Saturday, 2 August 2014

How To: Embroidery Words

If you've seen my instagram account over the past week, you will have noticed that I have been embroidering words onto EVERYTHING. It's such a lovely, relaxing pastime. 
So of course, I want to share my new-found knowledge with the world! I made a short little video that shows you how to stitch words onto things! I just used a scrap piece of fabric in this tutorial to demonstrate, but you can stitch onto really anything you can imagine - t-shirts, jumpers, backpacks, collars - you name it. This embroidery stitch (called a "split stitch") isn't only used for words - it's very versatile, so you can use it to stitch any lines you want!
For example, here is a sciencey-design I'm working on (guanine) - hopefully to be brought to life on my lab coat!
Anyway, here is the video. Enjoy, and use #diyannika via instagram to share your photos with me if you try out any of my tutorials! I love seeing what you guys come up with!

I hope you're all having a great day,

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  1. Amazinggg! I don't know how you manage to be so consistently clever!

  2. ohh i've been really into embroidery lately! you can see my embroidered girl here:
    embroidery is such a lovely technique! <3

  3. I love this! So cute.

  4. Haha it's Lemongrab! I love it.

  5. not having my sewing machine in Chicago is killing me! Maybe I could do this instead! :)

    love, polly

  6. love your tutorial video very much! and always wondering what tutorial you'll do next

  7. Wooohooo lab coat embroidery! I wanna do that on mine <3 xo

  8. loved this ;) definitely going to give it a try.

  9. Aw I love this! So cute!

    Katy x x

  10. Ohh, thanks for sharing this video tutorial. I love pretty collars and I love embroideries.. And you combine them both! :)


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