Spending this much time at home has resulted in me picking up new hobbies and embroidering and cross-stitching seems to be a calming task for days I want to be away from a screen. Embroidery may seem like something a grandma does, but with a modern twist can be the coolest edition to your DIY-belt of skills!
I decided to embroider a crewneck I had on hand with this cute shark detail that I had spotted previously at Aritzia in a past season. The result is super cute and with my own twist makes it one of a kind! Read on to learn how to embroider your own clothes and create cool custom pieces!
See here for a previous post in which I embroidered a T-shirt!
TIME | 1 hr
COST | $
DIFFICULTY | Easy
What you’ll need:
- Crewneck sweater (or any other item of clothing)
- Thread (embroidery or sewing)
- Dark grey
- Light grey
- Sharp needle
- 2 x 4mm black beads
- Embroidery hoop (optional)
- Copy out the pattern or pattern of choice
- Transfer the pattern to the item of clothing in a visible manner. I used tracing paper and a pencil; other options include pen, chalk and graphite transfer paper.
- Starting with the 3 threads, outline the dark grey area of the shark. I use a backstitch/chain-like stitch for outlining.
- Take another 3 strands of the dark grey and fill in the outlined area.
- Use 3 strands of a light grey to outline the belly of the shark
- Take 3 strands of the red to create the crescent shape of the mouth
- Separate another 3 strands of the light grey to fill in the belly
- Take 2 strands of white to create the teeth
- Using black thread and sew on two black beads for the eyes.
- Rock your new customized loungewear!