Category: Needlework

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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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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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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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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