Hand embroidery is a skill that requires patience and practice to perfect. An expert can work magic with his or her skills by adding varied textures and dimensions into the patterns. The variety of stitches ranges from simple ones such as backstitch and satin stitch to the more complicated stitches such as braided band stitch. Velvet tufting can create a little fluff of embroidery and adding some beads into the drizzle stitch will make these twisted patterns more attractive. Dresses, tops, vests, linen and panties, hand embroidery has been tried on almost all sorts of kids’ wear with great success.
Floral patterns and pictures of animals are very common in hand embroidery baby clothes. Bunnies, puppies and teddy bear are some of the most popular animals featuring in baby clothes. Skilled embroidery can create life like flowers, the most popular among them being carnations and roses. Hand-smocking is often used to shape clothes into specific styles and also to add texture and dimension. Hand smocked bishop dress is a very popular style of dress for young girls. They may be scattered with bullion roses. When it comes to hand embroidery, often less is more. An addition of a few bullion roses can dramatically change the appearance of a plain frock, making it an elegant, but comfortable wear.
Apart from using threads, hand embroidery for children often uses ribbons. This is particularly common in clothes meant for special occasions such as weddings. Ribbons are exceptionally good for creating three dimensional designs. They can be used to create floral designs and can also be used to add highlight to an otherwise plain piece of cloth. In the second manner, ribbons are often found in flannels and sheets for babies. Satin ribbons being soft on the skin, this means of decorating clothing is a comfortable choice for children. Embroidery patches are available in the market, which gives a certain amount of freedom to the customers to decorate their own clothes.
Eyelet lace is another gift, embroidery has given to the world of kids’ wear designing. When used on fabrics of contrasting colours, the effect of using eyelet lace can be rather stunning. Eyelet fabric is available in a number of colours and they are often used for dresses, skirts and bridal veils. Embroidery designs including eyelet lace and fabric are considered an appropriate choice on clothes used for christening services. Ribbons can be included as an added decoration on these clothes.
On clothes meant for new-born babies and undergarments are normally decorated using stitches that will have fewer stitches on the inside of the clothes. Many businesses choose to add a protective covering to the back of the embroidery which gives greater freedom with designing while making the clothes very comfortable to the tender skin of children. For both comfort and aesthetic reasons, children’s sheets often have designs along the borders rather than in the middle part where the child will be lying down.
Hand embroidery is not just used in children’s clothes, but also on their toys. For children, toys, especially plush toys, in effect work as accessories for their clothing. A stuffed teddy bear with embroidered bow might go very well with a top with teddy bear design. If it is your child’s favourite toy, chances are that it will be spending quite some time with your child even during special occasions. Having an embroidered soft toy that matches well with a brand new dress can make you proud of showing off your little one to your friends without feeling embarrassed about Teddy or puppy who accompanies him/her everywhere.
Embroidery can be a great choice to add variety to the beauty of kids’ clothing. Options such as adding interfacing or fusible net to the inside of the embroidered clothes, to cover the back of the designs, makes it appropriate for children of all ages and skin types.