Learn all of the hand embroidery basics from loading an embroidery hoops, to threading a needle, to starting and ending a stitch with this easy how-to tutorial. For more DIY and recipe ideas, subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/BlogSubs
DIY Hand Embroidery
Loading Hoop Embroidery
Separate embroidery hoop and loosen the screw.
Sandwich fabric between circles and stretch gentile. Tighten screw to secure fabric in place.
Cut six-strand embroidery floss to elbow length.
Use Velcro loops to separate floss strands. The number of strands used determines thickness of stitches.
Run strands across conditioner.
Thread through a basic sharp needle.
Begin behind hoop, exit fabric, and pull full length.
Hold tail on underside, enter fabric, create stitch about 1/4 – inch long.
Exit fabric a stitch length ahead, enter fabric through same hole at end of first stitch.
3 Ways to End Stitching
Weave floss tail under other stitches.
Tie a basic knot.
Insert needle in knot as it tightens.
Keep point against fabric, let the knot slide down and tighten against fabric.