Image of orange felt with black whip stitch overlaid by the words "How to hem a garment by hand using the whip stitch"

How to Whipstitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Occasionally people who are new to sewing ask me questions that are old-hat to those of us who are long-time sewists. One question I was recently asked is, “How do you hem a garment without a sewing machine?” I use the whipstitch to hem most of my garments. It’s a fairly easy stitch, and it creates a nearly invisible hem. Here’s how it’s done: This … Continue reading How to Whipstitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable patterns and tutorials for craft projects. The image shows green embroidery floss forming a leafy-pattern on burlap fabric. The overlay says, "Detached chain stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (where you can find free patterns and tutorials for lots of crafts and embroidery projects). This detached chain stitch is used to create leaves in a flower box on a windmill pincushion sewing and embroidery sampler. The tutorial video shows how to do the detached chain stitch in the form of leaves or a single leaf.

Learn the detached chain stitch for #embroidery #craft projects with #leaves @ ChellyWood.com

The chain stitch itself is one of my all-time favorite embroidery stitches because it’s so quick and easy to do. That’s why, for the leafy greenery growing out of the flower boxes on my windmill pincushion project, I used the detached chain stitch–the one I’ve posted here. If you didn’t see my Dutch windmill pincushion project, please look back at Wednesday’s post. This is a … Continue reading Learn the detached chain stitch for #embroidery #craft projects with #leaves @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable patterns and craft tutorials. The image shows a rambler rose embroidery project in the center of a larger embroidered snowflake embroidery pattern. The overlay says, "Rambler rose and snowflake" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where you can find lots of free tutorial videos showing how to make an embroidered rambler rose or an embroidered snowflake using simple instructional tutorial youtube videos to guide you.

Rambler rose #crafty #embroidery stitch tutorial with #snowflake variation @ ChellyWood.com

Isn’t that a pretty little embroidery stitch? I love it! The rambler rose is actually a pretty easy stitch to create, and the snowflake adaptations just use a stem stitch together with an arrowhead stitch to form the extensions coming out from the center of the snowflake. In this video tutorial, you’ll see a preview of a sweet little baby doll dress as well as … Continue reading Rambler rose #crafty #embroidery stitch tutorial with #snowflake variation @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a handmade pincushion in the shape of a Dutch windmill (like the old-fashioned ones found in the Netherlands). It has propellers, windows, a door, and it appears to have embroidered borders around various parts, like it's an embroidery sampler of some kind. The propellers are held on with a cloth-covered button. In the window boxes are tiny flowers. From roof to base, it's covered in colorful straight pins. The overlay says, "Windmill pin-cushion" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where you can find patterns for other pin cushions and craft projects. All patterns on ChellyWood.com are free to print, using a creative commons attribution mark.

Dutch windmill pincushion: #ChristmasGiftIdeas for anyone who loves #TheNetherlands, #sewing, #miniatures, or #embroidery

Here’s the tutorial you’ve been waiting for! I just love my little Dutch windmill pincushion! I use it all the time, and for Christmas this season, I’ve been making one for an aunt of mine who also loves to sew. I don’t advise this project for the absolute beginner; however, if you’re intermediate to advanced at sewing and would like to learn to embroider, this … Continue reading Dutch windmill pincushion: #ChristmasGiftIdeas for anyone who loves #TheNetherlands, #sewing, #miniatures, or #embroidery

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable patterns and tutorials. The image shows a close-up of a threaded backstitch done in embroidery floss with multiple colors of floss. The overlay says, "Threaded backstitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where more free craft and sewing and embroidery tutorials are offered.

#Crafty threaded #backstitch #handEmbroidery w/ ChellyWood.com

Here we have a tutorial for the threaded backstitch. I love this stitch because it’s so versatile and easy to create! We’ll be using this stitch on our windmill pincushion project. For my regular followers, you’re probably anxiously awaiting the FREE windmill pincushion pattern, which is scheduled to post on November 6–in less than a week! This stitch is one that I use along the … Continue reading #Crafty threaded #backstitch #handEmbroidery w/ ChellyWood.com

Image of a white daisy on a red felt background with overlaid words "Daisy Stitch Tutorial"

Hand #embroidery tutorial: the chain #stitch detached @ ChellyWood.com #dolls and #crafts

This is an older tutorial–one that I made in 2015–so the audio is a bit choppy. Since then, I’ve built up my following so I can afford nicer video software for editing my videos. So I apologize for the choppiness of the video, but I think it gets the point across. These little daisies can appear in the flower baskets on your windmill pincushion, a … Continue reading Hand #embroidery tutorial: the chain #stitch detached @ ChellyWood.com #dolls and #crafts

The image shows a close-up of an arrowhead stitch in red embroidery floss on a blue-and-white gingham fabric. The overlay says, "Arrowhead stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com, where the tutorial video is available for free. This tutorial video (also available on YouTube) shows how to do an arrowhead (or arrow head) stitch, using hand-embroidery methods. It's part of a bigger project: a windmill pincushion sampler. The pattern for the windmill pincushion sewing and embroidery sampler project is free to download at ChellyWood.com.

How to Do the Arrowhead Stitch in Hand #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com #DIY #Crafts

For a while now, I’ve been posting these little embroidery tutorials because they’re leading up to a windmill pincushion project that I’m planning to post the patterns for in November. If you haven’t seen my windmill pincushion yet, be sure to watch this video; it appears in there several times. The arrowhead stitch is relatively easy to make. It creates the pattern you often see … Continue reading How to Do the Arrowhead Stitch in Hand #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com #DIY #Crafts

Image shows a basic blanket stitch in red embroidery floss on a blue/green background. The overlay states: Blanket Stitch "with" Corners and offers the URL ChellyWood.com. This is the YouTube header for a youtube tutorial video showing how to do a basic blanket stitch, including a blanket stitch that uses corners. The tutorial offers both visual and written instructions for making the blanket stitch for hand embroidery, including a method for wrapping the floss around a corner when doing the blanket stitch by hand. Visit ChellyWood.com for additional craft tutorials and hand embroidery tutorial videos.

How to Do Hand #Embroidery: Blanket Stitch w/Corners @ ChellyWood.com #Stitchery #DIY

Some of you have left comments on my YouTube channel, stating that you’re looking forward to making my windmill pincushion project, which I’ll be posting in November. The string of embroidery tutorials that I’ve been posting lately, including this basic blanket stitch tutorial, are leading up to the windmill pincushion project. If you watch this video tutorial for blanket stitching (hand embroidery), you’ll see images … Continue reading How to Do Hand #Embroidery: Blanket Stitch w/Corners @ ChellyWood.com #Stitchery #DIY

The image shows a pretty red zig-zagging pattern of red embroidery floss on a pale green linen blend fabric, inside a purple embroidery hoop. The overlay says, "Herringbone stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com. This website offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes and holiday crafts as well as numerous sewing and stitchery tutorial videos.

Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Do a Herringbone Stitch @ ChellyWood.com

    Next month I’ll be sharing my windmill pincushion pattern, and the embroidery tutorials I’ve been showing you lately are leading up to that adorable little pincushion. This windmill pincushion project could make a great Christmas gift for someone you know, especially for someone who enjoys sewing, and this project is also a great opportunity for a beginner to practice various embroidery stitches. Today’s … Continue reading Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Do a Herringbone Stitch @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows a needle and embroidery floss. The floss is wrapped around the needle in one loop. The overlay says, "Single Twist French Knot" and the video which accompanies this header image shows how to create a single-loop French knot using an embroidery needle and embroidery floss. The video was produced by Chelly Wood, whose website, ChellyWood.com offers free printable sewing patterns (specializing in small-scale sewing crafts and free doll clothes patterns). The overlay of this image includes the URL ChellyWood.com where this video tutorial for French knot embroidery can be found.

Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Make a Single-loop French Knot #DIY #Tutorial

Whether you consider mine a “true” French knot or more of a variation on the more traditional double-loop French knot, this stitch creates a lovely bead-sized bump, that appears like a tiny rose bud on embroidered leaves or as a false bead on a garment. On my upcoming windmill pincushion project, I used this knotting technique to create tiny pink rose buds in the flower … Continue reading Hand #Embroidery Stitch: How to Make a Single-loop French Knot #DIY #Tutorial

The image shows a close-up of the couching stitch used in hand-embroidery (broderie). The overlay says, "Basic couching stitch" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com as the home of this particular DIY embroidery video showing how to do the couching stitch.

Learn hand #embroidery with this basic couching #stitch for #Halloween #craft projects

If you regularly visit ChellyWood.com, you may have noticed that I’ve been offering a number of hand embroidery tutorials lately. In November, these tutorials will culminate in a pincushion sampler, with (to no one’s surprise) a free pattern! In this video, you can see a preview of the windmill pincushion pattern that’s coming in November, just in time for making handmade Christmas gifts for friends … Continue reading Learn hand #embroidery with this basic couching #stitch for #Halloween #craft projects

This image shows a spool of thread with a needle stuck in it. The overlay says, "How to knot when sewing" and the background shows silver swirls with pink flowers and tan leaves. This is the header for a video tutorial showing people how to make a knot with a needle and thread when you're sewing by hand or doing embroidery. This tutorial video can be found at ChellyWood.com.

How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #crafts #diy #Embroidery

When it comes to sewing by hand and doing hand embroidery, tying knots is essential stuff! Usually, though, when I’m doing embroidery, I don’t dip the needle into the fabric like it shows in the video; instead, I dip the needle into a stitch that’s on the underside of the design… then I make my knot. It works the same way though, generally. I’ve been … Continue reading How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #crafts #diy #Embroidery