Practical Embroidery

Hand Embroidery

Explained in a simple and practical way

Fabrics and threads for hand embroidery
10 hand embroidery stitches to learn. Free online course

Practical Embroidery online school

Hand embroidery and its practical application

Practical Embroidery online school exists to teach hand embroidery techniques and application. Embroidery skills empower us to take care of our clothes, homes, and emotional health with simple stitches.

This web page offers a range of online courses, workshops, downloadable patternsvideo tutorials, and embroidery kits.


Stitch library, Video lessons and DIY tutorials

Practical Embroidery online school is dedicated to sharing information about hand embroidery stitches and techniques. Take a look at the stitch library A-Z, hand embroidery stitches by technique and a library of embroidery video lessons.

Mending stitches with blue threads in progress
Wild flowers hand embroidery on white fabric

embroidery techniques and stitches

Embroidery patterns

embroidery inspiration

embroidery projects

Black butterfly outlines embroidered on white thirt
White sashiko stitches on purple fabric

Embroidery for mending

embroidery tools and materials

Nice words about Practical Embroidery

You are a great teacher!

 I could not figure out how to do this stitch. I watched a bunch of videos and looked at my books and nothing clicked, until I watched your video and followed your instructions.
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Thank you!

Hands down the best video that clearly show and explain this stitch.
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This was PERFECT

I’m just starting the Sashiko project, and just finished the embroidery project with DSM threads. I won’t make the mistake to use the wrong threads now!!
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Finally, a demo I can understand… thanks so much!
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