Complete Guide To Get Started With Embroidery.

  Hand embroidery has long become a popular tradition around the world. Today, thanks to the growth of photo social networks like Instagram and Pinterest, hand embroidery designs are modern and accessible to a wider audience. No longer limited to floral motifs, the embroiderer can simulate every realistic image on a simple piece of fabric thanks to its brilliant threads. In the article, we will provide you a complete guide to get started with embroidery.

Tools and Materials for Embroidery

  1. Embroidery hoop

The embroidery hoop makes the fabric surface stretch for you to embroider more easily. It has 2 types: plastic and wood depending on your favorite. You can find them at sewing tool stores. If possible, we recommends buying multiple embroidery hoops at the same time (size depends on the width of the embroidery picture), using 2-3 small stitches for many different positions without removing, deforming the surface of the fabric.

  1. Scissors

In addition to the use of thread cutting, scissors also have another very useful effect. It is to cut in a small are after you are done with stitching.

  1. Fabric

Embroidery Process.

  1. Find an embroidery pattern

 Just search for images on Google and Pinterest, you will easily find many them. You should choose an embroidery pattern with clear, simple lines if you are just starting out.

 Many people often find samples on Pinterest to begin, because the images here are more fashionable and give more inspiration. If you are passionate about embroidery, don't forget to create a separate board of embroidery patterns on Pinterest for future use.

 Also there are plenty of Embroidery Kits, they have all you need to start, proper fabric, hoop, threads, needles and color chart. 


  1. Print the embroidery pattern and select the color

After selecting the embroidery pattern, approximate size of the embroidery pattern and print it out on tracing paper, or stencils. If you are deft, you can draw directly on paper.

Next is the color scheme of the embroidery details. You can skip this step if you already have a color swatch, but in case you want to change the color a little but you are unsure, give it a try. Now you need a blank piece of stencils to place on the drawn (or printed) pattern, because the stencils are quite thin and clear, so you can see the embroidery pattern shape without redrawing. You use crayons to paint on the details shown on this new stencils, color them as you like.

We know this step can take a long time for beginner, but this is an important step for you to choose the right color when embroidering and not having to change your mind during the process.

  1. Convert the embroidery pattern to fabric

There are 2 ways for you to choose:

Firstly, you can use charcoal paper and a stamping roller: This method is suitable for samples with many straight lines, this way is quite easy and the line is small, do not leave many marks on the fabric. When using the roller, remember to roll on a hard surface.

The second way to use a pen with erasable ink on the fabric (erasable fabric pen). This is the right choice for you when using more detailed embroidery patterns. You will use a stylus on the lines of the embroidery pattern on stencils. Please note that you should draw thin lines to embroider without exposing the line. After painting, turn the pattern upside down and iron it on the fabric. (This applies when your embroidery pattern is symmetrical.)

If your embroidery pattern is not symmetrical, you can combine the pattern with a roller and re-map with a pen on the fabric. After the embroidery is complete, just use hair dryer or iron to erase marker from your project.

  1. Start Stitching

There are many types of stitches in the world, but in this article, we will introduce you to some of the most common and easiest stitches:

  • Stem stitch
  • Lady daisy stitch
  • French knot stitch
  • Fly stitch
  • Woven wheel stitch

free embroidery cross stitch floss

 Also there are plenty of Embroidery Kits, they have all you need to start, proper fabric, hoop, threads, needles and color chart. 

Above is the most basic embroidery guide for you just starting out.  The Easy Stitch is an endless supply of interesting, exciting kits and high-quality affordable thread to stitch with! For 2020 Halloween sale, we are offering 25% Off On Cross-stitching Kits, Patterns, Embroidery Floss. Hope you will have fun here.


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