Embroidery on a Photo


For awhile now I’ve wanted to embroider on a photo, I just haven’t gotten around to it for some reason. Finally last month I did it!


 This wasn’t my first attempt…my first try was this:

failcollage I went at it without a plan (never a good idea), and then my floss got all knotted up over my skirt, and Bryan’s hat ended up looking like weird surfer hair. So, my second time around I decided to try something simple before I try and do too much. I figure I should probably get used to embroidering on such a different material before anything.


I drew the hearts on with pen, and poked holes in before I started stitching, and then I just played connect the dots. Pretty simple, but I think it turned out pretty cute (in a cheesy, sappy, sort of way)!
Now that I got the hang of it next time around I’m going to try something a little bit more in depth. I’m thinking a landscape photo would be cool, then I can fill in some of the grass and foliage. Stay tuned for my next try!

ps. These photos were both taken by Abbey Moore Photography!



Filed under DIY, Embroidery, photos, tutorials

2 responses to “Embroidery on a Photo

  1. I thought about doing something like this a while ago and never found a photo I wanted to use. Yours is super cute! I think I should go photo-hunting again so I can make my own.

  2. Love these! So fun to see what people are doing with the pictures I take 🙂 xoxo

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