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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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Meghan / Blitzy / Via blitsy.com

    Get the instructions here.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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