If you're ready to stitch your way onto the hand embroidery bandwagon, these projects are calling your name.
Clothing and accessories are an awesome way for kids — and everyone, really — to express their creativity. But instead of buying new stuff, help your little fashionistas upgrade what they've got with some cool DIY felt patches. They're easy to make and look great ironed on everything from backpacks to jean jackets.
If you know the basics of needle felting, you can create almost anything — including your fur baby. This fiber craft can be used to make 3D and 2D works of art, and when worked onto a piece of fabric (like in this portrait), it's a lot like painting. But instead of a brush and paints, you use a barbed needle and wool. This must-make is a great gift for animal lovers or those who may have lost a beloved pet, not to mention it's a fun way to capture your own furry friend's likeness.
Embroidery hoops aren't just for stitching. With some sheer fabric and the right kind of paint, you can hoop up to create a screen-printed design that's totally your style.
Nothing says "I love you" like a handmade card, especially for Mother's Day. With some simple supplies that you likely already have around the house, you can stitch a card that's totally one-of-a-kind.
Here's the thing: when a project glows in the dark, it's just that much cooler. Whether you're a baker, paper crafter or embroiderer, there are so many ways you can take your projects to a new (glow-in-the-dark) level.