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Friday, October 2, 2009

Cute border designs that use basic embroidery stitches

Isn't this simply wonderful - taken from Lori Fairbanks Product Editor, Creating Keepsakes found on the

Nervous about keeping your stitches straight? Don’t be! Sometimes, a little waviness can be oh-so-charming. Check out the cool wavy border that Ali added to her “Generations” page. So pretty!

I like to stitch by hand—my grandmother taught me to embroider when I was a little girl. Even though it can be time consuming, it’s relaxing and a great way to multi-task when I’m watching TV. Check out these cute border designs that use basic embroidery stitches—I think these would be darling on a page:

Need a refresher on basic stitches? Here’s an easy guide:

One tip I have for embroidery: Go ahead and knot the end of your thread (I have no idea why that’s a no-no in embroidery). It makes me feel like the stitching is more secure and I haven’t been able to see a difference in my projects.

Taken from Lori Fairbanks Product Editor, Creating Keepsakes

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1 comment:

  1. Nikki, thank you for your reminder stitches. I did
    some years ago and now am attempting to do letters on a hat. the store was gonna charge me 50$ for 3 little UK letters half an inch big. Do you have any words of wisdom for me before i start! email me at . thanks.



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