Leave it to the fabulous Calamity Kim to bless us with a fun technique. She's the queen of fun! She starts with a photograph and ends up with an adorable embroidery pattern.
1. Print photo
2. Trace over the outlines with a small tip sharpie on acetate (i.e., transparency sheets or any stiff-ish clear plastic sheet)
3. Scan and then print
4. Adjust size by increasing or decreasing in size with either Photoshop, Corel, Flickr or your scanner settings. Print out smaller size.
5. Use light source to trace on to fabric. I used a mechanical pencil to get a small, fine line.
6. Embroider and applique fabric.
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