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Topic: tatoo inspired embroidery, but what to do with it?  (Read 3033 times)
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« on: June 13, 2005 11:45:15 AM »

OK I just finished this little embroidery.  I like it a lot but It's just on a plain cream/white peice of cloth, so are there any suggestions on what i could do with it?

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2005 12:03:49 PM »

Love love love it! I like how you outlined it with black and then used a satin stitch - that is what you did, right? It looks so pro!

You could do so much with it: a pillow case, a tablecloth, placemat...or make a skirt or wrap....or since it says "crafting" you could make it a pin cushion or make a craft-supply bag out of it...

« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2005 12:05:42 PM »

I don't have any suggestions but I love it!  Make sure you turn it into something you use often!  You did such a great job.

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2005 12:34:13 PM »

How about using it as a "do not disturb" door knob hanger for your crafting room/area? 

I think you did a fantastic job...I wish my satin stitch looked that good!

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2005 01:45:06 PM »

it would be cute as a pocket on a craft bag (i keep all my stuff in various bags/cases so I can work on whatever suits my mood). It woud also be cute on a purse, or whatever -- it's just plain cute.  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2005 02:59:58 PM »

you have some great ideas already -
here are my additions:
You can do the zippered pouch done here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10165.0 make it any size you need to hold your stitching supplies for when you only want to carry the necessities (that's what I am doing with my guitar piece but may change up the pattern a bit).
Add it to a apron if you wear one when you craft.
Like Poppet, I also like to carry my stuff in totes for each different project. I fill my tote with the craft items needed for that project.
You could frame it and hang in your craft room/area.
Make it into a patch and put it on the back of a bowling shirt and add a fun name to the front.

How big is it?


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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2005 03:09:15 PM »

That is beautiful, nice work!  I like the idea of using it for a door sign or a crafting bag.
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2005 09:53:05 PM »

thank you so much for all your great compliments and even better ideas!!


As far as using a satin stitch, to tell you the truth I don't even know what it is!  I just took a tattoo I liked, outlined it onto the cloth, added the "crafting" to the banner, then did the colors, and THEN outlined it in black, that way the black covered up any uneven-ness of the colored stitching.

The swatch is really only about 14 in X 14 in I guess.... I was thinking of doing a pouch or something, but might have to use another color for the back or side of it perhaps...
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2005 05:33:27 PM »

Is that a Sailor Jerry bird? I just used the same (or an amazingly similar) pattern for a tote bag I made: Just finished it today! I chose a very similar color scheme as well. Weird!! Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2005 05:37:37 PM »

Very cool!  I just love the fact that you figured it out and didn't know what a satin stitch was and yet yours is perfect!  Smiley  You rock.

You should make a purse or something so you can enjoy it all the time.  Your embroidery is beautiful.
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