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For Beginners

If you're brand new to stitching, you're in the right place! The videos on this page will teach you all the basics that you need to get started with hand embroidery!

Basics for Beginners One: Getting Started

In this video, learn how to:

  • put fabric in your embroidery hoop
  • split embroidery thread
  • thread the needle
  • secure your thread to start stitching
  • finish a thread

With your Chiller Whale kit or pattern, you will always know how many strands of thread will be best to use for each part of the design. 


Basics for Beginners Two: A Few Basic Stitches

In this video, you will learn some basic hand embroidery stitches:

  • Running Stitch
  • Back Stitch
  • Stem/Outline Stitch
  • Split Stitch
  • Satin Stitch (2 different ways)
  • Long and Short Stitch
  • Chain Stitch
  • French Knots

All Chiller Whale patterns come with some extra practice fabric and thread, so you'll be able to get comfortable with all the stitches required before you use them in the design!


 In this video, you'll learn one easy method for finishing your embroidery to be displayed in the hoop!

Your Chiller Whale kit will come with everything that you need (except scissors) to complete this method and get your work ready for display!