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DIY | Holdie Embroidery

DIY | Holdie Embroidery

What's better than Holdie Furniture? Custom Holdie Furniture, of course! We've teamed up with Lindsay, embroidery extraordinaire, to teach you how to create this fun, floral and downright fabulous set of custom Holdie Bedding. Don't forget to follow Lindsay on Instagram for more beautiful creations.

  • 01You will Need
    Embroidery thread, an embroidery needle, scissors and a pencil if you'd like to start off by drawing your designs.
  • 02Starting Your Design 
    For this project we decided to create a cute cactus! These are the colors we chose but you can use whatever colours your heart desires!
  • 03Draw and Thread
    If you wish, draw your design onto the fabric as a guide. Thread your needle, then insert the needle from the back and leave a long tail of thread that you can weave in later. This is how we hide it at the end. Make sure you poke your needle through at the edge of the shape, not the centre.
  • 04Satin Stitch
    Now you can begin the Satin Stitch. This stitch is used to fill in large spaces, and it's super simple! First, re-insert the needle directly across from the last exit point. We want to start by stitching across the centre of the shape and working towards the end.
  • 05Stitch Across
    Start the next stitch directly across from, and a teeny bit beside the end of the last stitch. This part is important! Every stitch needs to be as close together as possible, to span the whole space. Fill it in with no gaps of fabric visible between stitches. Continue this until one half of the shape is filled.
  • 06Flip It
    Once you finish, just flip to the back of your work and weave the thread under the stitches you've already created. Poke the needle back through to repeat the process on the other side. This way, the thread will be hidden.
  • 07 Complete the Stitch
    Complete your final stitch and weave the thread through again to hide it.
  • 08 Cut It
    Snip only the end you were just working with, leave the tail you created at the beginning. 
  • 09 Thread Through
    Thread the original tail through your needle. 
  • 10 Weave the Tail 
    Weave the tail through, back and forth a couple of times until it's almost all gone and snip off the end! Done! 
  • 11 Repeat
    Now you can use this method to fill in the entire design! I added some extra little stitches here and there for the cactus spikes using white thread. I used pink thread and applied the satin stitch again for the cactus flowers.
  • 12 Make it your own
    You can customize this method and make it your own! Stitch onto knitted fabric, just like I did to create this rainbow or make any shape you like. Have fun! 


Don't forget to comment below for your chance to win this set! 



    • Seriously the cutest idea to embroider this stuff! I’ve always been curious to see how its done! Great helpful post!

      Lauren on

    • These are so beautiful! I never thought about embroidering dollhouse furniture! Brilliant idea!

      Valerie on

    • I need these because I’d like to know that at least SOMEONE (ie calico dolls) is sleeping soundly and comfortably in my household since apparently me , my newborn and toddler are not. Hahaha. Also these are just gorgeous and I could day dream about being one of those little calico critters in our little dollhouse sleeping on this beautifully made furniture. It’s what my daydreams and dreams are made of.

      Alice on

    • Omg this is so adorable!

      Emma on

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