I wanted a MadArtLabCoat. I mean, I had a lab coat. Everybody’s got a lab coat. It’s what you wear when you’re testing your latest directed energy ray weapon, right?
But a MadArtLabCoat? Nobody’s got one of those. Well, nobody except me…
See a MadArtLabCoat is just a regular lab coat with an embroidered Mad Art Lab patch on the pocket. How hard could that be? Oh, wait. I don’t actually know how to embroider. That could slow things down a bit.
OK, off to the craft store. After wandering around for about half an hour (“What’s the difference between pearl cotton and floss? … Royal Blue? Navy? Cyan? Screw it. Red.”) I came home with a likely set of materials…
After trying a few different techniques, all of which are too hideous to post, I decided to, well, cheat. I printed off an iron-on transfer, ironed that onto a piece of material, and started stitching over that. Here it is with just the red stitching done.
And here’s the patch shortly after finishing stitching. I also peeled off all the exposed iron-on stuff. Still needs a bit of cleanup, though.
This is the patch, cleaned up and ironed onto a generic lab coat, using a piece of interfacing.
Now I can test my Dogma Disruptor, confident that I’m properly accessorized.
Excellent work! And a great way to get around trying to graph out the design in your head.
Thanks. 🙂 My first attempt involved tracing the design using disappearing ink and stitching over that. It didn’t turn out well at all. This one looks OK, though …from a distance …if you squint a bit. 😀
I finally got around to reading this! Nice technique with the patch. I’m totally stealing that and using it in the future. (I think I need to add a Jeffersonian patch to my Bones lab coat now.)
I love this. 🙂