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All About Your Sweets DIY Embroidery Projects and Kit

Updated: Feb 23

In today’s post I’ll be telling you all about the new Sweets DIY Embroidery Project and Kit


[Image description: Overhead photo of four embroidery projects stitched onto pink cotton fabric in shades of pink, peach, green, and white. The hoops sit on top of a green surface and include four separate designs: an envelope sealed with a heart; a cupcake with sprinkles and topped with a bright red cherry; a single simple strawberry; and two heart-shaped lollipops.]


There are four sweet projects to choose from: a sweet love note; a cupcake with a cherry on top; a single simple strawberry; and two heart lollipops. You’ll find more information in today’s post about the supplies included in the new kits, as well as step-by-step instructions for the projects themselves. 


Note: You should feel free to create these sweet designs with the materials provided here for free (versus with one of the kits themselves), but please keep in mind these designs are for personal use only. If you’d like, you can send me a tip of your choosing through PayPal, but that is not at all necessary! 


Embroidery Kit Supplies


The Sweets DIY Embroidery Kit includes supplies for creating at least one of the sweet projects in full. That said, you might choose to receive additional supplies to help you recreate up to all four–this makes more sense when we talk about the supplies themselves! These supplies include: 


  • All four sweet patterns pre printed onto washable transfer paper. Regardless of how many of these projects you want to stitch, you’ll receive all four sweet patterns. Only making one project for now? Save those last three for future projects on a rainy day!

  • A large cut of Kona cotton fabric in the color “blush pink.” The cut of fabric you’ll receive is large enough for you to create up to two projects with two layers of fabric, or four projects with just one layer of fabric.

  • My favorite metal needle threader. I very nearly quit embroidery at the start  because I couldn’t get my needle threaded! That’s why I almost always include my favorite metal needle threader in kits, and have included it in this one as well!

  • An embroidery needle stuck through a piece of fabric for easy storage. I don’t want you losing your needle in your couch, bed, or car–keep it here in between stitching sessions and find it more easily when you need it!

  • Embroidery floss from Sublime Stitching and DMC, pre-wound and hand labeled for you onto plastic bobbins. You’ll receive enough floss to complete all four projects. Only making one? Use that extra floss for a fun personal project, or save it for a rainy day! The Sweets DIY Embroidery Kits include roughly three yards of DMC B5200 (white), Sublime Stitching 102 (red), and Sublime Stitching 202 (peach), and roughly two yards of Sublime Stitching 010 (green).

  • Three inch bamboo embroidery hoop. The base kit includes just one hoop, perfect if you’re planning to create just one sweet project and keep it framed in the hoop itself. Want to make more? You can choose to add hoops to your kit and receive two, three, or four total hoops! You could also totally reuse that one hoop for all four supplies and frame your projects outside of the hoops themselves, or grab a few extra hoops from a local craft store!

  • Finally, you can also choose to add in a pair of Golden Gem embroidery scissors from Kelmscott Designs. These scissors are perfect for travel and are great for snipping bits of embroidery floss in hard-to-reach places. Of course, you totally do not need embroidery scissors to do embroidery; you can always use whatever scissors you happen to already have!


These are so much fun for me to put together!


[Image description: Overhead photo of four embroidery projects stitched onto pink cotton fabric in shades of pink, peach, green, and white. The hoops sit on top of a green surface and include four separate designs: an envelope sealed with a heart; a cupcake with sprinkles and topped with a bright red cherry; a single simple strawberry; and two heart-shaped lollipops. Hope’s hands are in this photo, as is a brown box with red paper held together by a pink circular sticker.]


[Image description: Overhead photo of scattered supplies from an embroidery kit, including: a pair of small golden embroidery scissors with square-shaped handles; a red envelop reading “patterns”; four light gray designs printed onto a fabric-like paper, including a simple strawberry design, a cupcake with sprinkles and a cherry on top, an envelope sealed with a heart, and two heart lollipops; a folded cut of pink cotton fabric; a three inch bamboo embroidery hoop; an embroidery needle stuck through a heart-shaped piece of dark pink fabric; a metal embroidery threader stuck to a piece of pink card stock with washi tape; and four plastic bobbins with embroidery floss wound around them in peach, red, white, and green.] 


If you still need to purchase a kit, you’ll find the listing in my shop!


Step-by-Step Instructions


One reason I’m able to keep the Sweets DIY Embroidery Kits at a lower cost is by including the instructions here, versus printing them out or keeping them behind a paywall. Be sure to bookmark this page for easy access so you can return to the instructions again and again, and so you can access anything new I might make in the future (such as digital versions of the patterns themselves)!


For each step below, you’ll find links to blog posts and tutorials for the steps themselves. You can also find many of these tutorials in my book, Satisfying Stitches: Learn Simple Embroidery Techniques and Embrace the Joys of Stitching by Hand, available wherever you get your books–or check it out from your local library! 


If you’re creating these sweet designs with your own supplies, or are using a kit but need to reprint your designs for any reason whatsoever, you’ll find the patterns for transfer ready to print in this PDF document


Enough of those caveats, let’s get to the steps themselves! 


  1. Create a cardboard backing for use in the final step. You can even use the cardboard from the physical kit if you like; when I do this, I like to chop off the top portion of the box, leaving me with the bottom portion for storage!

  2. Place your fabric into your hoop. Remember, your kit includes enough fabric for creating up to two projects with two layers of fabric, or up to four projects with just one layer of fabric. This step is the same, regardless of how many layers of fabric you choose to use.

  3. Place your chosen design onto your fabric. If you’re creating these sweet designs with your own supplies, you can transfer your pattern using the window method and any