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50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand
50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

A closet staple that’s currently trending is embroidered apparel. Albeit charming, the quirky embroidery designs you adore are not at the sweetest price point. Luckily, it’s moderately easy to embroider your own clothing by hand. Once you familiarize yourself with some basic stitches, embroidery literally becomes second nature.

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Supplies You’ll Need for Hand Embroidery

  • embroidery hoop – Keeps your fabric stretched for easy stitching.
  • embroidery floss – Choose one color thread for simplicity or use the entire rainbow for a whole lot of wild.
  • embroidery pen – For drawing designs directly onto your fabric.
  • embroidery needle
  • water-soluble stabilizer – An alternative for drawing designs directly. For this method, print your design onto the stabilizer and place it over your fabric as a guide.
  • iron-on backing – Attaches as backing to prevent threads from becoming loose and snagging your skin.
  • thimble – Protects your finger from needle pokes!

Hand Embroidery Stitches for Beginners

If you’re new to hand embroidery, I highly recommend watching this super helpful video to learn the 10 basic embroidery stitches.

  1. Running Stitch – 0:19
  2. Back Stitch – 1:14
  3. Split Stitch – 2:32
  4. Stem Stitch – 3:46
  5. French Knots – 5:11
  6. Chain Stitch – 6:22
  7. Feather Stitch 7:21
  8. Satin Stitch – 8.26
  9. Lazy Daisy – 9:31
  10. Seed Stitch – 10:53

Practice Practice Practice!

And when you feel comfortable, grab your favorite t-shirt or blue jeans and get inspired with these 50 easy DIY embroidered shirt designs you can do by hand.

DIY Cacti Embroidery

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy A Pair and A Spare DIY

Geneva goes over hand and machine embroidery in this easy to follow tutorial. For a quick introduction to embroidery, this is a great place to start. Plus, her embroidery designs are so very cute.

The Galaxy in Your Hands

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Pinterest

Lion

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy @raeubersachen

Separate your embroidery threads for detailed designs like this one.

Bonjour

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Style and Forks

Keep things black and white or add color to make each letter pop.

Bonjour in Cursive

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Me & Mr. Jones

DIY Embroidered Rose Shirt

Paper Airplane

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Pinterest

DIY Penguin Embroidery

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Linda Loves

Tumblr Inspired ‘Wednesdays’ DIY Embroidered Shirt

Nude Corn on the Cob

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy @maricormaricar

Paint Something It Might Be Wordless

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy @bubblybritany

Sloth

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Pinterest

Kitty

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Pinterest

Eggs for Breakfast

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Pinterest

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Crafteenly

Koi Fish Pond

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Pinterest

No New Friends

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Pinterest

Do Small Things with Great Love

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Misselainious

DIY Watermelon Embroidery

DIY Monogram Embroidery

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Flax and Twine

Girl and Her Sunflower

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Juliana-Mota

Growing Old Together

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy @yumikohiguchi

‘It’s the Little Things’ Tumblr Inspired Shirt

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Sofia Clara

Simple Cat & Butterfly

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Pinterest

3D Floral Embroidery

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy @bebe_gege

Hang Loose

Pieces Constellation

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy @latelierbrode

Nevertheless She Persisted.

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy A Pretty Happy Home

Anatomical Heart

Music Notes

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy @tinycup_

Brandy Melville Inspired DIY Embroidery

Simple Succulent

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy 1110mi

Embroidered Shirt Pocket (Free Pattern)

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy DMC

Floral Pocket

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Miyuu .Kitty

Miniature Tree

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy @ironnahappa

French Knot Sheep

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Sam Gillespie

French Knot Sheep How-To

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Motte’s Blog

DIY Embroidered ‘You Break It You Buy It’ Shirt

Hand Embroidered Denim

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Lauren Conrad

Lauren has a great tutorial for the use of backing. Definitely check it out if you want to use this method instead of a direct trace.

Grab the Monet and Lets Gogh

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Pinterest

Hanging Houseplants

Eat Pasta Run Fasta

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy @sheroxyourtees

Abstract Triangles on Denim

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy The Spruce Crafts

Floral Faux Corduroy Pocket Embroidery

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Killer Crafts

Flying Bee Embroidery

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Bee’s Knees Industries

DIY Hand Embroidered Cat

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Swoodson Says

Hand Embroidered Planet Tee

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Marie Claire

Potted Cactus

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy @julietmichelet

Sunflower

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Pinterest

The Couple

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Juliana-Moto

Whale Fight (Free Pattern)

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy Wild Olive

Arizona Nightscape

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy baobaphandmade

Abbey Road

50 Easy DIY Embroidery Shirt Designs You Can Do By Hand

Courtesy rey-zorro


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