Tuesday, October 11, 2011

how to: fake embroidery

This project here 
is for the audience out there 
that doesn't know how to embroider!

There are a lot of things you can do refashion-wise if you know how to embroider. 
But embroidery is no joke, it's a real art, and I'm for sure in the large part of people that know nothing about it. (beside a little cross stitch and needle point, yeah, right) 

That's why I managed to cheat! ah!!

{all from my stash!!}
All you need is:


* plain sweater (or twin set)
* ruffle yarn (Sundance Frill Yarn)
* thin yarn for sewing
* wool needle
* scissors


Follow the easy-peasy step-by-step photo-tutorial !


Once finished with the fake/faux embroidery, rinse your sweater and lay flat to dry.


left pic: anthropologie- collage by moi  


I've got the idea from one of last year's Anthropologie sweater: I liked a lot the right side - not much the left part ;)


xox, d.

22 comments:

  1. Wow! I learned SO MUCH from this post! I adore projects that look like they took more time than they actually did. This is a great idea. I have never heard of ruffle yarn before...is it readily available? I saw your post over at "Carolyn's Homework" link party.

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  2. this is def one of those OMG projects....lol great idea

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  3. This is brilliant! And perfect timing, since I was literally lamenting just yesterday that I didn't know how to embroider! Thank you!!

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  4. now...this still looks difficult to me....
    but I might give it a try sooner or later!
    Cle

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  5. My friend has a yarn store and they are having a hard time keeping the ruffle yarn in stock! Love this idea, thanks for posting.

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  6. Such pretty and gorgeous thing. Have never thought of using yarn. You inspired me. Thanks
    Terrie from Hong Kong.

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  7. OMG best ah-ha moment ever! Great post!

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  8. That is so cool. Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing. I am pinning this!

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  9. How fun is this!?! Very creative, I love it!

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  10. Great idea! I like yours much better than Anthro's!! Stop by to enter giveaway of 100 printed postcards!

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  11. You continue to amaze and inspire me. I have lots of that ruffle yarn and we can only use so many ruffle scarves. I just have to find a plain sweater!

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  12. This is such a fabulous idea!! I think I have some of that yarn, now I'm wracking my brain trying to think of a sweater to do this to!
    Love it!
    Jo-Anna

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  13. LOVE IT!!! I am a huge Anthro fan so this is right up my alley.

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  14. Cool yarn! You are simply popping with brilliant ideas. :)

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  15. Brilliant idea! It looks fantastic!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love this thanks for the ideas

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  17. I bet you could use cut thin tee shirt material too for the yarn.

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  18. LOVE this!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-9.html

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  19. I can see this on a pillow in my bedroom. Thanks for sharing!

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