July 29, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Today I have a round-up of some great tutorials with techniques and stitches that are definitely worth a try! If you are looking to diversify your stitches or exercise your stitching fingers, these tutorials are sure to be of interest.

If you have mastered the chain stitch, how about trying the Hungarian Braided Chain StitchSarah of Rocksea and Sarah has quite a few stitching tutorials for you to browse through, enjoy, and try out!

French knots are always fun and add great texture to an embroidered piece. The Colonial Knot, looks just as good, too! Monika Kinner-Whalen offers a great tutorial for Colonial Knots over at her Sweet Prairie Studio.

Tinting embroidery designs is a great way to add depth without having to layer on too many stitches. Urban Threads offers a fun tutorial for embroidery tinting with crayons!

A really great looking surface embroidery technique is the Casalguidi Stitch, or as they call it over at Needle'n Thread, the Really Raised Stem Stitch. There are quite a few steps involved with this technique, but the end result is phenomenal to admire. 

Hope you enjoy some of these techniques and tutorials and give them a try!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a lover of all things stitchy and crafty. I have been sewing for as long as I can remember. My grandmother taught me how to sew Barbie clothes when I was young and I have been sewing ever since.

You can find me at Bobbypin Bandit, on Instagram, and my Etsy shop.


  1. very excellent work! that makes me want to try it, just wonderful work! this is from Carollyn

  2. Well, just when you think you have seen just about every embroidery stitch! I have never seen this one...the Casalguidi Stitch! Thanks for pointing it out! It is mighty impressive!!!