How to transfer complicated designs to embroidery!
OK so the max amount of time that I could put on the project was 9 hours but lets be honest- it's going to take you a lot of time to complete a project like this becuase it is detailed and time consuming.
This design is my own original design.
The stitches I used are:
Laced Back Stitch
A good resource I found for different types of stitches to use is:
I find that back stitch for outlines is very effective and as a first piece of serious embroidery I tried to stick to basic stitches.
The finished product looks great and my friend who I made it for loved it. I stitched on to a black stretch cotton cardigan and used heavy iron on interfacing to reinforce it.
A good fabric to do this kind of embroidery on is a light denim that doesn't stretch.
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First of all, draw you design on white paper in heavy pencil or black pen.
Get your iron on interfacing and sticky tape it over your design, hold them both over a window with light behind it and trace the design on to the interfacing, make sure you aren't drawing on the side that has the sticky iron on stuff on it though.
Iron your 'patch' on to the fabric or garment that you are going to embroider on to where you want the design to be ON THE INSIDE and voila you now have a very accurate guide of where to stitch!