If you're like me you LOVE so many of the embroidery patterns out there, but don't feel like you have time to use them. Well, Twin Stitchers and I are hoping to change that! I've been experimenting with some new techniques using her embroidery patterns for projects other than embroidery.
I used the (My Sister My Friend item #OU813 from Twin Stitchers found here.) The pattern comes with a bunch of different heads/hairstyles for personalization. I adjusted the size of one sister to make her smaller to match my girls' ages better. The original pattern also comes with a cute border that I didn't use because of my frame dimensions, but it adds a lot to the design.
I'm still experimenting with different kinds of pens and such to see what works best, so a full tutorial will be coming in a weeks or two. But I thought I'd include a few pictures of the current process in case you're anxious to try your own.
We used muslin for the fabric, painters' tape to secure it to the table, an ultra-fine tip Sharpie permanent marker (I suggest the grown-up does this as you need to do it quickly since it bleeds...I'm experimenting with other pens that will work better), and regular crayola crayons. I printed the PDF pattern from Twin Stitchers with my slight changes, and put it underneath the fabric to trace. Muslin is thin enough you can see through just enough to trace. Then I taped it to the table, so it wouldn't move around while Firecracker worked.
Even the white crayon works on the light brown muslin.
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