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19 Things You Didn't Know You Could Embroider

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2. Elegantly embellish the covers of your favorite books.

Get some more inspiration here.


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

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

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

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.

Find a step-by-step guide here.

9. Remember a favorite road trip by stitching it into a plain ol' map.¢er=276964¢er=276964

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


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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.