Category Archive: Basic Stitching

Jan 17

What is Blackwork CrossStitch

I have always liked doing blackwork cross stitching. I first found out about it when I was in high school so this is quite a few years back. It’s very basic and not difficult at all but something different to do. You would firstly get some white linen or hardanger fabric; just make sure the …

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Sep 20

What is Stitching Cards

My experience is mostly in clothing but it seems like stitching cards are quite a popular thing to do these days. It gives a more personal touch to a card as a gift for a friend. It’s basically embroidery on a card; use some decorative stitches to create a nice gift card.So I decided to …

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Aug 25

How to Stitch a Lampshade Cover

Lampshade cover

Maybe some of you will think this is still very old school to cover your own lampshades but this is actually so easy to do. I have tried this even when I was in school so believe me when I say anybody can stitch a lampshade cover. I’m using stitching and elastic but you can …

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May 24

How to Sew some Decorative Stitching

decorative stitching

If you understand the basic stitches you will know that decorative stitching is using more or less the same type of stitches but decoratively on garments or different items. Decorative stitches could be from a Zig zag stitch to detailed embroidery stitches and it can be made by a sewing machine or by hand. The …

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Mar 06

Learn what Crochet is

crochet

Crochet was one of my mother’s favorite hobbies while I preferred knitting again,knitting was easier for me when I was a child but today crocheting is also a very relaxing hobby. I don’t think it’s very popular under the young people today like knitting but it’s still something different that you can try. Crochet is …

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Feb 27

How does a Basic Cross Stitch Pattern work

cross stitch

One of the most popular needlework crafts is cross stitch and there are quite a few different types of stitches that can be used. I’m going to cover a basic cross stitch pattern that one can start with as we only starting and don’t want to complicate things for now. Firstly we need to look …

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Feb 16

What is the Basic Knitting Yarn to be used

We first need to understand what a basic knitting yarn is. Yarn is knitted or woven into a fabric. There are a lot more to yarns than we think, especially if you have some background in textiles you’ll know what I mean. But we don’t want to go to deep into textiles, we just want …

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Feb 05

How to do Basic Stitches

sewing

Today it’s real easy if you have a sewing machine as you would rather use your sewing machine that do stitches by hand. But not everybody can afford or have a sewing machine so that’s why I’m going to explain some basic sewing stitches. Once you get the hang if these basic stitches and where …

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