Hey there! Emily, from Blue Corduroy, here with another simple project to help keep those crafty fingers busy. I love seeing letters and numbers in homes, in bold simple shapes. I needed one of my own to represent our own family pride*.
*this is especially handy if you live in a gang infested neighborhood, or have a rival family nearby.
I googled vintage fonts and downloaded one I liked (I’ve actually never downloaded a font before! It was so easy, and automatically set itself up on my word program- I had not idea! This one is called titania). I printed out an extremely large size of it in outline format. Then I held my fabric over the letter print out in front of a window and traced around it with my disappearing ink embroidery pen.
I loaded up my embroidery hoop and started stitching. There is such an endless amount of color choices and stitch choices. I chose dramatic black and the satin stitch for a bold look. I, for one, love the rhythmic act of putting my needle up and down through the fabric, it’s so relaxing for me. Others, I know, get bored or frustrated with this. If you’re one of the latter, you may choose a smaller letter, or a stitch that doesn’t cover every inch of space of the letter. Here’s a great link to some basic stitch tutorials.
The last and final step of this little project was sticking it in the frame I had found at the thrift store a couples weeks before. I loved that it was a circle, when I bought it I wasn’t even sure what I was going to do with it, but I knew I’d figure it out sooner or later.
Now my cozy spot has family pride, and I’m on to the next project! See you next time!