I have a fun, personalized project to share with you today!
- Embroidery hoop
- Embroidery floss
- Fabric (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
DMC Floss Colors:
- 4230 – variegated blue
- E415 – metallic silver
We’re going to start the project by printing off the letter of your choice is a festive font! I chose “N” for Natalie, typed it up, and printed it out.
I used the Onyx typeface, which I believe came standard on my computer.
Once you print out your letter, trace it onto your fabric.
We’re going to start by using the satin stitch for the serifed areas.
As I’m sure you’ve figured out, I never do the satin stitch. Because I never use the satin stitch, I’m not very good at it! So this project is practice for me!
Use a larger than normal back stitch for the straight lines.
Do the same for the other side of the letter.
Now comes the fun part!
We’re going to satin stitch the entire center portion of the letter.
This is where you really get the see the variations in the thread!
Keep going until you reach the bottom!
I’m actually rather pleased with how my satin stitch looks! I know its just straight lines, but I’m still impressed with myself! 🙂
To make the edges look cleaner, we’re going to add a few of the large back stitches around the edge of the satin stitch.
Add it to the other side as well. I also added a stitch across the bottom just to clean it up a bit.
Now we’re going to use our silver thread to stitch a wreath around the outside of the letter.
Use the feather stitch for this portion and alternate the side that the “feather” falls on.
I didn’t realize until after I’d stitched around the entire hoop that I had the wrong number of feathers. The first and last one ended up being on the same side! Oh no!!
To fix that problem, I went back with the straight stitch and added a second feather.
Now we can add some French knot flowers.
I triple wrapped all of these French knots.
So pretty! I love the color variations!
Once the knots are complete, our project is done!
I had a few setbacks with this project, but I love the way it turned out! The silver thread really brings out the little silver spots in my fabric!