DIY Spotlight: Embroidered Mocs

We can’t wait to try this adorable DIY Tammie from Dear Whimsy created using her favorite pair of Kilty Mocs.

Check out the tutorial below on how to colorfully embroider your favorite pair of moccasins and be sure to visit Tammie on Instagram for more design and DIY inspiration!

Supplies:

Embroidery yarn

 - Black
 - Coral pink
 - White
 - Mustard yellow

Sharp Stitching needles
Thumbtack
Chalk pencil
Scissors
Turquoise beads

Step 1: Draw your design using a chalk pencil. Use it lightly just incase you make a mistake.  If you happen to make a mistake, have a soft toothbrush nearby and brush lightly to remove the marks. I started my design with triangles one inch apart.

Step 2: After I was done drawing out my design, I used a thumbtack to prepare holes for my needle so it’s easier to sew.

Tip: I like to lightly coat the tips of my yarn with glue stick to keep it from fraying. To be honest with you, I chose this simple design because this is my first time trying embroidery! Let’s just say YouTube was very helpful.

My YouTube searches included: “how to thread an embroidery needle” & “how to make frenchknots.” It’s very easy, I promise, just pretend your needle is your pen.

Threading an embroidery needle is little different than threading a regular needle. Instead of doubling the yarn you leave a short tail and a long tail, tying a knot at the end of the long tail.

Step 3: Trace out your triangles. Once you finish one, you move on to the next one until you have completed all four.  Then make a small knot inside to finish it off.

Step 4: Since the triangles are one inch apart, make a line at the half inch point using your white yarn. Just like the previous step, once you finish one, move on to the next until you’re done with all four and make a small knot inside.

Step 5: In between that line you’re going to make a upside down “V” to make an arrow using your mustard yellow yarn.

Step 6: This is where I had to YouTube “How to Make a French Knot” it’s easy, don’t worry. If you’re unsure, get yourself an embroidery hoop and practice. I loved making them, it’s such a cute little detail.

Step 7: BEADS! Okay, this might be a little tricky. When I was at this step I realized my bead didn’t fit through the “eye” of my needle SO, this is where coating the tip of my yarn with glue stick came in handy. I removed the needle, threaded the yarn through the bead and then I threaded the needle again to sew them to the shoe.

Tah-dah! It might look a little crazy from the inside but in this case it’s what’s outside that counts.  I hope you enjoy this DIY!

 

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