but just did a basic zippered pouch instead of following that part of the tutorial. Sewing the pouch only took one naptime, and the embroidery took slightly less than one episode of Sesame Street.



The inside is lined with a random taupe-ish fabric from my stash that doesn't match the outside fabric at all, ooops.

Here's a close-up of the embroidery (one strand, all backstitch) and the incredibly wonky reverse applique:



P.S. All these episodes of Word World and Sesame Street were not all consecutive nor in just one day, I promise. That said, the kid is starting to recognize her letters and numbers... Wink
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011 01:53:37 PM »

Did you paint the hoop? Or did it come blue? Great idea to use such patterened fabric and embelish it with a d'oh!

I absolutely love how you measure how long it too to complete in kids shows! Finding destractions so you can have some crafting time is so hard! Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011 09:53:59 AM »

Neat idea! I really like the pencil bag.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011 02:31:22 AM »

wow, you time your projects just like I used to before minime started full time school lol!
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011 12:10:20 PM »

Zomg where did you get that fabric?!  I have a friend who is a die hard friend and she wants me to do something Simpsons-y for her Smiley 
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2011 08:05:26 PM »

Thanks folks!

The hoop I painted, with craft paint I had on hand. About 2 and a half-ish coats. Yeah, got lazy there at the end... Smiley

As for the fabric, I found it at Wal-Mart, of all places! I had to giggle when the lady cutting it said about half-way through "Is this... The Simpsons?!" For I consider myself quite pop-culturally ignorant, but really, they've been around forever!
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2011 06:40:18 PM »

I likethe Stitchings!!  I had forgotten how I used PBS to craft things too!  Good Times!
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