Making a “love” shirt with machine appliqué

By on March 29th, 2013
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Ok ok… I realize – I have t think for peace and love. Hey – I am a Berkeley girl at heart. My latest machine appliqué design is a simple “love” graphic. I digitized it from a picture of a wood sign because I couldn’t recreate the word love in a style I liked from any typeface I could find on my machine or on the Web.

Love wood sign

To create the design – I simply digitized the outline of the wood sign a tiny bit inside the edge of the letter forms. I created two layers of stitching – one as a placement line – then I laid down the knit fabric (a piece of my husband’s old undershirt) and did the next layer of stitching which was a triple-stitch line. I have used this same method previously when stitching out the Wyoming icon t-shirt a couple of weeks ago.

I did the stitching in a bright yellow thread because I was making it to match some yellow and grey shorts I made my daughter but perhaps the stitching would have stood out better in a darker color?

But – overall – not bad I think for a first attempt with this design.

This design is now available on the Machine Embroidery Geek Store

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  1. […] to this summer I stitched out the love appliquéd design on a gray T-shirt that I made for my for my older daughte…. She wore it all the time and received many compliments on the shirt, so I thought that for sure it […]

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