Learn embroidery

Learning to embroider is not only easy but also a wonderful way to unwind from a stressful day and express your creativity. Additionally, it makes an excellent gift idea. So, embrace your inner grandma and start your own embroidery project today!

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Easy embroidery patterns

Do you want to start learning embroidery but feel unsure about the design or materials? These digital embroidery patterns are perfect for you. Each pattern includes a print-ready design, an embroidery guide with helpful tips and tricks, as well as the stitches and colors used.

Learn Embroidery: The Basic Stitches

If you want to familiarize yourself with the basic techniques first, here you will find detailed explanations of the most important types of stitches. Step by step, and with video tutorials, I will show you how to learn the basic embroidery stitches.

Straight Stitch illustration

Straight Stitch

The straight stitch is the most basic embroidery stitch of all and creates a simple…

Back Stitch illustrations

Back Stitch

The back stitch can be used to create basic outlines, contours and fonts.

Stem Stitch vs. Outline Stitch illustration

Stem Stitch / Outline Stitch

These stitches can be used for curved lines, contours and fonts.

Satin Stitch illustration

Satin Stitch

The satin stitch can be used to fill in small shapes.

Fishbone Stitch illustration

Fishbone Stitch

The Fishbone Stitch can be used to fill in leaves.

French Knot illustration

French Knot

The French knot can be used to create small dots on the fabric.

Detached Chain Stitch illustration

Detached Chain Stitch

The detached chain stitch (lazy daisy) is useful for creating flower petals.

Woven Wheel Stitch Illustration

Woven Wheel Stitch

The woven wheel stitch can be used to create a rose-like flower.

Digital embroidery planner

With this notion template, you’ll be well organized right from the start! Collect all your embroidery designs, embroidery ideas and color palettes in one place and easily keep track of your thread collection.

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In need of fresh embroidery ideas?

Browse through creative embroidery projects from my favorite artists. Get inspired by the impressive works or grab the embroidery pattern that appeals to you the most. Have fun learning to embroider!

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16 Printable Christmas Embroidery Patterns

Fancy some wintery Christmas embroidery designs? Here are some of my favorites so that you…

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9 beautiful Embroidery Patterns for Letters and Words

Embroidery designs with letters and words offer endless creative possibilities for personalised gifts. Here are…

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13 Easy Flower Embroidery Patterns for Beginners

Discover beautiful and simple flower embroidery designs that are ideal for beginners.

Any questions?

Is learning to embroider difficult?

No, learning to embroider is not difficult! It is a relaxing and creative activity suitable for both beginners and advanced learners. With the right instructions and a bit of patience, you can quickly learn the basic stitching techniques.

Step-by-step guides and video tutorials will help you master the different embroidery stitches and create beautiful projects. Whether you are a complete beginner or already have some experience, you will find that learning to embroider is a rewarding and easily accessible hobby.

What do I need for embroidery?

To start learning embroidery, you only need a few materials:

  • Fabric: A sturdy cotton fabric that doesn’t stretch too much is best.
  • Embroidery Hoop (Prym): An embroidery hoop keeps the fabric taut and makes stitching easier.
  • Embroidery Thread: Choose high-quality embroidery thread in various colors. (e.g., from DMC, Anchor, RICO)
  • Embroidery Needle (DMC, Prym): These special needles have a larger eye to make threading the embroidery thread easier.
  • Scissors (e.g., embroidery scissors): A small, sharp pair of scissors is ideal for cutting thread.
  • Trick Marker (e.g., Pilot Frixion) or Printable Embroidery Stabilizer

With these materials, you are well-equipped to start learning embroidery. My step-by-step instructions and embroidery patterns will further support you in your first projects. And if you would like additional gadgets, you can find my recommendations for practical embroidery supplies here.