I loved the last Bitmoji I embroidered so much that I just HAD to do another one. (Check out the first Bitmoji I embroidered here). The obvious next choice was my good friend Dee because we’re both frequent Bitmoji-ers. This is her “I’m silently judging you” face. Used most often when 1) I make a poor dating decision, 2) I’m running late, and 3) I break the news to her that Wendy’s is closed.
Like before, I used my poor man’s light box trick using a picture frame and a lamp (details here). Tracing this one was pretty easy, but the tricky part was figuring out which stitches to use. There’s so much ground to cover in this Bitmoji since it’s all face and hair — no block letters or body. I had to pick stitches and patterns that would look good when covering large areas.
I used padded satin stitches (tutorial here) for the hair, lips, and eyes. I used padded satin stitches instead of regular satin stitches because I wanted the eyes, hair, and lips to pop out of the fabric. You know, like they would on a real face … sort of. For the face, I used a modified stem stitch (tutorial here). I call it modified because I got a little lazy about it. The most exciting part of this Bitmoji was the hair — there was so much space for creativity with the fro! Instead of just filling it in with a ton of long satin stitches I decided to draw a pattern of half circles within the fro and satin stitch those. I have to tell you, padded stitches were definitely the way to go. I am SO excited with how it turned out!
So there you have it. Another embroidered Bitmoji in the books! I may have already started another one. Heh heh heh … >>evil laugh<<