My girls have been eyeing the necklaces that I’ve been selling in my shop, so I decided to make one for each of them. I’ve wanted to try making an embroidered initial necklace, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Miss Leah got an L for her name, and Audrey got an A, of course. I created a whole embroidery alphabet pattern that you can download for free.
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To make an embroidered initial necklace, you’ll need:
- free embroidery alphabet pattern (instructions to download are at the bottom of this post)
- embroidery necklace pendant – Get them in my shop here. (If you aren’t in the US, use my Etsy shop here.)
- fabric – Read my post about best embroidery fabric here.
- embroidery floss (colors listed on the pattern)
- embroidery needles
- strong glue – I use this one.
- fabric protector spray – This is the one I used.
I wanted to stitch more than just a letter on each necklace, so I also added a little flower. Get your smallest embroidery needle out for this one because those lazy daisy stitch flowers are made with just one strand of embroidery floss. I tried making them with two strands, but they were too bulky.
I wrote up an entire tutorial and filmed a little video that will show you how to assemble the necklaces. Find that on the post about my embroidery pendants and how to put embroidery in a necklace. You might also find it helpful to watch my video on how to embroider letters by hand. It explains, in detail, how to stem stitch letter like this.
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