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Calvero
« on: September 03, 2012 11:24:42 AM »



How would I embroider onto a set of boots like this?

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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012 11:48:47 AM »

Oooooh, pretty! In the case of your example boots, it looks like the fabric was machine embroidered prior to construction of the boots. To do this to a finished pair, I would pick a pair of boots that have a side zip so you can open the shaft as much as possible, and a woven fabric like twill, canvas, linen, whatever would be easier to embroider than some kind of plastic. Other than that, practice your satin stitch, or choose a design that's within your skill level (I didn't look at your past projects; for all I know, you're a master embroiderer!).

If I were to do this, I'd lightly mark my design with a pencil. I wouldn't trust disappearing ink on boots I couldn't throw in the washing machine.

Good luck, and can't wait to see how it goes!
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MissThing
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012 12:58:57 PM »

i should imagine that the material was embroidered prior to constructing the boots. when the material layed flat.....

to recreate this on a pair of boots already constructed it may be worth the effort of de-constructing the part to be embroidered and then putting the boots back together afterwards. i think to try and sew wither by hand or machine onto a pair of boots moulded/shaped to stay circular your going to have a hell of a job getting the stitches to stay flat and even.....
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Calvero
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012 01:19:30 PM »

Oooooh, pretty! In the case of your example boots, it looks like the fabric was machine embroidered prior to construction of the boots. To do this to a finished pair, I would pick a pair of boots that have a side zip so you can open the shaft as much as possible, and a woven fabric like twill, canvas, linen, whatever would be easier to embroider than some kind of plastic. Other than that, practice your satin stitch, or choose a design that's within your skill level (I didn't look at your past projects; for all I know, you're a master embroiderer!).

If I were to do this, I'd lightly mark my design with a pencil. I wouldn't trust disappearing ink on boots I couldn't throw in the washing machine.

Good luck, and can't wait to see how it goes!

I'm at around a moderate skill level. I've never sewn on anything round before, so I'm not sure how to keep it round.


i should imagine that the material was embroidered prior to constructing the boots. when the material layed flat.....

to recreate this on a pair of boots already constructed it may be worth the effort of de-constructing the part to be embroidered and then putting the boots back together afterwards. i think to try and sew wither by hand or machine onto a pair of boots moulded/shaped to stay circular your going to have a hell of a job getting the stitches to stay flat and even.....

http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Sweater-Boots/ - I was thinking about making these shoes and then embroidering this symbol (http://www.feanor.net/z0r/triforceCREST.jpg) on it.


To both,
Thanks for the help.
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