Spongebob Stitchedpants

1 Nov

I made this embroidered Couchsurfing Spongebob for a friend. I really loved making it, and realized how therapeutic embroidery is. It is so relaxing, and I couldn’t stop working on it! Now I just have to finish what I made for my best friend’s birthday and will post about that soon, as soon as she receives it in the mail 🙂

Finished Spongebob

Just as I finished on the plane! The stewardess thought it was cute 🙂

 

 

First I drew up a little sketch. I googled an image of Spongebob surfing, and of a couch as a guide.

The Sketch

 

And then I traced it onto tracing paper, with colored pencil.

Colored Pencil Sketch

I used transfer paper to copy the image onto the fabric. However, it was very faint, so I used the drawing as a reference anyway.

 

Sketch

I boosted the contrast here so it was visible in the photo. In reality, the blue lines are barely visible.

Then I started stitching away! Here are some close ups

 

Closeup1

I'm ready! I'm ready!

 

Closeup2

Some split stitches for the couch

 

Closeup3

And of course I had to sign it! 🙂

 

 

The CouchSurfing Project

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to “Spongebob Stitchedpants”

  1. hey November 1, 2010 at 12:29 PM #

    Wow! This is Awesome !!!

    • Courtleigh November 1, 2010 at 12:48 PM #

      Thank you very much! How did you come across my blog? Thanks for reading!

  2. Favorite Things November 1, 2010 at 1:41 PM #

    Love Sponge Bob. I’m going to have to try the swirly rainbow cake you posted with my grandson sometime 🙂 Came across your blog while on Flickr, Feeling Stitchy ’embroidery’ group.

    • Courtleigh November 1, 2010 at 2:04 PM #

      Thank you so much for stopping by! The cake is definitely a fun project, hope your grandson likes it. Another variation is to make it with white cake mix, but you would definitely need to make icing, also! White cake is very dry without it. Rainbow icing would be fun! Or the confetti icing, which I loved as a kid.

  3. Cdub November 3, 2010 at 9:02 AM #

    Awww!! I used to do this sort of thing when I was little. I should take up more artsy hobbies again. Get ready for needlepoint x-mas presents everyone!

    • Courtleigh November 3, 2010 at 12:34 PM #

      Haha, yeah get ready for LOTS of needlepoint presents because that’s what I’m making, too!
      I used to do cross-stitch when I was a kid, because my Grandma taught me, she was quite a prolific cross-stitcher. I just recently started doing embroidery, and it’s so fun and easy!
      You should check out Sublime Stitching for some beginning pointers!

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