We don’t know about you, but we were needing something to do while we watched our shows other than put snacks in our mouths, so we thought: embroidery! Embroidery is a great hobby to have for a number of reasons (we’ll get to those in a second!) but for us, we love that embroidery is a pretty simple hobby that can totally transform a garment or accessory or even a book cover which is great news for us and even better news for any upcoming birthday or holidays gifts that we want to make a little personal. If embroidery seems like something you would like to get fixated on, then stick with us because we think we can convince you that you totally should and if you think it’s not your thing, our advantages to taking up embroidering might just change your mind.
Pros of Embroidering
- Embroidery is a stress and anxiety reliever. This art form requires a good amount of attention, meaning you won’t have time to think about whatever it is that may be causing you stress.
- A real planet saver. If you’re choosing to embroider a piece of clothing, you’re extending that garment’s life, ultimately keeping it out of a landfill. (Good for you!)
- Unique home decor. Check out Etsy for some serious inspiration, but embroidery can make for some eclectic home decor.
- Do it for the brain health. You know how there are a number of things you can do to keep your brain sharp? Well, embroidery is one of them!
Okay, we could keep going on about the many advantages, but we need to get to the beginner tips.
- Invest in an embroidery hoop stand. As a beginner, even as an expert, it can be tricky to hold your hoop as you embroider, but a stand can help with this. An embroidery hoop acts as an extra hand, but one that keeps your hoop perfectly steady for those tricky seams.
- As you embroider, make sure you keep your fabric tight. If your fabric starts to loosen, your finished product will look a bit loose, and well, sloppy.
- Good light is a must. Not only do you need it to ensure your design comes out just as you planned, but your eyes will thank you.
- You will be tempted to use long pieces of thread, but don’t do it. Long pieces of thread can get tangled up in no time as you’re working
- Last but not least, allow yourself to be a beginner. Nobody is great at anything when they’re new, but you’ll get the hang of it, we promise! And soon enough, everyone will want a daisy embroidered denim jacket or embroidered strawberries on their jean pockets.