Instructables

Sweetheart Embroidery Kit

Featured
Picture of Sweetheart Embroidery Kit
We wanted to create something for Valentine’s Day that you make yourself. Use our Sweetheart Embroidery Kit and tutorial to embroider your own wall hanging for your valentine. Our friend Leah Brandt, of Hero Images, demonstrates just how easy it is.
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: What you'll need:

Picture of What you'll need:
Fairgoods Sweetheart Embroidery Kit

or

5-inch embroidery hoop
Piece of 100% cotton or Aida cloth
Inkjet printer
Butcher or freezer paper
Fabric scissors
Embroidery floss (we used red and pink)
String or ribbon (optional)

Step 2: Step One

Picture of Step One
Unscrew the embroidery hoop and place the inside hoop behind the fabric and the larger hoop in front.

Step 3:

Picture of
Center the hoop around the faint circle printed on the template. Tighten the screw while pulling the fabric  around the edges. The tighter the fabric is, the better.

Step 4: Step Two

Picture of Step Two
7.jpg
Cut a piece of your embroidery floss to begin stitching. About 20 inches is a good length to work with at a time. We combined the red and pink floss together by splitting the thread. Each piece of thread is made up of six thin strands, so you can easily take one from each color. Once you’ve combined your thread, thread your needle and fold in half, tying the ends in a knot.

Step 5: Step Three

Picture of Step Three
Begin stitching around the dotted grey line.

Step 6:

Picture of
13.jpg
Continue around the pattern, keeping equal spacing between the stitches. If you run out of thread, simply tie a knot at the back and repeat steps one and two.

Step 7: Step Four

Picture of Step Four
Once you’re finished, use your scissors to trim the excess fabric around the hoop.

Step 8:

Picture of
To finish, we tied a piece of ribbon through the hole in the top of the frame. If you’re not hanging it on the wall, this part is optional.

Step 9:

Picture of
17.jpg
15.jpg
Our Sweetheart Embroidery Kit comes with a choice of one of three templates we’ve created using type by We’ve created three templates, using type by Ale Paul, Mark Simonson, and Neil Summerour. (The templates are also available separately.)
Boygasmo5 months ago

DId you print on the fabric?

Fairgoods (author)  Boygasmo5 months ago

Yes! See step 10 for how we did it.

elisbette225 months ago
Great instructions!!!
jessyratfink5 months ago

Love the mixed floss colors - really pretty! :D