I would like to embroider some names (or maybe initials) on some parts of a quilted pillow for my mom for Christmas. The only problem is though, I have NO CLUE where to start, or what to do. I could really use some help, please!!
I've never tried this craft before. I can knit and sew but that's about it. I'm making a pillow case for my grandson and all I want to know is how to embroider his name on the pillow end tab. I'm just looking for something basic (probably the straight stitch). I am using cotton broadcloth so I would like to know the size of needle and floss to use.
Hello.. my name is Lindsay and im pregnant.. I want to put my daughters name down the side of her onesie.. which style would be best..
Firstly, congratulations on the new baby girl.
If you are wanting to do a whole name, rather than an initial only, on the baby garment then you would probably be thinking of a line rather than an area for each letter, especially if your chosen name is a long one.
There are a variety of stitches you can use to represent a line. I have written a page on hand embroidery for beginners that gives some ideas for both names and initials.
Another option you could consider is applique, where a letter is cut out of fabric and attached to the garment by stitching around the edges. I haven't created a section on the site for this yet, but will if there is enough demand.
I would love to see your completed onsie, maybe with the little one wearing it, if you care to share a photo.
I want to embroider a name onto a baby blanket for my daughter, I've never done embroidery before whats the best way to do this?
I am often asked for help with embroidering names on baby items, so I have added a page with some examples and suggested stitches. You will find the hand embroidery for beginners page a good place to start.