How to embroider almost every cute thing A sourcebook of 550 motifs + beginner stitch tutorials

Book - 2022

"How to Embroider Almost Every Cute Thing includes more than 500 supercute, sweet, and little embroidery motifs for just about everything you could ever want to depict with needle and thread. From cheeseburgers and chihuahuas to earmuffs and exercise equipment, among the many charming motifs are flowers, food, animals, clothing, vehicles, sports and hobbies, letters, numbers, and decorative designs from Japan's leading embroidery artists. Use the motifs to embellish t-shirts, socks, bags, table linens, and more! What you'll find inside: Finished stitched examples, stitch guides, and templates for all the motifs; Essential step-by-step tutorials for key stitches and techniques. Bursting with fun little embroidery motifs, this will give you the itch to stitch!"--Publisher's description.

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Instructional and educational works
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Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarry Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group 2022.
Corporate Author
Nihon Vōgusha
Corporate Author
Nihon Vōgusha (author)
Other Authors
Yukari Shirai (photographer)
Item Description
"Original Japanese edition published by Nihon Vogue Group"--Title page verso.
"English language rights, translation & production by World Book Media LLC"--Title page verso.
Physical Description
127 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Assorted patterns
  • Simple flowers
  • Folk art flowers
  • Fairytale flowers
  • Breakfast foods
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Favorite foods
  • Sweets & treats
  • Zodiac animals
  • Dogs & cats
  • Favorite animals
  • Fairytale animals
  • Everyday life
  • Sports & games
  • Hobbies & activities
  • Border designs
  • Flower alphabets
  • Food alphabets
  • Letters & numbers
  • Childhood favorites
  • People & things.
Review by Booklist Review

This is a useful compendium of small, adorable patterns for embroidery suitable for applications when whimsical accents are desired and for items for children in particular: animals, fairy-tale creatures, accoutrements for sports and hobbies, and so on. For each design, a full-color photo, stitch guide, and full-size template for tracing are included. The abundance of charming designs, sorted by theme, is broad enough to encourage creativity, but limited enough in scope to avoid the idea overload that can happen while searching for designs online. Noting the book's creator, Japanese publisher Nihon Vogue, one might expect kawaii-style designs at the mention of "cute," but the designs here tend toward the more traditional, with a storybook illustration feel. Five alphabet sets are included (two featuring flowers, two food, and one with simple embellishments), as are many border designs. The strength here is in the volume of designs; embroidery instruction is minimal, but is enough to get started with the basic stitches needed to complete any of these patterns.

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.