Embroidery Resources for Lefties
While right handed people definitely hold the majority, we still have about ten percent of the population who use their left hand dominantly. This post is for the ten percent.
How many times have you found a fun embroidery project online but had to spend half of the time of the project adjusting the directions or pattern for a lefty? Or maybe you only search for tutorials and DIY projects for left handed embroiderers. Either way, you already have to search high and low for scissors, you shouldn’t have to miss out on projects too!
We’ve rounded up comprehensive resources for left handed embroiderers.
Jenny Hart, of Sublime Stitching, has a complete guide to left handed stitching. She covers the basic stitches, like a split stitch, satin stitch, and even a french knot. While people have always said, if you’re left handed embroiderer, hold the stitch diagrams up to a mirror and you’ll be able to follow it. Well, that just doesn’t really work! So following the diagrams made specifically for left handed embroiderers is your best bet!
The Left-Handed Embroiderer’s Companion by Yvette Stanton
Stanton wrote this book specifically for that small percentage of left handed embroiderers and features step-by-step guides to left handed stitches and even a stitch dictionary specifically for lefties! Also, her blog White Threads is also a great resource for lefties because she is also a left handed embroiderer. So any tutorials or stitches you find on her blog are lefty friendly!
This blog features many DIY sewing, embroidery, and quilting tutorials geared toward left handed crafters. You can find a great variety of crafts on this blog and she also includes an abundance of pictures, making all her tutorials even easier to follow! While it has been updated recently, it isn’t updated too often, but scanning through her older blog posts and projects will keep you busy!