TUTO: Cardigan embroidery

Flowers for the winter! While staying warm, here's a tuto to cover a cardigan with flowers 💛 Very easy to make, this is the perfect DIY to get you started (finally!) with embroidery, or do a quick project if you already know how to embroider.

👉 F or this DIY you need:

  • a wool cardigan
  • a wool needle
  • cameo of embroidery threads for tapestry (here matte twisted cotton DMC n°4, in different shades of green)
  • tapestry wool yarns (here Colbert DMC ecru wool)
  • an erasable felt-tip pen (optional: you can also start without a line)

👉 How to do it :
Draw in a few lines with the erasable marker a basic flower shape, with its leaves and stem. Start by creating the outline of the leaves by embroidering with the cotton thread small tight back stitches. Then fill in the leaf with feather stitch, again with the same thread, working from the top down. The feather stitch is a filling stitch that makes it very easy to create foliage by creating small "V's" and then stitching in the middle.

Then embroider the stem in back stitches. 

Finally, create your flowers with small post stitches, this time using tapestry wool for a more fluffy effect. The post stitch is often used to create small flowers and consists in stitching the thread, then creating a knot by wrapping the thread around the needle, and finally pulling the thread gently while keeping the knot tight. Multiply the flowers, vary their shapes, as well as their thickness (by changing the number of times you wrap the tapestry wool around the needle).

And ... TA-DA!!!