Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blank canvases

canvases
Tops awaiting embroidery.  Pattern is yet again Farbenmix Hilde.  I really like the look of Hilde for boys.  The fabrics are all Stella knit.

Most of the topstitching is the honeycomb stitch on my sewing machine.  I tried used my cover stitch on one of the tops, but I just couldn't get it stitching nicely.  It does fine on the hems.  It's the topstitching along overlocked seams with three layers where I am having a problem. 

And yes, there is a plan.  I had it all written down in my notebook before I started cutting.  Each colour combination is destined for a different embroidery.   I've left the side seams unfinished because it's a lot easier to embroider a top when you don't have to worry about bits sneaking under the embroidery machine and getting stitched together.

7 comments:

Marie said...

Sara - these tees are just yummy.

michal said...

a question....
my Brother embroidery machine is supposed to arrive to Israel this week...
Yes!!!
But I have no idea how to handle the machine..
do you have any tips? (I mean, for example, like the tip you just gave of not finishing the side seams? what interfacing are you using? etc.)
And - the tops are so cute! Love the colors, and can't wait to see them ebroided!!!

zofia said...

Sigh...I just love them all!

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Sara I really think that is the "perfect" pattern for a boys T and the embroidery then just makes it go wow. Your colour choices are brilliant.

P.S. My mum got the parcel, thanks again so much!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I love the color combos in your t-shirts. The style makes for a nice dressed up version of a basic t-shirt.

Chantal said...

Looking forward to seeing what you embroider on them! The colour combinations are great for boys : )

Kat said...

absolutely fantastic!