For this month's Embroidery Collection feature, I wanted to share this Dog Gone Cute collection from OESD. It offers15 different designs of dog breeds. This is the best embroidery collection I've seen of dogs. They look so real! It's as if I took a picture of the dog and made it into an embroidery design. I do a lot of embroidery of pets because they're great gifts. Add them to a bandana, pillow, hoop project, t-shirt, or a custom accessory for your dog or dog lover friends and family. Get the details below on some simple projects.
I call this the "memory pillow" it's a great way to remember a pet that passed away. I made this one for our son and this looks just like our beloved Bishop. I have made a couple of these for neighbors over the years when a pet passes away and they're so touched by these custom gifts.
The designs have a dense embroidery with high stitch count so you will want to use a medium to heavy weight fabric. I also would suggest a CutAway Stabilizer.
I used James Thompson Cotton Duck in black for the top of the pillow (I love this fabric for embroidery).
For the stabilizer I used a Medium Weight CutAway.
Embroidery is done on my Brother PE800
Once embroidery is complete, trim fabric down to size you'd like the pillow (cut 2 front and back). I just made a 4" perimeter around the design.
Stitch right sides together leaving a 2" gap to pull right sides out.
Stuff with pillow stuffing.
Slip stitch the additional opening.
For the bandana:
Embroidery was done on a linen/cotton blend fabric.
Use CutAway or TearAway stabilizer on the back.
Cut the fabric to size (in this case it was a handkerchief measurement because the dog is so small).
Topstitch 1/2" double fold bias tape around the edges plus additional length to tie the bandana in the back.
For the hoop project:
I used James Thompson Cotton Duck in white for the fabric
Hoop CutAway stabilizer.
Embroider and hoop!
Give this one a try for your next pet inspired project!