How to Embroider a Photo to Give It a Totally New Look


Do you ever feel like you can't possibly hang another frame in your house? The next time you want to display a special photo, think outside the box and inside the hoop! Transfer the image to fabric, hoop it up and add three-dimensional details with a little embroidery floss.

How to Make an Embroidered Photo

If you've never made a single embroidery stitch, never fear! This complete beginner's guide to embroidery will help you gather your materials and get stitching.

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We’re sending a big thank-you to embellished jeans and cheeky throw pillows for making embroidery the latest crafty comeback. (Seriously, just look at the magic that's happening over on Insta.) Want in? These 10 stitches will get you started, and are a great foundation for taking your hoop to the next level.
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How to Embroider a Photo to Give It a Totally New Look