Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Bonjour & Welcome! Conscious by Chloé is a Sustainable Lifestyle Blog focusing on Zero Waste, Slow Living, and Ethical Fashion coming to you from Central Oregon.

Make Your Own - Embroidered Letters T-Shirt

Embroidered Letters T-Shirt Tutorial by Conscious by Chloé

What a week it's been! I don't know about you, but I've felt the need to disconnect and focus my energy on or - better yet - channel my anxiety into a project.

I got white tees for $2 a piece a couple weeks ago at a local thrift store and had a little fun with them. After cleaning them - rookie mistake, I did not notice that they had nasty armpits stains - I experimented with different techniques- The first one I wanted to try was a natural tie-dye method but I ended up doing bundle-dying before summer was over and all the flowers had disappeared.

Embroidered Letters T-Shirt Tutorial by Conscious by Chloé

But I digress...

So last week, after tackling my mending pile, I still had some shashiko threaded on my embroidery needle and decided to ornate one of my white tees.

But I had to figure out what to embroider. I dedicated a whole Pinterest board to this project but ended up with the phrase "OK then".

I do not know what it means to you, but Octave started using it after watching Season 2 of Fargo.

Embroidered Letters T-Shirt Tutorial by Conscious by Chloé

Since I have no previous embroidery experience, I watched this video and freestyled from there. I used a small embroidery hoop to secure my workzone, handwrote my message with a pencil and went for it.

Embroidered Letters T-Shirt Tutorial by Conscious by Chloé

It's far from perfect, but it kept my mind off the election for a half hour...

Now that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the race, many empowering messages are coming to my mind and I'm ready to do this again.

Embroidered Letters T-Shirt Tutorial by Conscious by Chloé


What message should I embroider next?