Hair Embroidery Stitching Techniques

A course by Señorita Lylo , Embroiderer and Graphic Designer

Embroiderer and Graphic Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2015

Embroider a scene that includes a hairstyle, hats, and textures, using a photo as your initial reference

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (235)
  • 5263 students

Embroider a scene that includes a hairstyle, hats, and textures, using a photo as your initial reference

A course by Señorita Lylo

When it comes to creativity, there are so many possibilities to explore. Loly Ghirardi, better known as Señorita Lylo, continues to experiment and is always looking for innovative ways to tell a story through embroidery. By applying different stitches and combining textures, she embroiders hairstyles that look just like real hair.

In this course, learn various techniques for creating hairstyles that stand out by giving them volume and and adding a unique finish to your embroidery. Using a photo, learn how to add a 3D effect to the textile of your choice.

This is the third of Señorita Lylo’s courses and includes more advanced techniques to add to your embroidery skillset. In her first course, she teaches the basics of embroidery in Basic Embroidery Techniques: Stitches, Compositions, and Color Ranges, and goes a step further in her second course: Advanced Embroidery Techniques: Stitches and Compositions with Volume.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 18 downloads

2 minutes, 36 seconds
Composition and synthesis 1
10 minutes, 14 seconds
Composition and synthesis 2
11 minutes, 59 seconds
Design transfer
5 minutes, 41 seconds
Laying the thread-hair 1
9 minutes, 56 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (235)
  • 5263 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 53m)
  • 18 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Embroider a scene that includes a hairstyle, hats, and textures, using a photo as your initial reference.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For anyone who wants to go a step further with their embroidery, design their own compositions, and learn new raised stitching techniques.

Requirements and materials

You don’t need any previous experience with embroidery, but it will make some steps of the course easier to follow.

As for materials, you will need fabric or an item of clothing you want to customize, adhesive interlining, threads of various thicknesses, needles, pins, a hoop, and scissors. To trace your photo digitally, you will need a computer with Adobe Illustrator installed. If you choose to do it by hand, you’ll need tracing paper, a printed photo, and a pencil to transfer your design onto the fabric.


5263 Students
235 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Señorita Lylo

A course by Señorita Lylo

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Embroiderer and Graphic Designer

Loly Ghirardi, also known as Señorita Lylo, is an embroiderer and graphic designer based in Barcelona for over 18 years. After graduating from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), she worked on design projects but started to leave aside the digital to give more space to the handmade side of things. That’s how she got hooked on embroidery forever.

Arming herself with the frames, threads, and needles, she creates unique pieces and experiments with different media. Every one of her projects has a conceptual approach and each stitch is accompanied by a story. With time, she got the opportunity to teach everything she knows about embroidery and it is a task that comforts and continues to inspire her more and more every day.


  • U1

    Some things about me

    • Who I am
    • What I like
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    We start the process

    • Materials
    • Composition and synthesis 1
    • Composition and synthesis 2
    • Design transfer
  • U3

    Now to embroider!

    • Laying the thread-hair 1
    • Laying the thread-hair 2
    • Embroidered hairstyles
    • Embroidered hats 1
    • Embroidered hats 2
    • Contours
  • U4

    And now, to embroider on our garment!

    • The hairstyle
    • The outline and fill or pattern
    • The hat
    • We finish the garment
  • FP

    Final project

    • Hair Embroidery Stitching Techniques

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Hair Embroidery Stitching Techniques. Craft course by Señorita Lylo

Hair Embroidery Stitching Techniques

A course by Señorita Lylo
Embroiderer and Graphic Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2015
  • 100% positive reviews (235)
  • 5263 students