Hold the plastic sleeves steady in one hand and pull out an arms length from the skien with the other.

*see getting started video for tips on how to thread needle.

For more info on embroidery stitches I recommend Mary Corbet videos on YouTube.  

Satin Stitch

Satin stitch on pre printed fabric is a breeze.

Bring your needle through on the edge or just outside the edge of the printed shape. Try to keep your stitches parallel.

Back Stitch


Back stitch is really simple stitch that is great for outlining shapes. I usually use it after satin stitch.

If you are right handed you will make your first stitch to the left and move your needle one stitch ahead and end touching the first stitch. Try to keep your stitches small and even especially on curves.

Zig Zag Back Stitch is done the same way but stitches are at an angle as you go.

Daisy Stitch


Daisy Stitch is often used for petal shapes. It can be used singly or as a chain.

Bring your needle up at the tip. Bring your needle back to that same spot but don't pull all the way through. bring the needle up through the fabric where you want the top of the stitch to be. Pull the thread through but not to tight. Insert your needle just to the other side of the top of your loop to secure it. If you are making a daisy chain stitch you would make a second loop instead of the small stitch and repeat as many times s you needed. Using a small stitch to secure the chain at the end.

Seed Stitch


Seed Stitch is just a lonely stitch that is not attached to any other stitches.


French Knot