Embroidery Lesson

Free Beaded Eye Template

Free Beaded Eye Template

If you tried out the My Beading Heart Tutorial and got hooked on the art of embellishment, here’s a great next project to get some practice in. I beaded mine on my well-loved Joe Fresh denim shirt (I loooove Joe Fresh), but like the heart […]

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Satin Stitch Video

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Satin Stitch Video

Here’s a quick how-to video of the Satin Stitch, a traditional filling stitch. My stitching is a little open here to show each stitch, but really is best to get as close as possible to the previous stitch. A good tip is to always put […]

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Long and Short Stitch Video

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Long and Short Stitch Video

Here’s a quick how-to video of the Long and Short Stitch, a stitch I use all the time when embroidering animals. It can look like fur or feathers, esp when done so it isn’t so consistent… I wanted to show the basics of the stitch […]

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Back Stitch Video

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Back Stitch Video

Here’s a quick how-to video of the Back Stitch, a common outlining stitch, which I have lovingly shortened to BS. Come up from the back and pull thread gently taut and then go down on the outline line, then come up from the back approx […]

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Outline Stitch Video

DIY Embroidery Stitches – Outline Stitch Video

Here’s a quick how-to video of the Outline Stitch (or Stem Stitch). A great stitch for outlining and is an alternative to the Back Stitch. Pull stitch up from the back just on the bottom of the line you want to outline and pull thread […]

DIY Embroidery Stitches – French Knot Video

DIY Embroidery Stitches – French Knot Video

Here’s a quick how-to video of Embroidered French Knots. Pull thread up from the back and wrap the thread around the needle 3 – 4 times.  Gently hold the thread while putting the needle back through the fabric very close where you came up. Continue […]