As I was working on this year’s Valentines, I realized I’ve always just assumed all of you know how to embroider.
Well, you know what happens when you assume!
So, below you will find photo tutorials for two basic embroidery stitches, back stitch and stem stitch, and really, these are all you need to get yourself going. (I use these on a regular basis in my applique quilts and they are perfect for monogramming, which is such a great way to personalize a gift, whether it be a quilt, a card…you name it!) Click on the pictures and you can zoom in to see even more detail.
Your homework is to practice, practice, practice! Next week I’ll post my embroidered Valentine’s Day Cards and yes, you will be sewing on paper!
Nikki, In Stitches
*Start at the white arrow and move clockwise!
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