31. Oktober 2012
Floral Embroidery DIY
 Draw a sketch of the design you want to embroider. I chose to keep it simple with some leaves and berries. Drawing on a piece of paper that matches the size of the area you want to embroider makes the transfer onto the fabric easier.
 Transfer your sketch onto the fabric in a way you like best. I transferred my design by looking on my sketch and drawing it by hand onto the fabric. I used colored pencil in a light tone, but you can also take a fabric marker or whatever you prefer. I drew two of the designs on every pocket and mirror-inverted every second one (that was tricky!). By transferring the designs by hand every piece is different in a way. I like it. I think the embroidey looks more lively because of the little differences.
 Start stitching! I used very basic stitches. You don't want to overdo it for the first time, right?
 Work your way down and then change colors. For the little beige berries I first stitched a circle (read: circle-like ... blob) and filled it with small parallel stitches.
You're done! This embroidery was so easy and makes great accent on my blazer. I can imagine stitching on more clothes, bags or even shoes, and you can embroider almost every design you want! Have you ever tried embroidery on your clothes?