Embroidered Backpack

Learn hand embroidery and make yourself a one-of-a-kind backpack.
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Learn hand embroidery and make yourself a one-of-a-kind backpack. From monograms to floral motifs, the sky’s the limit when you chose to personalize your bag with embroidery. Carry a precious handcrafted work of art wherever you go.

MATERIALS:

  • Cloth Herschel Daypack backpack
  • Embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to stitch a unique back to school look

Step 1: 

Place the inner hoop inside the bag and secure the outer hoop over it on the outside of the bag, stretching the fabric tight.

Step 2: 

Use a pencil to lightly draw the pattern you would like to stitch onto your bag.

 

Step 3: 

Thread your needle with brightly coloured embroidery floss, tie a knot at one end and stitch through the fabric following your design. For more information on different embroidery stitches, take a look at our tutorial here.

Step 4: 

Move the hoop around to different parts of your bag to stitch motifs all over. If an area is too difficult to fit your hoop, try a smaller hoop or stitch freehand without one. Be careful not to pull your stitches too tight.

 

TIPS:

  • Iron on patterns can also be used
  • Secure the threads in the back and trim them