I have a quick and easy embroidery tutorial to share with you!
I’ve been talking about practicing the Stem/Outline stitch for a while now, and I’m finally getting around to doing it.
This project is made (almost) entirely with the Stem Stitch. Supplies:
- Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray (get it here)
- Embroidery floss
- Embroidery hoop (4 inch)
- 552 – dark purple
- 553 – medium purple
This is the cute, little octopus we’ll be stitching! First, print out the motif and trace with your Sharpie.
Then, trace with a pencil onto your fabric. Apart from her eyes, Olivia is made entirely of the Stem/Outline Stitch.
I used the medium purple floss for the body. I started at the top and went around counter clock-wise. My fabric was very thin, so my stitches are a little looser than I would like.
In the next few days, I’ll be uploading another project featuring the Stem/Outline Stitch where the stitches are much tighter. Olivia was so fast to stitch!
I believe it took me less than half and hour! I used the darker purple floss for her eyes.
You can either use the Satin Stitch or French Knots for the eyes. Whatever you prefer! Olivia the octopus is complete!
What a cutie!
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I love her!