Embroidery is a great way to keep your mind active while you chill on the couch, watch a movie, or travel. It’s pretty easy to learn, too, just check out these easy hand embroidery for beginners tips and tricks!
Hand Embroidery For Beginners: Tips
I get it, it can be intimidating to even START an embroidery project. But guess what? All you have to do to be good at embroidery is to make sure that you are using the right tools. For example, you always want to pick a needle that is the right thickness for your project (thicker fabric requires different needles!). Additionally, I always tell beginners to keep a close eye on the back of their project, as well. Embroidery is easily tangled and messy, and if you don’t regularly check on the OTHER side of your project, you might end up with a giant knot.
Hand Embroidery For Beginners: Letter
Sewing letters is one of the most important things you will learn how to do when you begin hand embroidery. To learn how to embroider ten different kinds of letters, I recommend checking out this YouTube tutorial from Handiworks. They will walk you through the process a step at a time and teach you how to do everything from cursive to capital letters.
Hand Embroidery For Beginners: Stitches
Choosing the right stitch is crucial to the outcome of your project. After all, choosing the right stitch will make your project polished and pretty as opposed to messy and knotted. But as a beginner, it might be kind of tricky to determine which stitch is best for your project. Fortunately, this helpful article of mine will help you determine which stitch is best for your project AND how to sew it.
Hand Embroidery For Beginners: Flowers
Another necessary to hand embroidery for beginners is to learn how to sew flowers. In just about every embroidery project I have tackled there has been a flower section, so I feel like this is a pretty crucial skill to have on hand. This great write-up from Instructables will walk you through the process and soon you’ll be able to do it on your own!
Hand Embroidery For Beginners: Projects
Now that you know some of the basics, it’s time to start thinking about your first project! You can find tons of great, free online embroidery patterns at the following websites:
Make sure to comment below and tell me which one you ended up choosing.