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Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching breaks down the basics of embroidery in the first of her videos on Kin Community. Learn what you’ll need to start stitching and how to start a project. Her playlist also includes how-to videos for several types of stitches as well as how to embroider on paper.
If you’re looking for something a little quicker, check out this tutorial by Amanda Rolfe, the blogger behind 3and3quarters, on seven basic embroidery stitches in under six minutes. Amanda covers some of the most common stitches in embroidery including back stitch, stem stitch, blanket stitch and more!
Once you’ve got your stitches down, try a small project like the one shown by Melanie Ham to embroider a monogram. Melanie suggests the monogram as a present for Mom, but it would work as a gift for anyone that likes having their name on things.
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When you’re ready to try a bigger project, you’ll need to transfer the image onto the fabric. In this video, Wendi Gratz demonstrates three different methods to do so.
After you’ve gotten the basics down, try some more advanced techniques. Mary Corbet of Needles N’ Thread has some of best how-to videos for complicated stitches, such as this bullion stitch which you can use to make a rose bud.