Now my cozy spot has family pride, and I’m on to the next project! See you next time!
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.