Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars


Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

Today's tutorial is VERY beginners-friendly! So if you are still a little nervous to take up stitching, this little project would be a great start :)


It is also not tied up to a pattern. On the contrary, you can build this starry sky yourself in a way that you like the most. Or use any of these stars as a doodley motif in another project.

And if you are a beginner and want to know the basics first, you can start with the following posts: how to start thread, how to end thread and others in the “Guide to embroidery” tag!

And without further ado, let's start. There will be lots of pictures ahead!

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

So, the first star is this easy 5-point star. I quickly doodled it up on the fabric with a chalk pencil. And to work it you just need to make straight stitches for all of the edges.

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

As easy as it can be. And it looks kind of cute, doesn't it? :)

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

Now, if you want to fill it in, you can do that with parallel stitches slanted in the same angle as one of the edges.

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

You can place these stitches as densely as you want. In my case, I decided to take it easy and leave some space between them.

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

If you want to add an extra “tail” to the star to show that it is moving, you can use one of the line stitches to do that. I used split back stitch here when you come up through the fabric a step down the line and then insert the needle in the previous stitch.

Alternative stitches that you can use for these lines: stem stitch, back stitch and regular split stitch.

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

At the end of the tail, the lines interrupt so you can leave some space between these tiny stitches. I'm actually still moving in a “back stitch” way here, moving backward, but you can work it as a running stitch.

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

Falling stars, falling stars everywhere. And we have a rising star! :)

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

Another easy way to stitch a pentagonal star is to make longer stitches connecting the five points.

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

The finished one!

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

There are also 4-pointed stars with soft, bending sides. They are easy to work too, we just need to use fly stitch technique.

Make a stitch at one of the peaks and end it in another peak, then come up through the fabric in between these two points while tucking the working end of the thread under the needle tip.

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

Pull the needle through and anchor the stitch.

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

Repeat for the other sides to get a star like this :)

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

Now, a criss-cross star! Make a vertical stitch, cross it with a horizontal one, and then add two diagonal stitches.

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

Doesn't it remind you of the northern star?

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

In fact, you don't have to make the first two stitches so long, If you make all of the stitches approximately the same length, it will look very cute too!

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

Lastly, you may want to add just little dot-like stars, which are also a very pretty way to work starry skies. For that, you can use french knots. For a very small dot use 1 strand of thread and 1 wrap around the needle. For bigger knots, you can make 2 wraps (3 wraps is usually too much), and the more strands you use, the more dimensional will be the knots.

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

And if you want to create a scattering of little stars, use seed stitch. You can grab even just 1 fiber of fabric with your thread if you want to make these little guys extra tiny.

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

Easy embroidery: how to stitch stars

And that's about that! Now you can make your own starry sky using these tutorials. Isn't that one of the easiest ways to make a decorative hoop for your home? :)

10 comments

  1. These are absolutely so cute!! I just found your blog as a beginner and I can't wait to try this today!!

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  2. Ima looking to do some star embroidery work on a pair of high top sneakers. Thanks for your blog.

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  3. This is so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial. What DMC thread would you recommend?

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    1. Thank you! My favorite colors for "golden" look are DMC 3828, 680, 422

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  4. Love this!! I'm using this as inspo for a valentine's gift. Do you think this kind of design calls for use of a stabilizer?? Looking to use it on a shirt. Thanks!

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