Embroidered T-Shirt

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Finally, finally, FINALLY!!! I’m posting about my first embroidery project! To tell you the truth, I’m kinda ashamed of writing about this, because then you’ll know how good I am at procrastinating things that I want to do…but as I always say, better late than never…right?! (maybe, I don’t know…haha). If I remember correctly, when I started this project, I didn’t even have this blog…and guys, I started this blog in 2014 😮 At the time, since I didn’t know the first thing about embroidery, I asked my beloved aunt Mirley to teach me the basics, since she’s the pro in the family. Looking at it today, I see that I started with a medium hard project, and since I always expect things to be perfect the first time I do something…it was doomed from the beginning, no wonder I procrastinated so many times, and finished it last year.

They always say that practice makes perfect, and with hand crafted goods, that is so true! But the problem is, I have no patience to practice, I want it to be perfect right away! But unfortunately, life is not like that….two years ago, I had 0% patience and didn’t go on with the project…today I can say that I have maybe 25% of patience…at least I’m finishing much faster the things that I start, and when I don’t like something, I start all over again, sometimes with a good mood, and sometimes with a bad mood..hahaha I’m so not perfect! At least I’m learning the patience skill!

I found this DIY project at A Beautiful Mess, talk about creative people, right?! They are great! There aren’t many pictures of the process, because I always forget to take them while I am embroidering, but I managed to take some cute pictures, as you can see below 🙂

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I decided to start with the easy part, stems and leaves. To trace the drawing, I used a pen that its ink is sensible to heat, I just had to iron the T-Shirt to make the ink disappear.

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Here you can see the big difference of my evolution. The flower on top, was my first flower…I don’t know why, but when I look at it, I see a disfigured Ronald McDonald…hahahaha You can see the big difference from the flower below…of course I had to do that first flower again.

Now here are the cute pictures with all kind of flowers 😀

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I got kinda excited while I was taking these pictures, so there are quite a few of them 😀

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I also tried to take a few selfies with the T-Shirt on, but you know that I’m not very good at that…ha!

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Seriously…somebody help me! hahaha

In the end, this project gave me a lot of trouble, but I am really happy with the result, it’s way much fun wearing an embroidered T-Shirt that I made myself, than plain white one 😉

Hope you like it too!! And let’s get moving with the projects in our lives!

xx

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5 thoughts on “Embroidered T-Shirt

  1. You sound like me. I don’t want to try at things, I want to be good at them right away just because.
    I have been trying to embroider the bottom of a dress for ages, and though it’s not difficult I am nowhere near finished. Also, embroidery seems to be an art for the patient, so I am ill-suited.
    Yours is beautiful, and amazing for a first piece!!

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    • Thank you for your comment, it’s good to know that I’m not the only person who struggles with things. What helped me finish my pieces was to embroider a little bit every day, like half an hour or an hour. It may seem like nothing, but it’s better than not doing it. Do you have some tips that helps you as well?

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      • That’s a good method. I don’t have any tips, as my embroidery lays stuffed in a cupboard, unfinished, while I completed other projects. I am very much one for getting distracted by new ideas. I will often have several things going at once, like Howard the Dinosaur (on my blog) was happening at the same time I was experimenting with furoshiki and fabric gift bags. I also have a shirt I was in the process of making, that still isn’t finished from months ago, because I got stuck at the part where I have to sew darts in. Urgh. It’s so annoying. Hopefully now that I have this blog it will encourage me to finish some of my half done projects haha.

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      • I know what you mean, while I’m doing an embroidery project, I’m always thinking of something else…now I started to learn knitting, and I also want to patch a jacket of mine. If only I could finish all the things I have in my head…hahaha! I also think that blogging helps, I feel a little bit more responsible with my things. And by the way, great job with Howard the Dinosaur, he’s really cute!!

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      • Oh thanks! I really struggled there for a while but I think he came good in the end.
        We will get there haha! I’ve learnt to knit so many times over the years, I keep forgetting and have to relearn for new projects. Thank goodness for YouTube!
        I can’t wait to see more of your work.

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