Tag: hand embroidery

Crossroads Embroidery Series: Stem Stitch

Every month Amy Barickmon of Indygo Junctions shares with us an amazing free project and video tutorial to demonstrate a new embroidery technique. This month’s free celery/tomato cross stitch embroidery pattern is just retro enough to be modern, plus it’s a great skill builder, with clear instruction on how to do the Stem Stitch.

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Easter Bunny Free Pattern + Tutorial

Helen from Bustle & Sew designs softie, embroidery, appliqué and quilting patterns. She created this little Easter Bunny just for our 6 Weeks of LOVE for Softies series, a simple, entry-level softie easy for beginners to try. The bunny is hand stitched and a sweet addition to any spring celebration…

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Hand-Embroidered Valentine Heart

Anita LeHay from Daydreams of Quilts has a quick embroidery project for you to stitch in a quiet hour or two before Valentine’s Day! This is a good way to work on your embroidery, or to try out something new. Your stitched hearts can be framed, used as a focal-piece in a small drawstring bag or turned into a special Valentine card. You can decide how to make it unique and special!

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Slow Sewing: Wool Appliqué Tutorial

Designer Alison Glass joins our Slow Sewing series with a Wool Appliqué tutorial featuring her latest fabric collection, Handcrafted. Alison Glass Appliqué covers even more techniques you can use with Alison’s new Wool Fabric and Perle and Floss collections. Plus, learn how you can win a kit to sew the project with a copy of the book…

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Summer Nights Stitch-Along

Learn how to make a sweet, new embroidery pattern with step-by-step guidance from Julie and Chris of Little Dorrit & Co. Part One shows you how to gather supplies and start your first stitches. Next steps will post on July 8 and July 22, helping you space out your progress for a finished project in July! Join us for fireflies and moonlit summer nights…

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Spring Equinox Grow Box: Paperboard Cross Stitch

Learn to make these fun stitched paperboard boxes. They’re a fun gift to give a child, and the cross stitch technique can be applied to any kind of paperboard boxes commonly found at craft stores. It takes less than an hour to stitch a child’s name on the box to make an extra special gift. It would also make a great alternative to an Easter basket!…

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Tea Towel Embroidery Project

Amy Barickman from Indygo Junction is here today to share a project inspired by her latest book, Indygo Junction’s Stitched Style. Today’s Tea Towel project uses a floral design from the book. There’s also a great giveaway!…

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Trapunto Snowflake Pillows

Maya Donenfeld of maya*made, author of Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials, has always impressed us with her designs. We’re so happy to have her here today with a special project for the season ahead. Find your own way to “minimalistic bliss” and learn a new sewing technique as you go with Maya’s Snowflake Pillows…

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Patchwork Hot Pads + Oven Mitts

Karin from Leigh Laurel Studios is here today with some fun hot pads that double as oven mitts. They’re super-easy to make so you can whip up several and give them with little baking-related extra– wooden spoons, special vanilla, etc.– for great gifts…

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Mushroom Pincushion

Aimee is celebrating the release of a new book in her popular Doodle Stitching series, Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond: Crewel, Cross Stitch, Sashiko & More. Make the pincushion from the cover of Aimee’s book with today’s tutorial, and comment for a chance to win a copy of the book!…

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Spring Bird Embroidery Pattern + Tutorial

Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House was a recent Project Run and Play winner, and one of her winning designs featured some fantastic embroidery. Today she joins us here at Sew,Mama,Sew! to share a Spring Bird Embroidery Pattern + Tutorial. It’s the perfect way to add spring cheer to everything from clothes to pillowcases, totes and more…

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