In this show from our partners at Quilting Daily, join host Sara Gallegos and continue to build your skills and learn specialty techniques such as quilting in the hoop, in-the-hoop appliqué, monogramming, creating decorative buttonholes, auto-digitizing basics, stitching quilt labels and more.
Denim is a wardrobe staple. And it's also the perfect canvas for embroidering and embellishing! Textile artist Kat McTee shows you how to turn those everyday denim pieces into contemporary, one-of-a-kind creations with hand embroidery. From a classic denim shirt to stylish jean jackets, these easy and customizable projects will amp up the denim in your closet.
Embroider a pair of fuzzy friends with expert guidance from Vanessa Vargas Wilson, aka the Crafty Gemini. Using designer Jessica Long's exclusive pattern, Vanessa walks you through everything from preparing your fabric to hooping, stitching and finishing.
Stitch your story on pre-printed map fabric with this self-designed map embroidery sampler. Embroiderer Robert Mahar guides you step by step with expert tips and techniques. Plus get clever ideas for finishing and displaying your map like a pro.
Stitch up a beautiful embroidery hoop, designed by Jessica Long, that you can sew on the go! Brush up on the basics as Vanessa shares tips for making smooth satin stitches. Then tackle woven wheels, fly stitches, French knots and more.
Create a stunning 3D botanical embroidery on sheer fabric! In this short project tutorial, fiber artist Sarah Godfrey shares tips and techniques for stitching on organza with simple beginner stitches. Get the pattern and detailed instructions in your class materials.
Make your own punch needle tote bag in just a few hours! In this short project tutorial, designer Rose Pearlman shares pro tips for completing her abstract design. It’s a quick and easy project for fiber fanatics of all levels.
Needle punching (aka punch needle) is a fiber craft that creates beautiful texture — and it's so easy to learn! In this introductory class, textile artist Rose Pearlman shows you the basics from materials to techniques to finishing.
Ready to stitch up something new? Join embroiderer Jessica Long and learn a fun variation on one of her most popular patterns, the award-winning Modern Cameo. Jessica walks you step by step through simple techniques for making long satin stitches, woven-wheel roses, French knots and more. Plus, find out how to up-level your embroidery with 3D stumpwork. This project can easily be customized and makes for a creative gift!
In this show from our partners at Quilting Daily, expand on your machine embroidery skills and go beyond the basics with specialty embroidery techniques such as cutwork, freestanding organza, 3D lace, paper embroidery and embossed designs. Along the way, Sara will show you how to create fun projects including an in-the-hoop sunglass case, sweet stuffies, embroidered earrings and patches, a butterfly shadowbox, floral sachets and much more.
Let your stitches run wild with mixed-media embroidery! Embroiderer Nichole Vogelsinger shows you how to make three boho-chic hoop designs using a combination of stitches, fabrics (great for stash-busting!) and embellishments such as beads, buttons and more.
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.
With a few basic tools — and a hefty amount of wool — the cutest embroidery hoops and 3D creations are just waiting to be created. Needle felting is an easy craft for fiber fanatics to love, so choose from any of the cute projects below and start stabbing!
Take traditional embroidery and turn it on its head with one key tool: the punch needle. Also known as needle punching, the craft uses embroidery floss or yarn to create bold texture and beautiful designs on monk's cloth. Fiber fanatics can't got enough of the fun, easy-to-learn technique, so get in on the craze with one (or all!) of the projects below.
Nothing gets you in the camping mood more than some nature-inspired accessories. With a simple template, yarn and fabric scraps, you can needle punch a frog patch that's cute enough to stitch on any campwear.
The first rule of camping: you've gotta bring your stargazing A-game. That means having a cozy blanket, preferably one with needle-punched constellations. This design features the Big and Little Dippers on wool fabric — follow our template or go wild and punch the whole Milky Way.
Craft worlds collide, and it's never been cozier. Pay homage to a traditional wedding ring quilt block with a punch needle pillow sham. It adds a DIY touch to your bed and makes a romantic gift for your partner on Valentine's Day. So the only question is: why wouldn't you stitch it?
In the mood to hang, or just want to be alone and give yourself some TLC? Say it with a pillow! Punch an enthusiastic "yes!" on one side and a "no" on the other to tell everyone your mood, then flip and display as needed.
Show off your love of books — and devotion to book club — with a bag toting all of your favorite reads. It’s one of those fun projects you can add to as you cross books off your list. Keep your embroidery materials nearby and you can even stitch new titles while discussing the latest read!
DIYing a clock that both matches your style and gives you an excuse to craft beats buying one any day. Whether you're painting one or stitching on fabric, it's easy to show off your fave hobby and use up some scraps with this fun tutorial.
They say to let sleeping dogs lie, so you may as well give them an adorable pet bed to do it on. Simply grab wool fabric that matches your pet's coat, then needle punch their defining features for the cutest little project. (Or big — you can easily resize this tutorial if you have, say, a Great Dane.)
Forget run-of-the-mill pet beds — your furry friend deserves a custom design. Whether you're making one for Ollie or Spot or Freckles, this needle punched bed is so comfy and cozy it's sure to be put to good use.