The solution? Embroider your child’s drawings and transform them into keepsake works of art.
It’s easy to make a stitched artwork from your child’s drawings. Here's how:
1. Choose a drawing and sticky-tape it to a bright window.
2. Now take a piece of fabric and position it over the top of the drawing.
3. Tape the fabric to the window.
4. Use a pencil to trace the drawing on to the fabric.
5. Place the fabric in an embroidery hoop to stitch it. You can always enlarge the drawing on a photocopier for a bigger artwork – just make sure you have an embroidery hoop that fits.
6. Refer to your child’s original drawing for the correct colours and details.
Now you've got a treasured keepsake of your child's creativity - and you made it together!
Singapore-based Inez Tan creates custom-made embroidered art from children's drawings, which is a clever solution if you're not keen on embroidering yourself. Here are some of her artworks.
Inez started experimenting with embroidery by creating artworks of her five-year-old daughter Miya’s drawings.
"She likes to doodle cute stick-like figures and I liked the imperfections in her drawings—very jagged and raw and precious," Inez told Martha Stewart.
For a custom order, contact Inez here.
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