New To Hand Embroidery? Watch These 5 Videos First!

New To Hand Embroidery? Watch These 5 Videos First!

New To Hand Embroidery? Watch These 5 Videos First!

It’s never too late to learn embroidery. It is a craft that you can pick up at any stage in your life, and it’s only a few dollars to get the first supplies you need.

With all the modern embroidery patterns that popped up in the last few years, you’ll be amazed how quickly you can learn to create something that you’ll be proud of for many years to come.

The videos I selected below will teach you how to do just that, and hopefully inspire you to give this wonderful fiber art a try.

Chloe Wen’s Embroidery 101

Video Title

EMBROIDERY 101 // How to embroider for beginners – What you need to start – step by step tutorial

What is it about?

I placed this video first on the list because it’s a good introduction to the materials and supplies you will need to get started. This video is a little over 22 minutes long during which Chloe walks you through the initial steps of preparing your thread and fabric, and demonstrates how to stitch up a small pattern with only three different colors.

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Bluprint’s Basic Embroidery Techniques

Video Title

Basic Embroidery Techniques | Beginners’ Embroidery Tutorial

What is it about?

Taking a step forward in our embroidery journey, it’s time to learn about different types of stitches which will give depth and personality to your project. This easy-to-follow tutorial shows the simple embroidery techniques you need to get started. Learn the running stitch, back stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch, and how to separate strands.

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HandiWork’s Embroidered Flowers

Video Title

Hand Embroidery For Beginners: 10 Types of Flowers

What is it about?

This is one of my favorite Youtube channels. They have hundreds of fun craft tutorials to follow along with, creating some amazing projects. This video introduces some simple stitches that work well for small floral projects. Not only will you find ideas here, but also videos showing how the stitches are formed.

Stitches covered in this video:

  • Lazy Daisy
  • Buttonhole/Satin
  • Cast-On
  • Woven
  • Blanket
  • Bullion
  • French Knot
  • Kamal Kadai
  • Knotted Lazy Daisy
  • Bullion
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HandiWork’s Embroidered Leaves

Video Title

Hand Embroidery For Beginners: 10 Types of Leaves

What it is about?

Where there’s flowers, there’s leaves, and if you’d like to try your hand at floral embroidery, you will need to know a few basic stitches to create some accompanying foliage. This video will teach you how to embroider 10 different types of leaves, all of them simple, but truly beautiful.

Stitches you will learn:

  • Fly Stitch
  • Buttonhole Stitch
  • Lazy Daisy with French knots
  • Bullion Stitch
  • Lazy Daisy Stitch
  • Satin Stitch
  • Blanket/Buttonhole Stitch
  • Satin Stitch
  • Cretan Stitch
  • Fishbone Stitch
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Diana Vingert’s Floral Art

Video Title

Basic Embroidery Techniques | Beginners’ Embroidery Tutorial

What it is about?

Diana is an embroidery artist with almost 300K followers on Instagram, and just about the same on YouTube. The reason why so many people follow her and watch her how-to videos is simple: her modern embroidery patterns and pastel color schemes are mesmerizing.

She has an Etsy shop selling beautiful floral patterns, and on her channel she demonstrates how to stitch up those patterns so you know exactly what  to do even if you’re a total beginner.

I included this video to show you what you can achieve with knowing only a few basic stitches.

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Bonus: All In One Video

Video Title

101 Easy Step By Step Basics Hand Embroidery Stitches For Beginners

What it is about?

If  you haven’t seen enough just yet, add this video to your playlist. Be warned: is a long one! A little over one hour in playtime, this tutorial covers more than 5O basic step by step embroidery stitches.

It’s basically a virtual Dictionary that you can use as a solid starting point, or a reference guide for later when you’ve already had some practice.



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Have you seen a good one lately?

I just love binge-watching embroidery videos on YouTube. If you have seen one lately that stood out to you for some reason, share a link to it in the comments below – I’d love to add it to my playlist!

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