Age/Attitude pillow cover 2015 by Speattle

Summary

Category:
Embroidery & Embellishments
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2015-05-13T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2015-05-14T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This is an experiment I tried tonight.  I've had the embroidery file for a while and decided to use it to make something for my sil who is turning 60 soon. 

I used a 12.5 square of cotton with shape-flex and fusible fleece ironed on the back.  Then I used a light cut away stablizer in my hoop, and spray adhesive to to position the fabric.

First I embroidered the center message.  I got it on Urbanthreads.com.

Then I removed the hoop and using the sewing function of my machine, did a border of a decorative scrolly stitch in a square around the words.  Finally, for the outside few inches, I attached a free-motion foot, dropped the feed dogs and tried my hand at free-hand stippling!  I think I did it a couple of times decades ago on some handbags I made, but I've never done with this foot. 

It was so much easier than I thought it would be!  I'm quite pleased with the results.

This picture is not the best.  The threads used are very tone-on-tone and show up much better IRL.  I think I will try to photograph it in natural light tomorrow to see if I can get a better image.

I got it finished on May 14th with a concealed zipper under the flap on the back side. 

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Comments

Siffstitch

You found something to make that fabric look good--you must be magic!

Speattle

Siffstitch Abracadabra!

True

That is very cool...and love message!

Speattle

True Thank you. The person getting is very cool too. She loved it.

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