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A little life-saver

By spotogspindel | April 25, 2010

As part of a gift to my god-son, I wanted to give him a reflector. You know one of those little things that reflects light, so if you´re out in the dark, the headlights of a car will see you in time, and NOT hit you. Anyway, these little life-savers are apparently not in fashion anymore, because none of the local shops had this old-fashioned type, that you can just pin on your clothes.

What to do? What to do?

Make one, of course!

I got some reflector-band at my local fabric-shop… (and doubled the fabric, face out)

drew a (relatively cute) motif,

machine-embroidered the face onto the fabric. Cut off excess fabric after you´re done sewing.

Add a “third” eye…

I used waxed linen thread, as that is pretty much the strongest option there is of natural fibers. I didn´t want the thread to be to long, it´s easier to get tangled and lose it for a little boy.

Topics: Diverse, Technique | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “A little life-saver”

  1. indigorchid Says:
    April 25th, 2010 at 18:15

    Yey! What a great gift for a little boy! And super-cute!

  2. Erin Leigh Says:
    April 26th, 2010 at 10:44

    Love this little guy. How do you comeup with this stuff? so cute…

  3. lisa Says:
    April 28th, 2010 at 18:52

    adorable! and did you freehand the machine stitching?

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