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This post is how to embroider kids clothes. I use this to transform pieces that have potential. So Check out the post below on how I achieved this. There are so many design possibilities, no two embroidered kids clothes will be the same.
Embroider Kids Clothes I started with
My friend came to me the other day with two items from her kids closet. She bought them a while ago, the skirtall from Target, and the pants from H&M. Because they were a neutral color palette that is trending right now, they were cute, but they lacked any sort of character or excitement. So we decided to embroider these kids clothes to come up with one of a kind pieces.
What are the best clothes to embroider on
The best kids clothes for this project was anything woven. This is helpful so that the fabric underneath doesn’t stretch. For example, if you are using a t-shirt this is knit and may stretch. To hold the shape of this better, I would recommend using an embroidery hoop to stabilize the surface you are embroidering on. Also look for a blank surface, that would compliment an embroidery.
I circled back to the idea of adding an embroidered running stitch, like I had done on my daughter, Emma’s pants, How To Embroider Jeans By Hand. Then also adding a zig zag embroidery stitch around the pockets of these very plain pair of pants. These added embroidery detail, transformed these pants and gave them personality!
- Chose my Variegated Embroidery Floss colors
- Used an embroidery needle
- Embroidered two rows of running stitches
- Third row created a zig zag chain stitch- see below my youTube video demonstrating a chain stitch
Embroidered skirt all
The skirtall which is trending at the moment is easy to wear and all you need to do is pair it with a cute tee! Because of this I leaned more to a neutral color palette. I embroidered the edge on the skirt in a Mountmellick embroidery stitch.The raw edge of the skirt just added to the whole look of this embroidered kids clothes. I then embroidered a super cool neutral rainbow motif on the pocket:
- Smallest arch was done in a Hungarian embroidery chain stitch.
- Middle one in a Knotted pearl embroidery stitch.
- The largest one in a simple Chain embroidery stitch.– see below for my YouTube video
- All the above stitches are basic embroidery stitches that can be easily achieved.
These two pieces came out amazing! they went from drab to fab! No other child will own these two pieces. They are original, with a boutique feel. Because we all know what it’s like to put on something that makes us feel special.
CHECK OUT MY EMBROIDERY DEMONSTRATION
I demonstrate an easy chain stitch on my sweater. This chain stitch was used on How To Chain Stitch Yarn On A Sweater. This was created on a blank sweater that I had also bought at H&M, for my daughter Emma.
My choices from H&M that can easily be embroidered on!
Check out below some cute styles from H&M that with a little embroidery, so you can make these one of a kind pieces! Or take something you own already in your kids closet, and make it new again!
See below for some picks, happy shopping!
Related embroidery posts you may enjoy
Below Are some additional DIY embroidery posts that I have done. Take a look! Then try some! Share in the comments your own projects. I love seeing what others have created. Such endless design possibilities.
- DIY Yarn Embroidered Top
- How To Fix Ripped Pant Knees
- Patched Ripped Jeans-that you can easily DIY
- How To Embroider Jeans By Hand