Sewing machine embroidery

In the – last post – I showed a white version of these T-Shirts. Here is another version of a T-Shirt with a stitched motif.

In this instance the T-Shirt was also turned inside out to draw the pattern but I used dressmaker’s chalk to mark the angular design. You could use blackboard chalk instead as it will wash off easily.

I used a light coloured thread as this is a dark T-Shirt.
Angular designs based on straight lines are much easier to sew. Circular or arc shapes are difficult to sew neatly.

My sewing machine has a stretch edge stitch as a default setting. It is quite wide and looks like a series of linked diamond shapes up close. Some sewing machines have a selection of fancy embroidery stitches.

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon.