Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Doodle Design For Embroidery

I don't know about you but I love a good doodle :)
There is something so satisfying and therapeutic about creating patterns with just a fine liner and a piece of paper

But why not go one step further and stitch your doodles?

All you need is some light coloured cotton fabric, iron on embroidery stabalizer, a needle and some black stranded cotton

1. Trace your doodle onto the fabric (see my transfer methods tutorial here)

2. Iron the stabalizer to the back of the fabric
It will stiffen the fabric enough so you won't need to use a hoop

3. Stitch the design using 1 strand of thread for very fine lines, 2 for thicker lines etc
You can use any outline stitches e.g back stitch, stem stitch etc (click here for stitch diagrams)

When the stitching is complete, frame your masterpiece or use it as a quilt block or as part of a sewing project