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« on: March 14, 2006 07:00:50 PM »

A long while back I bought a brown fatigue hat to replace the camo hat I usually wear.
My problem was that I wanted to embellish it—with embroidery--a bit, but wasn’t sure how. So, I came up with some ideas and emailed a bunch of friends to get their input. My friend Christine suggested I do something with Spriographs. So, I busted out the trusty Spirograph maker (my little Hasbro drawing toy) and got to work making designs. Eventually I came up with this:
(please ignore the cat hairs on the hat! Smiley ).


Front: It’s not totally complete, as I want to put a smaller design in the center of this larger one, but haven’t had time.




Back:




The back has a random design b/c I liked it too much to un-do it.

Side:




This is an early version, but as you can see I ended up pulling these out, because it seemed to be too much and I didn’t like the colors. But, since I was experimenting it was no big deal:




Then, for my friend who inspired this whole thing, I made some simple spirograph patches, which she apparently has the perfect purse to sew them to:



 and some close ups:







Basically all I did was make the design with my Spirograph (the “toy”) and then trace it onto the hat and fabric with colored seamstress/embroidery tracing paper. Then, went to work. I love how it turned out, and think everything I own will now have an embroidered spirograph design on it!!

(for more about spirographs (and more complex designs) go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirograph)

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feel free to move this to a different section, I wasn't sure if it should go here, or with clothing/accessories.

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2006 07:56:42 PM »

it's awesome! I like the first hat the best! it's different and kool.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006 08:13:20 PM »

Very cool! Now I am wishing that I still had my Spirograph!
I like the colors you used, too!
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006 08:25:48 PM »

thanks!
they still sell spriographs, though they are a bit different (and not as good, in my opinion), they cost maybe $7-$10.
i have one of the newer ones, it's called "delux spirograph" i think.

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006 03:32:52 AM »


i have one of the newer ones, it's called "delux spirograph" i think.
Me too! I got mine when I went in for surgery as a kid. . . I still take it out, and I'm fast approaching 30  Cheesy

I need to get it out again and show it to the kids  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2006 04:10:50 AM »

Now that is sheer brillance - I will dig out my kids' one tonight. Thanks for the inspiration!

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2006 04:38:20 AM »

sigh. . . spirograph. . . the memories!

what a fun idea! 

nice work.
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2006 08:15:27 AM »

That is so freaking cool!  Cheesy

Now you've made me need a spirograph and have a strange desire to put these on all my clothes.  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2006 11:14:56 AM »

Oh I love those.  I would have never thought of that.  And I did love my spirograph as a kid!
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2006 12:02:15 PM »

That is so freaking cool!  Cheesy

Now you've made me need a spirograph and have a strange desire to put these on all my clothes.  Tongue


that's exactly how i feel. Wink
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