Hand Embroidery

Lovely hand embroidery is easy to learn. We’ll show you the basics of hand embroidery with illustrated tips and how-to instructions.

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Embroidery + Modern = Modern Love

Irresistible Embroidered Bags Embroidery + Modern = Modern Love Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily SewDaily.com Never gonna fall forModern Love walks beside meModern Love walks on byModern Love gets me to the church on time– David Bowie Modern Love Embroidery has been making a comeback lately as are all things handcrafted. When I think…

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Learn Vintage Embroidery Techniques in Artfully Embroidered

The popularity of embroidery continues to be on the rise, and as lovers of needlework develop their skills, they seek more challenging and unusual motifs. As such, those doing embroidery handwork are turning to vintage techniques to expand their repertoire of hand stitches. Artfully Embroidered by Naoko Shimoda Part of the appeal of embroidery is…

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Was embroidery your first sewing love, too?

I know that I started sewing when I was very young. I remember watching my grandmother sew at her machine when I was just 5 years old, and her letting me "help" her stitch a seam. Still embroidering after all these years! I know it's hard to see, but I recently embroidered tiny flowers on…

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Handmade is the Buzz Word in Home Dec

Lately it seems like whenever I am leafing through a catalog or browsing store aisles, I am struck more and more by how many handmade-look items are for sale. The trend has grown steadily over the past few years, and that pleases me. I know that if people are buying items for their handmade look,…

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I just finished my upcycled hand-embroidered $7 dress!

A few newsletters ago, I blogged that I had purchased a really cute cream, mod-style '60s dress for $7, but it had some marks on it that could not be removed. I decided to embroider the dress with small flowers to cover up the marks, and penciled in a pattern to follow with embroidery floss.…

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Here's a Great Free e-Book on Hand-Stitching!

I am so happy to introduce this wonderful e-Book, Tips on How to Sew by Hand, with 8 gorgeous projects!  I first discovered hand sewing stitches as a Girl Scout. As part of the sewing badge that I was earning, I embroidered a small figure on the badge itself, and I remember very clearly how…

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Using Embroidery to Embellish and Upcycle an Off-the-Rack Dress

A few weeks ago, I wrote about an embroidered jacket that was a wearable work in progress. The artist traced the pattern of the embroidery and then slowly worked on the jacket, which she also wore in her travels. Because the tracing was light and the pattern abstract, she could wear it even though it…

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Handmade Elements at the Winter Olympic Games

We’ve got 2014 Olympic Winter Games fever at my house, and have been tuning in nightly to watch skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, and more. In addition to the high-caliber athletes and competitions, what has amazed me is seeing the influence of quilting and sewing stitches land on the slopes of Sochi. The U.S. snowboarding team…