When your scribble takes on a life of its own, it is very rewarding. What I mean is the way my simple drawings transform into cute flower embroidery designs. The magic way of turning simple sketches that vaguely resemble flowers into colorful flower embroidery designs that come alive.
As you know, there is no magic here – but the colorful embroidery thread and some simple hand embroidery stitches create enough magic on your fabric to convince you that there is something special and magical about embroidery.
These basic embroidery designs can be used on your sewing projects, and watch them become more wonderful. You can try working these embroidery designs on a baby blanket, a kid’s frock, or table linen, but my favorite place for these designs is embroidered Handkerchiefs.
Floral Embroidery Design – Lazy daisy flowers
- Floral Embroidery Design – Lazy daisy flowers
- Floral Embroidery Design – Satin stitch flowers
- Floral Embroidery Design – Bullion stitch flowers
- Floral Embroidery Design – 5-petal flowers
- Flower Embroidery Design – Blanket stitch flowers
- Floral Embroidery Design – Long and short stitch
- Floral Embroidery Design – Herringbone stitch
- Floral Embroidery Design – Granitos stitch
- Floral Embroidery Design – Lazy daisy stitch
- Floral Embroidery Design – 10
Simple lazy daisy stitches made along the stalks with alternating colours of the same tone – that is what this design is all about. Even the small leaves at the bottom are lazy daisy stitches in blue shades of green.
Floral Embroidery Design – Satin stitch flowers
Satin stitches fill the flowers and the leaves. Satin stitch is the most prefered filling stitch for all kinds of embroidery designs. In this stitch, you use straight stitches that are placed close together to fill the design.
The satin stitch is made from left to right, close to each other so that the fabric do not show through. The result is a smooth surface on your floral designs.
Floral Embroidery Design – Bullion stitch flowers
Fill those circles with bullion stitches in graduating colors or with variegated thread.
Bullion stitched embroidery roses look so like the original – I mean if done properly they can look as good as the real one. Check out the tutorial to learn how to properly make bullion stitches
Floral Embroidery Design – 5-petal flowers
Here also Satin stitches are used to fill the flowers and the leaves are stitched with blanket stitches. Small french knots are scattered around as well as for the center of the flower.
Flower Embroidery Design – Blanket stitch flowers
The stalks are worked in back stitches
Floral Embroidery Design – Long and short stitch
Related post : Long and short stitch.
Floral Embroidery Design – Herringbone stitch
Sunflowers are sunny and cheerful; Herringbone stitches can easily fill its petals though satin stitches are the best. When filling your floral design, remember to keep the spacing and length of the stitches as even as possible.
Related post : Herringbone stitch.
Floral Embroidery Design – Granitos stitch
Granitos stitches are great for making small flowers and even the leaves.
Related post : Granitos stitch.
Floral Embroidery Design – Lazy daisy stitch
A bunch of flowers worked exclusively with lazy daisy stitches.
Floral Embroidery Design – 10
In this, lazy daisy stitches are anchored with a different colored thread, which gives the flowers a pretty interesting look.
Tips for embroidering these easy floral designs
1.When embroidering on small spaces, it may not be possible to attach a hoop there. But try to use a hoop when embroidering as the hooped fabric is easier to embroider, and the result also looks better.
2. At the start of the embroidery, you have two choices – to knot and to not knot. It is your choice, but if you are knotting, this can make the back look better than if you are not knotting.
If the embroidery design is big, this can result in a lot of knots and this can add clutter to the back. Checkout this post for different ways to start the stitching.
3.The fineness of your work can depend on the number of embroidery floss you use. Usually, two threads are used on the needle. More than this can make the embroidery look chunky, but for some embroidery stitches, you will need to take more than 2.
4.Embroidery thread can become a big mess if you do not organize it. When you are embroidering, sort out the necessary floss needed for the design and keep it seperately
5. You need your garment, some embroidery floss in a suitable color and embroidery needle to start your embroidery. But it is nice to have additional help. Check out the different embroidery tools you can use.
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Updated on December 14, 2022 by Sarina Tariq
Thank you so much for this information. I am just starting to do some hand embroidery and I love these beautiful leaves and Good morning, flowers. I can’t wait to get started. Thanks.
There are many shortcuts for that – check out these posts – easy ways to transfer embroidery designs ; Do embroidery from photos
Love embroidery but can’t draw well
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these patterns are so easy to make for me thanks buddy for post embroiders.
Hi, I LOVE the simple but beautiful patterns above. Is there a way to download or purchase these patterns from this site?
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I love it
I want to learn it please!
I do not use any stabilizer with a handkerchief for hand embroidery – those are very small designs and if you use small thin needles there wouldn’t be holes or puckering (for machine embroidery-yes)
Question: When embroidering handkerchiefs, do you just embroider on the handkerchief cloth or is it supported with a wash away interfacing?
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Your embroidery designs are so lovely. Can you send me guides to more different type of stitches for hand embroidery
Thanks in advance