First Time Mom and Losing It: DIY Family Embroidered Hand Print Artwork #Tutorial

Sunday, February 23, 2014

DIY Family Embroidered Hand Print Artwork #Tutorial


I wanted to add to the Daddy and Daughter Hand Print Artwork. I went onto Pinterest to get some inspiration. I came up with this Pin. Unfortunately it doesn't go to any real link so I figured out how to do it myself.

Materials
  • 1 color of embroidery floss for each member of your family. (I used 3)
  • Embroidery needle
  • Transfer paper
  • Cotton fabric 
  • 9" Embroidery hoop
  • Picture frame
Directions
  1. Trace the biggest hand onto a sheet of printer paper. Trace the next sized hand in the middle of that one. Trace the smallest hand in the middle of the last one you just did. 
  2. Cut your fabric into a 11" x 11" square. 
  3. Place tracing paper on top then printer paper with traced hands on top of that. 
  4. I used a dull pencil to transfer the hand tracings. 
  5. Place fabric into embroidery hoop. 
  6. Start with the smallest hand and embroider on the traced line using a running stitch.
  7. Repeat for the remaining hands. 
  8. Iron out any of the creases from the embroidery hoop. 
  9. Place into frame and hang up. 
If you make one of these I would love to see it. Please put a link to your work in the comments below. 


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53 comments:

  1. I suck at embroidery, haha! But because this project looks so lovely, I just might give it a try. :)

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  2. Wow, that's beautiful. I love embroidery so much!

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  3. This is such a cute idea! I'd love to do this project with my godson.

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  4. This is a great idea! And the kids could probably do some of the outlining with thread or even ribbon. Thanks!

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  5. What a great idea to do with your kids! Perfect gift for mother's day or father's day!

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  6. How neat! Embroidery is one craft I have not tried yet. Maybe some day.

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  7. I love this idea! We all want to keep a little keepsake of our little person. This would be a perfect thing! Thanks for the instructions too!

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  8. I love crafting with my boys. This looks like something they would enjoy!

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  9. How fun. Even young can manage helping with this craft!

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  10. This is such an awesome idea!!! I love it

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  11. How cute! I've seen so many handprint ideas but never thought to embroider!

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  12. What a cute idea. My kids are getting big so fast. I need more keepsakes like this.

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  13. What a lovely idea! This will be a lasting memory of that precious time.

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  14. That is a great keepsake. My younger boys love putting their hands in their older brothers hand print mold. These are great memories

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  15. I wish I had an embroidery machine and could do this, it is absolutely beautiful! What a loving memory you and your family will be able to cherish forever!

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    1. It is actually hand embroidered so you don't need a machine. If you click on the link for the "running stitch" above it gives you picture instructions on how to do it :)

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  16. This is so sweet and cute. Such a nice idea. I might try this on a special piece of fabric like a piece of baby blanket or something. Looks pretty easy to do, too!

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  17. This is beautiful and would make a great gift! I love this!

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  18. What a fun activity to do with the kids.. i am no good at this, but my wife is very good at it..

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  19. It's a very touching idea to have the dad's, mom''s and kids hands on one cloth.

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  20. This is sooo cute! Thats the one thing about pinnterest I have a hard time with is alot of the pictures don't take you to a how to site. But Kudos to you for figuring it out and posting it. Will have to bookmark this for sure:)

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  21. You did a great job doing it yourself. I love that!

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  22. I've seen this type of craft using paint to make the hand prints but would never have thought about embroidery. What a great idea. Love it!

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  23. This is such a fun idea. It would make a great Father's Day gift too! Thank you for sharing it.

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  24. Aw!!This Is So Cute, What Precious Moments Daddy Will Love This!!

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  25. What a sweet idea and keepsake!

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  26. That is a lovely idea, my daughter is learning to do embroidery and this will definately be a great piece of art. Thanks for the idea:)

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  27. I like this a lot! I haven't embroidered in years, so I'm probably rusty. I could probably remember how to do a simple stitch though.

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  28. What a great keepsake memory maker--have to keep this in mind for Gramma as it gets closer to Mother's day -thanks for sharing

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  29. This is such a cute idea. It would make a great keepsake.

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  30. I really like this idea! It'd be a great gift for my hubby for Father's Day, I think!

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  31. Such a cute idea!! A wonderful keepsake!! Thanks so much


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  32. This is beautiful and so creative!! Definitely ale things you'll keep in your home forever :)

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  33. This idea is even better than the father/daughter one, you all have a place there now. I wish I could sew so I could follow your tip. I guess I'll just have to stick to the painted version :)

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  34. I really love this idea. It would make a wonderful, meaningful gift for moms, dads, and grandparents for birthdays and holidays or any day.

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  35. Such a cute idea. I love that as the child grows it will allow them to see how their hand has grown too!

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  36. This would be a perfect gift for grandpa's birthday (which is coming up very, very soon). Thank you for sharing the idea!

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  37. I wonder how that would love with 4 handprints. Not sure if my kids are too close to the same size now and it might look funny.

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  38. What a cute idea, I am going to a print one with all 7 of us in my husband's hand for Father's Day.

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  39. Love this craft project! A must do to preserve memories

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  40. This is so precious! I absolutely love this craft project!

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  41. I love this idea. As Nicole said above, this is a great Father's Day gift idea. I might give this a shot. I better get a head start on it if I want it done in time for father's day with four kids. :P

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  42. When I was in elementary grade six , in our subject MAPEH we used to make embroidered stuff and one of this is like this. Great art :)

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  43. pretty neat. it looks easy to make but im sure you need to be careful in sewing it to keep it on the line. very nice though

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  44. I see all these pinterest projects and I am not all crafty. I would mess these up! I have to try some things sometime, but I can't sew. Maybe I could do something like this with just paints.

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  45. I am terrible at crafts but this looks so pretty! I would love to own one of these. I should really try to be more crafty. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. What a sweet idea! I love this - my Sis-in-Law does embroidery - I'll have to pass this on to her!! It's one of those crafts that will be passed through the generations!

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  47. I seen this on Pinterest with Paint but not embroidered. How cute! I really love this idea. I think I am going to have to make it once our new baby is born so we can have all 4 hands on it!

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  48. Love this! I wish I had learned of something like this when my kids were babies - or had the smarts to think of it myself would have worked too. I can just see this being in the middle of a quilt surrounded by clothes they wore over the years.

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