Hand Sewing Mastery - Hand Embroidered Embellishments

Hi Everyone! To wrap up the topic of Hand Sewing Mastery we are going to take a look at using our hand sewing skills to do some hand-embroidered embellishments. 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.

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! 

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!



Hand Embroidered Embellishments Video:

Resources (on Amazon):

Bonus Free tutorials here on Pixie Faire:


Suggested Patterns For this Topic: 

  • LJ Abbey Road - hem, armscye bindings
  • LJ Opening Night - lining, thread loop for hook
  • LJ Starlight Gala - lining, hand embroidered embellishments
  • LJ Hello Oscar -  lining, hem, hand embroidered embellishments
  • LJ Sheath Dress - lining hemline
  • LJ Roebuck Bay Top - snaps under buttons
  • LJ Lace Overlay Tank Top - Thread Loop Closure
  • TA Martha - snaps, hem
  • TA Underpinnings - hems, hand sewn eyelets, hand sewn buttonholes
  • TA Fancy Shift - hems
  • TA EnForreau - hems, snaps
  • TA First Impressions - snaps
  • TA Saque Back Gown - hems, snaps
  • TA Bib Front Regency - hems, buttonholes
  • TA Sarah Hale - hems, buttonholes
  • TA 1850s Day Dress - hems, snaps
  • TA 1860 Day Dress - hems
  • TA Bustle Dress - hems, snaps
  • TA Prairie Rose - hems, buttonholes
  • TA Town Girl - hems, buttonholes
  • TA Country Girl - hems, buttonholes
  • TA Mary and Laura - hems
  • TA Carrie - hems, snaps
  • TA Waterfall Bustle - snaps
  • TA Sweet Sashay - snaps
  • TA Hunting Frock - Thread Button Loop
  • TA Charlotte - hand sewn buttonholes 


Week Four Task:

  • Watch the Hand Embroidered Embellishment video. Practice these techniques on a piece of scrap fabric, or on a garment you have ready to finish.
  • Check out the Ultimate Resource Guide for fabric and supply sources. (Find this in the SWC Bonuses section)
  • Jump over the SWC Facebook Group for conversation and project sharing.

Reminder - Sewing WIth Cinnamon runs in 4-part sessions, When a month has 5 Tuesdays, the 5th Tuesday is a "catch-up" or "review" week. Next week is the 5th Tuesday of July, so we will not be posting new content. We will pick up again in August with our next topic - Couture Sewing Techniques!


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