Zombie Survival Guide

I’m on a mini-composition kick. This time around I used Off With Their Threads’ Zombie Survival Guide and glow-in-the-dark threads. The results were pretty cool:

Some things I learned about this project:

  • Even though the threads look very different on the spools, there is little difference between the yellow, green, and white glow-in-the-dark threads when lightly stitched. Unfortunately, that means there’s not as much contrast in the sunlight, but they look great when I shut off the lights!
  • The elastic strap measurements listed in the instructions is WAY too large. It’s too late to change it now, but in future versions (because there will be!) I’ll definitely use a much shorter length
  • Once again I had a bit of issues with the stitching on the underside (the threads came out “bubbly” in spots). I believe that the vinyl that I’m using is “sticky” and causing the thread issues. I’m going to have to play around with some different techniques to see if I can’t fix this for future reference.

I plan on making a few more of these as stocking stuffers… they’re too much fun not to. Plus, I stocked up on mini-composition notebooks so I feel like I need to use them up!