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.


  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.

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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!

  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. :)

  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

  16. I love this thanks for the ideas

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

  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

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


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