by mops Moderator 15 Jun 2020

Has anyone seen a good design of a diver? I was asked to embroider one by an acquaintance. She gave me an image but I don't want to digitise it as she always expect things to cost next to nothing since I did a number of things for free when she had Chernobyl kids over in the summer holidays.

I would very much appreciate a link. Thanks in advance.


by pennifold 17 Jun 2020

I was happy to see you gave an email address of a local business for this person, it made me laugh when reading your reply. Good for you Martine.
I get asked all the time to make things for people, but I just tell them I only sew for my family and very close friends. I'm so thankful I do not digitise. I've seen what Meg does and it's so time consuming. Love Chris

by pennyhal2 17 Jun 2020

I haven't seen a diver, but I've been in the same position too! A couple of times people will ask me to make a quilt out tshirts, old clothes, etc. for them. I tell them that I will help them make a quilt after I tell them what they have to do first at home get the fabric ready to be cut up...washed, taken apart, ironed, etc. I never hear back from them.

by dragonflyer 17 Jun 2020

Great reply!

by mops Moderator 15 Jun 2020

Thank you all for your help and suggestions. I saw some cute designs, some pretty silhouettes and some outlines. However, she wanted a lifelike diver with all the details.
I just e-mailed her the address of a commercial embroidery shop in a nearby town. I hope she can get what she wanted there.

asterixsew by asterixsew 15 Jun 2020

Mops you can probably hear me laughing at your reply to her

crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Jun 2020

Good for you Mops. That way she will understand how much you already donated.

mops by mops 16 Jun 2020

It was my hubby who gave me the address, he'd seen an add in a local paper.

graceandham by graceandham 16 Jun 2020

Perfect response. You have to educate the buyer to respect your work and time.

by sewtired 15 Jun 2020

I totally understand. Did some free work for my brother and SIL and then they wanted me to do some for their whole dance club. I recommended they find a commercial service. Best wishes to you. Some folks seem to think you just ask your machine to sew a design and it magically happens. They don't realize it has to be digitized first and preferably tested too.

by lique 15 Jun 2020

There is a scuba diver free on filipkoza . It is under characters on the bottom of the page.

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mops by mops 15 Jun 2020

Thank you. I had a look it is a cute one but not at all what she wanted.

by asterixsew Moderator 15 Jun 2020

Mops I am unable to help but I do love those out there who expect a huge piece of work for peanuts or ‘well you enjoy sewing’ or similar. I was asked to sew zips into clothes last week as the repair shop charged too much. Personally I thought the charge was very modest. Mops good luck with this one and hope someone can help with a design that is suitable for the acquaintances requirements.

by gerryvb 15 Jun 2020

Skin Diver Outline Embroidery Design, not free but Club Price: $0.99

mops by mops 15 Jun 2020

Dank je voor alledrie. Ze wil een levensechte met alle details. Ik heb haar doorverwezen naar een borduurshop in Roden.

gerryvb by gerryvb 15 Jun 2020

haha gelijk heb je !!

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by gerryvb edited 15 Jun 2020

will these help? If I find more i will add the link 🙋‍♀️