Homemade Embroidery Photo Art

Add a bit of personal touch to your favorite photo!

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I love adding personal touches to my favorite photos! I was going through my Pinterst boards, looking for some inspiration, when I found this one about a GREAT artist who embroiders beautiful pieces of art!
I thought I would tailor that idea into my own and add a personal touch to my own photographs

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Here is what you will need:
A digital file of your favorite photograph
Printable PhotoFabric
Embroidery Hoop (I used a 5″ diameter)
Two colors of Embroidery Floss
Embroidery Needle (any regular sewing needle will work too!)
Hot glue gun and scissor
Fabric pen (optional)

Project Time: 1 hour at most
Project difficulty: Moderately Easy

Project Budget: around 15 dollars (if starting from scratch on supplies)

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First, print your image onto your photo paper.
WARNING (I totally made this mistake): I would test print your image first on plain computer paper to make sure it is the size you want. I made the mistake of being too cocky and printing on the photo paper first (Rookie..). Considering how expensive this paper is for only 6 sheets…you don’t want to make that costly mistake!
Center the favorite part of your fabric printed photo in the embroidery hoop.

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Here comes the fun part!
You can use your fabric marker to draw your pattern, or just freestyle! Either way just have fun! I ended up outlining my glasses and making a heart on JayJay’s nose. (It looks a little weird…his nose…but he’s a weird fellow.)

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Once you’ve finished your detailing, use hot glue to adhere the fabric to the back of the hoop. Trim your edges.

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Now, give that wonderful gift or hang on your wall and enjoy! As always…have fun with it!!

Talk soon,
Jennifer (+ JayJay!)