Stem Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Stem Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Stem Stitch: Hand Embroidery Stem stitch is a useful embroidery stitch to know if you need to embroider lines as part of your design. Obviously it’s great for stems, but it can be used in other ways to! It offers an alternative to back stitch and running stitch, and is a slimmer option than chain […]

Woven Wheel Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Woven Wheel Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Woven Wheel Stitch One of the lovely things about embroidering by hand is that you can get all sorts of different textures that you just can’t if you use the sewing machine. Woven wheel stitch is a raised stitch and it adds a little bit of a 3D effect to your embroidery. Kind of like […]

How to Print Onto Fabric With and Without Freezer Paper

How to Print Onto Fabric With and Without Freezer Paper

How to Print Onto Fabric With and Without Freezer Paper I’m on a bit of an embroidery thing at the moment, and one of the things that I’ve wanted to find out is how to print onto fabric. There are several ways of transferring embroidery designs onto fabric, including using dressmaking carbon paper or transferring the […]

How To Sew Lazy Daisy Stitch

How To Sew Lazy Daisy Stitch

How To Sew Lazy Daisy Stitch This post contains affiliate links. As the name suggests, lazy daisy stitch is useful for when you want to embroider the petals of flowers. It’s a stitch you often see on vintage table cloths where flowers have been embroidered by hand. They can be grouped in 3s or 5s […]

A Guide to Sewing Machine Needles

A Guide to Sewing Machine Needles

A Guide to Sewing Machine Needles Knowing which needle to use in your sewing machine can be confusing, especially if you are new to sewing. It’s another one of those things that might make you want to shut your eyes tightly, stick your fingers in your ears and sing loudly until it goes away. Or […]