Hand embroidery brings a personal touch to just about any project, whether you're adding a quick quilt label or stitching your favorite quote to hang on the wall. One of the best ways to make a big impact: choosing a font for all your pretty letters. You can play around in a word document to check out different varieties; once you've found one you like, transfer it to your fabric and start playing with these four stitches (we used full six-strand embroidery floss) to find a style you totally love.
No one's surprised that hand lettering and hand stitching are instant BFFs. After all, beautiful, swirling script accented with textural stitching just makes sense. Plus, the technique is pretty straightforward: once you're happy with your hand lettering skills, simply write your message on fabric. Then, stitch over the letters.
Monogramming adds a personal detail to any project: piped icing on cake designs, embroidered stitches on home decor, stamped initials on stationary, even custom details on quilt or sewing projects. And these days, you can pretty much design your monograms however you want. But if you want to keep things more traditional, there are a few monogram etiquette rules to consider following.
Celebrate your internal happy camper with this charming, retro-inspired Airstream cross stitch. This kit comes with everything you need to complete the cross stitch: instructions, pattern, color chart, cloth, hoop, floss, and needle. Perfect for beginners!
As any cross stitcher will tell you, the craft comes with a learning curve. Embrace the struggle with this tongue-in-cheek project which proclaims, “This took forever.” The kit comes with everything you need to complete the cross stitch: instructions, pattern, color chart, cloth, hoop, floss, and needle. Perfect for beginners!
Maybe you say it in earnest. Maybe it’s a sarcastic throwaway. But no matter what, “Doing my best,” is a motto that works on many levels (including learning to cross stitch). This kit comes with everything you need to complete the cross stitch: instructions, pattern, color chart, cloth, hoop, floss, and needle. Perfect for beginners!
There are two types of people in this world: Those who are tidy and clean, and those who embrace the chaos of clutter. Whichever you are, this cross stitch suits you: the organized will love the easy, methodical, counted cross stitch pattern; the messy will love the timeless takeaway of “Bless This Mess.”
Display your feminism loudly and proudly with this petite-yet-powerful cross stitch. With hand-drawn directions, pre-cut threads, and a one-page pattern, this is an easy project for everyone from first-timers to the Betty Friedan's of flosswork.
Don’t let any Debbie Downers harsh your buzz—this cross stich clearly states GOOD VIBES ONLY. With basic cross-stitching instructions and a counted cross stitch pattern, this is a happy days project that’s perfect for anyone who wants to promote positive energy.
Wooden embroidery hoops are the ultimate finish for any hand-sewn project. These high-quality wooden hoops will keep your fabric base tight and taut, whether you’re working on a beginner’s cross stitch or completing a masterwork of needlepoint.
Create your next masterpiece with the Valdani 3 Strand Sampler Pack! You'll receive 12 balls of 100% cotton floss, hand-dyed in a range of beautiful hues. Featuring a subtle sheen, these colorfast threads are ideal for sewing, embroidery and appliqué.
Whether you’re just beginning to embroider, or you’re a pro looking for a needle refresh, this set of DMC Embroidery Needles will cover all your bases. At 1 ¼“ – 1 ½“ long and made of premium grade nickel-plated steel, these high-quality needles are sure to stay in tip-top stitching shape.
No need to jump through hoops in order to secure your fabric! These plastic embroidery hoops will keep your fabric base tight and taut, whether you’re working on a beginner’s cross stitch or completing a masterwork of embroidery.
Everyone knows the best projects are the ones you make yourself. Get inspired by your fellow crafters and find your next creation!