I just wanted to share with you today how you can add hand embroidery on knitted, crocheted or any type of fabric. Well, l I know that there is a lot of methods to do this and I am not the first one who discover it :), but I just found some supplies that make everything fun and more easier.

First, this post is not affiliated to anyone! I am just giving you the links where I bought the materials, just to make it easier for you 🙂

I know that this first attempt is not a perfect one, but I just hope you will like this idea. As yarn lovers, we love to make everything yarn related and this is a great idea to give a refresh to some old clothes, knitted, crocheted or anything else, using yarn!

I used a minimalist art for this example embroidery, but this method can be used with any draw or art! You can use your kids’ drawings if you want on an old T-shirt and they will love it.

I am sure you will find something to stitch 🙂

This idea came when I was searching on the internet for some supplies to use them with my daughter in some fun activities. In suggestions appeared this  water soluble fabric and in one second the idea clicked into my head.

So, let’s see what materials I used and what are the steps you will have to follow:

Step 1 Make sure you have all the materials needed:

  • Sticky Fabri – Solvy  I bought this from Amazon, but I think you can find it in some other places too. Just click the link to have all the info about it, or the image below.

  • yarn in any color you will like ( I used a DK, Light Medium weight yarn)
  • a needle
  • Scissors
  • a picture with what you would like to stitch on your fabric
  • a piece of garment or any fabric you will want to stitch the desired pattern.

Now that, we have all the materials, we can get into this hand embroidery thing

Step 2

These sheets of Sticky Fabri – Solvy, are printable. So, the first thing you will have to do is to print from your computer on the sheet the desired pattern. It works like a regular sheet of paper. Or if you feel more confident about your drawing skills, you can simply draw something directly on the Sticky Fabri Solvy.

Step 3

These sheets are self-adhesive, so you will have to remove the back and then stick it on your fabric.

Step 4

Using the yarn you chose and the needle, start following the drawing lines

The sheet has a fabric look like and it will be easy to have approximate even stitches.

Step 5

Cut – away the excess.  

Step 6

Wash away the rest of the Sticky Fabri – Solvy in warm water. 

And done! You now have a cute hand embroidery on one of you favorite sweater (talking about me here)

After the sweater was dry, I added another layer of stitches next to the existing one. I was just feeling like the line has to be a bit thicker. 

As I said at the beginning, is not perfect, but I am happy with the result and I can’t wait to try it again. This time maybe on the back of a jeans jacket or a T-shirt…so many options.

So, this is what I had to share with you today. Now back to crochet because I have a lot of things I want to finish:)



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