Hand embroidery stitches
Hand embroidery involves decorating fabric with colourful stitches made in an attractive pattern with needle and embroidery thread. With hand embroidered designs you have a way of adding a personal style to your accessories, clothes, home accessories and many other cloth products.
Cross-stitch, counted thread, embroidery, needlepoint, smocking, crewel, punch embroidery, appliqué and quilting- all your favourite fabric embellishments uses hand embroidery stitches
You can rejuvenate your old clothes into a new creation with a little ingenuity and knowledge of some basic hand embroidery stitches.
A lackluster old purse can turn into a designer piece with some metallic embroidery on it.
An old T-shirt can be customized with your logo embroidered on it.
An ordinary jeans can be turned designer jeans with some cool designs done on it.
You can delight your child by customizing his accessories with his name embroidered on them.
The beauty of hand embroidery is that you just need some basic simple tools to turn a designer – the fabric of your choice, needle and embroidery floss are the basics you should have to start with in your arsenal.The needlework stitches outlined here can form the building blocks for your ultimate artwork.
Checkout this post on basics of hand embroidery ( 10 FAQ answered) if you are a beginner to embroidery
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The following basic embroidery stitches are the building blocks of all beautiful needle work creations. You can combine them in various combinations to create the most creative and captivating hand embroidery designs