How to make a Coaster – Part 2 (Dill)

Dill is widely grown as a culinary spice. It has many health benefits which includes aiding digestion and improving your immune system. Today, I am going to show you step by step on how to embroider the Dill pattern. If you missed the pattern from last week, you can download the free pattern from here again.

I will show you how to embroider the Rosemary pattern Coaster next week.

How to make a Coaster – Part 1 (Pattern)

Sewing and Coffee is a perfect combo.

Who can’t have a cup of coffee before sewing? I will always have a cup of coffee with me when I do my sewing, and always with my own hand-made coaster. I will show you how to hand-sew a coaster set in this month.

Before starting the project, choose the fabric that matches with the embroidery. Secondly, choose the thread color that matches with the embroidery as well. The coaster I am going to make is 4.5”(L) x 4.5” (W), you can download my pattern here. You can also change the dimension or use other shapes per your preference. I am going to show you step by step on how to make a set of 3 coasters with herbs embroidery – Dill, Rosemary and Thyme.

Today, I will show you how to prepare the pattern and how to transfer it to the fabric.

I will show you how to embroider the pattern (Dill) next week.

How to make a Zipper Pouch with Round Fish Embroidery – Final

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How was the Round Fish embroidery you did last week? I hope everyone is satisfied with your work and has a lovely pair of round fish of your own.

I am going to show you how to make the inner layer of the pouch and how to sew the zipper, inner layer and outer layer together to make the pouch. Make sure you have a matching color zipper for your pouch and have enough pins to pin different things together before starting to sew.

 Before you start sewing, iron the fabrics because there are creases from using the embroidery bracket. It could be too late for ironing after you start sewing them together.


P.S. I will start a new project next week, stay tuned.

How to make a Zipper Pouch with Round Fish Embroidery – Part 2

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Last week, I had demonstrated how to prepare the patterns and sew the patch to the pouch fabric. You should have a good start of the project and looking forward to my tutorial this week. I am going to show you how to embroider the Round Fish.

In order to make the embroidery more interesting, I chose two different tones of blue color thread to embroider the fish. As you notice the two fish are symmetrical, you can use these different tones of thread to embroider the body and tail and use the opposite color thread to do the same for the other fish. I used Chain Stitch to complete the fish body, Satin Stitch to complete the tail and French knot for its eye.

When you do the Chain Stitch, I suggest to stitch from outside to the inside of the fish, it will make a nicer circle. Secondly, make each of the chain stitch smaller when you stitch along, the fish will look like its woven.

Click here to download my fish pattern.

I will show you how to hand sew the pouch and zipper together next week.

How to make a Zipper Pouch with Round Fish Embroidery – Part 1

This is an exciting week for me because I am going to start my first sewing project for World Axiom. As a crafter, I have so many different kinds of accessories and gadgets. Although I use all these pegboard jars helping me organizing my working corner, I need pouches to organize my threads and pencils too.

I am going to show you step by step on how to make a zipper pouch with a pair of Round Fish embroidery on it. This is a satisfying project for a beginner to start. This week, I will show you how to make patterns and get started.

The pouch I am going to make is 9.5”(L) x 4” (W), you can download my patterns (Pattern1 and Pattern2). If you want a bigger pouch, make the pattern per your own preferred dimension. Make sure to get a zipper that fits your pouch. I chose blue as my color theme, you can always choose the color you like.

 I finished this pouch by hand stitching entirely. You can always finish the straight line stitching with your sewing machine if you have one at home.

P.S. I will show you how to embroider the Round Fish next week.

How to do a Spider Web Rose

How do you mix up your embroidery look? You can use ribbon instead of thread! I am going to show you how to use ribbon to do a Spider Web Rose. The Spider Web Rose is sometimes called a Spider Web Stitch, Woven Rose, Woven Wheel and Woven Spoke. This dimensional rose is woven by ribbon through a framework of a 5 point star. The most interesting part of this stitch is that you can use different materials, such as woolen thread, satin ribbon, pear cotton etc.

A small hint on ribbon embroidery, use a needle with a large eye to make it easy to thread the ribbon. This will help the ribbon pass through the fabric easily and minimize fraying.

It will be an interesting week for me as I am preparing a 3-week project for my embroidery followers. I will show you how to make your own pouch with pretty embroidery starting next week.

How to do Shading on Petals using Long & Short Stitch

Flower petals have lots of shadings. You may find that it is a bit boring using single color thread to embroider them. I am going to show you using different shading of color threads to embroider flower petals by using Long & Short Stitch. It looks difficult, I guarantee that your practice and effort will pay off at the end!

There are 2 major ways to approach the Long & Short stitch – completing one petal at a time or stitch each layer of color of all the petals at one time. I prefer the later approach because it saves me time by not having to change different colors of threads from time to time.


How To Sew The Puffy Satin Stitch

Last time I'd demonstrated how to do the Bullion Stitch. You might notice that I used Fishbone Stitch to do the leaves. Although you might find the leaves looked pretty, you may think that they are too flat to go with the Bullion Rose.

So now I am going to show you how to do a puffy leaf using the Satin Stitch. A regular Satin Stitch is used to fill in a pattern and using a little trick you can make a Satin Stitch have life-like depth.

I will show you how to use a Long and Short Stitch to give shadings to your flower petals next week.

Use a Bullion Knot Rose and Add Depth to Your Design

Although it looks a little bit advanced, after  a little bit of practice, you can easily make a very beautiful and dimensional flower with the bullion knot.

A quick tip, if you want the petal to be curled up a little bit, make sure the wrapping is longer than the distance of the stitch.

How to Sew The Bullion Knot Stitch

Have you seen how a lot of flower embroidery is flat and boring?  This week, I am going to show you how to do a Bullion Knot Stitch which gives a three-dimensional feeling to an embroidered flower.  You can use this stitch on every single petal.  It is pretty straight forward, just follow my video shown below.

Next week we will apply this stitch to sew a beautiful rose.