May 6th, 2011
Embroidery: Adding personal details like names or initials with embroidery is an easy way to make simple baby blankets or ring-bearer pillows into a priceless family heirlooms! Check out our step-by-step guides to the duplicate stitch and embroidered french knots for tips.
Colors: Adding stripes of color or holding two colored yarns together brightens up any pattern, especially when those colors mean something important, like a favorite school or sports team (Hometown USA is designed to match school & team colors!).
Textures: A simple hat or scarf is transformed when you add a new stitch pattern or hold together yarns of different texture; why not add some variety?
Tassels, pom-poms, beading, the sky is the limit! Even the simplest blanket or shawl pattern can become an intricate, personal work of art with a little embellishment.
What are your favorite things to add to a project? How do you like to make a pattern your own?