Shabby and Stitched Recycled Embroidered Vest

comments (2) June 11th, 2009 in gallery     

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Shabby N Stitched Vest
Close up view of embroidery with pearl cotton.
Close up view of embroidery with pearl cotton.
Close up view of embroidery with pearl cotton.
Shabby N Stitched Vest

Shabby 'N Stitched Vest

Photo: Christen Brown

This was a wonderful project to work on, just me, 12 colors of pearl cotton, a needle, a thimble, a pair of scissors, and about 75 hours of stitching.

When I bought the vest, most of the red cotton had either ripped or had been torn by more than a few rough washings, most of the satin stitch embroidery had unraveled, and many of the mirrors were broken. I had my work cut out for me, to save my $4.99 investment.

I picked through my embroidery thread stash, and found some colors that I thought would liven up the vest. I started to embroider, and really just had a great time enhancing someone else's creative stitching.

With a little bit of imagination, you can recycle creatively, and have fun while you are doing it.

Enjoy, and see you at the thrift store!


Pattern or design used: unknown
posted in: gallery, fabric, wearable, red, thread, green, pink, yellow, orange, purple, turquoise, other fiber, violet, navy, recycled, olive, marigold

Comments (2)

1creativeone writes: Thank you so much for your comments, I love your flowers! Christen
Posted: 10:13 am on June 19th
anniedesign writes: I am so impressed! That is beautiful work, well done!
Posted: 6:58 pm on June 15th
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