Isn't it satisfying to put the finishing touches on a project that you feel took way too long? Last night I finally wrapped up an embroidery piece that I've been working on for a couple of days too many.
What would be a more appropriate caption than "the sky is the limit"?? So, I ran with it. The pattern is a simple outline so it could be embellished with designs and decorative stitches when the time came. I got everything drawn up and saved it to my computer but then I had to decide how to transfer it to the cloth. There are a ton of ways to do this for embroidery projects, but my favorite is the tissue paper method. If you've never done it before, it's pretty darn simple.
- Wrap a piece of tissue paper around a sheet of card stock. Tape it in place
- Run the sheet through the printer with the tissue paper in the direction that the ink will be applied
- Carefully tear the tissue paper off of the card stock and pin in in place on your fabric (I wasn't exactly thrilled with how the layout looked so I cut the words apart from the balloon and pinned them on separately.)
- Stitch directly through the pattern
- Once you're all finished, carefully rip off whatever you can and use tweezers to remove the rest
I grabbed some of my favorite shades of blue and got to work. I kept everything relatively balanced but used a variety of patterns and stitches to fill in each section.
To get my pattern for yourself, download the PDF here. Please share some pictures of what you create if you use it!
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