Friday, July 22, 2016

Hand-stitch on the blue shirt

Hi, this is Leaf, very glad join Refashion Co-op family, hope you guys like my posts here. I am a big fan of all kind of crafts,  and an artist in painting &  fashion design, recreate fashion is always my favorite thing! Please check my first post, I hope you like it.
The blue linen shirt has many things I like in a shirt, it has good length, right color, and it is Linen,  good material! The only problem was too flat and boring.

Hand stitch could be a easy way to add some texture and color to it, but will still keep it is simple style. I found white cotton thread is a natural match to the linen shirt.

Some simple hand-stitch techniques are easy to learn, I never done this kind stitches before, but I am not afraid to try, by checked Pinterest and follow step by step, I found it is actually pretty easy to do.
I made several vertical hand-stitches on the front of the shirt, you know it is always good idea to add vertical lines to your shirt, they would make the look slim, especially on light colored clothes like this one.


I also did some simple stitches to the collar, you can see it is just some straight stitches,  but it can add different texture to the shirt. I did as well as on the edges of short sleeves, so sleeves will match the rest parts of textures
Please check the Before & after Pictures again here, see how to use simple stitches to make a difference. Please feel free to let me know what you think, thanks.


Sandy said...

Beautiful! It really makes it special.
Sandy in the UK

RePurposeFul said...

Wow, what a beautiful job! Kudos to you for trying something new, it came out fabulous!

jennifer elliott said...

Welcome to the community! First, I admire your patience with hand stitching on a beautiful piece like this. I'm pretty I would've quit about 5 or 10 minutes into the project. Great job.

Jennifer, EOD (editor on duty)

leaf said...

Thanks for all of your comments, this is my first post on the site, I like to try variety craft skills to make-over clothes, I appreciate your compliments, will have more posts soon.

Chickie Walsh said...


Eimear Greaney said...

fabulous, so effective - and so inspiring..... thank you for shairng

RanchHouse said...

Very nice. This reminds me of the lovely stitches used in Japanese mending. Some of their pieces are true art.

Laura said...

I love it!

Gema Ensenat said...

That's what it made me think of too, SO pretty!!

Marisa Glied said...

Beautiful hand stitching! Makes it a totally new shirt!


leaf said...

Thanks to all, we can all learn together!