How To Embroider Letters? 5 Easy Tricks

Do you want to give a personal touch to your embroidery projects and wanna learn to embroider letters? Well! It’s a great idea. You should learn embroidering letters because you may need to add your own label on your fabrics and create your name and quotes on your clothing.

But before starting there are a few things you must consider. These includes:

  • Font Size: Always keep your font size simple if you want to embroider small-size text. It’s a bit difficult to embroider small letters due to tight curves and angles. And make sure to keep your stitch length short while embroidering small letters.
  • Embroidery floss: While embroidering small text, make sure to use fewer (2-3) strands of floss.
  • Thick Letters: If you want to embroider thick letters, use 3-6 strands of embroidery floss.
  • Thin Letters: If you want to embroider thin letters, use 1-2 strands of embroidery floss.
  • Embroidery Hoop: Use a good quality embroidery hoop that can secure your fabrics properly. And make sure the size of your embroidery hoop is larger than the letters.

How To Embroider Letters? 5 Easy Tricks

There are 5 embroidery stitches that you can use to embroider letters. Those are running stitch, stem stitch, back stitch, and chain stitch. Stem stitches are good for thick or big letters. Running stitches are good for beginners to sew hems, seams, and outlines. Split stitches are great for cursive fonts and small letters. Backstitch is good for script and printed fonts. Chain stitches are strong stitches and are great for embroidering thin to thick letters and fonts.

Stem Stitch

Stem stitches are great for stitching smoother outlines and filling them as well. They are also great for creating textures and corners. It is highly recommended to create stem stitches for cursive fonts. Always keep your loop below the needle and stitch in the same direction when creating stem stitches.

How to embroider letters with stem stitches? To create stem stitches, pull your needle up through the fabric from the back and then go down through the fabric keeping a short distance from the first stitch. Now, bring up the needle through the fabric between the first and second stitches and pull it through to create a stem stitch. Continue stitching in the same manner until you complete your favorite letters or words.

Running Stitch

Running stitches are one of the easiest stitches learned by beginners. They are basic in-hand sewing stitches, great for sewing hems, and seams, stitching two fabrics together, and outlining shapes. To create running stitches, come up from the back and create a straight stitch. Again come up and create another straight stitch leaving a small gap between your stitches. Continue stitching in the same manner until you complete your letters.

Back Stitch

Back stitches are great for script and printed letters. To create a back stitch pass embroidery floss into your embroidery needle, and secure your fabric between an embroidery hoop. Now, pull the threaded needle under the fabric and then come up through a short or long distance behind the straight stitch. It means after sewing a basic straight stitch under the fabric, you’ll have to come up through the fabric a short distance behind the basic stitch. Now, go back down where the stitch ends you made. Continue stitching, in the same manner, to create your favorite words or letters on your fabrics.

Note: Back stitches are a bit advanced but easy to learn. Although, it’s easy to create back stitches if you’re a beginner you may need to practice again and again.

Split Stitch

Split stitches are another great stitch to embroider your favorite letters on your fabrics. They are great for cursive fonts and small letters. When creating split stitch, use 2 strands of thread. To create a split stitch start by sewing a straight stitch and then come back up straight in the middle of the straight stitch you created at last. Continue stitching in the same manner until you complete your favorite letters or words.

Chain Stitch

Chain stitch is another great stitch for embroidering letters, words, and texts. It is versatile and looks like a braid-like structure. While creating letters using chain stitches, make sure to use 2 to 4 strands of embroidery floss if the letters are of average size and thickness. But if you’re embroidery thick and big letters, you can use 6 strands of embroidery floss.

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How to embroider letters with chain stitches? To create chain stitches on your letters, first, thread your embroidery needle. Now, pull up the threaded needle from the back and then take your needle down in the same hole of your fabric. Pull it through and leave a loop there. Next, come up with a stitch length away from the hole and then come up in the middle of that loop. Continue stitching your letters in the same manner until you complete your favorite letters or words.

How To Embroider Letters- Final Thoughts

Embroidery letters by hand are the best way to give personal touch and style to our clothing. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert embroidery enthusiast, you can personalize your fabric with letters, text, symbols, and words using different stitches. Hope you’ll find embroidering letters easy with our 5 different stitches.

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