Stitching Pretty: Learn Embroidery

Michele Zipp
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national embroidery month

Photo from Santoki Vintage

national embroidery month

Photo from Urban Outfitters















Did you know that February is National Embroidery Month? Crafty mamas rejoice! Clothes look adorable when embellished with hand-sewn designs -- it's gives it a delicate, folksy appeal. I have a lot of embroidered clothes in my closet, even some I embroidered myself! It's not that difficult...you can do it, too.

embroidered shirtWhen my niece was still in my sister's belly, I embroidered a onesie for her with a bunny on it. It was the cutest thing I ever saw. I also embroidered a vintage shirt for my husband (seen at right) a few years ago and to this day, it's still one of his favorites.

I used Stitch-It Kit ($22.95) by Jenny Hart -- it has all you need to embroider with super easy, illustrated instructions. Jenny has a new one out called Sublime Stitching ($19.95) that I really want.

In case you aren't the crafty type, you can always purchase clothes that are embroidered. Vintage embroidery is my favorite and I love Mexican style the best. How adorable is this Vintage Navy Blue Mexican Embroidered Dress ($39.50, top left) from Santoki Vintage on Etsy!

Urban Outfitters' Kimchi Blue Embroidered Scallop Dress ($88, top right) is equally sweet.

embroidered boots

Photo from Cherry Pick Vintage

And check out these boots from Cherry Picked Vintage on Etsy. Not for everyone, but wow! Love them!

Do you embroider?

If not, are you going to start now?





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