Fern Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Fern Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Fern Stitch: Hand Embroidery Fern stitch is a useful stitch to know, especially if you’re sewing plants and flowers. Obviously you can use it to sew ferns and other plants, but it can be used in other ways as well! On the little purse I’ve been making, I’ve used fern stitch for the lavender. Fern […]

How To Sew In a Purse Frame

How To Sew In a Purse Frame

How To Sew In a Purse Frame Adding bits of hardware to handmade bags and purses is a nice way of getting a professional looking finish. Sometimes a zip or a button is fine, but if you want to use something different, there’s a nice variety of purse frames for making clasp purses. For the […]

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 […]