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12 Embroidery Projects For Beginner

The art of embroidery has a rich history. It dates back to centuries. Modern clothing can still use the same technique as medieval times to decorate. While embroidery is simple, it's important to understand the basics of embroidery before you start any project. These beginner embroidery projects will get your creative juices flowing.

Before we get to the actual project, let's start by brushing up on basic embroidery knowledge. This blog will cover the basics of embroidery. This article will help you choose the best method. You'll also learn how to practice creativity to increase your creativity.

First let's find out which one is best for beginners.

Hand Embroidery vs. Machine Embroidery

Hand Embroidery

Hand embroidery starts when the fabric is stretched over the hoop, made of plastic or wood. The size of the hoop is dependent on what the sewer feels comfortable with. The dimensions of the hand embroidery needle and the choice of thread will depend on the embroidery pattern chosen for the task. Hand embroidery depends on the stitch options. If you know that many stitches to make all things embroider in a fabric, it will take your job an extra high.

Side note: Hand embroidery is based only on stitching. If you're a beginner, it is important to know the different stitches.

Machine Embroidery

Machine Embroidery is computer generated. Pre-designed patterns are incorporated into a computer program which determines the stitching process on the machine. The designs are all identical in their stitching, and every project appears identical. It is impossible to alter the passion for stitching that is the art of stitching. What will stitch the pattern exactly according to the pattern that is dictated by the computer? Machine Embroidery cannot have threads separated as Hand Embroidery needle artists can create with hand-made projects.

So, which one is best? Hand embroidery is for hobbyists and creative persons who want to showcase their passion for fabric. But machine embroidery is for industrial processes like thousands of same print and design productions.

Basis Stitches Need To Be Known For Embroidery

There are hundreds of stitches that you can learn to be a master of embroidery but as a beginner you need to learn not so many stitches. Here are some top most priority stitches that can cover almost all basic patterns.

  • Running stitch
  • Backstitch
  • Split stitch
  • Stem stitch
  • French knot
  • Chain stitch
  • Lazy daisy
  • Feather stitch
  • Seed stitch
  • Satin stitch

How to Start Embroidery (Essential Materials)

You know that feeling when you see someone wearing a dress, sweater, or any piece of clothing, and you think to yourself, "I could make something like that!". Embroidery is a great hobby to have, but it can be overwhelming when you first start. There are so many stitches and supplies out there that it's easy to get lost in the details.

For starting embroidery, you need some ingredients. Let's know what these are.

Fabric: Start your first project by choosing the most light-colored quilting fabric. 14 yards of fabric is sufficient for many projects if purchased in bulk. Aida cloth should not be used, but it is available with embroidery floss. It's best to use it when you need cross-stitch patterns.

Pro tips- fabric is not that important when you are just starting an embroidery project. Focus on the stitching part.

Embroidery hoop: There are many embroidery hoops you can choose from. All that is required to start with an embroidery hoop is a simple wooden hoop or plastic one. A 6-inch hoop is capable of handling many tasks.

Embroidery floss: Choose from a variety of colors for cotton floss. The DMC brand is affordable and high-quality.

Needles: Like hoops, there are many kinds of embroidery needles. You can use any size needle that is big enough to thread embroidery thread. It is best to choose needles marked for embroidery that are the correct size.

Scissors: Special scissors are available for embroidery tasks. You don't have to buy something new, but you can still use the scissors you already own. Please ensure that they can accurately cut the floss and that it doesn't fray.

Water-soluble pen​: You can transfer a design from fabric to fabric using many different methods depending on what project you are working on. Drawing is the easiest. A regular pencil will do the job, but a water-soluble pen is better to avoid making marks.

Best Patterns For Beginner Embroiderers

1. Word Art Embroidery Design

This type of pattern will help you to learn all typography-related works in a row. That is how to art and create word embroidery. Like “do it NOW” or “You can DO it”, It is possible to complete a word art entire pattern using backstitch with a different number of floss strands to provide different options. If you are looking for an embroidery sewing machine you may go with the bestofsewing.

2. State Art Embroidery Design (Satin Stitch)

This is great fun. Start a state embroidery design right now. The satin stitch will allow you to create stunning, colorful designs. This bright embroidery project will let your heart shine. It's a great way to practice without any pressure by filling in spaces with colored blocks.

3. Butterfly Pattern (Stem Stitch)

This gorgeous butterfly design is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their stem stitching. The butterfly design is easy to use for stem stitch practice. It incorporates many stitches but the focal point is the stem stitch. Stem stitch can be used to fill in gaps that haven't been filled.

4. Simply Pet Pattern

Simple patterns for pets can be a great way to practice a few stitches at a stretch. Start by treating your pet as a pet. Draw a line, fill it with stem stitch, back stitch, and then cover the ground with groundcover.

5. Flower Embroidery Design

Although this may sound common, flower design is able to make a strong sense of color combination through the use of threads. This simple form of floral embroidery can be repeated in many forms to create modern flowers. This pattern is even more appealing because of its subtle gradation. Sara insists that the pattern be made using the split stitches. It means that you will only need to know one stitch before you start.

6. Pincushion Embroidery Project

The pincushion embroidery design is a very basic design to start. It's easy and looks good to decorate your home. Sometimes pincushion designs require only sewing skills with a needle. Sewing is really fun and creative.

7. Single Stitch Embroidery Project

Single stitch requires only a running stitch to know how to do embroidery on your own. This pattern will help you to add an extra stitch to do when you make complex designs.

8. Red Rooster Pattern

Red rooster stands for creativity and design. To complete the design, you can use a Stem stitch or a french knot. You can add more colors to this design to make it more alive. This decorative design makes the kitchen lively and vibrant.

9. Pillow Embroidered Project

Pillow patterns are suitable for both novice and experienced embroiderers. Pillows can be made with mixed forest or flower designs to make them more interesting.

10. Cactus Trio Pattern

Cactus is one of the best patterns to embroider as a beginner. A couple of stitches like running, stem, and backstitch are needed to make a cactus trio design. You can do this in t-shirt, bag or matt also.

11. Heart Shape Embroidery Pattern

If you are beginning the embroidery process, you might want to make an image of a heart in the embroidery of your favourite person. It's easy to create an outstanding heart-shaped design. You do not require any patterns. Draw a simple shape, then move. Begin backstitching or a running stitch. You can use any stitch you like and colors to this design. You can be certain that you will be able to make the perfect design.

12. Diy Fruits Pattern

Do you ever think of a lemon slice as a pattern? If you did, then you are more creative than me. Yes, an apple, a lemon slice, a banana, and all kinds of fruits can be a pattern. You need to make the color combination of the patterns. All you need is backstitch, stem stitch, and satin stitch sometimes.

Final Words

When you begin something new, it is important to learn and then practice to become a pro at this. It is an easy and very imaginative way to complete lots of things. The process of learning a new stitch and mixing colors will take the art of embroidery to the highest level.