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DIY: Embroidery Tips

May 1, 2020

While we are spending more time at home and cleaning out every square inch, we are bound to come across some activities we haven’t tried in a while. I happened to stumble upon some old embroidery floss and got to thinking of some easy projects to put it to good use. We’ve been trying to get outside every chance we get and enjoy the blooming flowers and fun sidewalk chalk notes that our neighborhood kids have been crafting. It was easy to be inspired by the outdoors and the positive quotes that scatter along our sidewalks. I used this inspiration and translated to some fun embroidery projects. Here is what you will need:

  • Embroidery Floss
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Scissors
  • Clothing: Denim or heavy sweatshirts work best
  • Pencil, Chalk or Pen

Option 1: Simple Stitches

For my first project I chose a simple saying and wrote the words out in a simple text. First I wrote out the saying using a light pencil and then once I had the spacing I went over with a pen. I used a back stitch for the small letters.

Option 2: Colorful Cursive

I got a little more daring on the next project and switched to a cursive script and changed colors for every letter. For this script I typed the text in a few different fonts and then traced the one I liked the best. I used a backstitch again for this project.

Option 3: Free Form

After a few simple text projects I used Pinterest to explore some other embroidery options. Flowers, chain stitches, and french knots really made this project come to life. The best part is, if you mess up you can just remove the stitches.

There is something so gratifying about watching the project come to life, but if you want to skip the DIY here are a few embroidered favorites…

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