You will need to get the idea of this project by reading the first few steps on my Machine Embroidery Instructable. Once you get the idea of that , this is EASY. Well, either way, it's easy.
Imagine doing this for a wedding? Groomsmen gifts? Christmas presents? It's a nifty-geeky way to gift on a budget.
Tools of the trade: Image, sewing machine, darning foot, super solvy and a tie!
Step 1: Tools
Super Solvy, water soluble stabilizer from a fabric store
Darning foot, compatible with your machine, mine came from ebay!
A cheap tie!
Step 2: Source Image
So, print out your image, or trace it onto some Super Solvy directly from a coloring book!
Step 3: Pin in place and Go!
Just remember that if you want an accurate image, you need to start, stop, tie off and begin the next area of the image on it's own. If you make a continuous line, the character will look pretty funky.
If you want, you can try to freestyle some tie fighters like I did. I'm most proud of them LOL, even though the shapes are so easy, I think they are cute!
Step 4: Rinse and Dry!
Although my husband won't be able to wear it to work, I'm sure he will find an occasion to wear it some day. (His boss told him to take all his Stormtrooper figures home because it "gives the wrong image to the clients" lol. He came home with a sad face and a box of toys that day.)