General Beginner Embroidery Tips
Learning a new skill can be a scary path to go down, but once you have learned it, it can be very rewarding. Learning to embroider is no different! Having to buy embroidery supplies, chose a pattern, and practicing over and over might seem like a lot of work, but we have tips that will help to make you new endeavour easy and pleasurable. Keep reading for beginner embroidery tips that will help make this process easier so you can learn a new skill you will enjoy.
In your busy day to day life, it might be difficult to set aside time to work on one specific task. However, if you are going to take the time to learn how to embroider, you need to make time for that to happen! Embroidering will be much more enjoyable if you have to time to relax and focus on learning. It will also save you a lot of stress and frustration if you can’t complete something as quickly as you would like.
Keeping your materials and workspace organized is another way to ensure you will enjoy the time you spend embroidering. A clean space will reduce your stress from other tasks and will help you focus on your current project. Organizing your materials will be beneficial when you are starting a project, or coming back to one you are already working on. If your embroidery supplies are easy to find, you will be using your time efficiently to work on your embroidering, and not looking for the thread you are missing.
Nothing can be more frustrating than starting a project that you don’t have the capability to finish. It can be discouraging and won’t help you grow your embroidery skills. When first learning how to embroider, pick small projects that you know you will be able to complete. This will help you become successful, and will drive you to further pursue embroidering. The more you enjoy the process, the more you will practice, and the more advanced projects you will be able to complete.
Test Your Stitch
It can be difficult to find the right combination of your needle, stabilizer, tension, and fabric when starting off a new project. Instead of messing up your project right from the start, trying out your stitch or pattern on a scrap fabric can save your project. Ensuring you can correctly perform the stitch and have the right balance set up will help you start your project with confidence and enjoy your time embroidering.
Know When to Start Over
You might have messed up your stitch. You might not like the color or pattern you are using. There are many reasons you might need to start your project over, and that is okay! If something didn’t work out the way you planned, it is best to start again instead of trying to salvage your project. You shouldn’t waste your time and resources on an unsuccessful project, and instead of thinking of it as a failure, try to use it as a learning experience.
When you start the project again, you will be aware of what went wrong before, and you will be able to create your embroidery better, and with more pleasure, than if you would have kept working with your first draft.