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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!

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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 🌿

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.

Lazy Daisy Stitch

The lazy daisy stitch is often used for flowers, Specifically daisy-type flowers, hence its name. It can also be used to create leaves and other petal-like shapes.

I find that I use this stitch a lot. Once you know how to do it, you probably will too!

Below is a video tutorial for embroidering the lazy daisy stitch!

Some of my favorite patterns that use the lazy daisy stitch are the Home Is Where Your Mom Is embroidery pattern and Good Vibes Only embroidery pattern!

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.

Satin Stitch

The satin stitch is used to fill in shapes. I love this stitch because it looks smooth and soft. I love how the thread all blends together and creates a silky texture.

I use the satin stitch in basically all of my embroidery patterns, it’s just THAT good!

Below is a video tutorial for creating the satin stitch!

These are some of my favorite patterns that use the satin stitch!

Home Is Where Your Mom Is
Wild Daisies
Good Vibes Only

Chain Stitch

The chain stitch is so fun! I love using this stitch to stitch lettering, outline shapes, and I even like to use it to fill in shapes!

I hadn’t ever thought of using this stitch to fill in shapes until I was working on the Christmas Ornaments Embroidery Pattern, but I ended up LOVING it!! Now I use it all the time.

Below is a tutorial for the chain stitch!

The Christmas Ornaments and the I’d Spend All Nine Lives With You are two fun embroidery patterns that will allow you to practice the chain stitch. Enjoy!