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

Click on the link above for the tutorial video. This image shows a spool of thread and the text says, "How to Knot When Sewing" (meaning when one sews by hand). The tutorial associated with this image is 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

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. This free tutorial video shows you how to do a basic feather stitch when embroidering by hand. The image shows the feather stitch as red thread on a light green background. The title says, "Feather stitch" and offers the website, ChellyWood.com, where you can view free tutorials on many embroidery stitches including the feather stitch, whipstitch, backstitch, and many others. His hand embroidery tutorial specifically addresses how to make the feather stitch when doing embroidery.

How to do a feather stitch #embroidery #design @ ChellyWood.com #crafts

This is yet another video tutorial that shows one of the stitches I used in my windmill pincushion design. I have not yet posted the windmill pincushion pattern, but I’m hoping to post it in November. That should allow any of my interested followers enough time to make one of these cute pincushions and give it away as a Christmas gift (for those of you … Continue reading How to do a feather stitch #embroidery #design @ ChellyWood.com #crafts

The image shows a close-up of the whipped running stitch (an embroidery stitch used for decoration). It also has the heading, "Whipped Running Stitch" but it should also be noted that this embroidery stitch is sometimes called the "cordonnet stitch". This is a header for a youtube tutorial video showing how to do the cordonnet stitch (how to do a whipped running stitch). The image also shows the website where more embroidery tutorials like this one can be found: ChellyWood.com.

How to do a whipped running stitch or cordonnet stitch in #embroidery @ ChellyWood.com

As many of you know, I sew a lot of my doll clothes by hand. You may not realize that as part of my passion for the needle and thread, I also do a bit of hand embroidery. Every now and then, you’ll see that some of my doll clothes will have embroidered edges, in my videos. The whipped running stitch (sometimes called a cordonnet … Continue reading How to do a whipped running stitch or cordonnet stitch in #embroidery @ ChellyWood.com

The image shows an enlarged whip stitch along the edge of a felt swatch which has been whip stitched onto cotton fabric. The whipstitch pattern is at a slight angle, and it uses red yarn to connect the two swatches (the cotton and the felt) to one another. Overlay states, "Whip Stitch" as this is the YouTube header for a tutorial video showing how to make a whip stitch using embroidery floss. This tutorial shows the stitching-by-hand method. It also tells the name of the blog where this instructional youtube whip stitch tutorial video can be found: ChellyWood.com.

New Whip Stitch #Tutorial for Hand #Sewing and #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com

In today’s tutorial, I’ve mentioned a lighthouse pincushion. That free pattern is not yet available, but once I get the necessary stitchery tutorials completed, I’ll post that free pattern as well. My goal is to have the pattern for the pincushion posted well before Christmas, so you could make this pincushion and give it away to fellow sewists as a Christmas gift (if you celebrate … Continue reading New Whip Stitch #Tutorial for Hand #Sewing and #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows a little doll seated at her sewing machine. Behind her is a doll-sized ironing board. Her tiny, pale blue coffee cup sits at the ready near her sewing machine. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

#Crafty #DIY Tips for #Crafters and People Who #Sew @ ChellyWood.com

My regular followers know that beneath each of my YouTube videos, there are links to a number of videos like this “How to Whipstitch” tutorial. These “basic stitchery” tutorials are designed to help you understand terms and concepts within each tutorial, like: How to print my FREE patterns How to sew snaps on fabric How to sew by hand How to tie a knot when sewing … Continue reading #Crafty #DIY Tips for #Crafters and People Who #Sew @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and craft tutorials. This image shows a multi-colored couched filling stitch and offers the overlay of the website ChellyWood.com where this embroidery tutorial video can be found. The tutorial teaches the step-by-step embroidery lesson for the couched filling stitch. This is a hand embroidery tutorial video lesson, which is posted on YouTube for free.

#Embroidery: Couched Filling Stitch Hand Embroidery #Tutorial

I’m sort of backpedaling today. Last Christmas I created a pattern for an adorable windmill pincushion. I’ve never posted the pattern, but in order to make the windmill pincushion, I’ll also need to create tutorials showing how to make the various embroidery stitches I used for the windmill pincushion project. So in this video, you’ll see my adorable windmill pincushion. However that pattern isn’t available … Continue reading #Embroidery: Couched Filling Stitch Hand Embroidery #Tutorial

Image shows a little doll seated at her sewing machine. Behind her is a doll-sized ironing board. Her tiny, pale blue coffee cup sits at the ready near her sewing machine. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

Whipstitch #embroidery and other #crafty #DIY tutorials @ ChellyWood.com

My regular followers know that beneath each of my YouTube videos, there are links to a number of videos like this “How to Whipstitch” tutorial. These “basic stitchery” tutorials are designed to help you understand terms and concepts within each tutorial, like: How to print my FREE patterns How to sew snaps on fabric How to thread a needle How to sew by hand How to … Continue reading Whipstitch #embroidery and other #crafty #DIY tutorials @ ChellyWood.com

Image shows the fabric of a doll's face inside an embroidery hoop, with a lovely blue eye on the doll's face. All around the eye, an embroiderer has used the satin stitch to sort of "paint" the eye, its eyelashes, and an eyebrow. The stitches are very delicate and lovely. Overlay says, "How to do the satin stitch" with a watermark of "chellyWood.com"

Satin #Stitch for #Embroidery #Crafts @ ChellyWood.com

I don’t usually talk in my videos, but in this one, you get to hear my voice for once. As the tutorial’s title implies, this video demonstrates the use of the basic satin stitch, which I used for Angelina Bear’s mouth, plus the surface satin stitch, which is also very useful for creating a sort of “painted” look on a doll or soft toy’s face. … Continue reading Satin #Stitch for #Embroidery #Crafts @ ChellyWood.com