Prepare to be amazed...(not only by how great this turned out, but by how fast and easy it is!!)
I think I'm safe to share this, since my mother-in-law doesn't read my blog...so if you know her...shhhhhh!!! Don't tell. It's for Mother's Day. It's got every one of her kids and grandkids on it...
I don't know about you, but it's hard for me to find gifts for my parents and in-laws. There's nothing that they really need...so instead I try to come up with gifts that are personalized...but with little kids and so many other things pulling at my time, it can be hard to find the time to make as many gifts as I would like.
Well...this is going to save you time...BIG time. I've admired embroidery patterns for a long time (and even know how to use them in a pinch), but I just don't feel like I have the time to do much embroidery.
But I love how quick and easy this faux embroidery is, and it's SO easy to personalize.
Have I convinced you that you need to try one of these?
Good. I'm going to demonstrate on a simpler pattern. This one is the Twin Stichers Pattern Bloom #OU872. This one took me less than half an hour to put together...start to finish.
- Your pattern
- A permanent pen (I've tried four different kinds of pens and my favorite is the Fabric Ball and Brush Marker by Marvy Uchida.) You can see my post here about other pen options.
- Muslin or other woven cotton fabric
- Crayons (I prefer Crayola...not the washable kind.)
And if you're like me...once in a while you might leave your work out where it's gets a little wrinkled before you frame in it...you can iron it a bit when you're done. You just want to make sure to put a paper towel or two between your work and the iron and just iron lightly.
Updated to add...check out these other fun Faux Embroidery Projects:
CTR Faux Embroidery
Teacher Faux Embroidery with Signed Mat
Family Portrait Doodle Faux Embroidery