Hi there, sweet friends!
This is my very last post for Sweet Stamp Shop and I have a sad face. I have greatly enjoyed the inspiration and interaction between the Sweet Design Team and all of the loyal and faithful customers. YOU have been amazing!
So for my final post, I’m bringing you something a little different than my normal pocket layouts, but still something that could become an everlasting piece in your home….EMBROIDERY!
Have you ever dabbled in this craft? Personally, I LOVE it. It’s the perfect project for sitting outside on your patio as well as while watching TV. Another perk is that it requires both hands so it keeps me from snacking! 🙂
Today I’m going to show you how to take stamps and turn them into embroidery patterns. This project uses a retired stamp set (Spin Me), sad face, I know! But since we all get a little teary when our favorite sets go away, we have decided to immortalize them so they can live in our hearts forever by giving you the opportunity to buy some of the digital files. Come on over to the shop to check out the digi bundle that’s for sale now!
And today, you can have the digital version of the fan I used in this project for FREE! You can download it here! Spin Me is one of my very favorite sets and the style of the fan speaks to my love for anything vintage. The text is in the versatile lower alpha outline but you can stamp anything you like around your image.
I want to start by saying that this is not an embroidery tutorial. I will show you the steps I go through to achieve this cute little piece. 🙂
STEP ONE // Download the digital image here and print on white printer paper.
STEP TWO // Tape your image to a window.
STEP THREE // Tape your fabric very securely over the printed image, making sure it is taut and lining it up where you want the image on your fabric. (Tip: you should use fabric that is light enough to see through and make sure your printed image is dark enough to show through.)
STEP FOUR // Using a pencil, lightly trace all the lines of your design, keeping the fabric taut, since it will move when you trace.
STEP FIVE // Begin your embroidery with the colored floss you have chosen.
Your final product will be a cute embroidery hoop that you can add to your craft room!
Thank you again for reading, watching and following along for the past 3 months. It’s been a sweet ride!
Happy scrapping, stamping and stitching!