I made a Halloween version and loved it so much that I decided I needed to make a Christmas version when I found this fabulous Christmas fabric hiding in my hoard that I bought on clearance at Joann for $2 a yard a couple of years ago.
White Embroidery Floss
Fabric Marking Pencil
I found these great frames at my local dollar store, but they were the wrong color, so I used a little white Krylon spray paint and they were ready to go!
Step One: Cut a piece of fabric that is about 1″ bigger on all four sides than photo glass.
So for my 4×6 frame, I cut a piece of fabric that was 5×7 and for my 5×7 frame I cut a piece of fabric that was 6×8.
Step Two: Use a fabric marking pencil to mark the corners of your glass size so you know the size area that you’ll have to work with. I used a fabric pencil because I had one, but I’ve used a white crayon in a pinch.
Step Three: Using your computer create text to be embroidered. I did this by making a 5×7 box in Photoshop and then centering the text within that box. Place the design over tracing/transfer paper and draw over the design to transfer it to the fabric.
Step Four: Stretch the design onto your embroidery hoop and start stitching.
I used a back stitch, but any of your favorite embroidery stitches will work great.
Then place it on the back side of the embroidery and hot glue the edges to the cardstock – pulling slightly – to keep it taught.
Flip it over and frame it up!
I like to keep the glass behind it for sturdiness.
|This post originally appeared as a guest post on Skip to My Lou.|