How To Make Embroidered Art For Your Home (And Even Make Money From Them)

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I used to be an engineer. Now, I’m a stay-at-home mom and I make embroidery art in my free time. It all started as a way to keep myself entertained while my older child was napping, but it grew into so much more than that. In this post, we’ll tell you how to make your own embroidery art just like mine!

Pick a design.

Embroidery is a great way to make art for your home. You can choose from many different designs, so you can find something that suits your style and fits in with the rest of your decor.

You can use a pattern or design you find online and then follow the instructions carefully to create it. Or, if you are feeling creative, try designing your own embroidered piece by sketching out what you want to make on paper first.

After picking a design, cut out the fabric into shapes needed for stitching (i.e., circles or squares).

Transfer the design onto your fabric.

Transferring your design onto the fabric can be a very easy process. There are several methods you can use to do this, but they all involve using a pencil or water-soluble marker of some sort to trace over your design. The following steps will help you transfer the design in different ways:

  • Water-Soluble Marker: A water soluble marker is one of the easiest ways to transfer an image onto fabric because it doesn’t leave any residue behind when it dries up (unlike regular ink pens). All you need is a sheet of tracing paper and a clean piece of glass or mirror where you’ll be working with your embroidery machine! Then place both sheets on top of each other so that only one side shows through clearly, before carefully tracing over all lines with ease! Once finished, simply remove both sheets from underneath each other so that only one remains behind—and voila! You now have yourself an original pattern ready for stitching 🙂
  • Pencil: If using pencil isn’t working out well enough then try using tracing paper instead; this method not only works better than pencils but is also cheaper too! Just put two pieces together like before except don’t use glass or mirrors this time around; simply place them on top of each other without any interference whatsoever between layers which makes cutting out shapes much easier than ever before.”

Pick your thread colors.

  • Pick your thread colors.

If you’re embroidering the design yourself, now is the time to choose your thread colors. You don’t have to use the same thread for all of them—you can make some of them white and some of them black, or whatever color you think will look best with your finished piece. Just make sure they’re coordinating somehow (and remember that darker colors will be harder to see once they’re on fabric).

It’s also good practice to make sure that even if you’re using a single color for all of your stitching, it’s still going to match up with everything else in the room when it’s hanging on the wall. For example, if you have an orange couch and want people who come into your house to notice this awesome new piece of art above it instead of having their eyes drawn straight towards where they sit down every morning at breakfast time then try using reds and oranges together instead!

Plan how you want to stitch your embroidery.

When you’re planning a project, it’s important to take into account all of the factors that will affect your final product. You want to choose a design that’s both visually appealing and fun, but also easy enough to stitch so you can finish quickly. That way, your project won’t be too difficult or time-consuming.

Once you’ve settled on the design, think about choosing the right fabric for it. Try searching online for some inspiration—there are tons of websites where you can find photos of different types of fabrics in order to get ideas for what might look good with your embroidery. If possible, try buying authentic hand-embroidered pieces from another country so that they have unique designs not found elsewhere (and hopefully at lower prices).

Next comes color choices for your thread: if there’s only one piece being worked upon then this isn’t a big deal but when working with multiple threads then choosing colors becomes very important because each thread has its own purpose within an overall work plan; so make sure they match up well together before starting out!

Start stitching!

You will need:

  • fabric and thread – any material you choose to work with or make your designs on
  • embroidery needle (a tapestry needle works best for this)
  • scissors for cutting out your pattern

You can use any design you like. It can be something from a book, or something that you’ve drawn yourself. You’ll find it easier if there’s some space around the design, so that all of the stitches don’t have to be very close together.

Embroidery needles are quite long and thin, but they’re not sharp enough to pierce through thick woolen fabrics without bending completely out of shape! So before starting a project like this one I recommend getting an extra-heavy duty one just in case it snaps while sewing—and keep some duct tape handy too just in case…

Frame it and hang it in your home.

If you want to display your embroidery in the comfort of your own home, there are a few different options. The first is to use a shadowbox frame. This will help protect the fabric and keep it clean, but it also makes it easy to hang on the wall without damaging anything. You can also just get regular picture frames and use those instead.

Another option is using canvas stretchers for framing embroidery (many artists use this method). This type of frame makes it easy for you to add several pieces together at once so that they look like one larger piece instead of separate ones hanging separately from each other.

Finally, if you’re making your own art or working with wood or metal materials already (such as jewelry), then consider making your own handmade wooden or metal frames for displaying them!

You can also start an Etsy shop or sell them on Instagram to make some extra cash.

You can also start an Etsy shop or sell them on Instagram to make some extra cash.

  • Etsy is a great place for handmade things, including embroidered art. If you’re just starting out and want to build up your inventory, this would be a great option for you.
  • Instagram is another good platform for selling your work; it has 500 million monthly users who love collecting unique items and clothing. You don’t even need a lot of followers—you just need to find the right niche within the platform that will buy what you’re selling (for example: dogs or cats, nature scenes).


We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog and learning how to make your own embroidery art. Whether this was the first time you’ve ever done it or you are an experienced embroiderer, hopefully these tips have given you some new ideas for your next piece! If there’s anything else that we missed in our article, feel free to send us a message with any questions about embroidery on our contact form here:

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