Have you ever wanted to turn your unique and creative drawings into embroidery designs? In many cases, we’ve tried to create several unique embroidery designs, but just don’t have the resources to do so. So why are you sitting around, and not attempting to turn your unique drawing skill, into a masterpiece of an embroidery design? The process is very simple, and once you get the hang of it, you can use the same drawing as a template for future embroidery designs. After you’ve done it successfully one time, you’ll be able to do it on any drawing that you create. By learning this fantastic technique, you will increase your embroidery design collection by ten fold.
To begin, redraw your original drawing on a blank piece of paper. If it is already on a blank piece of paper, you can skip this step. However, if it’s already on a blank piece of paper, and you don’t have another copy of the drawing, then you should redraw it. Simply because you will no longer have the drawing after the entire process. If you have a scanner or some scanning device, you can use this as well to duplicate the design so you won’t have to worry about redrawing it and/or losing it. If you are redrawing the design, do not include any of the texture, shading, or miscellaneous lines that are not needed. Keep the design simple, so that when you are trying to create your embroidery designs, you will have a few set colors you can follow, and won’t have to worry about whether or not it is going to get too complex. The more you include in your drawing, the harder it will be to embroider.
When you are finished, look at it, and the drawing should resemble something that you would find in a children’s picture book. The more simple you make it, the easier it will be for you to transfer it over to some of your embroidery designs. From here, you need to get some fading or erasable dressmaker’s marking pens. With these pens, you have to redraw the outline of the drawing that you have made, onto your embroidery fabric. Now that you’ve created the outline for you to follow, you now have to go back to your original drawing, and begin coloring in the different parts of your drawing. This will let you know a basis of what colors you are going to use, and where they are going to be on your embroidered fabric.
From here, the process is up to you to begin sorting out all of the colors and determining whether or not you have too many colors, or you do not have enough. It is good in some cases to have just a few colors for a simple drawing. If the design gets to complex, you’ll only be stressed out in the long run. Take your time, and with patience you will build up your skill for turning your drawings into unique embroidery designs.