DIYdiy projects

diy project: no. 1 ladies detective agency silhouette

by Grace Bonney

i’m a HUGE no. 1 ladies detective agency fan. when that show came on, something about it tugged at my heartstrings and i was instantly smitten. something about precious’ character and the incredible landscape makes me tune in again and again. so i was thrilled to hear from christine chitnis about this fun no. 1 ladies-inspired silhouette project. christine posted about the project right here, but i’ve summarized the project steps below as well. thanks so much to christine for sharing!

CLICK HERE for the how-to after the jump!


-Embroidery Hoop
-Fabric selection in color palette of your choice (Christine used blues)
-Glue/Needle & Thread


1. Trace image of your choice (like Christine’s Precious outline) by printing it out on your computer.

2. Once you have your outline, cut your fabric strips to size so that you can lay them on top of each other.

3. Choose a fabric to use as the base on the embroidery hoop and secure it in place.

4. Using either fabric glue or a thread and needled, attach your layers of fabric on the frame to create the silhouette.


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