I’m a recent convert to embroidery. Although I’ve been a sewer for years, I’ve never been interested in embroidery primarily because I thought it took too much time to get something very small done. But lately I’ve been delving into small embroidery projects and have loved every minute of it. This button daisy project is a fun way to try out a few different stitches for the “stems” while whipping through the flowers by switching stitches for buttons. The result is fresh and fun and oh so cute.
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Things you’ll need:
Embroidery thread in green
Solid colored fabric, cotton or linen work well
Embroidery hoop and needle
Things to do:
1. Stretch your fabric across the inner ring of your embroidery hoop and pull the outer ring on top of it to prep the fabric for sewing.
2. Using your embroidery thread, attach the buttons closely together to represent flowers growing near one another.
3. Stitch on stems and surrounding grass using a variety of stitches such as back stitch, running stitch and feather stitch. Tie off on the back and trim all threads.