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T+C: wedding embroidery


My dear dear friend Tania was recently married. She’s such a sweetheart, and truly wonderful friend – so coming up to her wedding i knew i wanted to give her something special. Since we now live so far apart i also knew it couldn’t be big or very heavy as it would be a nightmare to ship.

In the end i decided to make her a little embroidery piece to commemorate her wedding day, since it would be meaningful as well as small, hopefully a win win. I found a really gorgeous picture of a piece similar to this on Pinterest without a source link (don’t you hate it when that happens? it drives me bonkers). So I tried my best to copy the design i saw. I’m sure this isn’t the correct way, but when i embroider i simply draw the design out in pencil and stitch right over the top, sometimes the simplest method is the best right? I backed it with felt to keep everything neat and secure.

It was really fun, and only took a few hours on the couch while the kids were playing at my feet. I’m really happy with how it turned out and Tania loved it – so i consider that mission accomplished! The only trouble is that i love it so much i wish i’d made myself one! Perhaps that will be my next little embroidery project…

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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10 years ago

Oohh! Beautiful! You did a lovely job. The embroidery is so pristine.

Shannon P
10 years ago

Wow! Beautiful colors, and the letters are so sharp!

10 years ago

is that the embroidery i spied a few weeks back? it,s wonderful!

Blogless Anna
10 years ago

Breath taking. A well thought out and very personal present that will be cherished.

10 years ago

This is gorgeous! What a lovely gift!

10 years ago

It’s so lovely :) I really like the colours you used.

And Pinterest pins without links drive me crazy too! I always end up wasting time trying to track the source down, ha.

10 years ago

handmade pieces are always the best things in the world!