Embroidered napkins make great personalized gifts.
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 35 minutes
Age range: 8 and up
Things to do:
1. Gather your embroidery thread and needle. If you have a needle threader, great! That makes it a little easier.
2. Thread your needle with a piece approximately the length of your arm. Anything longer makes it easier to
3. Use your pencil to trace an image or freehand write a letter. Freehand is great because it gives your napkin an extra special personal touch.
4. Pierce the fabric from behind to start your embroidering.
5. The back stitch is a simple stitch that’s great for beginners. If you haven’t tried it yet, just search “back stitch” on YouTube for a quick lesson.
6. With the back stitch remember to make the stitches that go around corners smaller so that your pattern looks nice and even.
7. Use your needle to knot your thread on the back of the napkin.
8. Snip any leftover embroidery thread.
9. Admire your handiwork!
Variations: You can also use the back stitch to create a decorative border with different colored thread.