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10 Easy Stitches by Alicia Burstein

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback 16-page b+w double-sided perforated pattern pullout
  • Publication: 22 February 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217695
  • Stock: 50+
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  • Size: 203x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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Get your creative juices flowing with the 10 easiest and most popular embroidery stitches! Alicia Burstein expands the boundaries of contemporary hand embroidery with super-fast ideas for the impatient sewist and dazzling motifs for slow stitchers. With just a needle and thread, you can create 30 unique projects to wear, use and display. Learn how easy it is to stitch on unconventional materials such as canvas tennis shoes, a denim skirt or leather bracelets. Change the patterns to fit your unique style, and branch out to create your own custom designs.

  • Master 10 simple, versatile hand embroidery stitches, each with clear instructions
  • Sew more than 30 useful embroidery projects, from household items to clothing and wall art
  • Embroider on anything you want to, and get expert tips for hand stitching on unusual materials and ready-made items

Table of Contents


Learn It

Needles and Fabric and Thread, Oh My!

Other Stitchy Crafty Supplies 

Transferring Patterns

Projects on Display

The Fun PartThe Projects!

Stitch It 

The Big 10

Straight Stitch


Stem Stitch

Split Stitch

Chain Stitch

Satin Stitch

French Knot

Lazy Daisy

Blanket Stitch

Woven Wheel or Rose

Thread Sketching 

Pile on the Glitz 


Feathered Jean Skirt

Winged Shoes

Collar and Cuffs

Sweater Elbow Patches

Stacking Bracelets

Heart Rhythm Workout Tank

Constellation Mini Hoop Necklace

Trim a Men’s Classic Shirt

Under the Sea Baby Clothes


Beaded Christmas Ornaments

Rainy Day Baby Mobile

Painted Grocery Bag

Reusable Snack Bags

Skull Heating Pack

T. rex Stuffie

Emperor Penguin Pincushion

Pretty Girl Handkerchiefs

Sashiko Book Covers


Thread Sketch an Autumn Tree

Immortalize a Hand Drawing

Gray’s (Not Grey’s!) Anatomy in Blackwork

The Red Thread of Fate

Woodland Animals Nursery Art

Pretty Butterflies

Mandala Dream Catcher

Polar Bear, Snowflakes, and Glass

About the Author


About Alicia Burstein

Alicia Burstein learned cross-stitch at the age of seven and dabbles in almost every craft from painting and needlework to stamping and self-publishing colouring books. She has worked as a nurse and a college instructor and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area of the US with her family.

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