In this Artiekel we offer a great idea for the Bastelfans to embroider – to learn! This delightful pastime will give you the opportunity to spend many pleasant hours on the sofa and show your creativity by creating small works of art yourself! Plus, embroidery is making a real comeback, and is currently hotter than ever. If the idea fascinates you, below you will find information about the most important stitches, as well as a few useful tips that will help you get started in this area. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy reading!
Learn to embroider: how are you?
Learning to embroider is actually not difficult at all, and at the same time really meaningful – as mentioned above, real masterpieces can be created with yarn and needles, which are not only suitable for decorating the apartment, but also as great gifts for different occasions. The choice of motifs is simply unlimited – from stylized plants and funny animals to abstract geometric shapes, and you can easily embroider anywhere – for example, during a long train or plane journey. At the beginning you can use the numerous free embroidery patterns on the internet. However, once you learn the key tricks well and gain some experience, you could also create your own motifs and unique compositions, decorating pillows and blankets, beautifying old garments, etc. Below are all the important things the sewing novice should know. We hope that our tips will help you!
Embroider for Beginners – Select Materials
For a beautiful embroidery the choice of materials is of great importance. If the stitch type, the fabric and the yarn are not matched, you would certainly not get the desired result. Apart from these materials you also need a pair of sharp scissors, a pencil, and the matching embroidery needles. Everything you need can be found in a nutshell – as a beginner, it is best to consult with the saleswoman. When it comes to the choice of fabrics – almost any fabric can actually be embroidered. For beginners, fabrics with a clear, even structure, such as the so-called Siebleinen, Stramin and Schülertuch are best suited. But the best option for you would be the Aida fabrics, where the number of stitches per centimeter is always given, and the holes are clearly visible.
Helpful tips for sewing beginners
If you chose embroidery thread for the first time, you would be convinced that the variety of colors and materials is really huge. Most important, however, is the strength of the yarn – it depends on how fine the embroidery should actually be. Normally you will sew 2 or 3 threads, but you will find the required number in every embroidery manual. For fabrics with a highly visible structure (such as Aida fabrics and canvas) you need blunt embroidery needles, but for all other fabrics only sharp needles can be used. A hoop will also make your job easier by tensing the fabric tight. The easiest way is actually to buy a stick set for beginners – they will find everything they need plus a plug in motif and instructions.
Embroidery learn – cross stitch
One of the most important engravings you should definitely learn is the cross-stitch. In the outward row he is executed from bottom left to top right. In the back row (cover stitch) it is the other way around – the stitch is made from bottom right to top left. At the beginning of each new topstitch, the needle will stick out vertically.
This is perhaps the lightest stitch normally used for fine contour embroidery. You should sting the desired length from bottom to top through the fabric. At the end of the stitch, simply thread the needle backwards to the puncture hole and pierce from top to bottom.
The satin stitch is used to fill contours. It just stitches are placed side by side. After each stitch on the top, you should guide the needle back to the puncture hole on the back.
The stem stitch looks particularly beautiful, and is often used for the contours. You should stitch through the fabric from bottom to top and return the needle halfway through the stitch length on the back by stitching from bottom to top close to the first stitch.