Recently I was at the Friday Street car boot sale in Suffolk. It is one of my pleasures in life, I love being in Suffolk, I love being able to mooch and explore around the car boot in fresh air (as much as I love London - car boots here come with a tad more pollution). On my last visit I came across a bundle of embroideries.
Our home is full of interesting and amazing objects and images that love and truth be known there isn't that much space for adding to it - sometimes I change a few things around or swap them. So, I needed some ideas on how to use the embroideries outside of just having them on the wall - and I did come up with some ideas - this one being the most simple and straight forward to do.
This gillet or jacket project can be sewn by sewing machine (your own or take to a dry cleaner / tailor) or with a little bit more effort sewn by hand.
I simply took a denim jacket. The one I decided to use had no sleeves and is perfect for the coming Spring weather. I took the embroidery from its frame (frame to be up-cycled in a later project) and simply placed it on the back of the jacket (the edges of the fabric having already been folded under). I then pinned it in to place and with my sewing machine sewed around the embroidery close to the edge. I chose a blue thread as I wanted the thread to be seen and echo the colour of the denim jacket.
And that apart from removing pins - is it!