Embroidery For Beginners: A Crash Course From An Expert


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Embroidery has become super trendy in recent years. Whether you’re a baby boomer or a millenial, people in your generation are embroidering up a storm.


Learning how to embroider may seem intimidating, but believe it or not, it’s incredibly simple. There are a ton of tips and tricks that make it beyond easy no matter your skill level.

Wanna learn how to embroider something yourself? Let’s get started by gathering the supplies you’ll need first.

Here’s what every embroidery project needs to get started:

  • embroidery hoop
  • fabric (tips for choosing the right one are in the video below)
  • embroidery floss(es) of choice
  • embroidery needle

Now that you’ve got your supplies, it’s time to get to embroidering. There are endless options of what you can stitch up, from objects to words and more.

Check out the basic tutorial in the vide below before moving on to choosing your design. You can click here to learn 10 basic stitches that will help in your embroidery endeavors.

Once you learn basic stitches, you can learn specific techniques that pertain to what it is you’re sewing. For example, if you’re sewing up something botanical, you may want to click here to learn stitches that look like leaves, vines, flower petals, and more.

As for text, there are a ton of different fonts you could try to sew in. I prefer script-like fonts. You can learn how to do that in the video below.

Now that you know plenty about embroidery, what are you going to make? There are billions of possibilities, so when you’re done with one project, there are a ton of others waiting for you.

Have fun!