Embroidery DIY

Embroidery DIY
Denim Jacket Embroidery

Embroidery is a great way to up-cycle an older garment or to add an extra touch to a new handmade garment. Even if you’ve never embroidered before it’s easy to learn and once you get the basics down you can start experimenting with different stitches. Be adventurous and try the patterns provided or make some of your own!

Embroidery DIY Materials


  • Item to embroider or fabric
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Rinse Away Water Soluble Stabilizer
  • Needles
  • Scissors
  • Pencil


Embroidery DIY patterns
Step 1
  1. Choose your pattern from the patterns provided or make your own design! Trace pattern onto the stabilizer.
Embroidery DIY Step 2
Step 2

2. Place the stabilizer on the garment where you want the embroidery to be. Pin stabilizer in place and attach embroidery hoop.

Embroidery DIY Step 3
Step 3

3. Begin Stitching! Use the video below for reference to basic stitches.

Must Know Embroidery Stitches

New to embroidery? Here are 6 stitches to get you started! Play around with the thread to create designs and try new stitches!

Posted by Fabricland Midwest/Pacific on Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Embroidery DIY Finished
Step 4

4. When your design is complete, pull off the big parts of the stabilizer. Wash the garment to remove the remaining pieces.

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