Machine-Embroider a Tee with a Slogan: HTML Style!comments (5) June 28th, 2008
One of my favorite parts of blogging for CraftStylish is that I'm constantly learning new stuff...some of which has nothing to do with embroidery. Last week, I learned a little "bit" about HTML code so I could post my projects in that format...and I LOVE it. Michaela thought it would be fun for me to come up with an HTML embroidery project, and I jumped all over it.
All those little symbols, punctuation, and words—very exciting! The first two "bits" of code that I learned are the ones that mean "make that caption green" and "stop with the green." I realized that I could use these little bits of code and have some fun recycling one of of my old tees. I designed my first HTML tee—Go Green! As I learn more, I'm sure I'll come up with more clever ways to express myself by embroidering HTML code...any ideas anyone?
So, if you're into programming, or just fiddle around with it (like me), you can embroider your own Go Green! tee. Here's how you do it.
What you'll need:
- One of your favorite, gently worn tees
- Customizing or lettering embroidery software program
- Embroidery thread of your choice
- Fusible stabilizer
- Wash-away stabilizer
- Temporary adhesive spray
- Sharp thread snips
- Embroidery machine and hoop
To create your HTML embroidery design, open your customizing/lettering software and choose a block font. I made it 9mm high. Then type in "Go Green!" (This means make the caption "Go Green!" a green-colored font.) Save the design and send it to your embroidery machine so you can stitch it out on the back of your tee. I then chose a fun decorative font and created a "Go Green!" embroidery design to stitch on the front of my tee.
It's easier to get your design where you want it if you draw long lines when you are making your placement guide. It's hard to tell if you are hooping your tee straight if you draw a small "plus sign" for your placement guide!
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery