If you are a handcrafter, then most likely you love doing more than one craft. I passionately love crocheting, adore knitting, and I also enjoy needlepoint and embroidery. Embroidery is the art of embellishing fabric with decorative patterns using a heat transfer, a needle, and some colorful thread. It can add swagger, richness, texture, and color to almost any material or garment. It’s an ornamental art that has unlimited potential.
Adding some embroidered patterns to your existing clothing upcycles them and makes them trendier. It also makes a fashion statement and reveals some of your personality. That is what Wardrobe Embroidery is all about.
Wardrobe Embroidery will show you how to breathe new life into your apparel by gracing them with lovely embroidery designs. Plus, there are several signature knitting patterns included so you can learn to add embroidery stitches to knitwear.
- Tools & Materials
- Embroidery Techniques
- Stitches for Wardrobe Embroidery
Upcycling + Embroider
- T-Shirt with Wildflowers
- Button Down Shirt with Hearts
- Dress with Flower Meadow
- Demim Shirt with Magnolias
- Shopping Tote with Wildflowers
- Little Black Dress with Leaves
- Jeans, Jeans, Jeans
- Mini Skirt with While Dahlias
- Wool Beret
Knit + Embroider
- Sunshine Top
- Three Day Cardigan
- Globetrotter Sweater
- Rendezvous Sweater
- Botanica Sweater
- Tulip Cardigan
- The Hibernation Jacket
- Handband with a Twist
- Poppy Neckwarmer
- Pattern Library
The book starts off with the tools and material you will need to create an embroidered piece. I learned a lot from this section. A few years back, my mom and I tried to put an iron-on transfer on denim with no success. As we are not avid embroiderers, we were not aware of Carbon chalk paper for darker fabrics or Water-soluble stabilizers for knitted wear.
As you peruse each section, you will see lots of helpful tips that will make your embroidery experience successful. For instance, it’s recommended you use 3 strands of thread for garments or other fabric, but all 6 stands for knitwear.
Each embroidery stitch is explained with written and image tutorials and the end result is shown in a garment. The stitches shown are from basic to more advanced. Each pattern shares the tools, material, DMC colors, and how-to instructions. Most of the patterns are a the back of the book where you have to copy them using tracing paper. The embroidery stitches included in this book are the satin, straight, fishbone, french knot, outline, bullion knot and lazy daisy. It’s amazing what you can create with a few simple embroidery stitches.
If you are a knitter or would like to make your first sweater, there are also several cute and simple patterns that would enhance any wardrobe.
I’ve always loved the look of embroidery on garments. It’s a great way to add a new vibe to older garments, knitwear and crochet wear from sweaters to headbands, pillows, blankets, baby items, and more. With this awesome embroidery resource, you will be inspired to create some unique pieces of clothing that you and your loved ones will cherish for years to come.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.