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Look what I did!

Acorn

Look what I did!
« on: July 21, 2017, 19:08:42 PM »
... that's a general "I", not just me.  I thought with Jo also getting a machine we might need somewhere to post our endeavours, and for other machine embroiderers to share their work too, be it expert or beginner.

These are my first attempts on actual clothing.  The shirt is an old but favourite baggy shirt that I sometimes wear at home in the evenings, so I knew I could still wear and love it if they did go wrong - but thankfully they didn't.   :)

I have also made a rather nice FSL (free standing lace) snowflake to go on the Christmas tree, but it seems to have gone walkabout.

« Last Edit: July 21, 2017, 19:14:41 PM by Acorn »
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toileandtrouble

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 20:00:23 PM »
Love the leaves. Where was the design from?

Acorn

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 20:06:56 PM »
Both are from Urban Threads.

The bird is really designed to be done on a dark background in white and two shades of a very pale version of the background colour, which is quite stunning.  I will be using it on denim, I think (after a test).
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toileandtrouble

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 21:09:20 PM »
Thank you!

Catllar

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 14:24:04 PM »
Mmmmm, yummy!!
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Mama likes to make

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 17:26:37 PM »
Oh must check out that site. I made a denim skirt recently with some flower detail from an built in design in my machine but would love something like maybe a dragonfly or peacock to put on some dark purple denim I have in the stash
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Acorn

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 17:35:58 PM »
They are fantastic.  I'm sure I've seen peacocks on there.  This is my latest from them.
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Acorn

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 12:59:17 PM »
I'm not entirely sure what this is, apart from a small bag that will have a drawstring at the top (when I've been shopping), but I think it's probably a present for my Mum. 

It's on a slubby fabric that is satin-y on the inside and has a nicer semi-matte finish on the outside.  It took the embroidery beautifully.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Fajita

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 13:25:49 PM »
That's lovely. I like the mandala style one in particular.

Mama likes to make

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2017, 22:24:59 PM »
They're fab. What thread did you use?
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Lowena

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 04:59:27 AM »
I love Mandala patterns  :)
Lovely work all round ( still not sure about embroidered clothing though... shhh........EWM  :D )
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Tamnymore

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2017, 08:15:44 AM »
I heard you, Lowena!  :D
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Lowena

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2017, 09:29:33 AM »
Whoops!  :| :| :| :|
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Acorn

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2017, 09:46:06 AM »
 :P

Mltm - the threads are from this set of Simthreads.
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Jo

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2017, 10:49:16 AM »
I only managed to do a few tests on some scrap fabric, because I don't have any cut-away stabilizer. And from what I've read, the general consensus is "if you wear it, don't tear it". I did order loads of stabilizer from Doris Darby, waiting for that to arrive so that I can do some actual clothing :)
I got some nice designs from Urban Threads, can't wait to do them!
This:
http://www.urbanthreads.com/products.aspx?productid=UTP1436
And this:
http://www.urbanthreads.com/products.aspx?productid=UT11847
Acorn, any tips you've learned so far and willing to share? :D
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