Do you embroider? If so you won’t want to miss today’s tutorial by Leah! She is taking us step by step on creating embroidery project using our Inspired by Stamping sets! Here she is with this fabulous tutorial!

Hello! Today I have a fun tutorial for you showing you how to use your stamps to create an embroidered hoop. You could also make little pillows or wall hangings. Inspired By Stamping has many sets that will work for this technique but the one I chose to use today is Flower of the Month: Water Lily. Let’s get started!

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Here are the basic supplies I started with. A stamp set, an embroidery hoop, a piece of fabric that I cut into a rough circle with pinking shears and some embroidery floss. I ended up added another lighter pink to the mix in the end but you can add as many or as few colors as you like. I also used Versafine Onyx black ink for the sentiment and a light dye ink for the water lily.

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The first thing I did was put my fabric into the hoop and then layed my stamps on top to arrange them before stamping. This way you can get the placement correct before any stamping is done. To mark my sentiment and water lily I used a pencil and made a very light mark to line up with when I stamped. You’ll have to take the fabric back out of the hoop to stamp so having a light guide mark helps a lot!

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Here it is stamped and put back into the hoop. I wanted the water lily stamped in really light ink so it wouldn’t show at all but stamped the sentiment in black.

I embroidered the whole image using a very simple back stitch. Here is a little diagram of how to do this stich. Odd numbers indicate where the needle comes up from the bottom of the fabric and even numbers indicate where it goes back down again. That is the pattern you continue.

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And here is my finished piece. I added in a light pink as well for some of the petals to give a bit more contrast. You could do a more elaborate embroidery with this image as well but I liked keeping it as an outline.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and will explore the other possibilities stamps hold apart from our beloved paper. Have a wonderful day!

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Flower of the Month: Water Lily

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4 thoughts on “WHW #157 Using Stamps for Embroidery

  1. Maria says:

    Hi ,what a fabulous idea. Why have I not thought about it before 🙂
    Thank you for sharing and for doing the tutorial x

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