I just realised that nearly all my video tutorials centre around heart motifs (see: heart tights, heart dress, heart pinafore and now heart collar). I guess I must have a subconscious obsession with heart-printed things! Of course, you can substitute the heart shapes in my tutorials for any other easy-to-draw shapes, but hearts seem to be my go-to novelty shape (no regrets here).
Anyway, ever since finding my embroidered rude shirt(language warning for that link), I have wanted to embroider all of my collared things! I wanted to start off with something easy - hence the heart - but I’m definitely going to try words next!
It’s really easy, quick, and doesn’t require a sewing machine (woo hoo!) so if you’ve got a spare 30 minutes to do a little crafternoon-ing (or crafternighting, if you’re like me and always get inspired to start projects near midnight) - definitely give it a go! It’s also perfect for people with little-to-no hand-sewing skills (like me)!
And here is a good link for the kind of stitch you need to know for this tutorial, which is called a satin stitch (does not need to be used on satin. Silly sewing lingo).
Two years ago, I posted a tutorial on how to make your own heart print tights and it has remained the most-viewed tutorial on my blog to date!
However, the tutorial is missing some crucial steps which I wanted to cover properly with a video. Now you can see the process in motion! And as always, if you try this tutorial out then share a photo with me on instagram! Use #diyannika to share a photo with me (note: if your instagram account is set to private, I won’t be able to see your photo!)