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19 Things You Didn't Know You Could Embroider

These are sew cute.

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1. Turn a pair of inexpensive sunglasses into a priceless pair.

http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-embroidered-sunglasses/
http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-embroidered-sunglasses/
http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-embroidered-sunglasses/

Learn how to do it here.

2. Elegantly embellish the covers of your favorite books.

http://www.designsponge.com/2012/06/weekly-wrap-up-embroidered-book-covers.html
http://www.designsponge.com/2012/06/weekly-wrap-up-embroidered-book-covers.html

Get some more inspiration here.

3. Claim your rightful throne by monogramming your chair of choice.

All it takes is an embroidered initial. Learn to do it here.
Kate Pruitt / Via designsponge.com

All it takes is an embroidered initial. Learn to do it here.

4. Liven up your table setting with these easy embroidered placemats.

http://www.handsonworkshop.com.au/tutorial-embroidered-tray-mats/
http://www.handsonworkshop.com.au/tutorial-embroidered-tray-mats/

Check out the tutorial here.

5. Or brighten up your beverages with these color-block coasters.

That is some tight. stitching. Watch and learn here.
Diana Rupp / Design Sponge

That is some tight. stitching. Watch and learn here.

6. You can even embroider a wooden cupboard or wardrobe.

http://www.designsponge.com/2012/02/before-after-embroidered-wardrobe.html
http://www.designsponge.com/2012/02/before-after-embroidered-wardrobe.html

A wardrobe worthy of Narnia. Learn to do it for yourself here.

7. Personalize your thank-you's by hand-embroidering some note cards:

http://www.designsponge.com/2011/06/diy-project-hand-embroidered-note-cards.html
http://www.designsponge.com/2011/06/diy-project-hand-embroidered-note-cards.html

Your notes just got that much more thoughtful. Learn to do it yourself here.

8. Or show off some custom stitch work with this leather cuff.

http://craftandcreativity.com/blog/2015/05/04/crossstitchcuffbracelet/
http://craftandcreativity.com/blog/2015/05/04/crossstitchcuffbracelet/

Find a step-by-step guide here.

9. Remember a favorite road trip by stitching it into a plain ol' map.

http://www.marthastewart.com/375160/map-artwork?czone=holiday%2Fsixty-days-of-summer%2Fcrafts-and-projects&gallery=275146&slide=375160¢er=276964
http://www.marthastewart.com/375160/map-artwork?czone=holiday%2Fsixty-days-of-summer%2Fcrafts-and-projects&gallery=275146&slide=375160¢er=276964

Or beautifully plan your next one! Get the instructions here.

10. Welcome springtime with some embroidered eggs.

Just in time for Easter! Learn to do it here.
Brett / Design Sponge / Via designsponge.com

Just in time for Easter! Learn to do it here.

11. Have an extra cutesy Halloween with these cross-stitch pumpkins.

Get a step-by-step guide here.
Sam Ushiro / Via designsponge.com

Get a step-by-step guide here.

12. Update your canvas kicks with an original embroidered pattern.

http://blog.freepeople.com/2013/07/diy-embroidered-chucks/
http://studiodiy.com/2015/07/30/diy-ice-cream-sneakers/

Check out the abstract heel pattern on the left here, or get festive with pom poms and "sprinkles" here.

13. Or stitch some one-of-a-kind sandals for summer.

Get the instructions here.
Meghan / Blitzy / Via blitsy.com

Get the instructions here.

14. Make errands instantly more fun with a personally embroidered tote bag.

'Cause plain canvas is boring AF. Learn to do it here.
Sara Curtis / Via radianthomestudio.com

'Cause plain canvas is boring AF. Learn to do it here.

15. Take your scrapbooking to the next level by stitching in colorful accents.

http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-embroidered-photo-books-artifact-uprising-giveaway/
http://www.autostraddle.com/homesteady-embroidered-engineer-prints-two-ways-300296/

Check out how to be cutesy and organized with patterns and labels like the ones on the left here. Or learn how to artfully embellish a gorgeous scene like the one of the right here.

16. Keep your keepsakes in subtly stitched wooden box.

http://look-what-i-made.com/2015/06/04/embroidered-wood-box-diy/
http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2015/05/simple-cacti-embroidery-box.html

Learn to start from scratch by drilling your own pattern like the box on the left here. Or stick to stitching with a grid top box like the one on the right with this tutorial.

17. Easily add some pizzazz to your desk with colorful thread and cardboard tubing.

Stitch any pattern you like! Find a simple how-to here.
Eryn / Eryn With A Y / Via erynwithay.typepad.com

Stitch any pattern you like! Find a simple how-to here.

18. Stitch a whimsical pattern into your shower curtain.

Check out how to do it here.
Bri Emery / Design Love Fest / Via designlovefest.com

Check out how to do it here.

19. Customize a mesh dotted phone case with a colorful combination of patterns.

https://supersuperhq.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/how-to-make-an-embroidered-iphone-case/
http://www.purlsoho.com/create/2012/09/08/sweet-stitching-with-erin-needlepoint-iphone-cases/

You could get a case like this one or punch holes in a soft-shell one. Find more about the pattern on the left here, and the ones on the right here.