EYE MO­TIF COL­LAR

Mollie Makes - - Introducing -

MA­TE­RI­ALS

Q Black em­broi­dery thread Q Em­broi­dery nee­dle Q Plain col­lared shirt Q Craft knife Q Cut­ting board Q Erasable fab­ric marker

01 Print or copy the tem­plate on page 99, scal­ing it if nec­es­sary to fit the col­lar of your cho­sen shirt.

02 To cre­ate the sten­cils, use the craft knife and cut­ting board to cut out the pa­per tem­plates. Cut around the black lines of the open eye and wink­ing eye and cut away the white parts in­side the open eye, as shown.

03 De­cide on the place­ment of the design on the col­lar, then pin the eye sten­cils in place. Draw around the sten­cils with the erasable pen, then re­move them from the col­lar.

04 Us­ing three strands of em­broi­dery thread, thread the nee­dle, knot the end of the thread and in­sert the nee­dle from back to front from the un­der­side of the col­lar.

05 Em­broi­der the out­line of both of the eyes by fill­ing in the marked ar­eas us­ing ver­ti­cal satin stitch, as shown.

06 Us­ing the image as a guide, em­broi­der the eye­lashes and iris with hor­i­zon­tal satin stitch. Nether­lands-based maker Lana is the founder of DIY and life­style blog Lana Red Stu­dio. Her aim is to en­cour­age ev­ery­one to be cre­ative, and when she’s not be­hind her sewing ma­chine or cam­era, you’ll find her cud­dling her cats or twirling around in a hand­made dress. www.lanared­stu­dio.com

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