I used these stitches to embroider a cloak when my daughter wanted to be Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween. These two stitches will get you the biggest bang for your buck, they are easy to accomplish and come out beautifully.
When embroidering you need a few key items.
Cloth to embroider, cotton cloth is preferable.
****Tip: You can embroider satin, sateen, and silk but they require quite a bit of patience and a delicate hand.****
When learning how to embroider or learning a new stitch it is best to keep fabric squares on hand so you can perfect your stitching technique before you use more expensive fabric. I prefer to use embroidery squares. They are easy to practice on and are fairly inexpensive.
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