Embroidery Basics

Hand Embroidery Stitches 101

Hand Embroidery Stitches 101

I encourage you to use additional resources if you need more instruction than this simple guide. I have found video to be very useful in understanding stitches. Please click on the links below to watch very quick clips of the stitches. You can also find a directory of longer videos here, with more detailed instruction. Please stay tuned as I add more stitches to this index and fill out each section with more details and video. Stitches are listed alphabetically. 

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Back stitch

Back stitch is worked from right to left and...


Embroidery Pattern Transfer Method Directory

Embroidery Pattern Transfer Method Directory

The key to a successful project is having your embroidery design neatly transferred to your fabric.  So what's the best way to do that?  That's a BIG question with many answers!  The best method for you is going to depend on a number of factors which I hope are successfully touched upon in the following chart.  Ultimately there may be multiple solutions to your pattern transfer "problem" and it will be up to you to decide which method works best for you.   

I tried to link to tutorials and retail sources when possible, but hope to address these methods myself as...


Beginning Hand Embroidery Tips and Tricks

Beginning Hand Embroidery Tips and Tricks

Below you can find my embroidery beginner guide which is included in all of my hand embroidery patterns and kits.

New! Follow along with this video tutorial to avoid having to read:

 

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Welcome to hand embroidery! Embroidery can be a relaxing creative outlet to keep your hands busy at home or on the go. This guide is designed to help you get started with some beginner tips and a basic stitch guide. Ultimately, with time and patience you...