I have another quick and easy embroidery project for you!
Doddle Stitching: The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray (Get it here!)
Embroidery hoop (4 inch)
Fabric (I used gingham)
DMC Floss Colors:
321 – red
700 – green
727 – light yellow
3840 – light blue
This is the strawberry motif we will be using.
Print out the motif and trace over it with your Sharpie.
Then, trace the motif on to your fabric.
We’re going to start by stitching all of the red parts.
This entire project is created by using the Back Stitch.
If you’d like, you can use Lazy Daisies instead of the Back/Straight Stitch for the seeds.
I tried Lazy Daisies first, but they were too big and made the berry look cluttered.
If you don’t like the seed placement in the original design, you can always move them around or add a few more!
Use your light yellow thread to stitch the center of the flower.
If you’re comfortable with the Satin Stitch, you could use that instead of the Back Stitch.
Use the light blue thread for the flowers.
The design shows the petals as a little squared off. I liked the look, so I tried to emulate it as much as possible! One petal turned out rounded, but oh well! I’m all about adding character to my pieces! 😉
Now, on to the green!
Since the majority of the green areas are straight lines, I made my stitches a little bit longer than usual.
I tried my best to define the points on the leaf. Some of the points did end up muddled though.
The easiest way to define the points is to only use one stitch for each side of the point. Does that make sense?
I think I did the best on the middle leaf!
If you are comfortable with the Stem Stitch, you can use that instead of the Back Stitch.
Once you’ve stitched the vine, your berries are complete!
I think this is possibly the berry cutest project I’ve ever made! 🙂
I just got back to school from my spring break vacation. While away, I made a few really cute projects!
This little project and another one I’ll post later in the week, were made while my little, Jessica, and I were delayed in the airport for four hours! Four hours!!! Supplies:
Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray (Get a copy here!)
Embroidery hoop (4 inch)
Fabric (I used blue gingham)
DMC Floss Colors:
151 – light pink
603 – medium pink
703 – green
727 – yellow
This is the umbrella pattern we will be following!
It’s so cute and perfect for spring! I like to start by printing out the design and tracing over it with a Sharpie.
The Sharpie makes the lines so much easier to see while you’re tracing! Trace your image onto the fabric. Hoop your fabric.
It’s okay if the image is a little off center. You can always go back and fix that later! We’re going to start with the light pink thread and Back Stitch the handle and top of the umbrella. Use the medium pink to stitch the dome of the umbrella. Stitch the curved handle as well.
I don’t know why the handle is so fat on one side. That’s the way the design shows it though, so I just went with it! Continue stitching the upper portion of the umbrella.
If you don’t want to add the floral embellishment, you can stop here. The umbrella is adorable with or without the flower! Use the green thread to stitch the stem.
I used the Back Stitch instead of the Stem Stitch for this part because I still haven’t mastered the Stem Stitch. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t! 🙁 Use the Satin Stitch for the center of the flower.
The Satin Stitch is another stitch that I need a little bit more practice with! Maybe I’ll start making some projects exclusively with the Satin Stitch! That should definitely help me learn it! Depending on how large your petals are, you can use either Lazy Daisies or the Back Stitch.
I went with the Back Stitch because my petals were a little larger. Once the flower is complete, our project is done!
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I have a cute embroidery project for you! Supplies:
Doodle Stitching The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray (Get it here!)
Fabric (I used light pink gingham)
The Motif Collection book is FANTASTIC, because it comes with a CD of all the embroidery designs. It makes it so easy to download the images and print them in any size for your projects! We’re going to start our project by printing out the cupcake and tracing it onto our fabric.
I chose to place my cupcake at a bit of an angle! It adds a little whimsy!! Now, we’re going to dive right in to the stitching!
This entire project is made with the Back Stitch. This project is super quick and easy to do if you’re in a hurry! I love the heart on our cupcake! It makes the cake so much cuter! The blue icing looks kind of like a fluffy cloud! Feel free to add some French Knot sprinkles or another fun accent! I was going to add sprinkles to my cupcake, but I forgot! I can always go back and add them though! Now comes the words!
I went through a phase where I downloaded a TON of fonts off the internet!
The font I used here is one of them. This font is called “always forever.” You can find it here, or you can use your own font!
I chose to place my words at an angle to add some (more) whimsy! Stitch the words!
It’s easier if you use small stitches. You have more control, and it ends up looking neater and nicer. Once the words are complete, you’re all done!! Isn’t it so fun?!