A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  It's time to vote!  Which Craftster member rocked dollar store crafting?  Cast your vote here!
Total Members: 305,622
Currently Running With Scissors:
388 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: letters for 'big sister' shirt!  (Read 764 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Offline Offline

Posts: 509
Joined: 16-Apr-2006

Virginia is for lovers.

View Profile
« on: January 30, 2011 05:22:31 PM »

just found out i am pregnant, and want to embroider a 'big sister' shirt for my 16th month old. i want the letters to be rather large and plainly obvious, so something more than just backstitch. what i am looking for is something along these lines (1, 2) but i assume these are both machine embroidered. can i accomplish something similar by hand? thanks!

« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011 05:43:01 PM »

Congratulations! I think the "big sis" shirt idea is really cute Cheesy

The first example I bet could be emulated with satin stitch, or long-and-short. I've never done either, so no tips on doing them, unfortunately.

The second example, with the applique, you could use wonder-under or whatever it's called (the webby stuff used to attach fabric to other fabric, which I've never used Tongue). Once ironed, you could embroider around the applique with buttonhole stitch, blanket stitch, a plain old running stitch, or use a reverse applique method like Alabama Chanin (http://alabamachanin.com/index.php).

Here's a few examples that clearly show the handstitching:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2510/3998808596_0c4f9f6ab2.jpg (blanket stitch)
http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.73605542.jpg (blanket stitch)
http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.90906423.jpg (backstitch)
http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.53970086.jpg (no idea what this one is called)

I've only just discovered that blanket stitch is just a widely-spaced buttonhole stitch...


Shows how much I embroider....

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
Jeffrey Eugenides on What Makes a Good Film Adaptation
Joyce Carol Oates on Violence in Writing
Azure Antoinette Shares a Poem at the IdeaFestival
Devil’s Wake Book Trailer
"All In Good Time": A Poem Read by Jason Sklar
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Coffee, the nectar of life!
@Home This Weekend: Expecto Patronum Night Light!

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.