Stitch embroidery for beginners (step by step)
Embroidery fashion originated in ancient China, when luxurious silk clothes were decorated with gold threads. Since then, its popularity has fallen, then returns again, but never fades away. After all, embroidery is not only the creation of beautiful things, but also a great way to relax, distract or relieve stress. We have collected for you 7 step-by-step stitch embroidery workshops for beginners!
Stitch embroidery: master classes for beginners
1. Basic straight stitch
Before embarking on serious work, you need to master the simplest principles. First, try to embroider a small heart with a smooth surface directly according to the marking to understand how the threads go and what frequency you need for different densities. To fix the tip, hide it with a needle directly under the embroidery.
2. Methods for embroidering leaves
In order for the leaf to be smooth and even, there is a special trick that you need to know! Of course, you can just sew away from the middle, but then the central part will not be too neat. And you can immediately visually mark the leaf on a triangle and do stitches in turn cross to cross!
The second option is to embroider the leaf as if you were tightening long shoelaces. Alternate stitches in both directions in a checkerboard pattern, and then repeat the same in the opposite direction. This is a very convenient technique if you want to combine two shades and make the leaf colorful.
Leaf loops are another interesting technique that is useful not only for leaves and petals, but also for any small details. Here, immediately stitch the leaf across from edge to edge and leave the thread free loop. And then fasten and tighten it with a small stitch in the middle, just along the central vein.
3. Simple flower stitch
Draw a diagram directly along the canvas or attach it with pins on the back of the hoop. First, sew the contours of all the petals with a seam “back needle”, and then fill them with small stitches from the center to the edges. Let them diverge as if by a fan, but be sure to follow the direction.
To combine the two shades, alternate long stitches with short ones and insert a needle between the stitches of the previous row. Embroider the stalk with a stalk-like seam and always always bring the thread from one side. Make leaves cross to cross or from the middle - as you like best.
4. Embroidery with flooring
To make the flooring, sheath the contour of the part and cut it out of the synthetic winterizer exactly in size. Begin with the first row of flooring around the perimeter with wide stitches. The synthetic winterizer keeps its shape very well and easily pierces, so you will not have any problems. Then continue to fill the pattern as usual by the principle of a fan, alternating short stitches with long ones.
5. Multi-colored monstera
This is a very short, but very visual master class on embroidering a monstera leaflet. Here you will once again see how to make beautiful color transitions and you can try to repeat them yourself. And at the same time, you will find out how to decorate the embroidery and how to make a beautiful handmade brooch out of it!
6. Clothing patch
Spectacular and bright patch on clothes or bag is very easy to embroider with stitch. Do not worry if this is your first experience, because light negligence is now in fashion. First, be sure to draw contours on the fabric - and get to work.
To make the patch voluminous, it is better to sew with a thin thread and frequent stitches. This is significantly longer, but the result is worth it, although for starters you can practice with ordinary floss. So that the edges of the patch do not fray when you cut it, leave small allowances and glue the glue gun on the back!
7. The first bouquet
This workshop is good for practicing and learning how to make wide stitches. The fact is that small ones are usually more accurate and color transitions look more smoothly. But this is completely impractical for large works, such as a whole wreath or bouquet. Moreover, in this way you can also make very beautiful and chaotic transitions.