Lettering for Embroidered Patches: Make a Wearable Statement

A course by Cristin Morgan
Fiber and Textile Artist. Richmond, United States.
Joined July 2021
, Fiber and Textile Artist

Transform a word or phrase into a wearable piece of art by learning to make fun, colorful hand-embroidered patches inspired by typography

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

Transform a word or phrase into a wearable piece of art by learning to make fun, colorful hand-embroidered patches inspired by typography



  • 100% positive reviews (10)
  • 218 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 lessons (2h 31m)
  • Available on the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Through embroidered artwork we can make our environment more beautiful while expressing ourselves and our personalities. Fiber and textile artist Cristin Morgan specializes in hand embroidery and using thread and color to create vibrant pieces that make a personal statement. Her work has featured in several publications including The Strategist, Martha Stewart, and Better Homes and Gardens. She also teaches workshops and produces patterns and kits for her own brand and for others.

In this course, learn to hand embroider a word or phrase to create an original patch. Explore stitching techniques, how to transfer a design onto material, and ways to apply embroidery methods to different objects and projects. Personalize your world with hand embroidery.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Mood Board and Basic Stitches
  • U3
    U3. Making a Patch
  • U4
    U4. Finishing Touches
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get to know fiber and textile artist Cristin Morgan as she discusses her professional journey through the world of hand embroidery and talks about the artists whose work have influenced her.

Familiarize yourself with the tools and materials for the course before Cristin teaches you a series of basic stitches and how to use each one. Then, gather reference images as inspiration as you follow Cristin’s process for creating a moodboard for your patch, and see how to select your color palette.

Begin designing your patch by sketching the layout and planning any embellishments you want to add before creating a template for your lettering. Discover different methods for transferring your design onto fabric and start embroidering. Explore Cristin’s techniques for stitching both cursive and block letters before learning how to create dimension by adding shading.

Finish your piece by covering the stitches on the back then hear Cristin’s tips for attaching your patch to a garment and how to take care of it so it stays in good condition. End the course by learning different ways to apply the techniques learned on the course to other types of accessories, ornaments, wall art, and more.

What is this course's project?

Design and make a hand-embroidered patch with a word or phrase.

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone, beginner and experienced stitchers alike, who want to learn how to make expressive embroidered pieces to brighten up and personalize their wardrobe.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge or experience is required to take this course.

In terms of materials, you will need felt or canvas, embroidery and sewing thread, embroidery hoops, needles, and other materials specified by the teacher in the course.


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Cristin Morgan

A course by Cristin Morgan

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Fiber and Textile Artist

Cristin Morgan is a fiber and textile artist, and author of the modern embroidery book Hoop Dreams: Modern Hand Embroidery from Virginia, USA. She has been crafting all her life with a deep love for making things, and has been embroidering since she was a child. As a self-taught embroiderer she has explored many methods and styles and enjoys experimenting with new techniques and materials.

Her work is colorful, bold, and full of texture, and she loves making a personal statement through vibrant pieces and typography. Cristin has been embroidering professionally since 2015 and has had her work featured in several publications including The Strategist, Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, and Embroidery Magazine. She also teaches workshops and produces patterns and kits for her own brand and for others.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Mood Board and Basic Stitches

    • Tools and Materials
    • Basic Embroidery Stitches 1
    • Basic Embroidery Stitches 2
    • References
    • My Mood Board
  • U3

    Making a Patch

    • Designing Your Patch
    • Transferring Your Design to Fabric
    • Embroidering the Patch: Cursive Letters
    • Embroidering the Patch: Block Letters
    • Add Dimension and Details
  • U4

    Finishing Touches

    • Finishing Your Patch
    • How to Attach and Care for Your Patch
    • Alternate Applications
  • FP

    Final project

    • Lettering for Embroidered Patches: Make a Wearable Statement

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Lettering for Embroidered Patches: Make a Wearable Statement. Craft course by Cristin Morgan

Lettering for Embroidered Patches: Make a Wearable Statement

A course by Cristin Morgan
Fiber and Textile Artist. Richmond, United States.
Joined July 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (10)
  • 218 students