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Blog > Some lovely ideas for making gifts in silk ribbon embroidery

  Good afternoon stitching world ^•^   Today I have some concepts to show you which may inspire you to make a lovely gift for someone special. Using letters, words and names, you can make a gift which is unique and personal …. and it is sure to brighten up their day :)         To make a lovely gift for a baby, you could print out a word (make the first letter with a fancy font) and trace it onto cotton fabric. Add some lovely spider-web roses or use a combination of spider-web and stem stitch to form the roses.   Make the stems in whipped-backstitch (as shown in the example above) and fill in the rest of the word with whipped back or chain stitch.   Cut out the embroidered piece to form a rectangular patch, turn in a small seam and apply it onto a baby's bib or beenie with a slip stitch (like you would with the hem of a dress) as shown below....       To fasten it well, add a row of back stitch or running stitch so that is is safely secured onto the background...         Here I used blanket stitch to create a fancy edge...         With the word Cherish you could make a lovely box for a wedding couple, or for a new baby or ... for a house-warming gift.         If you like, you are welcome to download the word [download id="44"] and trace it onto your own fabric. Make a lovely gift for that special someone. This is what it looks like below...         Create lovely gift cards or use the letter C to make a monogrammed guest towel...  I have shown how to fill in a letter with raised stem stitch here.         The possibilities are endless. You could make a Dream journal for a special friend. Embroider the Initial and cover a book...       or embellish a bag.... this is the Russian word for LOVE, and you can do the same in any language.         What about a loveable teddy bear with a personalised name?         And this one is sure to make your friend smile :)       and a little tote-bag is always a welcome gift.           and VOILÀ.... I hope this has inspired you to create beautiful gifts!   We are off to Russia and the Ukraine tomorrow to teach, and I will blog from Moscow, Kiev and St. Petersburg. I am meeting so many talented embroiderers along the way and you are welcome to subscribe to see what I see on my journey.   Take care everyone and have a good weekend   Love   Di~ ♥ ~
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