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Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery

with Jessica Marquez
Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
Learn how to hand embroider over 25 types of stitches with decorative flair!

Explore hand embroidery for a fun, relaxing way to bring your inspirations to life! Join author Jessica Marquez, and learn essential techniques that ensure your stitches are consistent every time you pick up a project. Refresh your basic skills with smooth satin stitches that won’t pucker and French Knots that always stay put, and use whipped and threaded stitches for an impressive look with easy execution. Master tricky knotted, looped and fill stitches like the fishbone, cretan and bouillon for polished designs, and learn three easy methods to transfer any design to fabric–including two that don’t even require an iron! Jessica will also show you how to embellish a T-shirt with dazzling stitched detail as you learn stabilizing strategies for stretchy knits, and create your own patterns from cherished photos and drawings. 

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Jessica and get started with the basics of hand embroidery. Learn about thread, hooping and transferring patterns.


Lesson 2. Flat Stitches

  • Jessica teaches you how to sew seven different flat embroidery stitches, including variations on them and design inspirations.


Lesson 3. Looped Stitches

  • Learn how to stitch a wide variety of looped stitches, including the chain stitch, lazy daisy, feather stitch, buttonhole stitch, and more!


Lesson 4. Knotted Stitches

  • Jessica goes over a variety of knotted embroidery stitches, including the French knot, pistol stitch, Bouillon stitch, and coral stitch.


Lesson 5. Crossed Stitches

  • Learn how to sew several versions of cross-stitches, such as the St. George Cross stitch, star stitch, herringbone stitch and leaf stitch.


Lesson 6. Fill Stitches

  • In this lesson, you learn the seed stitch, satin stitch, fishbone stitch and cretan stitch, and other fun fill stitch designs


Lesson 7. Embroidering on Knits

  • Jessica hand embroiders a flower design onto a T-shirt, and takes you step-by-step through the process!


Lesson 8. Creating Your Own Patterns

  • Make your very own hand embroidery patterns from photos or pictures of your favorite subjects! Jessica instructs you how to easily transfer designs.

"The instructions are clear and the projects are within the abilities of a new embroiderer. Also, I want to thank you for offering a class on hand embroidery. I hope that you will offer more hand-embroidery classes in the future."
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