"Lines Across": Baby Name Embroidery

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Baby Name Embroidery






I was inspired to do this straight from this picture from Pinterest.

Confession: I do not own (or have any clue how to use) a sewing machine. I have never really embroidered before.

Lately I keep coming across amazing and very modern embroidery ideas that I love. I love this project because it is great for a beginner and because it is such a fun and current twist on traditional embroidery.

What I used:
A 6 inch embroidery hoop (which was surprisingly only $1)
Embroidery thread and needle
Embroidery Fabric

What I did:
1. I typed Lyla into Word in a font I liked in a few different sizes and printed it.
2. I cut out the letters and arranged them where I wanted them on the fabric. I then traced around the letters with a fabric pencil.
3. Next, I stitched around the letters with a simple stitch.
4. I then went back and added lots of different stitches around the outside of the letters. This is a great project for a beginner like me.


5. After the Lyla part was complete, I went back and sketched in the dandelion. I used a stem stitch for the stem (using a video tutorial from Needle 'n Thread).
6. I then finished the rest of the dandelion and added a few white stitches.



I am going to use the hoop as a frame and hang it in Lyla's nursery as is.




62 comments:

  1. This is beautiful - I think I might try this for my daughter's room. Really wonderful.

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  2. This is soooo adorable. Something sweet and easy that I could complete while the kiddos are napping. I was browsing through some of my old posts today and noticed that you featured my ladybug party on your blog. How exciting! My first feature!! Thank you so much. I'm grabbing your button for my blog. -Lindsey

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  3. thats so brilliant and effective, ive never embroidered before but its made me want to try! so good that you found inspiration andthen made something, i'm always seeing things i love but never get around to actually trying to make it! very inspiring, thankyou x

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  4. OMG that is sew cute! I would love to have you come link this up at my link party starting tonight at midnight!

    quiltedeuphoria.blogspot.com

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  5. How cute! Love all the awesome ideas on your blog...im going to grab a button :)

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  6. This is a gorgeous twist on the traditional. I don't have a lot of patience for embroidery, but this looks like a fairly forgiving project! I just love it!
    Adrianne
    www.happyhourprojects.com

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  7. Beautiful! So sweet and I can't believe that you are a beginner at this.

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  8. This is beautiful. You did an amazing job.

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  9. Oh - I LOVE this! One of my most favorite embroidery pieces ever! Thanks so much for sharing it. What a fresh and creative piece. You have serious talent :)

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  10. Very very gorgeous! I can't believe you haven't embroidered before! Love it!

    Zoe
    xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  11. I love this! Way more fun than my first embroidery project - a boring dish towel. :)

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  12. So beautiful! It would make a terrific welcome to the world present for a baby too! :)

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  13. I can hardly believe you're a beginner! I LOVE this and am so jealous of your skills. Seriously! My embroidery never turns out quite right. I think you may've just inspired me to give it another go, though. Thanks for sharing! :)

    www.craftycritique.com

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  14. OH my .... LOVE it. I am going to make one for my daughter!

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  15. I don't embroider or sew much either but I LOVE this!! It's beautiful!!

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  16. Like many here, I don't embroider either but this would SO make me take the plunge. How gorgeous!

    Bernadette

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  17. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely incredible! I love it! You did a beautiful job, and I never in a million years would have guessed you haven't embroidered before--you've got me fooled! I love it!

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  18. love it so pretty a baby name is very special chosen by the parents and thought about even before the babies personality

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  19. This is so amazing! I really love the color and the dandelion! I can't believe this was a beginning embroidery!

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  20. This is absolutely stunning! I love the details!

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  21. This is amazing! I am in love with the way it turned out. Wish I knew how to embroider because I'd be all over this project!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I can't believe you're a beginner. :)

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  23. Beautiful embroidery...I've pinned it for future reference...you did a great job.

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  24. WOw ! WOnderful ! Even more cause my daugther got the same name !

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  25. I love it. What a cool project. I should put this on my to do list.

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  26. This is seriously so cute! I love it!!! I wanna make one just like it:) Love embroidery! Thanks for sharing! I would love it if you would come link this up to my Ta-Da Tuesday Link Party!!
    http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com/2011/09/ta-da-tuesday-link-party-3.html
    xoxo, Ashley J

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  27. love this! I want to do something like this for our future baby room but I'm not sure I could learn. you did an amazing job. I'm a new follower!

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  28. Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. I totally saw that same picture too! I have wanted to make it ever since. Terrific job. I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

    I hope you have a great week!

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  29. I know I'm not the only one who loved this, your post was a top-clicked link at Freestyle Friday! Come on over and grab a feature button if you like!

    Adrianne
    www.happyhourprojects.com

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  30. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! I have always been afraid of embroidery also. You've inspired me to give it a try:)

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  31. P.s. I'm your newest follower! The quote from that song on the top of your page sealed the deal for me. My sister and I always sing that song at the top of our lungs:)

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  32. So sweet. I love dandelions (at least pretend ones)

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  33. This turned out amazing!! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  34. Looks so good! Your project was one of the super stars from Fun For Kids Friday last week.

    http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com/2011/09/fun-for-kids-friday_08.html

    Thank you for linking

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

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  35. Wow! This is amazing! It makes me want to get back to cross stitch - I may have to try this.
    I'm your newest follower!

    Amanda
    www.scrapproject365.blogspot.com

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  36. featured this awesome craft on my blog today!

    www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  37. This is absolutely adorable and pretty much my favorite embroidery hoop piece of art ever :o)

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  38. Your embroidery skills are AMAZING!! How lovely/adorable/pretty is this hoop piece of art!! I love it ) I'm just amazed!!!
    xoxo

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  39. This is the most adorable thing I've ever seen. Great job!!! Love it!

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  40. This technique would be really cute on a pillow case edge. What font did you choose in Word?

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  41. This is just lovely, i hope you dont mind, i featured it on my blog.

    http://strawberrybubbletea.blogspot.com/

    its new and i would love some new followers!

    Thanks x

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  42. Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous project, and for someone who hasn't embroidered before you have created something very beautiful! You've encouraged me to make one for my daughter. I have featured your tutorial on my blog littlecloudfactory.blogspot.com

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  43. Do you know what color the embroidery fabric is that you used? I am attempting this project, and I purchased Sand-colored fabric..so it seems a bit too light for white thread. Just wondering what you used.

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  44. Found this on pinterest - LUV! The simplest things have so much beauty. Thanks for sharing the deets.

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  45. This is beautiful! My friends just had a baby girl & two of my cousins are pregnant so I think I'm going to try to make these for them. Thanks for the idea :) I hadn't seen it before.

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  46. This is a beautiful piece. Truly wonderful :)

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  47. I'd like to commission someone to create this for a baby shower gift. Anyone willing to stitch it up for me? I'll pay in advance.

    My friend isn't due until September (2012)and a name hasn't been picked out yet so there is plenty of time.

    If interested please contact me: joynprosper@yahoo.com
    thanks!

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  48. Hi Rachel, I just wanted to let you know that your adorable creation inspired me to make a gift for a bridal shower last weekend. I blogged about it, and linked back to your project here - and hope that's OK.
    If not, just let me know and I can easily change it.

    http://becausehomeshouldbegreat.blogspot.com/2012/05/bridal-shower-gift-reveal.html

    Thank you for sharing this project!

    Best,
    Anne

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  49. I will pay someone to embroider this for me using the name "Ava". Any takers? email me: joynprosper at yahoo dot com thanks!

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  50. that is so smart!! i will try to make something like that too and share it on my blog! thank you for sharing!

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  51. This is awesome - I am going to do it for my Mom :)

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  52. I actually enjoyed reading through in this posting. I would like to sharing a link on here.
    http://www.babynology.com

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  53. Couldn't resist featuring your baby name embroidery project in my round-up of 16 Baby Shower Gift Ideas. It's one of my favorite projects of yours!

    16 Baby Shower Gift Ideas

    Hugs,
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet

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