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Use your child's artwork to create an adorable keepsake
Trace a piece of artwork onto cotton fabric where you will embroider the design creating a beautiful cherished keepsake you can keep forever or gift to friends and family,

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  • How to embroider art. How To Turn Your Child's Artwork Into An Embroidered Keepsake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies. You will need cotton fabric (a light color suitable for tracing), cotton embroidery thread, scissors, an embroidery hoop (that is big enough to center your drawing in), an embroidery needle, masking tape, a pencil, and your child's drawing.

  • How to embroider art. How To Turn Your Child's Artwork Into An Embroidered Keepsake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Tape your child's drawing to a bright window. Tape a piece of light cotton fabric over it and then lightly trace the drawing with your pencil.

  • How to embroider art. How To Turn Your Child's Artwork Into An Embroidered Keepsake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the drawing centered in your embroidery hoop and begin to embroider over the design.

  • How to embroider art. How To Turn Your Child's Artwork Into An Embroidered Keepsake - Step 4
    Step 4

    When you are all finished, turn your hoop over and finish off the back by creating a running stitch through the perimeter of the overhanging fabric. When you get all the way around, cinch it and knot to secure

  • How to embroider art. How To Turn Your Child's Artwork Into An Embroidered Keepsake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now trim the excess fabric and so that the back lays flat and it is ready to hang!

  • How to embroider art. How To Turn Your Child's Artwork Into An Embroidered Keepsake - Step 6
    Step 6

    And viola! A masterpiece has been born. These make fantastic gifts for family, friends and teachers!

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