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Sailor Moon and Totoro Hand Embroidery

My love for hand embroidery and Japan have been well-documented on Sew RED-y. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I’ve combined the two to make anime-inspired embroideries!

Every [cool] girl that grew up in the ’90s is familiar with Sailor Moon. Who wouldn’t love the idea of your average high school girl actually being a superhero and Moon Princess behind the scenes?

I had the random idea of doing all of the inner senshi with flower crowns and absolutely adore how they came out!20180526_101727The first one I made was of course Sailor Moon herself. I used a worn old work shirt for the fabric, sashiko thread for the face, and regular cotton embroidery thread for the flowers and earrings.20180526_101747

The second senshi had to be Sailor Jupiter – my favorite! I kind of relate to her a bit more than the others. I’m usually the tall one and may have threatened to kick people’s butts a couple of times… but I don’t share the same love of cooking, though…20180526_101754

Next is Sailor Mercury, Ms. Smarty-Pants… kidding, I love her, too!20180526_101800

And of course, Sailor Mars, who is probably my second-favorite. Fire is the shiznit.20180526_101806

And finally, Sailor Venus. πŸ™‚20180526_101811

I should probably make Luna and Artemis, too…

Anyway, I felt like doing something a little different and jumped into Studio Ghibli. I’ve wanted to embroider Totoro for a long time and finally got around to doing it!

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I love the look of the green French knots… one of my favorite stitches to do!

I love how hand embroidery combines my love of drawing and sewing. Anyone else out there sharing in the hand embroidery love? What would you make?

-RED

17 thoughts on “Sailor Moon and Totoro Hand Embroidery

  1. I love the flower crowns, and the light sashiko thread on a dark ground feels so fresh. I haven’t delved into free-form hand embroidery yet, but am currently enjoying a floral counted cross-stitch project for an art swap with a friend. I looks forward to eventually learning how to do 3D flowers!

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  2. Love these. My daughter is obsessed with totoro. Where did you get the image from or did you make it up ? She would love to make something like this☺️

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  3. They’re amazing. Sailor Jupiter is my favourite too. I also finished an embroidery piece combining my favourite character and city – Winnie the Pooh and London! 😁😁

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    1. Thank you! Jupiter is the best, right? πŸ™‚ Your Winnie the Pooh and London piece sounds so cute! Don’t you love how you can customize your projects? ❀

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