I’ve been practicing my embroidery skills, and I have a project I want to share with you today! Supplies:
- 500 Simply Charming Designs for Embroidery
- Embroidery floss
- Embroidery hoop
- Fabric (I used Muslin from the clearance bin at Jo-Ann’s)
- 727 – yellow
- 798 – blue
- 842 – beige
- 988 – green
I really love the floral letters featured in my book! Since my name is Natalie, I decided to make the “N” I started my project by hooping my fabric. I used the Lazy Daisy stitch to create the flower.
Make sure the very bottom petal and the one to the right of it create an angle like that of the top left on the letter “N” Use French Knots to create the center of the flower.
I wrapped the thread around the needle twice to create a larger knot.
I don’t think three knots are necessary, so next time, I’ll just use one. Create the first leg of the “N” by using the Back Stitch. Create the second and third leg of the “N” by continuing to use the Back Stitch. As you can see, I had a little trouble with the third leg. Here’s a close-up. Sorry it’s a little blurry!
Now it’s time to add the leaves! Use the Lazy Daisy stitch to create the leaves. You can stagger them more if you’d like!
For some reason, my leaves get a wee bit larger as they go down! Here’s another close-up! This one is way more in focus than the last one! Continue using the Lazy Daisy stitch to add leaves to the last leg. And there you have it! A pretty, floral initial!
6 thoughts on “DIY Embroidered Floral Initial”
It’s very cute
So lovely! <3
I like this a lot! Pretty, feminine, very nice!