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Beautiful Embroidery Stitches

Handwork is hip again! Expand your repertoire with these beyond-the-basics embroidery stitches from Sue Spargo, then use them to embellish your next project.

Basic Embroidery Stitches: Pictures, Diagrams, and How-Tos

With just a few basic stitches, you can create dynamic embroidered effects. Combine the basics and you can elevate the texture and dimension of your designs. Don't be afraid to allow yourself creative leeway. Make your own variations; you may be surprised at the results! Follow the step-by-step instructions to learn the essential stitches.

Tips for Working with Embroidery Floss

Learn basics to using embroidery floss for no-fuss sewing on your next project!

8 Tips for Working with Embroidery Floss

Welcome to the third video in our Quiltmas series brought to you by Coats and Clark! Each week, we'll be sharing quilting tips or fun holiday projects. In this video, Beth shares 8 tips for working with embroidery floss.

Embroidery Hoop Art

Itching to get stitching? Embroider these fresh designs and admire your handmade works in a hangable hoop.

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Free Cross-Stitch Patterns for Every Month

Looking for a simple cross-stitch pattern? These free designs make great decor for all seasons. Make a bunch to swap out in your home, or stitch them as gifts for friends and family during the holidays.

Bright Bloom Pincushion

Practice your embroidery with a flower pincushion featuring both machine- and hand-stitched embellishments. Fabrics are from various Tonga batik collections by Timeless Treasures Fabrics.

Blowing in the Wind

Long straight stitches dotted with French knots radiate from the center of this graceful dandelion pouf. Wispy fly-stitch florets create a sense of movement.