• Backstitch and its variations
    Embroidery stitches

    Backstitch and its variations

    Group of hand embroidery stitches. Backstitch and its variations. In this article, I would like to look closer at one group of hand embroidery stitches – a backstitch and its variations. Backstitch is one of the basic hand embroidery stitches everyone should know. It is great for outlines, lettering, borders, and tiny details. In modern hand embroidery, we use this basic stitch a lot. There are many variations of the backstitch. Also, the backstitch is often a base stitch of the composite stitches.  You will find a list of backstitch variations below. In every stitch description, there is a link to a video tutorial where I demonstrate how to embroider…

  • Embroidered zipper pouch tutorial
    DIY Tutorials,  Home decor and gifts

    Embroidered zipper pouch tutorial

    How to embroider and sew a zipper pouch from fabric scraps This step-by-step tutorial will demonstrate how to embroider and sew a simple zipper pouch from fabric scraps.  Suppose you are a sewist, quilter, crafter, or have anything to do with making, altering, or mending clothes. In that case, I’m sure you have some fabric scraps, cut-offs, and leftovers at home. Also, I’m sure you have this question in mind: ‘What can I do with scraps and cut-offs of fabric?’ I know this feeling. Many pieces of fabric are too small to create something but too cute and too good to throw away. They accumulate, take space in your craft…

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