Friday, December 30, 2011

Embroidered Tee Shirt: a tutorial


Hi there! It's been a while since I've done one of these, huh? Sorry for my extended absence, but Christmas chaos got the best of me! If you follow my facebook page, you might have seen that I had a bit of an unexpected surprise when my tutorial at U-Create won 1st place for the 2011 awards. Such an honor! Not only that, but I won a Silhouette Cameo machine!! I'm already imagining all of the beautiful things I can make with it. Have you seen anything exceptionally cool done with the Silhouette done around bloggyland? If so send me some links! I'm excited to try out some fun projects. 

And with that, here's my latest project. Simple, and no sewing machine required. Sounds good to me. Especially since my sewing machine has apparently gone on strike and refuses to stitch with proper tension. My seams are falling apart right after I sew them. So frustrating! 


Materials:


Plain Jane T-shirt (Mine's the boyfriend tee from Target)

Embroidery Floss

Embroidery Needle


Tutorial:

Pull your needle through from the inside out, so that the knot is on the inside of the tee


Use the machine stitched hem as a guide to keep your stitching straight.


Stitch up the sides...


...around the collar...


...and add as many details as you like. I was afraid of over-doing it, but found that every new addition added a pretty, new interest. 


Or totally diregard my tutorial and do it your way! One little snip fixes any mistakes you might make. 




It's all in the details. 





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33 comments

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Aw, the embroidery adds such a cute little detail!!

And that's so exciting about your Silhouette. I got the new one for Christmas, I have still yet to break it out of the box though, tis a busy season!!

Here are my favorite tutorials with the silhouette:
Sheet Music Paper Roses - http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/03/sheet-music-roses-tutorial.html

Laptop Viynl - http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/03/laptop-cover-vinyl-tutorial_19.html

Live Laugh Love canvases - http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/live-laugh-love-canvases.html

Enjoy!!

Ashley said...

Would you mind sharing where you got the font on the word "Embroidered"?
Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

I just got a Silhouette too, so I'll be stalking your comment section for links!

Enjoy!

Justine said...

Love this idea! By the way just wanted to let you know that I linked back to your cosmetic bag...check it out here:
http://kerraftycreations.blogspot.com/2011/12/some-make-up-bags.html

alesha said...

Congratulations on your win! I love how some of the simplest crafts are the most amazing. Great job!
Alesha

Laura @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

So cute! I want to see it onnnn! lol. I got a plain black long sleeve maternity T from Target the other day (this is more impressive than it sounds, as I'm from Canada and was doing my annual trip-to-the-states-which-includes-target lol) and this might look suuuuuuper cute on it! Oooh, and for my daughter as well, what a sweet way to dress up a plain T.

Allyson said...

Such a cute idea! I never would have thought to do that, but it worked just perfectly. I may even do this for a shirt for my niece.

Thanks for sharing!
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Bookweirm said...

OMG, it's such a cute way of spiffing a tee up!!

Awesome!

WOW said...

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Helen Deeds said...

Fun idea! I have so much of this thread and I've never come up with anything to use it on. I might be doing this soon.

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Great! The embroidery looks fantastic on Tee Shirt...thanks for sharing very nice idea..

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Katherine Steven said...

Fabulous embroidery on shirt! i really like it:) its really looking cool to wear awesome color tee shirts when going for party!

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