Welcome to the Easy To Make designs blog, dedicated to hand embroidery and textile crafts!
Easy To Make designs is an online hand embroidery school. I create simple, modern, and versatile hand embroidery designs and offer hand embroidery patterns with step by step instructions and video lessons that will make your hand embroidery experience relaxing and joyful.
A little bit about me
Since I was a little girl I was creating something – a knitted scarf for my favorite Teddy Bear, dress for a doll, or embroidered pillow for the dollhouse. Later I started creating clothes for myself, quilted pictures for the walls of our house, and rugs for the bathroom. My teachers were my mother and my grandmother, who had the patience and the will to teach me everything they knew about handicrafts and hand embroidery. Later, studies and work took me far away from crafting.
Only after my daughter was born I restarted textile arts and crafts – dresses for my baby girl, hand-embroidered Advent calendar, soft toys, knitted and crocheted clothes, embroidered pictures for her room… and since then textile arts and crafts are always in my life.
Recently my life has changed 180 degrees – I moved to live from Lithuania to Italy and instead of being a busy businesswoman became a stay-at-home wife and mom.
This big change gave me the possibility to do what I like the most – create!
Why hand embroidery?
In Italy, I had the possibility to study hand embroidery at the Fashion Academy Roma (Istituto Moda Sgrigna – Accademia di Moda Roma). Now I feel confident that I have not only the experience needed but also a formal education in this field of textile arts. While embroidering more and more, I found that hand embroidery is a very relaxing craft with lots of benefits for our mental health and wellbeing. And while practicing for the school and creating, I’ve accumulated tons of information and experience, that I would like to share.
I hope that this blog will inspire also You to create with your own hands, needle, and thread and that it will become the place you go to when you don’t know how to do something or feel a lack of inspiration.
If you have any questions – contact me here or leave a comment and I’ll be happy to help.
What will you find on this Blog?
The posts about hand embroidery tools and techniques. Embroidery and fabric crafts Tutorials. Embroidery Tips and tricks. All the recent posts are listed on the right bar.
Online courses. There are two online courses available:
- Free course – the top 10 hand embroidery stitches. The essential stitches you need to start hand embroidering
- Pink Abstract Flower embroidery. Hand embroidery Mini course.
Hand embroidery Video tutorials
Gallery of hand embroidered pieces