These Legend of Zelda embroideries took about me a couple nights of work, but you could make them go very quickly if you don't satin stitch them!
I've also included some patterns - you can find them on step two!
Can't embroider? Don't have the time? I've also got these embroideries listed in my etsy store, making jiggy!
Step 1: What You'll Need:
- fabric to embroider on - I'm using linen.
- embroidery hoops if you'd like to frame them - three inches
- acid free, clear drying craft glue that works on fabric and wood
- patterns - included on the next step
- embroidery floss
- embroidery needles
- pinking shears
- a water soluble marking pen
This is a great beginner project because they're so small. :D
Step 2: How I Made the Pattern
Then I draw my designs in pencil. When I'm happy with them, I trace over them with a pen or permanent marker. Then I erase the pencil marks.
I'm not big on using drawing programs, so I make every one of my embroideries like this. I use my scanner to resize them if I need it. :D
The patterns are attached to this step, including an updated ocarina! (please use the patterns for personal use only)
Step 3: Cut Your Fabric & Trace the Patterns
Then, pin a square of fabric over the embroidery. If you're using a thin fabric you might be able to see through it well enough to trace. If not, hold it up against a window or over a lightbox.
Use a water soluble pen to trace all your embroideries.
Step 4: Embroidering the Triforce
Keep in mind I am backstitching with three strands of floss and satin stitching with the full six strands.
Step 5: Embroidering the Rupees
When doing satin stitch, keep your stitches going in the direction the outside lines are going, it'll give the rupees more depth. :D
Step 6: Embroidering Navi
Step 7: Embroidering the Ocarina
I chose a blue/green, but I think I'll go with a darker blue next time. :D
Step 8: Rinse and Dry Your Pieces
Step 9: Mount the Embroideries in the Hoops
Step 10: Finish the Backs
Take your glue and put a line all around the edges of the fabric. Then press the fabric into the back of the wooden hoop. You might need to hold it down for a few seconds to get it to adhere. I never add a piece of fabric to cover the back of my work, but you can if you want to!