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Embroidery Projects and Decor for Kids and Kid Spaces

photo via Oh Hi (spotted at Prudent Baby).

I’ve been stumbling upon lots of kid-friendly embroidery projects lately.  And since this Friday afternoon is my big post over at sewing-blog-extraordinaire MADE, I thought now would be the perfect time to share them.  All of these projects would look great in a kids’ space – I’m especially digging the reverse embroidered name art above.

photo via plumpudding.

What’s even better, most entail kids participation in one form or another.  Take, for example, the embroidered hand print above from plumpudding.  This project can be modified to suit your child’s age and interest level.  Very young kids can participate simply by having their hands traced while older kids can trace their own hands and possibly even do some embroidery.   Click through for more great ideas… the next is my favorite!

photo via Pinterest.


Less you think embroidery hoops are too frilly, check out the following two projects.  These embroidered constellations from MinatureRhino are perfect for the young star gazer or little science enthusiast in your life.  Along with completed pieces like those above, this Etsy shop also offers DIY constellation kits.  Wouldn’t this be a great project for an older child on a rainy day?

photo via Craft: (spotted at Parent Hacks).


And to really amp up the boy factor, why not go high tech?  The kiddos are sure to think these LED embroidery hoops from Craft: are something special and the site has a very helpful video to walk you through the process.

photo via Lilac Saloon.


Finally, Seth Rogan probably isn’t the most appropriate choice for a kids’ space but this quick and dirty tutorial over at Lilac Saloon walks you through the steps for transforming any picture into embroidered wall art.  Can’t you just see this done with a beloved kids’ character – Thomas, Mickey, or Big Bird?


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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

andrea February 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm

that reverse name embroidery is AWESOME!! thanks for the introduction to the shop — it’s now a “favorite”.


the sleepy time gal February 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm

i love, love, love your blog. i’m so thrilled to have discovered you!!!!!


Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com February 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Andrea – it’s a favorite of mine too!

Sleepy Time Gal – I’m so, so, so glad you like it :)


Linda March 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Hi! I know that your post about the reverse embroidery was long ago… but how can I get the directions for it? It’s so sweet! Thanks so much.


mpmk March 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Hi Linda,

Unfortunately, this wasn’t a DIY – it was available from an Etsy seller.



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