Make It Monday: Embroider Something Special for your BFF

OCT 26, 2015

Make it Monday is a weekly series where we highlight simple DIYs to work on throughout the week. Sew a couple seams or add a few stitches here and there each night to have a finished project by the weekend. Today's post comes from Spoonflower crew member Allie. She shares a fun embroidery project to whip up for your BFF!

This Christmas, I wanted to make something handmade for my best friend. Since college, we've lived four and a half hours apart–her in DC and me in Raleigh. While browsing the Marketplace, I stumbled upon this great little embroidery pattern by Kate Gabrielle. I love how it's like the BFF necklace of embroider patterns. Embroidery is a fun and simple project that can be a creative as you'd like. Start with a printed pattern or sketch something yourself on a piece of fabric, pick up a hoop and some embroidery floss at your local craft store and you're off and running! The possibilities are truly endless with what you can create.

Materials:

  • A swatch of fabric–I used Linen Cotton Canvas
  • Embroidery floss + needles 
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Scissors

Ready to whip up an embroidery project of your own? Grab a few simple supplies you probably already have and get started! Brush up on your satin stitch and french knots while creating something thoughtfully handmade for a friend. Here's a few of my favorite embroidery project for a little inspiration! 

Hello embroidery sample by Salty Oat (Buy the pattern here!)

French Knot Constellation Runner by Design Sponge

Beautiful french knots by Gayle Brindley

Embroidered sheep by Sam Gillespie

Don't forget to share your Monday makes with us throughout the week using the hashtag #MakeItMonday and #Spoonflower! 

Happy stitching!

+Allie

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