My girls were interested in a new hobby and I thought of teaching them embroidery but did’nt not know where to begin. I had remembered a few embroidery tips from my school days, but they wanted to learn how to make different kinds of stitches with expertise. I find that it is more effective to put on a YouTube video tutorial for them and let them learn the steps by someone who excels in what they do, instead of mommy trying to remember her old ways which may cause frustration to them or I.
Alhamdulillah I found these quick and easy beginner embroidery videos on YouTube by, ‘Shiny Happy World’ (you can find much more on her YouTube channel – she’s really good), which explains how to tie a knot and then a few nice introductory stitches.
If you don’t know much about embroidery – it is simply to decorate a piece of cloth by sewing patterns with thread on it. You can decorate pillowcases, book bags or doll clothing for example, anything that is light and not too thick to handle. It beautifies a plain item and can be used to personalize any of your children’s things.
You Will Need:
- An embroidery hoop
- Some thin fabric or pillowcase to practice
- Embroidery thread
- An embroidery needle
Once your children practice and learn how to do these stitches, they can draw any kind of picture or pattern on their fabric with a fine, light marker, and then use the stitches they know to follow along the lines of their drawing to make a nice design! I usually start off with a simple design such as daisies and my child’s initials. Try it with your children inshAllah, as it is great idea for when they are feeling bored on rainy days, or if they would like to start a new hobby.
Beginner Embroidery Video: How To Tie A knot
How To Embroider a Running Stitch (a basic stitch)
How To Embroider a Backstitch
How to Embroider a Chain Stitch
How To Embroider a Daisy
You can search for more embroidery stitches from Shiny Happy World Youtube channel HERE! A big thanks to the vlogger for sharing!