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4 Basic Embroidery Stitches

4 Basic Embroidery Stitches

Embroidery is a fun and nifty craft to develop at any age. In case you are thinking that it’s too late to start learning, think again. Before you jump into the weaving world of embroidery, here are the most basic kinds of stitches that you…

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Embroidery Ideas for the Kitchen

Embroidery Ideas for the Kitchen

Either as a gift for your wife, mom, or grandparents, or something to enhance your kitchen and dining area, embroidered crafts are just too adorable to ignore. They not only brighten a place up, they also bring a sense of unity and a more personalized…

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4 Must-Haves for Your Embroidery Kit

4 Must-Haves for Your Embroidery Kit

Having an embroidery kit is definitely a must-have for any household or office not only for leisure; it can also double as an emergency sewing kit in case you need to make quick fixes. If you think about it, an embroidery kit would typically contain…

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Selecting the Perfect Fabric for Embroidery

Selecting the Perfect Fabric for Embroidery

One of the most important things to consider in embroidery before landing your first stitch on your design is the kind of fabric that you will use. Having the right kind of cloth can determine if your entire design will hold in the end. To…

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Preparing Your Fabric To Avoid Puckering

Preparing Your Fabric To Avoid Puckering

One of the most common, yet often neglected mistakes in embroidery is puckering, or when the cloth has small wrinkles and folds after the entire stitching process is done. This is usually caused by the wrong choice of cloth, heavy materials used, and mainly the…

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Embroidery Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Embroidery Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Gifts for grandparents tend to need to be more personal and well thought of compared to others. Many of them usually prefer memorabilia or things that would keep them reminded of you. Whether it’s their upcoming birthday, the holidays, or a simple thank you and…

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Quick Fixes for Embroidery Mistakes

Quick Fixes for Embroidery Mistakes

Either you’re a beginner or a professional in embroidery, mistakes tend to become unavoidable. Our specialists here at On The Cuff can empathize at the times when you accidentally used the wrong thread or needle; when you were not able to fully follow the pattern;…

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Customize Your Wardrobe with Embroidery

Customize Your Wardrobe with Embroidery

Think of your clothes as canvass and embroidery as paint. Right now, customizing blouses with tassels, skirts with flora, and even the traditional napkins with initials are the new chic. In the words of up-and-coming designer Marie Sophie Lockhart, who is even known for making…

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The Embroidery Movement in Modern Day Fashion

The Embroidery Movement in Modern Day Fashion

Often perceived as merely a vintage fashion accessory or accent, embroidery is a craft that encompasses time. When utilized properly — the right mix of floral emblems and abstract patterns, for example — it can even serve as a disruption of trend and catalyst of…

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Embroidery as a Hidden Marketing Gem

Embroidery as a Hidden Marketing Gem

Often times, embroidery’s use in marketing is downplayed. Many oversee how this discipline can help the art of marketing become personal and stylized — two values that would lure in not only new customers, but also develop patrons. Here at On The Cuff, we strongly…

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