I followed some tutorials for maching embroidery onto leather, pleather and other really difficult fabrics. I am in love, it was sooo difficult but ever so worth it! the book was my third attempt (thankfully I had a whole old coat to cut up and play with lol). I made the mistake of using too detailed designs.
the tips I can give are thus:
use line-only and very little detail in embroidery designs. I don't make my own, so these are downloaded. one a free design (the one on the book) from http://www.embroiderydesigns.com/
, and the design on the cuff is a paid for design from my new favorite place: www.urbanthreads.com
the following items are for my brother's birthday. he's 16 in the middle of this month, he's out, proud, gorgeous, amazing and I'm ever so proud of the guy. he's also kinda emo lol.
ok. without further ado, here's my latest funky things!!
there was a lot of flash glare, but that is the picture I emailed to his best friend to get a second opinion...her exact answer was "OMG! that's sooooo Oli!!!". excellent.
here's one, no flash so a little yellowish and slightly blurry...
he is transferring from a traditional school to what the uk calls a further education college; not the same as american college. more like.... high school and college combined if that makes sense. this is an amazing achievment because he's severely dyslexic and has been incredibly determined (told you I was proud!). So I made him a book cover.
and now for the book cover. I made the cover removable so that when he finishes the book, he can remove it and put it on another.
and to balance and stabilise the cover, I added some eyelets and ribbon on the inside. sewn in. I also added some eyelets on the outside, on the spine, just 'cos I was having so much fun with the hammer
not having a teflon foot, I decided not to risk machineing the hems and everywhere that needed sewing I did by hand.
same with the cuff.
so. whadya think?!