Fun Embroidery Tips for Kids of All Ages

You are never too old to have fun, especially with embroidery!

Enjoyment. Artistic outlet. Creativity. Love. These are all of the reasons that we embroider projects for ourselves and as gifts for loved ones. So make it FUN!

Bright Colors

Bright colors are a great choice to spice up designs for kids and adults, alike. Native Gekos by Dianas Dezigns would not be quite as vibrant it if was stitched in pastel colors. Brights are happy. Get an overview of how colors work together here.

Faux and Glow

Vintage Fireflies from Ace Points Embroidery provides several options for upping the fun factor. Use glow-in-the-dark thread for the firefly lights and even some of the text.

You can also stitch a lightweight clear vinyl over the jar area and trim close to the stitch line to make the jar almost appear real. Make sure to stitch the jar sequence last to cover the flower stem and leaves and fireflies.

Metallic Accents

Metallic thread adds just the right finish to rocket flames in Outer Space from Designs by Petro.

Consider using myar under light-stitch designs like Friendly Little Bugs, also from Designs by Petro. Clip around outer edges after embroidery for a subtle sparkle in the design background.

Funky Fabrics

Oriental Dragons from Anandas Divine Designs seems like he can really fly. Using sky fabric for the background adds interest. Applique projects, such as this one, benefit greatly by using novelty fabrics.

Concept Projects

Buck traditional styles and go for the unique, such as the Turtle Pincushion from Stitch Delight. Mix and match fabrics, add bold trims, and make it your own.

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