Valentine’s Day Stitching Inspiration

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Making a heartfelt, handmade Valentine for someone special is always so much nicer than buying a pre-fab, store bought card. Here are some ideas you can stitch.

Applique fabrics hearts to a ready-made towel and add a hand-embroidered monogram like these pretty towels featured on the Serendipity Refined site.

Or, pull out your sewing machine and your digital embroidery  cards and make appliqued, monogrammed towels using DMC Machine Embroidery Cotton.

These were inspired by towels at a retail store, but what makes them even better than the store-bought version is that you can make them in your own favorite colors using your own favorite font. Embroider a monogram, a name, or a romantic quotation.

The French Knots site features several heart designs that you can use to stitch on tea towels, pillow cases, accent pillows and more!

Enlarge or reduce the designs to fit your needs, and then embroidery the design using DMC Embroidery Floss. If you want to add a bit of sparkle to the design, try one of the beautiful colors in the Light Effects Floss line.  Pink Amethyst E316 would look fabulous!

Or, make a wall hanging to display around Valentine’s Day, declaring your affection.

This beautiful pattern is available on the Craftsy site as a PDF download. It was created by Sew Jenaissance, and uses several colors of floss. I love the hoop finish and the mixture of different embroidery styles.

There’s plenty of time to create our own hand-embroidered Valentines, and I’m already stitching!


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