Thursday, June 11, 2009
Just in time for Father's Day, I have a new pattern available through You Can Quilt This. What makes this pattern fun, is that you stitch it out right onto an old shirt of Dad's! You can then embellish around the stitching using photos and memoribilia such as an old tie, photo turns and brads, or jute and a fishing lure like in this photo here:
Complete instructions for preparing the shirt and stitching on it, along with mounting the shirt in a shadow box and embellishing it are found in the eBook. The embroidery stitches used in this pattern consist of the Back Stitch and a few French Knots, so it all works up rather quickly. As always, you can download this for free instructions on these stitches if the whole embroidery thing is new to you.
It's a great project and activity to honor the dear Dads in our lives. Enjoy!