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A cute embroidered T-shirt
So this was my first endeavor with embroidery but I found out I really do like it. Hopefully you can tell that's Jackie O, but the project can be altered to fit anyone.

Posted by bluejeanbaby from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See bluejeanbaby's 10 projects »
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  • How to make an embellished top. Jackie O T Shirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    To begin with, I found some pictures online and used a computer program to make them look like a sketch. I believe photoshop does this but since I don't have that, I used photobucket because it's free. I used a couple different pictures of her to get the basic idea of the hair/glasses.

  • How to make an embellished top. Jackie O T Shirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Because I was using a T-shirt, I had to use some stitch stabilizer so that the t-shirt wouldn't constantly be stretching. I don't know what kind of varieties there are out there, but this wasn't iron on so I just pinned it in place. Stabilizer can be found in the fabric department by the batting and fusible fabric. The t-shirt was from a multipack of men's shirts. If you can get over the awkwardness of shopping in the men's underwear aisle, they're really worth it.

  • How to make an embellished top. Jackie O T Shirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    I then sketched an image from my collection of photos onto the tshirt with pencil. Then I put a wooden hoop around it. This also helped the stabilizer to stay in place too.

  • How to make an embellished top. Jackie O T Shirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    I decided to begin with the hair because it was the largest portion. Also, my family thought I was so weird the entire time I was making it so I thought if I got the hair done and they saw the project take place they might respect me more. Not so true, but I still love it. I looked online for some of the stiches used and for the most part used a stem stitch.

  • How to make an embellished top. Jackie O T Shirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once I was done with the hair I moved on to the glasses and hat. I decided not to fill in the hat or face because I liked the outlined look.

  • How to make an embellished top. Jackie O T Shirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Voila! A perfect ode to a pretty stylish lady! Again, it's not perfect but hopefully my next embroidery project will only improve.

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Alyssa O.
Alyssa O. · 14 projects
This is AMAZING!!! I seriously wish I had this to wear right now. So, so cute Happy
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