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20 beautiful ways to stitch EMBROIDERY FLOWERS

Flowers can be embroidered on your clothes tastefully to enhance the look of the garment. They can be used around the neckline or on the sleeves or near the hem or the side slits. The hem of a scarf can be totally transformed with a little flowers splattered around. 

Earlier I used to be confused about what to fill the designs I have drawn up or copied from some embroidery design books. Now that I know embroidery (a little more) I am more confused. There are innumerous ways of making flowers using embroidery. I have listed my favourite ways of embroidering flowers here.

1.Spider web rose

This is a beautiful rose made by weaving thread over straight stitches made around a point. Technique is the same as shown in this post on making spider lazy daisy flower

embroidering flowers on clothes


2.Blanket stitch flowers

Simple Blanket stitches used to fill in the flower designs

embroidery flowers

3.Sun ray flowers

Straight stitches made around a point

embroidery flowers

4.Lazy daisy sprays 

There are some 8 different ways to make flowers with the lazy daisy stitch. Check them out.


5.Butterfly stitches Flower

Butterfly stitch involves satin stitch which is tied in pairs of 5 stitches or so with a contrasting coloured thread

embroider flower designs

6 . Satin stitched Flower

Close Satin stitches are used to fill the flower designs

embroidery flower designs

7. Close buttonhole stitch Flower

Buttonhole stitches are used inside the flowers

embroidery flowers

8.Lazy Daisy buds

Long stalk lazy daisy stitch makes a very easy and pretty flower bud, don’t you think so?

lazy daisy flower embroidery designs

9. Long tail bullion knots 

Long tail bullion knot as well as french knots can be used to make pretty as a picture flowers. Learn how to make bullion knots and french knots here

embroider flowers


10.French knot flowers

French knots are very versatile and can make many types of flowers,one of them is the one given below. They are most commonly used to fill the center of flowers

embroider flowers

11.Bullion roses

Bullion knot stitches arranged in a slanting angle around a french knot.


12.Blanket stitch flowers

Blanket stitches are made in the form of a fan here

kerchief with embroidery stitches

13. Lazy Daisy flowers

There are many more ways to make flowers with this very versatile stitch. Checkout the 8 different types of lazy daisy flowers you can make.

lazy daisy flower

14. Long and short stitch flowers

Checkout this post to Learn to do long and short stitch which is one of the best filling stitches, most suitable for filling big designs.


15. Lazy daisy Tulips 

This flower is made by making a detached chain stitch upside down and then work one straight stitches through the loop of the detached chain stitch which shows up as the v shaped petals. 

lazy daisy


16. Herringbone stitch flowers ( Straight or reverse)

You can fill the flowers with herringbone stitches on the face of the fabric. If the herringbone stitches are used on the back of the fabric it will show up as a shadow and outline stitches on the flower design ( Shadow embroidery). This is mostly done on thin cloth for the shadow of the work done to be shown.

embroidery flowers

shadow embroidery


17.Chain stitch filled flowers

Chain stitch is made with thick strands of thread inside the designs. First the outline is done and then the inside part is filled with rows of chain stitches.

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18. Cross stitch flowers

cross stitch flowers

19. Bullion rosebuds

Two Bullion knots are arranged together to look like a rose bud


20. Pinwheels

Here Blanket stitches are made in a circle around a point. Checkout this post on more variations of the simple blanket stitch

blanket stitch pinwheels

21 Granitos flowers

Checkout the tutorial to make this very easy granitos stitch to make beautiful puffy blooms.


22 Granitos rosebuds

rosebud with granitos stitch

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