I recently tried my hand at embroidery! It was so much easier than I expected and I ended up with this super sweet gift idea. I took one of my daughter’s drawings and embroidered it onto a flour sack dish towel. How great is this for a Mother’s Day gift, teacher gift or just for yourself?
Lula loves drawing people and went through a phase where she was drawing all sorts of fairies. I took one of her Tinkerbell drawings and made it into a dish towel. So fun!
You will need a drawing, a dish towel (I used a flour sack towel from Target) and a pencil used for transferring images.
I used this red Potent Copying pencil.
You will want to trace over every line of your drawing, pressing down pretty hard.
Then, you are going to put the drawing face DOWN (so that the lines you just traced are touching the dish cloth) and then iron it with a hot iron. I put another piece of paper in between the iron and the drawing just to prevent scorching. You can keep lifting the paper to peek to see if the drawing is transferring.
Once it’s transferred (mine is pretty light, but it worked fine), you are ready to embroider! Put it in an embroidery hoop and go to town. I just used a simple stitch, if you have never done embroidery, you can just google it and find out simple stitches. It’s easy.
And you are done! Isn’t it so cute?
You could also leave the dish towel in the embroidery hoop and hang it on the wall, or turn it into a pillow.