Updated on September 2, 2022 by Sarina Tariq
“Small is Beautiful” is a theory in Economics, environmentology and also in embroidery. And it is self explanatory.
I will give you some small and easy to do embroidery designs you can make on your plain bedsheet and matching pillowcases. There is nothing earth shattering about these designs; a child can draw and stitch them.
If you draw a circle you can draw and embroider these designs.
But when you place them carefully on the fabric and work them with patience and care, you can transform your bedsheet or pillowcase into a thing of beauty.
Embroidery design No. 1
To do this design, mark the following drawing on your fabric.
Start filling the round shapes with slightly curved bullion stitches done with embroidery thread in 2 or 3 variations of the same color, as in the picture below.
Finish by doing the leaf.
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Embroidery design No. 2
The same drawing can be given a different look by changing the stitch.Do a woven rose inside the circles. Check out this post on rose embroidery for details on this stitch.
Embroidery design No. 3
A simple diagram of a 4 petal flower can be filled with long and short stitches. Fill the middle portion with pistil stitches.
Embroidery design No. 4
Cute little french knot stitches fill the circle. Start by making the french knots with a dark color at the center of the circle. Then choose lighter colors and fill the outer area.
Related post : French knots
Embroidery design No. 5
Fill the petals with straight stitches.
Add a french knot in the middle.
Embroidery design No. 6
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Embroidery design No. 7
These are called pinwheel stitches and they are made by making blanket stitches inside a circle. You can finish by adding a french knot in the middle.
Related post : How to do blanket stitch.
Embroidery design No. 8
Use satin stitches to fill the inside of the flower, leaves etc.
Related post : How to do satin stitch.
Embroidery design No. 9
Divide those circles by four and start doing satin stitches on each of the four sections. You will end up with a sweet little flower.
Embroidery design No. 10
This design is similar to pinwheels. But the shape of the flower is different and hence creates a completely different look.