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Embroidery Tutorials

Here you will find a large selection of hand embroidery tutorials, projects, and techniques. This page focuses on topics about embroidering specific imagery, working with more difficult fabrics, stitching on clothing, and more.

The Best Color Combinations For Embroidery

You sketched out a design you want to stitch and now it’s time to figure out what colors you want to use. You pick a few that look nice, but once you’re almost done stitching you realize something doesn’t look right. The colors just don’t seem to go together like you thought they would, but …

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4 Ways To Make 3d Embroidery Flowers

Want to venture into some stitching techniques that will make 3d embroidery flowers? This article will show you 4 fun ways to do just that! Try incorporating a few of these techniques into your next floral embroidery project to really make your embroidery pop. Woven Picot This is one of my favorite 3d embroidery stitches …

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How To Embroider Straight Lines (5 Tips + Stitches)

It sounds relatively easy, but learning how to embroider straight lines can be a challenge! This post will go over some tips and techniques to help you embroider a perfectly straight line! Use Fabric With An Even Weave This makes the biggest difference when it comes to embroidering lines. The weave of a fabric is …

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How To Make Stumpwork Leaves

This quick, simple tutorial will show you how to make stumpwork leaves using the wire work technique, aka wire slips. You’ll stitch directly on the fabric and then cut the embroidered leaf out when you’re done! Normally, hand embroidery is worked on fabric and either framed or left in the hoop for display. This technique …

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9 Embroidery Tricks To Save You Time And Frustration

Hand embroidery is a time consuming and sometimes meticulous process. It has taken me years of trial and error to find systems that work best for me…over the past 10 plus years I have been embroidering, I have tried many different techniques, materials, and products. Today I wanted to share with you 9 embroidery tricks …

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8 Common Embroidery Mistakes You’re Probably Making

These 8 common embroidery mistakes are ones that almost everybody makes. Improve your embroidery by fixing them and avoiding them in the future! If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for ways to improve the way your embroidery looks. Embroidery, like any other skill or art form, takes time to learn. There is a …

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Painting With Thread: How To Make Realistic Embroidery

Needle painting, also known as “painting with thread”, is an intricate and fun way to create realistic looking embroidery art. Years ago, I began making embroidered pet portraits. I am a completely self taught artist. My journey has been a long and sometimes frustrating process, but I continue to improve my techniques and incorporate practices …

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