Embellishments - Hand Embroidery and Sewing With Beads

Hi Everyone! To wrap up the topic of embellishments we are going o take a look at hand embroidery and sewing with beads. I love this type of detail work because a little bit can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of the garment.

As promised, we are keeping it simple with just a few basic stitches. The great thing is that you can build on this and experiment with a bunch of other techniques to build on what you've learned here! I've included some resources below for other sites that have great tutorials for more not this topic as well.

In the videos posted below, I share with you a few basic stitches - the backstitch, chain stitch, split stitch, and the french knot. You can use these to create a variety of stitch combinations. It's a great place to start! I hope this will encourage and inspire you to try something new!



Pattern Overview:

  • Liberty Jane Free T-shirt or Tank Top (All popular doll sizes)
  • Liberty Jane T-Shirt Variations (AG, WW, H4H, Barbie, JG, KNC, BFC, AGAT)
  • Liberty Jane Avila Aviator Jacket (AG or WW)
  • Liberty Jane Opening Night Dress
  • Liberty Jane Hello Oscar Dress

Resources (on Amazon):

Bonus Free tutorials here on Pixie Faire:

Week One task:

  • Watch the videos :) Then go to work and try out one of these techniques! I'd love to see an item that you've embellished with paint. Share them under this post in the Facebook group.

Next Tuesday  - New Topic!


Karen Lorraine
Karen Lorraine

October 04, 2017

Shelley – have you tried emailing support with your question? They are very helpful.


October 02, 2017

I love the Whitework embroidery in this Dover publication. It’s full of simple design outlines. If the scale is too large, scan and make a reduced the print size. You can check it out here.



September 30, 2017

Hey Cinnamon I’m having trouble downloading these videos. I don’t want to lose the chance to get them. I really think my internet is to slow. I don’t know what to do.


September 28, 2017

Loved this…amazing what a needle and a little bit of thread can do!

Pat P
Pat P

September 27, 2017

Really enjoyed this video. I used to embroider as a teen, I forgot how nice it can be. I am looking forward to using some embellishments. Thanks Cinnamon.

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