Friday, August 3, 2012

Handprint Picture

I've seen a lot of hand print crafts on the internet recently and so I decided I'd give this another go.  I have made a couple hand print items before here and here

Inspired by Family Mag blog had a cute idea for embroidering hand prints.   Initially, I wasn't sure if I would make a pillow or some kind of picture out of the design.  In the end I decided on a picture for the wall. 

embroidery floss
scrap material
picture frame

Cut muslin to desired size, I cut mine a little large because initially I wasn't sure if I would make a pillow or something else.

Trace one child's hand on with a vanishing ink pen, I started with B's.

Put the material in a hoop and start sewing.  I just did a simple back stitch.

Next, I traced Mk's hand on with the vanishing ink pen.

Then I just back stitched her hand print.

Then I sewed their initials on and the year.

I ironed it and then picked a piece of scrap material I had on hand and a canvas I also already had.

I pinned the hand print rectangle to the material and sewed it on top.

Then I used my staple gun and stapled it around the canvas.

That's it, all done!

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  1. So sweet. I have been doing a lot of embroidering lately and love this idea. Saw your link on Two Sasters TGIF. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to check out my blog. :)

  2. That is so cute! Would be great to do with my girls.

    Stopping by from TGIF. Love for you to return the follow.
    Have a great weekend!