Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A Little Embroidery

I wanted to try my hand at a little embroidery. I really didn't know what I was doing so I searched for some good tutorials and found this one.
I decided to make a pair of Ben & Mia pants for my baby (whose is almost 1) and my nearly 4 year old.
I had already made some for my little man here.
I thought I'd just embroider the pockets in a random pattern.

I tried out the lazy daisy and the basque stitch as well as some french knots.
Then I tried the basic chain stitch and turned it into a whipped chain stitch.
Although my stitches are FAR from good, I'm still very happy with the result.
I can already see that I have improved since the first stitches I made. It's all in the tension.

I decided only to use the pockets on my baby's pants as my stitches are a little too loose and probably wouldn't hold up to a 4 year old playing around.

I ended taking up the pants by 3.5 inches for the size 1's to fit my girl.
Even after that I found they fit better by rolling up the cuff.


I left the pants for my 4 year old quite plain, just white piping around the pockets and contrasting white stitching.

And some photos from another day...

 I just love my feral bunch.

Linking up here:


  1. Awesome, Sherry!!! The embroidery looks terrific and the white piping just finishes the outfit perfectly!!!

  2. Oh wow, the white contrast looks fabulous. Great job on the pocket embroidery too!

  3. I LOVE the white makes them look so cute!

  4. Thanks so much for linking up this adorable project @CountryMommaCooks....have a wonderful Sunday:)

  5. I'm keen to try out my new Ben and Mia pattern that I have just won!!! Your embroidery looks fabulous against the denim.

  6. The embroidery is fabulous! I love how the piping and the designs look against the denim.:)

  7. Hey what a brilliant post I have come across and believe me I have been searching out for this similar kind of post for past a week and hardly came across this. Thank you very much and will look for more postings from you. Custom Made Patches



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