Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Let's have a Kiki, with thread!

Hi Everyone!

Lots going on...lots of projects to share!

Today's post is something small:  Making patches from fabric scraps.

3 Paches created on the sewing machine with various neon threads.  The patch at the top is made from a scrap of black corset coutil.   The 2 at the bottom are made from denim scraps.  All are edged with a zig-zag stitch to encase the raw edges.

I doodle and sketch ALL THE TIME. 
Fun Fact: If I'm in a meeting and appear to be taking detailed notes, there's a 90% chance that I'm probably sketching up a new project or doodling something cute, like this....Yay, Kitties!

 If I want a tiny project to work on & finish quickly, I turn some of my sketches into patches.
Simply copying the image to a square of sturdy woven fabric, and embroider by hand or machine.

I doodled this on a manila folder at work, allegedly:

This doodle became a patch, which was later used to mend a motorcycle jacket for a friend, who's nickname is "Moose"

I usually sew BIG projects with one color of thread (black, white or natural) so making these patches are a nice change of pace, and COLOR.

I love working all the bright color threads against the dark background, and this is a great way to flex the stitching skills.

I have never "embroidered" by hand before, and was just sort of freestyling here...
First, I sewed the image using a backstitch, with about 3 different shades of yellow thread together:

Then, went back over everything again to fill out the spaces, using some other stitch I may have made up, linking the backstitches together:

This patch is for my sister.  Her nickname her whole life has been "Kiki"  Ain't she LUCKY!?

 -Kathleen, In Oakland

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