Turkey Stitch

The turkey stitch is such a fun looking stitch! It is fluffy and and really pops off your fabric!

Creating this stitch requires, creating loops, tacking them down, and then trimming the loops. You can create long fringe stitches or short, depedning on how much trimming you do.

This stitch is so fun because it feels like you are giving your embroidery art a haircut!

One of my favorite embroidery patterns that uses the Turkey Stitch is my Dahlia ‘Bishop of Auckland” embroidery pattern. The yellow fringe in this flower gives it an extra flair that is beautiful.

One of my favorite embroidery patterns that uses the Turkey Stitch is my Dahlia ‘Bishop of Auckland” embroidery pattern. The yellow fringe in this flower gives it an extra flair that is beautiful.

Below is a video tutorial for creating the turkey stitch!

DIY Embroidered Clothing

Do you have a t-shirt you just wish you could spruce up, but don’t know how!?

Or may you have an old sweater that needs some new life!?

I love using embroidery to make a t-shirt or sweater come to life! Adding a little pop of color or some simple flowers can give any item of clothing some new life!

Anyone can embroider clothing! It may look intimidating and you may have a bunch of questions to help you get started! I’M HERE FOR YOU!!

One embroidered t-shirt I absolutely love is my “Pocket Full of Daisies” shirt! It started out as a plain grey pocket t-shirt and now it’s my favorite item in my closet!

Whenever i post a picture of embroidered clothing on my Instagram, I get SO MANY DMs. Messages range from “Wow! I love this shirt!” to “Wow! Tell me ALL your secrets! I want to make this too!”

This is why I created a PDF embroidery pattern that would allow others to create their very own “Pocket Full of Daisies” shirt.

This pattern teaches you EVERYTHING you need to know to create your own embroidered t-shirt! You will be able to create the “Pocket Full of Daisies” shirt, but you will also be able to use all my tips and tricks to help you embroider any piece of clothing. The pattern answers questions like:

  • Should I use a stabilizer?
  • How do i keep my shirt from puckering and stretching?
  • How do i transfer my pattern onto my shirt?
  • How do I secure the thread onto the back of the shirt?
  • Tips for working with stretchy fabric?
  • How do i wash my hand-embroidered clothing?

So yes, YOU CAN DO IT!! You can embroider your own clothing! Follow the instructions in this pattern and you will be able to embroider ANY t-shirt, sweater, etc!

Brick Stitch

The brick stitch, also known as the long and short stitch, is usually used to fill in large areas of space.

It is known as the brick stitch because the pattern of stitches looks like laid bricks.

This stitch can look intimidating, but it really is pretty simple. The trick to successfully creating the brick stitch is to be sure to keep your stitches even and straight.

Below is a video tutorial to embroider with the brick stitch!

The brick stitch is used in one of my most popular patterns: I Am A Child Of God. This pattern is BEAUTIFUL.

Fishbone Stitch

The fishbone stitch can be used in several ways, but it is usually used to embroider leaves.

I love the texture of this stitch. It makes leaves look realistic and dimensional.

Below is a video tutorial for embroidering the fishbone stitch!

I love to use the fishbone stitch in my embroidery patterns! Some of my favorite patterns that use this stitch are the Good Vibes Only and Squeeze The Day embroidery patterns.

Woven Wheel

The woven wheel is used mostly for creating flowers. Depending on how tightly you weave the thread, you can create thick or flat flowers.

This stitch looks daunting at first, but I promise its not difficult at all! It’s really very simple. I especially love using this stitch in my Donut Worry Be Happy pattern. The woven wheel adds the perfect amount of texture to the frosting!

Below is a video tutorial for creating the woven wheel stitch!

I love using the woven wheel, especially in my Donut Worry Be Happy embroidery pattern. While the woven wheel stitch is not meant to resemble flowers in this pattern, it adds something really special to the texture of the frosting!

French Knots

French Knots add so much texture to an embroidery piece. I love using them to fill in a little (or big) area of space or just to add a little flair to an embroidery piece. French knots are also great for simple things like dotting an i when you are stitching words.

Below is a video tutorial for creating french knots!

One of my favorite patterns that uses french knots is the Donut Worry Be Happy embroidery pattern. Not only does this pattern use French knots, but it’s also just cute and punny.

7 SIMPLE EMBROIDERY STITCHES

There are so many embroidery stitches you can learn, but it’s important to start with the basics. Once you have a handle on these 7 simple embroidery stitches, you will be ready to embroidery almost any pattern!

This video tutorial will teach you how to embroider the following stitches!

Back Stitch

Split Stitch

Chain Stitch

Stem Stitch

French Knots

Satin Stitch

Lazy Daisy Stitch