Stitch School: Lesson 4

Stitch School: lesson 4

Stitch School: Lesson 1
Stitch School: Lesson 2
Stitch School: Lesson 3

What can I embroider on? What should I do with my embroidery when I'm done?

Some ideas for items you might want to embroider are:
* your sewing projects
* a quilt square
* pre-sewn aprons, tote bags, or tea towels
* clothing
* cards or stationary
* embroidery on paper for use in scrapbooking
* on cards or stationary
* embroider on a paint canvas
* embroider wood (drill holes first)
* sew your embroidery into a little pillow or softie
* frame it in a regular frame or embroidery hoop and display

The possibilities are endless!

Nature is Punny DIY Embroidered Tote Kit

DIY embroidered love bus pillow
Try painting in solid areas with acrylic or fabric paint. Tip: acrylic paint is washable but to keep it from cracking or fading over time, mix it with a textile medium. For further instructions, visit this link.

I melt for you


project 7: domesticated kitchen set

Oh Deer

bee mine embroidery pattern

Try stitching with beads.

or embroidered buttons

Embroidery Resources
Here are a list of embroidery resources on the web. If you know of any good ones that aren't listed here, leave me a comment and I'll add it.

free patterns
Bad Bird
The Floss Box
Pattern Bee (vintage patterns)
Orange You Lucky
Hoop Love Flickr Group
Wee Wonderfuls
Stitchy Britches
Pimp Stitch
Meet at Mike's
Vintage Transfer Finds
Nina Makes
Sew Charitable

Early Bird Special
Sublime Stitching
Stitch School
Pimp Stitch
Needle 'N Thread

patterns for sale
Peptogirl Industries
Sublime Stitching
Carina's Craft Blog
Red Velvet Art
Primrose Design (vintage)
Wild Olive
penguin & fish
Sew it's for you
Urban Threads
Follow the White Bunny
The Floss Box
Bad Bird
Kitschy Digitals
Vol. 25

fun to look at
Embroidery as Art
Feeling Stitchy
Mr. X Stitch

cross stitch
Subversive Cross Stitch
and wabisabi x-stitch

I hope you found my series to be helpful and informative! I'm going to work on collecting some images of other people's unique embroidery ideas for a future post. Feel free to leave questions or your own embroidery resources in the comments. I look forward to reading them.

<3 Amy


Sara said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! Especially the free patterns!
I love using www.urbanthreads.com for hand and machine embroidery patterns. They have a new freebie every week, but their hand embroidery patterns are only $1 each, so they are super affordable. Plus, they're very cool. Thanks again!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Love it! As always :o)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

John'aLee said...

Thanks for sharing all this great information! You are awesome. I especially found your 'transferring school' of great help!!
Keep up the great work!

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