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« on: March 04, 2017 05:41:47 AM »

After I completed my Eleven hoop I immediately knew I wanted to make something in the same style for myself. I've been on a bit of a Star Wars kick lately (Rogue One was SO GOOD!), and with Carrie Fisher's recent passing, stitching Leia (not in the metal bikini) almost had to be done. After hunting down the perfect image (harder than it seems), I came up with this:



I started with this image, added the banner and printed at high contrast for transfer.



Once I finished stitching the portrait, I still felt like something was missing and added the flowers based this free download.



I attempted to use this tutorial to finish the back, but it did not come out nearly as professional. Don't mind my wonky lines. My new walking foot is still attached to my machine and I was too lazy to switch it out.



Overall I'm really happy with the end result, and it's all for me!!



Thanks for looking. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017 07:36:47 AM »

It came out beautifully!  I adore the addition of the flowers.  They really add to the sense of humor and fun. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017 10:02:14 AM »

Ahh it's glorious! I think you picked the perfect flower frame for her.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017 06:27:41 PM »

Oh, it was so worth all the work you put into planning it! Fantastic, so much expression in the face, it's absolutely perfect. The flowers are a great foil for all her warrior princess sass.

I don't think the back really matters since it will be hung up but if you want to finish it that way it is a nice touch.But it's hard to sew a loose circle to a tight hooplah, I think I've bled as much as with a needle felting project every time I've tried it. Trs pokey, ouch.

I do backings a bit differently than the tute you linked. I'm sure I learned this here on Craftster but can't find it now so this is a link to another tutorial on using foil to press a perfect circle of fabric:
https://thefabricheart.wordpress.com/tag/circle-tutorial/
If needed to get the fabric to behave I lace up the backing tight like this but round instead of square:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335956.0
And I pin the circle on before stitching or it moves all over the place.

Here's another back gather that I think looks good without a circle of fabric to cover it:
https://hell2breakfast.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/325/

Totally unnecessary but we're crazy, ha!
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017 08:42:21 PM »

Love this! The flowers are an excellent touch, and a nice colorful contrast to the black and white stitch work.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017 06:11:04 AM »

Love this so hard.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017 02:55:24 PM »

This so rocks!
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017 05:29:48 PM »

Best hoop in the universe!
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017 11:34:21 PM »

beautiful work!!  I'm so envious of your embroidery skills and I applaud your subject and the feminist sentiment!
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2017 06:25:56 AM »

Thanks all!! Smiley

CLM - yes, why is it so hard to get the circle tight?? It ends up looking like it's just floating there, lol. I will have to try one of the other tutes you provided, thanks! My circle is only so wonky because of the walking foot, I swear! Wink
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