Hand Embroidery for Beginners: How to Embroider Lines and Letters | Floor Giebels | Skillshare

Hand Embroidery for Beginners: How to Embroider Lines and Letters

Floor Giebels, Embroidery Artist

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7 Lessons (21m) View My Notes
    • 1. intro

    • 2. Fabric and hoop

    • 3. Tracing

    • 4. Tools and starting with the stitching

    • 5. Up close view

    • 6. Full view

    • 7. Finishing project

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About This Class

In this class you will learn how to make a line drawing with embroidery. You can stitch along with me and see the process from different views, and I will also show you a simple trick for tracing your initial design with your computer. No previous embroidery or needlework experience is required for this class. 


1. intro: Hi. My name is Floor and I'm in handing border artist in this class. I want to show you how to turn a line illustration into embroidery peas. Um, I will start from the very beginning on how to hoop your fabric fabric to use, um and how to trace your PDS. You will also stitch along with me. You will have to ability to see it from different kind of fuse and the different kind of angles. And I will go over all the steps with you on how to create its and this last. We will also go over on how to finish the bees with your scissors. Had to get rid of all the tread. And also we will go over how to frame your embroidery, please into who itself? 2. Fabric and hoop: okay. And welcome to the first part of this video. I'm gonna show you how to place to fabric in the hope I already did mine. So I'm gonna take it out just so I can show you. This is how it looks. Minutes in the hoop looks really nice. I always do very site. So that is also for done screwing just in the place. Your fabric there. This is a Muslim fabric or bubbling fabric. It has different names. Basically, it's just slightly moving gotten. And he cotton that sightly woven you can use for your project. I just didn't concedes. Not a perfect square. It doesn't need to be. As long as you have some fair bake on this side to use. Make sure it's nice and smooth. You take your fat, your hooped. And as you can see, I have enough space. But, um, around it to play with. So does this Fine. A couple centimeters on the side suggests that you can play, but when the placement of your design is not really the way you want it. So we're just gonna make bits of fabric on top of that and slide the hoop over the fabric and screw it, and as the last finish in touch, you make sure that it's really side inside the hoop. 3. Tracing: Okay, so this is how we're gonna do the tracing. Do you have the image that you have as a foul in the project and this is the hoop. You're gonna turn it around so you can good it against the screen. The image make it as big or as small as you want. Um, it's up to you. How big you want it to be for the of for the tracing. I'm going to make it big, But what? I'm going to stitch it. I'm gonna make it smaller show. Yeah, otherwise, I will have her project again that it's like two hours long, and I don't want to bore you people that much. Okay, we have a b pencil year, so that's really, um, pencil, that is shaft. I recommend using a friction plan that has been that goes away. The ink goes way when heat, when it's exposed to eat. So a hair dryer or a heater or Sharia loving Cool or no butter celeb. Oh, because if you make a mistake, then it's easily fixed. So it's up to you, Jake. Get over it really soft. Also, this will not harm your computer. I mean, I've done this show many times and I've never experienced anything that happened to my computer. Uh, just set it on maximum brightness. Don't push too hard, but it's a nice, easy way to trace your patterns and nothing will happen. I mean, I couldn't guarantee it that with me, nothing ever happened. And I do this all the time and I love my computer. So So you just trace it. I'm not doing it. Really need, I see, because I normally what I do is that I go really close in front of a screen, but because I want you guys to see you really good. What I'm doing, Um and I'm gonna go really close to my screen, but it's really need nice, easy way situation pattern quickly, because once you have your betting, you just want to trace it and stitch it. And also don't worry about don't worry too much about mistakes. You can always fix it, and it will always be fine. You make lines a bit thicker. This is also a great way to use for funds so you can make and you can type in the text and then you can trace the text and you have your own text. Two countries. Okay, so we're done. We're gonna turn immature, turned hoop around the fabric so that we have it on top as a normal, okay? 4. Tools and starting with the stitching: Okay, so here we have to design. I trace said on the fabric. I'm now going to put it the other way around for the stitching. Just clip it over. I make my design smaller than before for the stitching bar. Otherwise, it's such a huge a public. Okay, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna show you tree from three angles home. I will do this stitch, so I'm going to start with an on top few. That's a bit far further away. She can see how I am going to stitch from a more distance few. And the second part I'm going to show you from up close. Just adjusting my thing here. So what you're gonna need is we're gonna use black tread once. Trend. So you have six trends, um, in one flaws. And you're going to use one? Yep. Yeah, the needles in medium sized needle. So I just said, Now I'm going to sit down, Okay. The needle we're going to use is a medium sized needle with his sharp points. And and where do you have to? Kind of needles. The sharp points and the stump point. And this is a noodle. That has a sharp point. This is a pretty big needle. It does leave marks. Ah, it doesn't have holes in your fabric, so you have to be aware of that. You can make holes pre made holes for it. If you really wanna be precise, what's? Ah distance. But I'm just gonna wing it. You're gonna get in leave. You're gonna leave your finger on the back for the 1st 2 stitches for the tread on the bag after now. Disturbed stage. I'm losing. I'm taking my finger away. And what you're gonna do is you're going to go from one hole to the next soul. Sorry, I'm having a cold. So you're going Go. Are you going to go back in? Student? Same whole. Where he came out of. You're gonna go there, and you're gonna come back in the same exact. And because this need those medium sized needle you can, um it makes the holes a bit better. Bigger. So you can really see where to go in for the next soul. Okay? I don't make your tread too long because it will not together. And don't make it is gonna happen. Just put a bullet. Um don't make your stitches too long that there's too much space between them. Because if you have to make, like, a ah, bends like, um, yeah, like around its surface. They want to make your stitches a small spots, a bill so that you have a nice, ah clear line. I do think that I'm making the situation a little bit too long. Basically, DeLonge wish your stitches, the more it will be visible as a stitch IQ, and it can creep a little bit op so that it's not suit side so that you know that it comes loose a bit. It might've been my situation now too long. I should make some smaller. What you can do is you can make holes but your needle already to show to see where you have to go, because I wanted to show you guys simple way to do it. I made six just longer. You can make some long, but then they're less study. It's also ah, difficult to have a consistency with it. Okay, so now I showing you from the top few we're now going to go to, um a more up close view 5. Up close view: Okay, so now we're gonna do the park. That it's, um from up close, as you can see going in and you see that I don't do it like in one move. Um, exactly like that. I go up and in one handle that I go down because for me, you see, I'm also like, looking like Okay, where is that whole? And here, Okay, I can be like, Oh, I made pre made holes. So you know, I have the right size, but it was just I forgot to put the button on that the film button. So I was just stitching and I didn't put the camera on. So that's right. A holes for from that does happened, Assholes, you can also choose to have really 10 needle and then you won't have it. It's also depends on the fabric. This is very diet, Lee woven gotten. So you see, for me, it's also like looking changing the tread. So you see that I don't like when I go next to a line I don't go in the other line, not like on top of it, because then that distorts the the other tread. It makes it a different thickness and you will see it. So I try to not go in the other tread there. And sometimes I see it myself is like, Oh, yeah, Dera didn't go exactly in the same hole. Uh, yeah, it happens for you guys. It's maybe not good to see in my lines because I used now in the beginning I use I come Ah , Bensel But And I heard myself talking about a fiction pounds like moon Maybe I should use your friction pound because that's maybe better. So I use a friction, Ben, it goes away with He'd so it's already dissolving. I can see pretty good still, so that's fine. So day. So I'm not going in this thread of the other tread just going next to it, and then you just pull a little bit to be sure that their site breaking your nose any image issue bonds. So it is difficult. The endpoints. I must've it. I'm not the most precise person, So Okay, this is another view off how I do it. I'm gonna show you one more 6. Full view: Syria view, um, from its opt is actually view as of how I see it, um, how I'm actually stitching. So you're basically doing the same thing over and over again. You go up, you see under right that I I did it a little bit different. I wanted that site. So look a bit not the same as the left. So I made So leaves a bit different. I'm eight Rumbek long leave there, so it's basically going up, But it's up again that you make like a points. See, I make now a go to the points I make that sitch Short said my friction penance almost frictions out, but I can still see it because in the camera I made the brightness, um, fe bright. You can see that's a nice brought its It doesn't take long, and it's so nice to give as gifts are when you have a friend so graphic designer that you can stitches, illustrations or, you know it's a really cool thing to be able to do. Or you can stitch, um, text like this. You can stitch anything like this, any outline and it looks really cool, and it doesn't take that long as you think. You can also do this on clothes on everything. Just make sure that you trace it good and that you go into the same exact hole. Okay, so now you guys so seen it from this angle. Um, I'm going to show you now what we do when we're done with it. 7. Finishing project: Okay, so we don't want a project. I put it in a different in a size 50 centimeter hoop because I'd look nicer. You're gonna cut all the little bases off all the long, um, treads. You gonna puts him off? What you can do is you can take a clots. Doesn't matter what, as long as it white and you can stick it behind it. So you, um but it also new hope. So you don't have to back show make it side And now you're gonna cut away two sides for finishing Take your seizures A gonna cut decides And what you're also going to take is ah, Tex algun You can buy it anywhere in Amazon. Just exile glue for me, it works the best, and then you're gonna fold yet you're gonna fold it over, you puts a glue in the wood, and it's just gonna fold it over and it sticks right away, and then you're done and your project is done