Do you have a favourite shirt you love to wear but it needs a little ‘pick me up’? Well, you can jazz it up with some simple designs and some Aurilux thread.
I drew a sketch of the outline of the shirt front I wanted to embellish to make sure my design would fit the space. The design is easily altered by moving or eliminating any of the scrolled tendrils.
When I was happy with the design I traced the design onto a water soluble embroidery stabilizer . The online shop, www.alwaysquilting.com.au , offers several options, depending on the fabric content of your garment. The embroidery stabilizer is then tacked to the garment and I simply stitch on the lines through all the layers.
When you have finished the design follow the manufacturers directions to removed the embroidery stabilizer.
You can use a purchased garment or incorporate Aurilux into a garment you are constructing.
I love my ‘new’ shirt. I think the matching thread (pictured with my ensemble) adds an elegant touch to what was once, an ordinary t-shirt.
My embroidery design is available as a free download.
Browse the list of patterns on the left hand side of the screen to find the design.