You’ve always loved the beautiful embroidery that your grandmother used to do. You’ve always wanted to try your hand at it, but the designs seem so complex that you don’t even know where to get started. It seems to take so long to complete a project by hand.
Luckily, you can stitch out embroidery quickly on a machine.
Here are 5 embroidery projects that you can do even if you have never used a machine before.
Historically, people would create a sampler demonstrating various types of stitches. Now, you can do the same thing on your machine.
If you’re just getting started, a sampler may be what you need. Samplers are some of the best beginner embroidery projects. They give you the opportunity to explore many types of embroidery stitches.
Grab a piece of fabric and stitch out some of the decorative stitches on your sewing machine. If you have an embroidery machine, stitch out some of the pre-programmed designs.
Revive Old Clothes and Linens
Are you concerned about reducing textile waste? Embroidery can help!
One of the most fun embroidery projects involves using your old clothes. You can use machine embroidery to cover damage or decorate a plain piece of clothing.
Dig out that ratty old T-shirt that you can’t throw away. Use those decorative stitches on your sewing machine to patch up the fraying edges and various holes. Now you have a new, handcrafted item to treasure for years to come.
People sometimes wrongfully assume that machine embroidery is easy. Machine embroidery is an art form in its own right, so choose a beginner appropriate project to get you started.
Monograms are easy embroidery projects and a great way to get started. Many machines already have pre-programmed letters, which you can stitch out onto about any material.
Embroidery Projects on Websites
Perhaps you already own enough monogrammed towels to fill your home. Several websites offer free designs for machine embroidery projects. Typically, these are basic and simple designs, so they are well suited for beginners.
A handful of sites also offer designs that you can purchase for a nominal fee. Take a few moments to browse for something that looks fun for a beginner to stitch.
Design Your Own Project
Some say that embroidery is like painting with a needle. In the same way that painting designs are limitless, so are embroidery designs.
If embroidery project ideas come to you easily, try your hand at embroidering your own design. Start with something simple, such as a heart or a shamrock.
Create your design on compatible computer software. Then save the project in the appropriate format and open it on your machine.
Get Started With Embroidery
If you’re ready to start on your embroidery projects, we would be happy to help you. From our classes to machines, we can help you get started on your journey of thousands of stitches.
Register for one of our classes today, and get the hands-on experience that will make you an expert in no time.