|Awww! What a cutie!|
So I have a LOT of pictures. While I've been building online scrapbooks and putting pictures all over my house, I've been trying to figure out fun and unique ways to use my pictures. Thus, photo embroidery was born! Here's a quick mini-tutorial to show you how I did it.
|Turn This... (seriously, how cute is he?)|
Photo Paper (or cardstock, it may be easier with cardstock)
Choose your photo. I wanted my photo to be in black and white so that the embroidery would stand out. I uploaded the picture to FotoFlexer (Free website! Woo Hoo!) and chose black and white under the effects. Then print the picture out on your photo paper (or cardstock!!! I didn't have any around and used photo paper. My poor fingers developed blisters. Cardstock would have been MUCH easier.)
Now, create your design. If you just wish to highlight items already in the photo (ie. the flower), then you can skip this step and just sew. Draw out your design with a sharpie on the plain paper and line it up the way you like it on the photo.
|The sharpie shows through. Instant pattern.|
|Turn This... (I LOVE that face!)|
Upload your picture to FotoFlexer.