Great Idea Thursday: Embroider an Old Tee

Another gift for my little bro. I stitched this back in October and have been DYING to share it:

This was an old t-shirt, given to me by my dad back when Nissan came out with the Z. It’s one of two Nissan Z tees that I had, and I prefer wearing the other one.

But after I took up embroidery, I thought, “well, I can make this tee better.” So I took the natural lines in the black and white photo – highlighting the Z, the lines in the road, and the “light lines” behind the Z. I’m so proud of this one.

Highlighting the Z

Since I didn’t have a sewing machine at the time (and still need to learn to use mine), my mom helped by sewing it into a pillow. I then stuffed it up.

I think my brother likes it. I know his dog does.

5 responses to this post.

  1. […] Emily of On Awesome Avenue added embroidery to a favorite (but unworn) graphic t-shirt, then made it into a snuggly pillow. Find out more from her blog post. […]

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  2. this is great. Love the pillow.

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  3. That looks SO cool! Your brother’s doggy appreciates fine needlework, too, lol.

    Could you please share your favorite piece on my website? http://www.embroidery-methods.com/hand-embroidery-patterns.html
    I’d be happy to exchange a link back to your blog.

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  4. I just saw your pillow somewhere (Feeling Stitchy?) but didn’t know it was yours at the time. I think that’s really neat.

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