To celebrate that, I thought it might be nice to embroider his drawings onto some of my clothes, as a little reminder of him when he is away at school.
Denim always tends to work well with added embellishments, so I chose this mid-length curved hemline denim skirt for my project, which also happens to be one of my regular wear's, purchased at one of my favourite Salvos Stores many years go.
As well as my denim skirt, I have embroidered the same drawing onto a tea-towel as a gift to send to my Mum, which you will see in the pictures below.
I don't know if there a right or wrong way to embroider clothes, I didn't follow a tutorial, but instead figured out my own way of doing so using baking paper and a pen. Here's how I did it.
:: Supplies ::
:: Trace over drawing using baking paper (tracing paper would of course work fine too) and a pen. ::
:: Pin traced drawing in desired spot on fabric. ::
:: Using an embroidery needle and thread, stitch the line of traced drawing,
straight through the baking paper and fabric. ::
:: Once complete, tie loose ends on the back of fabric. ::
:: Gently pull away baking paper, using tweezers to get little pieces out if necessary. ::
:: Embroidered clothes with children's artwork, done ::
Do you have an alternative method for embroidery? If you do, feel free to share in a comment below.