Monday, March 22, 2010

A Reverse Embroidery Update

Okay, I'm having way too much fun with this reverse embroidery thing!!  I actually went out and bought some contrasting patterned polyester so I could use up my stock of solid double knit polys.  I also bought a bunch of webbing so I could complete some totes...

Here's the very first one I made this weekend.  I need to work on a better photo--I think it needs to be carried by someone.  But this is what I could do for right now.  I'm not posting this one in my shop yet until I figure out how to better display it.

Here's the second.  I think the bag looks much better in a hanging position:

And I don't have any pics of the third yet, but I'll get those up tonight.

This is FUN!!  I can't wait to start chopping more shapes out and using up that stock!  Woohoo!

Live Life with Relish!


  1. I like the black one more. It has character. I would hook the tote up against some wall or anything flat. That's usually a good look for me.

  2. Excellent advice, Jane! Thank you! : )

  3. I don't quite understand. What exactly is reverse embroidery? What is different from regular embroidery? Thanks!

  4. Kimberly, I'm so sorry I haven't published this comment--I let my blog slide for far too long...

    To answer your question, reverse-embroidery is essentially sewing layers of fabric, then cutting out the layers to reveal the layers underneath. It's not so much "embroidery" in the traditional sense that layers stitching over the top of a fabric, but the opposite... Does that answer your question? Try doing a Google image search using the term "reverse embroidery" and you'll see lots of examples. :)


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