Step 1: Tape child’s drawing to the inside of your t-shirt. Then tape the shirt to a window.
Step 2: Trace the child’s drawing using a water soluble marking pen.
Step 3: Insert fabric into the embroidery hoop and embroider. Ideally, your hoop should be big enough to fit the entire design. I was just too lazy to run downstairs to get the bigger hoop.
I used a basic running stitch but a back stitch would also work just as well. Once you’ve finished embroidering, simply blot away the marker with a wet paper towel.
Two things I learned while working on this project: If you decide to embroider on a knit, use a piece of fabric stabilizer and stay away from a ribbed knit.
Like I said, I’m not the world’s best embroider, but the boys have declared the AT-AT recognizable and that’s the point. C is very proud to be wearing something of his own design and I love the fact that we’ve got a piece of his art work that won’t be sitting in a drawer begging for the recycle bin.