This week I would love to share with you a little something that I think you will love, to show you that I care and in the hopes that it inspires you to do something similar. Embroidery on clothing is big news at present – you will see it in selected shops and on the runway. My daughters asked me if I would do some embroidery on a shirt for them and I must admit I was not very keen, thinking it would be a lot of work! However, a few weeks ago I saw a pin on Pinterest of some embroidery done on the collar of a shirt and thought “what a great idea”. So I did a little trial run and this is the result. Rather pleased with it and plan to show it off at my next meeting with the stitching group:)) Hopefully they notice!
I purchased a floral graphics bundle from Creative Market the designer was Delagrafica and adapted one of the floral posies for my shirt. Creative Market is a wonderful source of graphics done by freelance graphic designers and artists – it is worth having a look at what they have to offer and know they would appreciate the support, as many of these talented designers make a living from their craft.
You will need:
- A plain white cotton blouse/shirt
- Stranded cotton Threads in colours of your choice (recommend you use colourfast threads so can be washed)
- A small hoop – I used size 5.
- Sharps needle size 10.
Here is my process.
- Trace the outline using a transfer pen, then iron each one carefully onto the collar.
- Mount the collar into the hoop – it wont fit properly but will keep it taut whilst stitching.
- Stitch the design.
- Remove from hoop – iron on wrong side of embroidery and hey presto you have a beautiful blouse that is totally unique to you.
- Match the colours to a favorite skirt, pants or sweater – Shirt can be worn under a sweater for winter with collar peeping out, or on its own in summer.
- Use the design to embroider on almost anything – a t shirt, sweater, jeans – you could also embroider on the pocket of the shirt …….. IT WILL BE ONE OF A KIND!
Hope you have fun with this – till next time keep smiling and happy stitching.