Hand Embroidery Designs for Beginners: This instructable will teach you the very basics of hand embroidery. Learning to embroider is not as tough as you might think! With a bit of practice, you’ll get it down in no time. Plus, embroidery is a nice relaxing thing to do after a long day if you’re a lover of crafting while watching TV or listening to podcasts – most of my nights are spent embroidering!
Hand Embroidery Designs: Sarika Agrawal
In this instructable, I’ll cover running stitch, back stitch, split stitch, satin stitch, stem stitch, french knots and seed and fill stitches. These stitches are the backbone of embroidery – there are loads more advanced stitches out there, too. Once you’ve mastered the embroidery stitches in this instructable, I really recommend googling or going to the library to learn more stitches. They’re addictive.
Here are some other embroidery designs for tutorials to get you started. Head to the last step for even more!
Embroidery Patterns for Beginners
Embroidery of India
Embroidery in India includes dozens of embroidery styles that vary by region and clothing styles. Designs in Indian embroidery are formed on the basis of the texture and the design of the fabric and the stitch. The dot and the alternate dot, the circle, the square, the triangle, and permutations and combinations of these constitute the design.
- Banjara Embroidery
- Banni or Heer Bharat (Gujarat)
- Chamba Rumal (Himachal Pradesh)
- Chikankari (Uttar Pradesh)
- Gota (Jaipur, Rajasthan)
- Kamal Kadai (Andhra Pradesh)
- Kantha (Bengal)
- Karchobi (Rajasthan)
- Kasuti or Kasuthi (Karnataka)
- Kathi (Gujarat)
- Kaudi (Karnataka)
- Khneng (Meghalaya)
- Kutch or Aribharat
- Kutchi Bharat / Sindhi Stitch (Gujarat)
- Kashmiri Embroidery
- Phool patti Ka Kaam (Uttar Pradesh)
- Phulkari (Punjab and Haryana)
- Pichwai (Rajasthan)
- Pipli (Odisha)
- Rabari (Rajasthan and Gujarat)
- Shamilami (Manipur)
- Shisha or Mirror work (Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan)
- Toda Embroidery
- Zardozi or Zari or Kalabattu