This instructable will teach you the very basics of hand embroidery. Learning to embroider is not as tough as you might think! With a bit of practice, you'll get it down in no time. Plus, embroidery is a nice relaxing thing to do after a long day if you're a lover of crafting while watching TV or listening to podcasts - most of my nights are spent embroidering! :D
In this instructable, I'll cover running stitch, back stitch, split stitch, satin stitch, stem stitch, french knots and seed and fill stitches. These stitches are the backbone of embroidery - there are loads more advanced stitches out there, too. Once you've mastered the embroidery stitches in this instructable, I really recommend googling or going to the library to learn more stitches. They're addictive.
I've been embroidering for years, and professionally for the last five or so. I design my own embroideries and also do custom embroideries for customers through my online shop, making jiggy! If you'd like to see my work or request a custom order, please contact me through making jiggy on Etsy or Handmade @ Amazon.
I also have a couple embroidery tutorials up on my site, makingjiggy.com!
Here are some other embroidery tutorials to get you started. Head to the last step for even more!
If you like this instructable, please check out my Hand Embroidery Class!
I'll teach you everything I know about embroidery, making patterns and more. :D
To start embroidering, you'll need the following items: