National Embroidery Month- Stitch Collars and Cuffs!

Feb 11th 2020

Happy National Embroidery Month! During the month of February, we will be bringing you embroidery tutorials each week.

The content below is from 10 Easy Stitches by Alicia Burstein -- learn how stitch adorable flowers on your collar and cuffs! Plus, scroll to the bottom of the post to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a free eBook copy.  

Collar and Cuffs Pattern

Stitch pretty little flowers on your collar and cuffs to sweeten up a classic shirt or blouse.


What you need: 

Button-down shirt

Silk thread (optional) 

How you do it: 

1. Place the pattern (download below) onto the collar and cuffs of the shirt.

2. Stitch the pattern.

3. Wash, dry, and show it off!

Download the pattern here!

Tips and Tricks

- For the sample, I used Kreinik Silk Mori Milkpaint thread to add a level of shine and lushness. I used satin stitches and stem stitches for the vines and decided to use lazy daisies for the pink flowers, but a satin stitch would also look great.

- This is a very straightforward project, so try experimenting with new stitches, color stories, and image sizes. I used silk thread and lots of satin stitching for a shiny, rich look.

- Keep the back of your stitching on the collar very clean, as it may be visible.

- Collars and cuffs tend to be double layered, so hide the ends between the two layers of fabric.

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Download Collars & Cuffs pattern

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