Stitch-a-hug inspiration board 1: hints and tips for embroidery

Collection by Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury

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I've curated and collected some how to/ and inspirations on : - getting started with embroidery, basic stitches - how you might finish your embroidered stitch-a-hug in an embroidery hoop and other things you can make with your finished ,embroidered, stitch-a-hug. - hints and tips from seasoned embroiderers/crafters on how to transfer a design onto fabric for embroidery/cross stitch. -

Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury
Embroidery stitches- how to
Inspiration and how to finish your embroidered/cross-stitched hugs
How to transfer your hug design onto fabric
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Embroidery stitches- how to

This is a create  how to  resource on some simple embroidery stitches.  Learning hand embroidery is fun and easy with these 15 essential stitches for beginners and experienced stitchers!

15 Basic Hand Embroidery Stitches You Should Know

Learning hand embroidery is fun and easy with these 15 essential stitch tutorials. Beginners and experienced stitchers will use them often.

Fabulous post on how to get started with embroidery. Everything you need to know about needles, thread, hoops, transfering designs .... Just starting out in hand embroidery? Or know someone who is? Here are 8 tips & topics to get you started!

8 Embroidery Tips for Beginners

Tomorrow, I'm teaching someone to embroider. Now, you might think I'm a little off my nut. You might think that I teach people to embroider all the time. But in fact, I don't. I used to, when I had space. But I don't have space, and my dream of a dedicated studio where I can teach locally is yet

Try your hand at these 5 techniques to see how easy it can be to learn something new.

The Top 10 Hand Embroidery Stitches Every Beginner Should Learn

We’re sending a big thank-you to embellished jeans and cheeky throw pillows for making embroidery the latest crafty comeback. (Seriously, just look at the magic that's happening over on Insta.) Want in? These 10 stitches will get you started, and are a great foundation for taking your hoop to the next level.

When it comes to these basic stitches, a picture is worth a thousand words.

19 Helpful Embroidery Stitch Diagrams for Beginners

Refer to these diagrams and instructions for the most common embroidery stitches for your projects. We'll show you the types of embroidery stitches and how to use them in projects. Master these basic embroidery stitches and you'll be ready to start creating your own handmade projects and gifts.

Blanket stitch is the one got to must know stitch... well I reckon it is anyway! I use blanket stitch to stitch components of my stitch-a-hugs together.  How to do a blanket stitch. This is the best step by step tutorial with helpful photos. Also shows how to end the stitch and when you run out of thread.

How To Do Blanket Stitch

Wondering how to do blanket stitch? This page gives you complete instructions on the blanket stitch in all situations.

Want to learn embroidering? Join in the 7 days of stitches and get started with the 7 basic stitches!

7 days of stitches - Pumora - all about hand embroidery

Learning new stitches can seem daunting at first glance. There are over 200 of them and you can alter each of them. However, there are some basic stitches that many … 7 days of stitches Read More »

Inspiration and how to finish your embroidered/cross-stitched hugs

This is a fabulous fabric collage by nancy maxwell james.  Could you incorporate your stitch-a-hug into a  personalised fabric collage for your friend.    I've included an example of a  stitch-a-hug fabric collage- using found/collected/recycled fabric/thread/beads/buttons/lace etc that  I made for a friend on this board too.

This is a fabulous fabric collage by nancy maxwell james. Could you incorporate your stitch-a-hug into a personalised fabric collage for your friend. I've included an example of a stitch-a-hug fabric collage- using found/collected/recycled fabric/thread/beads/buttons/lace etc that I made for a friend on this board too.

What about collaging your finished stitch-a-hug into a personalised story / wall hanging for your friend?

book page

What about collaging your finished stitch-a-hug into a personalised story / wall hanging for your friend?

Use your stitch-a-hug as the cover for a needle book for the crafty/stitching/sewing friend in your life!

Simply Vintagegirl » Tutorial: How to Make a Needlebook

Use your stitch-a-hug as the cover for a needle book for the crafty/stitching/sewing friend in your life!

Another great idea for how you might finish/present your stitch-a-hug to a friend. 1.  Cut out your hug in a circle. Attach a back, stuff lightly with some natural wool /corn /hemp fibre stuffing, stitch on a piece of ribbon/fabric and attach to a split ring - to make a key ring.

Another great idea for how you might finish/present your stitch-a-hug to a friend. 1. Cut out your hug in a circle. Attach a back, stuff lightly with some natural wool /corn /hemp fibre stuffing, stitch on a piece of ribbon/fabric and attach to a split ring - to make a key ring.

Here's a cute idea for finishing/presenting your stitch-a-hugs to friends. Attach them to small canvases for hanging.

Here's a cute idea for finishing/presenting your stitch-a-hugs to friends. Attach them to small canvases for hanging.

Love this idea and tutorial on using fabric to wrap and finish your embroidery hoop.  I love it because you can use repurposed/recycled/preloved fabric. I've given this a go on one of my stitch-a-hugs for a friend. Also pictured in this inspiration board.

Fabric Wrapped Embroidery Hoop, Tutorial...

I have always loved the look of fabric wrapped hoops for displaying your embroidery. And, even though it's pretty easy to figure out h...

This blog has gathered  some great ideas on how to decorate /finish off the embroidery hoop to add another level of pow to your finished project.  I love the fabric wrapped hoop idea and tutorial from Love the Bluebird blog. Direct link to that also on this inspiration board.

10+ Ways to Finish Your Embroidery Hoops - Auntie Em's Crafts

Bring that hoop to life! Here are 10+ ways to finish your embroidery hoops so that they really stand out. Most supplies you already have on hand.

Consider how you might present your finished embroidery/stitched piece to a friend. A wearable patch ? This is a great post by Jessica Long on how to turn your hand embroidered art into a wearable patch.  Easy to follow.

How to Turn Your Hand Embroidered Art into a Wearable Patch

Is there anything cooler than personalizing your clothes with your own needlework? Probably not. When I first set out to start decorating my clothing I was very overwhelmed with all of the different options for making patches. I got a little stuck trying to learn how to do it the "right way" before just diving in and

Consider how you might finish your embroidered stitch-a-hug for friends. This set of photos and suggestions on SewMummaSew  has great way to finish with inexpensive felt.  A note about the environment- you can source 100% wool felt instead of synthetic craft felt or make your own using wet felt technique.   ~Lenni~ How to Finish + Frame Embroidery Sew Mama Sew | Outstanding sewing, quilting, and needlework tutorials since 2005.

Summer Nights Stitch-Along: Finish Your Embroidery | Sew Mama Sew

Enjoy moonlit evenings, fireflies and a portable sewing project with Little Dorrit & Co.! Learn how to finish and frame your Summer Nights embroidery...

This is a great , easy to follow tutorial on how to back embroidery hoops.  A Little Happy Place: A little happy tutorial ~ How I back my Embroidery Hoops

A little happy tutorial ~ How I back my Embroidery Hoops

It's been a while since I shared an embroidery tutorial, but I've been asked a couple of times in the last week how I back my embroider...

Love how this backing includes a D ring for hanging!~Lenni~

Love how this backing includes a D ring for hanging!~Lenni~

How to transfer your hug design onto fabric

How to Transfer an Embroidery Design onto Fabric video tutorial - Method 1

How to Transfer a Hand Embroidery Design onto Fabric - Method 1 - Easy Sewing For Beginners

How to transfer a hand embroidery design onto fabric using a simple low cost method step by step in a video tutorial. Perfect for beginners.

Other Pins

This is a create  how to  resource on some simple embroidery stitches.  Learning hand embroidery is fun and easy with these 15 essential stitches for beginners and experienced stitchers!

15 Basic Hand Embroidery Stitches You Should Know

Learning hand embroidery is fun and easy with these 15 essential stitch tutorials. Beginners and experienced stitchers will use them often.

Fabulous post on how to get started with embroidery. Everything you need to know about needles, thread, hoops, transfering designs .... Just starting out in hand embroidery? Or know someone who is? Here are 8 tips & topics to get you started!

8 Embroidery Tips for Beginners

Tomorrow, I'm teaching someone to embroider. Now, you might think I'm a little off my nut. You might think that I teach people to embroider all the time. But in fact, I don't. I used to, when I had space. But I don't have space, and my dream of a dedicated studio where I can teach locally is yet

Try your hand at these 5 techniques to see how easy it can be to learn something new.

The Top 10 Hand Embroidery Stitches Every Beginner Should Learn

We’re sending a big thank-you to embellished jeans and cheeky throw pillows for making embroidery the latest crafty comeback. (Seriously, just look at the magic that's happening over on Insta.) Want in? These 10 stitches will get you started, and are a great foundation for taking your hoop to the next level.

When it comes to these basic stitches, a picture is worth a thousand words.

19 Helpful Embroidery Stitch Diagrams for Beginners

Refer to these diagrams and instructions for the most common embroidery stitches for your projects. We'll show you the types of embroidery stitches and how to use them in projects. Master these basic embroidery stitches and you'll be ready to start creating your own handmade projects and gifts.

Blanket stitch is the one got to must know stitch... well I reckon it is anyway! I use blanket stitch to stitch components of my stitch-a-hugs together.  How to do a blanket stitch. This is the best step by step tutorial with helpful photos. Also shows how to end the stitch and when you run out of thread.

How To Do Blanket Stitch

Wondering how to do blanket stitch? This page gives you complete instructions on the blanket stitch in all situations.

This is a fabulous fabric collage by nancy maxwell james.  Could you incorporate your stitch-a-hug into a  personalised fabric collage for your friend.    I've included an example of a  stitch-a-hug fabric collage- using found/collected/recycled fabric/thread/beads/buttons/lace etc that  I made for a friend on this board too.

This is a fabulous fabric collage by nancy maxwell james. Could you incorporate your stitch-a-hug into a personalised fabric collage for your friend. I've included an example of a stitch-a-hug fabric collage- using found/collected/recycled fabric/thread/beads/buttons/lace etc that I made for a friend on this board too.

What about collaging your finished stitch-a-hug into a personalised story / wall hanging for your friend?

book page

What about collaging your finished stitch-a-hug into a personalised story / wall hanging for your friend?

Want to learn embroidering? Join in the 7 days of stitches and get started with the 7 basic stitches!

7 days of stitches - Pumora - all about hand embroidery

Learning new stitches can seem daunting at first glance. There are over 200 of them and you can alter each of them. However, there are some basic stitches that many … 7 days of stitches Read More »

Use your stitch-a-hug as the cover for a needle book for the crafty/stitching/sewing friend in your life!

Simply Vintagegirl » Tutorial: How to Make a Needlebook

Use your stitch-a-hug as the cover for a needle book for the crafty/stitching/sewing friend in your life!

Another great idea for how you might finish/present your stitch-a-hug to a friend. 1.  Cut out your hug in a circle. Attach a back, stuff lightly with some natural wool /corn /hemp fibre stuffing, stitch on a piece of ribbon/fabric and attach to a split ring - to make a key ring.

Another great idea for how you might finish/present your stitch-a-hug to a friend. 1. Cut out your hug in a circle. Attach a back, stuff lightly with some natural wool /corn /hemp fibre stuffing, stitch on a piece of ribbon/fabric and attach to a split ring - to make a key ring.

Here's a cute idea for finishing/presenting your stitch-a-hugs to friends. Attach them to small canvases for hanging.

Here's a cute idea for finishing/presenting your stitch-a-hugs to friends. Attach them to small canvases for hanging.

Love this idea and tutorial on using fabric to wrap and finish your embroidery hoop.  I love it because you can use repurposed/recycled/preloved fabric. I've given this a go on one of my stitch-a-hugs for a friend. Also pictured in this inspiration board.

Fabric Wrapped Embroidery Hoop, Tutorial...

I have always loved the look of fabric wrapped hoops for displaying your embroidery. And, even though it's pretty easy to figure out h...

This blog has gathered  some great ideas on how to decorate /finish off the embroidery hoop to add another level of pow to your finished project.  I love the fabric wrapped hoop idea and tutorial from Love the Bluebird blog. Direct link to that also on this inspiration board.

10+ Ways to Finish Your Embroidery Hoops - Auntie Em's Crafts

Bring that hoop to life! Here are 10+ ways to finish your embroidery hoops so that they really stand out. Most supplies you already have on hand.

Consider how you might present your finished embroidery/stitched piece to a friend. A wearable patch ? This is a great post by Jessica Long on how to turn your hand embroidered art into a wearable patch.  Easy to follow.

How to Turn Your Hand Embroidered Art into a Wearable Patch

Is there anything cooler than personalizing your clothes with your own needlework? Probably not. When I first set out to start decorating my clothing I was very overwhelmed with all of the different options for making patches. I got a little stuck trying to learn how to do it the "right way" before just diving in and

How to Transfer an Embroidery Design onto Fabric video tutorial - Method 1

How to Transfer a Hand Embroidery Design onto Fabric - Method 1 - Easy Sewing For Beginners

How to transfer a hand embroidery design onto fabric using a simple low cost method step by step in a video tutorial. Perfect for beginners.

Consider how you might finish your embroidered stitch-a-hug for friends. This set of photos and suggestions on SewMummaSew  has great way to finish with inexpensive felt.  A note about the environment- you can source 100% wool felt instead of synthetic craft felt or make your own using wet felt technique.   ~Lenni~ How to Finish + Frame Embroidery Sew Mama Sew | Outstanding sewing, quilting, and needlework tutorials since 2005.

Summer Nights Stitch-Along: Finish Your Embroidery | Sew Mama Sew

Enjoy moonlit evenings, fireflies and a portable sewing project with Little Dorrit & Co.! Learn how to finish and frame your Summer Nights embroidery...