Upcycling with Embroidery

A course by Kseniia Guseva
Embroidery Artist. Berlin, Germany.
Joined February 2020
, Embroidery Artist

Learn how to customize your clothes with embroidered architectural patterns

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  • 3633 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to customize your clothes with embroidered architectural patterns

Kseniia Guseva, also known as @faimyxstitch, firmly believes that embroidery makes everything better, from that empty wall in your apartment to the sneakers you’re wearing right now. By combining upcycling and embroidery, she gives a new and more fun life to old clothes by stitching patterns on them, especially ones that depict some of her favorite cities around the world.

In this course, Kseniia teaches you basic embroidery techniques to upcycle your clothes or sneakers. Learn about materials, transfer, stitches, and how to choose colors. By the end of the course, you will be able to embroider on any kind of garment.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 21 downloads

What We Will Do in the Course?
2 minutes, 44 seconds
Materials and Supplies
7 minutes, 20 seconds
What Clothes You Can Upcycle
10 minutes, 31 seconds
Embroidery Basics
12 minutes, 50 seconds
Basic Stitches 1
14 minutes, 29 seconds
Basic Stitches 2
8 minutes, 52 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (205)
  • 3633 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 0m)
  • 21 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Embroider an architectural design onto an unused garment you wish to upcycle.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is great as an introduction to embroidery, for those who are interested in learning the craft and for those who want to learn how to upcycle clothes.

Requirements and materials

You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience with embroidery to take this course.

As for materials, you’ll need needles (tapestry needle size 28, embroidery needle size 5), cotton fabric (20x40 cm), a 5-inch hoop (12.5 cm), a water-soluble or tear-away stabilizer, small scissors, a water-soluble or heat erasable-pen, a garment for embroidery, and cotton embroidery 6-ply thread in several colors.


3633 Students
205 Reviews
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Kseniia Guseva

A course by Kseniia Guseva

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Embroidery Artist

Kseniia Guseva, also known as @faimyxstitch, is an embroidery artist from Saint Petersburg, Russia, who is now based in Berlin. She’s always been interested in creating and has tried everything: knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, sewing, sketching, and beadwork until she finally found hand embroidery in 2016 and it became her medium of choice. She’s been embroidering every day ever since.

Architecture is one of her main interests, which is why she created a series of embroidered city patterns, depicting over 130 cities already. Kseniia also loves to experiment with upcycling and customizing garments like jeans, bags, t-shirts, and even sneakers.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What We Will Do in the Course?
  • U2

    Preparation: Materials and Basic Concepts

    • Materials and Supplies
    • What Clothes You Can Upcycle
    • Embroidery Basics
    • Basic Stitches 1
    • Basic Stitches 2
  • U3

    Transfer and Embroidery

    • How I Come Up With Designs
    • Color Choice
    • How to Transfer Design on Fabric
    • Embroidery on the Garment 1
    • Embroidery on the Garment 2
  • U4

    Customize Your Garments

    • After Embroidery
    • Care for Clothes With Hand Embroidery
  • FP

    Final project

    • Upcycling with Embroidery

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Upcycling with Embroidery. Craft course by Kseniia Guseva

Upcycling with Embroidery

A course by Kseniia Guseva
Embroidery Artist. Berlin, Germany.
Joined February 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (205)
  • 3633 students