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How to Add Beads to Embroidery

This tutorial will teach you how to add beads to embroidery. This tutorial uses a Christmas tree pattern, but the tutorial can be used for any pattern with beads.

Hoop Backing for Kids

This is a simple tutorial for backing an embroidery hoop. I recommend using this method for kids. You can reference the pictures below or visit this video tutorial for help.

  1. Cut the fabric around the hoop into a circle.
  2. Stitch around the edge of the fabric, going over and under the fabric.

3. Once you’ve gone around the entire circle, remove the needle and pull the ends of the thread until the fabric is gathered.

4. Tie the ends of the thread together in a knot. Now you’re finished!

If you want to completely cover the back of your hoop with felt, check out this blog post for help.

Christmas Tree Ornament Kiddie Kit

This is the perfect little kit you need to teach a young child embroidery. And, it comes with a video tutorial so kids can stitch along with the video and learn embroidery at a young age.

Embroidery Kit Includes

  • clear step-by-step instructions with lots of pictures and minimal words
  • Video Tutorial so kids can learn and stitch along with guided instruction
  • Pre-printed fabric with pattern
  • cotton fabric to make the hoop more sturdy
  • large embroidery needle (Easy for kids to use, and not too sharp)
  • thread
  • 3-inch embroidery hoop

Here is the Stitch Along video tutorial

Hanging Banner

Make your own hanging banner in the January 2021 Virtual Embroidery Class.

Be My Valentine

Use this video tutorial for help making your own banner from start to finish!

Virtual Embroidery Class

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!

Poppies Kiddie Kit

The Poppies Kiddie Kit is a perfect embroidery kit for young stitchers to learn embroidery!

The Poppies Kiddie Kit is a perfect embroidery kit for young stitchers to learn embroidery!

This kiddie kit teaches children the very basics of embroidery. The pattern come with lots of pictures, minimal words, and a step-by-step video tutorial.

Included in the kit is:

  • Pre-traced fabric
  • 4-inch embroidery hoop
  • large needle (for easy threading and holding for little hands)
  • thread
  • instructions including pictures and a Stitch-Along VIDEO TUTORIAL for children to learn how to begin embroidering with their kit

Here is the video tutorial that will teach young stitchers how to thread their needle, tie a knot, and stitch.

For more Kiddie Kits, visit my Etsy shop!

Stitch Along

Because of the craziness going on and everyone being stuck in their homes, I am going to be doing a #STITCHALONG with this new pattern! Grab this pattern, or a kit if you don’t have the materials, and come stitch with me!

Think of it as a little embroidery class you can take from home. It will be every day, March 30 – April 3, at 5 pm MDT.

Here’s how it works: Every day for a week, we will work on this pattern together. We will go step-by-step, from start to finish! By the end of the week, you will have stitched this entire hoop!

I will be doing an instagram live every day and those who are available can jump on and stitch with me. If you can’t make it to the live session, I will save the videos on my highlights each day and you can stitch with me when it’s convenient for you!

My hope is that this STITCH ALONG will allow you to feel like you’re taking a fun embroidery class, but in the comfort of your own home because #socialdistancing.

Make sure you’re giving yourself a break each day so you can stay sane and relax 🌿

COVID_19 Quarantine Activities

Stuck at home because of the corona virus quarantine?

Here’s a list of 20 things you can do at home to help the time pass by:

Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Choosing the perfect gift is always so difficult for me! Especially when I’m shopping for my mom. Often times I feel like whatever I get won’t be good enough because she could just buy it herself! She does have lots more money than me, after all 🙂

That’s why I usually go with something handmade! When you make something with your own two hands, no one can be mad about it (cuz that’s just rude). The time and effort you put into making something beautiful for someone is priceless.

This year, I’m gifting my mom a floral embroidered art piece. It’s something I know she will love because I made it myself and because it’s just really cute!

Another idea is this “Home Is Where Your Mom Is” hoop. It’s a lovely reminder that no matter where you live or what your circumstances are, home is wherever your mom is.

Give your mom the best Mother’s Day gift this year – something handmade, and made with love from the heart.

Get all the materials to make this hoop for your mom here.

Don’t like this pattern, but still want to embroider something for your mom? I have 20+ patterns to choose from in my Etsy shop! Go pick something to make that your mom will LOVE!

Here are some of my favorite patterns that your mom will love:

My mom loves this pattern! Yours will too 🙂

This was my Mother’s Day pattern last year! I LOVE it!! These words are so, so true.

My most popular pattern that is fun to have displayed year-round. Make it for your mom… or make it for yourself 😉