A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News:  Vote for your favorite Bottle It Up project now! Smiley
Total Members: 302,482
Currently Running With Scissors:
643 Guests and 24 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: Designing your own symmetrical embroidery design (tutorial)  (Read 4363 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: March 28, 2006 06:03:02 PM »

Here's a tutorial I wrote awhile ago that I thought I would share with y'all!  Cheesy

I learned this design technique in a quilting class that I took. It was originally used to make appliqu patterns. Afterwards, I realized that this method could be applied to embroidery:
Take a square piece of paper slightly larger than you want your finished design to be.
1. Fold the paper in half as shown in the diagram below by a dotted line, in the direction of the arrow, so that you have a rectangle.

2. Fold it in half along the dotted line, so you have a square. Make sure that the centre of the square is lined up with the centre of your next fold.
3. Fold it in half diagonally along the dotted line, so that you have a triangle.
4. Unfold your paper. You should see the fold lines as shown in the diagram.
5. Draw one part of your design (using pencil) between two fold lines. Fold your paper along one of the folds so that your drawing is on the inside.
6. Use an eraser and rub the back of the paper where your drawing is.
7. Keep on folding and rubbing until the design is symmetrical. You may want to darken the rubbed lines so that they transfer visibly.
8. Draw, fold and rub until your pattern is complete.
9. Once you are done, you can transfer or trace in onto fabric and embroider your fabulous design!

Here is an example of a pattern I made, but dont forget to make your own:
« Last Edit: June 12, 2011 06:36:15 AM by kittykill - Reason: Fixed image » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2006 08:17:32 AM »

Thanks for sharing that! I think I am going to try some pinstriping then embroider on tea towels, this method would work well for that!
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015 06:56:34 PM »

Really useful! I love it! Thanks for sharing.
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015 02:05:20 PM »

Clever.  Clever. 
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

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Battle of the Fashion Bloggers
One Little Black Dress, Four Ways to Wear It
Model Jourdan Dunn Is Launching a Childrenswear Line
Bonnie Young Kids Fall 2015 Collection
Daily News Kid Fashion Critic Reviews NYFW Runway Styles
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Coffee Mug Cozy
March 25, 2015 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: How to Make 110 Prayer Flags

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 ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.