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Stitch a 3D street art portrait for the perfect housewarming gift!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1141 projects »
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  • How to make string art. Stitched Street Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by looking up the street on Google Maps street view. Carefully sketch the buildings onto tracing paper, making sure to capture all the major outlines, windows and doors.

  • How to make string art. Stitched Street Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a piece of cork board and thick card to the size of your box frame.

  • How to make string art. Stitched Street Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    When you're happy with your sketch, place it on top of the card and set up your sewing machine with black thread.

  • How to make string art. Stitched Street Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Start by stitching along the outline of the building and any long straight lines.

  • How to make string art. Stitched Street Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once you're comfortable sewing through the card, go onto the smaller details like windows and doors.

  • How to make string art. Stitched Street Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Keep stitching adding as much detail as you can to the drawing. When you're done, tear away the tracing paper from the card and trim down any excess threads.

  • How to make string art. Stitched Street Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the card on top of the cork board and press some tack pins at either side of the long leading lines of the drawing.

  • How to make string art. Stitched Street Art - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wrap black embroidery thread around the tacks, hightling the outlines of the building and leading lines of the image.

  • How to make string art. Stitched Street Art - Step 9
    Step 9

    Keep adding threads until you have a nice 3D design of your sketch. Tr

  • How to make string art. Stitched Street Art - Step 10
    Step 10

    Place in the shadow box and you're done!

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