Embroidered clothing and sweatshirt DIY tutorial

How to Embroider a Custom Crewneck Sweatshirt

Does your closet need a refresh? Hand embroidery is a simple and fun way to add new life to your clothing!

Check out my easy five-step embroidered crewneck sweatshirt tutorial for my favorite way to transform your clothing.

Supplies You'll Need:

  1. Your Crewneck Sweatshirt (in a lightweight cotton fabric with minimal stretch
  2. 4" Embroidery Hoop
  3. Embroidery Floss
  4. Embroidery Needle
  5. Sulky Wash-Away Stabilizer
  6. Pencil or Water-Soluble Pen
  7. Scissors

Step 1: Draw Your Embroidery Design 

Draw your embroidery design onto the stabilizer with your pen/pencil. It can be your favorite mantra, favorite flower, or anything else you can imagine! 

Transferring an embroidery pattern onto a sweatshirt.

Step 2: Prepare to Embroider Your Sweatshirt

Peel off the back of your water-soluble stabilizer and stick your design onto your clothing. Once you are happy with its placement, thread your needle and secure your fabric in the embroidery hoop.  

Embroidering a sweatshirt using water-soluble stabilizer.

Step 3: Stitch Your Custom Design 

Stitch your embroidery design using back stitch. 

Step 4: Rinse Off the Stabilizer

Once you've finished stitching, rinse your clothing with water to remove the stabilizer. Let dry. 

Washing water-soluble stabilizer from an embroidery design.

Step 5: Show Off Your New Custom Crewneck Sweatshirt 

Style your embroidered sweatshirt with your favorite accessories and get ready to receive all the compliments!

Embroidered sweatshirt tutorial

Looking for more embroidery projects you can do from home?

Check out these DIY projects and start stitching today! 

Thank you for reading this embroidery tutorial! I participate in affiliate programs and may earn a commission from your purchase. 

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