Are you looking for something new to do, either for yourself or to keep the kids busy this summer? Then look no further than picking up an embroidery project.
They range from the simple to the mindbogglingly complex and are sure to keep even the most easily bored person entertained over the summer.
Picking a beginner embroidery project can be challenging, as even the most straightforward pattern may seem daunting at first glance. That is where choosing the right pattern for your mindset comes in. If you see something small you want to do, it will be much easier to accomplish!
So, with that in mind, read on to learn about five fun embroidery ideas to do over the summer!
Modern Flower Embroidery
The simple modern flower pattern is a great way to start learning to embroider. It is a simple pattern consisting of a single shape repeating to form a flower. Even if it is a simpler pattern, you can add touches such as bright colors, gradients, and it can all be done using a single type of stitch.
Learn Blackwork Embroidery
Blackwork traditionally decorated both men’s and women’s cuffs, collars, and ruffs of shirts. It was once known as “poor man’s lace” and was very popular from the late 15th century to the 17th century.
In fact, in the early 1500s, it was known as Spanish Work due to the Spanish princess (and Queen of England) Katherine of Aragon’s fondness for it. If you are a fashion history enthusiast, what better way to learn more than to learn to create an Elizabethan fashion decoration?
Create Embroidered Word Art
If someone you know has a birthday coming up, especially younger kids, creating embroidered word-art birthday cards are excellent summer embroidery projects. It doesn’t have to be just a card either You could make a pillow with a catchy saying or add someone’s name to a beach towel for extra summer fun. Check out the inventory of Baby Lock embroidery machines or Brother embroidery machines.
Make an Embroidered Pincushion
No matter what sort of sewing project you are into, you need a pincushion, so why not make or customize your own? Add a nice summer touch by embroidering a piece of fruit to one side, and you’ve got something nice for your first embroidery foray. This is a great embroidery idea to get kids started in the craft, as well.
Learn to Applique
Applique is the art of sewing small pieces of fabric onto a fabric background to create a picture or pattern. It can be a time-consuming activity, but a finished applique project is gratifying when you learn it. Start simple and work your way up to more complex masterpieces.
An Embroidery Project for the Summer
Picking a great beginning embroidery project is relatively easy, and soon you’ll be on your way to advanced embroidery mastery. Starting from a simple modern flower and working your way up to advanced applique will keep you plenty busy over the blistering summer months.
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