Friday, August 13, 2010

Embroidered Camera Tutorial

Hey there! TGIF! This was a long week for me. So I'm glad it's the weekend.

Here is the promised tutorial for the embroidered camera I used on my layout. If you sew already, then this will be a piece of cake!

Here we go.


What you'll need: a Maya Road Kraft Journaling envelope that is in the Whip Cream & Nuts add-on, a pencil, a needle, and embroidery flosses (in two contrasting colors). I did a quick sketch of a camera with the pencil. Whatever you draw, do it lightly and make sure the pencil is sharp to create a thin line (easier to hide with the floss).


Next, I carefully opened up the envelope so the front flap was loose.


I put the envelope on top of my mouse pad, and poked holes through the envelope a few millimeters apart. This will set your stitch size.


Thread your needle with the floss. (I used four strands, most embroidery flosses come in a six-strand thread.) And start backstitching. Here is a pretty good tutorial on backstitching. Instead of knotting the ends, just leave some floss dangling. We'll tape those up later.


Once I was done, I covered the back with clear tape to avoid getting any of the floss snagged, or stitches becoming lose. I glued the envelope back together, and yeah, I was done!


If you'd like to stitch your own camera, come by my blog for a free download. Please share any of your creations with us in our Flickr group! Hope you have a great weekend!

-Linda

5 comments:

佳幸雨幸雨幸雨俐 August 13, 2010 at 9:40 AM  

噴泉的高度,不會超過它的源頭。一個人的事業也是如此,它的成就絕不會超過自己的信念。........................................ ........................

Lisa Dickinson August 13, 2010 at 11:53 AM  

LOVE this! But you forgot to preface this by saying you need some art skills beyond stick figure drawings :P

Jenn Olson August 13, 2010 at 12:13 PM  

You're brilliant! :) So happy you put this up a tutorial!

Vicky August 13, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

Super technique and tip :) TFS

蕾蕾 August 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

道歉是人類一定必要的禮節..................................................

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