Monday, April 30, 2012


a) sew the letters in simple stitches back and forth - tack and then tack back to fill in the gaps
b) decorate letters with the stitches that you also use for buttonholes - so called buttonhole stitches

so far for the picture above

c) sew the thing onto a garment - a coat or something - or some bag

  • in this case the material is some kind of paper (like in one-use hospital blankets, though this was from a pack of camembert cheese), so the thing must off even if the letters are to keep on:

    d) make step c a simple tack on two sides, sew each line or bend in each letter to the cloth under it with double rows of back-stitches, rip or cut off the paper thing and loose threads, do an extra cover of buttonhole stitches;

  • if the thing had been in real cloth:

    d) strengthen step c, use buttonhole stitches in the edges, add double rows of back stitches in each letter line or letter bend, if it seems appropriate, but a well fastened textile background after steps a and b making the embroidery should do the trick too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

a) tack and then tack back
b) it is not chain stitch, it is not feather stitch, but what do you call it ... buttonhole stitch, it would seem!