Friday, October 28, 2011

Wedding Stitchery - with free pattern

My cousin recently got married. I'm so excited for her!! 

I thought I'd share my go-to gift for weddings

That black spot there is me editing out their last name.  Their last name is in the same font as the rest so I hope you get the idea.
A few years ago, I sat down and drew a ton of little people and made a big stitchery of all the grandkids (17) for grandma.  While I was at it I drew these little wedding people.

I don't have pictures of the whole process because I did most of it while we were camping.  First step is to go here for the pattern. Print it off. Then go into your word processing program. Pick a font you like and type up the names and date. Print.  I used Black Boys on Mopeds font in size 40 (adjust as needed for your font).
The next step is to arrange the pieces and tape them all together. Then tape them to a window (or light box). Then tape up a piece of muslin. I use a 5x7 frame, so cut the fabric at about 7x9. Make sure everything is centered and trace the design onto the fabric with a pencil.

It's easiest to color in the clothing before stitching. I just use regular crayons, since it's not something that will ever be washed. I used white, red and black.

Now it's time to stitch. Using 2 strands of black thread, backstitch along your pencil lines. 

Iron it, but be careful because the crayon will melt. I just iron around the people.  As you can see I didn't do that great of an ironing job.

Now to add a little interest, I like to add a glittery dress. Here's how I do it.

Add a little dab of glue. You don't need much.

Spread it around so the whole dress is covered.


Add your glitter. Press it down into the glue and let dry. Shake off excess.

There you have it. A totally personalized and inexpensive wedding gift.


  1. This is such a cute idea! Hopefully I can make it sometime for a wedding.

  2. This is adorable! My sis is getting married next June...she would love this...gonna make for her, thanks for the inspiration. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  3. This is darling! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Party!


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  4. This is so stinkin cute! I love it. I found you on RoCa and Company's You Rock features.

  5. So cute! I love it!

  6. That is really really cute! What a fun personal idea!:)

  7. Oh my gosh this is so cute! What a fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday. I can't wait to see what you share this week.

    --Trish @ Mom On Timeout