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Turn Kids Artwork into Embroidery Designs

Embroidery of children s drawings
Turn your kids drawings and artwork into embroidery.  This would be a great gift or look cute on a gallery wall!
I love encouraging my kids to be creative and make things, which is one of the reasons I have the kids’ artwork gallery wall, to display all their fun artwork.

I recently took the free embroidery class on Craftsy and I wanted to try my hand at a quick project, but instead of using some stock embroidery pattern, I thought it would be fun to use my kids’ artwork.
Embroidery of children s drawings
Instead of finding something the girls had previously created, I asked them to use a sharpie to make me a line drawing of something they loved. I was thinking it would be “my family” or “going on vacation” but for some random reason, my kids chose birds and cats as their favorite things.

Who knew? Embroidery of kids drawing
I took those line drawings and converted them to embroidery designs, which I used to try my hand at my new embroidery skills.  I think they turned out adorably, so I hung them in the playroom.
Embroidered children s drawings
 If you love this idea and don’t know how to embroider, it is really easy.  I’ve cross stitched and quilted and (in my opinion) compared to those fiber arts, free hand surface embroidery is a lot more forgiving.

The other beautiful thing about this project is that it is DIRT CHEAP.  I mean, the supplies cost me less than $5. And if you have a decent craft stash, I’m betting that you could make your own embroidered art for next to nothing.
Embroidery supplies for tracing your own artwork

Supplies:

Woven Fabric (I used quilter's muslin)
Wash Out Fabric Marker
Scissors
Embroidery Needles
Embroidery Floss 
Embroidery Hoop (if you want to display your artwork in one, you may want to buy two)


Tutorial:

The process is pretty straight forward.  Trace the artwork onto the fabric with the wash out marker. Follow the lines with whatever embroidery stitches you like best, wash out the fabric marker and mount the finished embroidery in a hoop for display.

This video tutorial will walk you through all the steps.


I could definitely get hooked on this embroidery thing!
Kids embroidered artwork
Kids artwork embroidery

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