Lines Across: Embroidered Letter Canvases

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Embroidered Letter Canvases

I have been wanting to play around with embroidering onto canvases for a while now. These mini canvases are perfect for this little project and I love how my R H initials turned out. They will fit perfectly in my new little craft space.

First pick a font that you like (I used Bebas Nueve), print it off of your computer, and cut it out. Because I didn't want to paint the front of the canvas at all or deal with erasing markings, I traced the letters on the back of the canvases. 

I love the look of writing words or letters with negative space (Like my first embroidery project that I made for my daughter). I also wanted a little variety in the lines so I didn't try very carefully to keep them perfectly parallel.

It is a little difficult pushing the needle through the canvas, and if you aren't very careful, you can tear through parts of it. I found that it was easier to poke the holes first and then come back and stitch through later.


  1. I never would have thought to embroider did an amazing job. They look super cool!

    amy @

  2. Ah! I love this idea! I have some canvases lying around just gathering dust, and I've been thinking of some kind of yarn wall art, so this is PERFECT. Can't wait to try it out!

  3. What a fun idea! I love the use to negative space. And I love that you could really use any font you want!

  4. Wow!! These turned out fantastic! I love the way the negative space works, and who knew you could embroider canvas?! Thanks for the tutorial! Would you consider sharing here?

  5. Wow, I love the way they turned out! Very simple and cute. Nice job!

  6. I would have never thought to use a canvas. This is really unique and you could do so much with it!

  7. Soooo cute!
    I'm thinking house warming gift for my grand-daughter's new bedroom!

    love it!


  8. I LOVE this tutorial as i have about 5 different sized canvasses lying at home waiting to be used, such a cool idea and not one that I've seen before. brill ! I'm hosting a craft linky party today on my blog and this would be PERFECT to showcase on there as it's for crafty bloggers just like you to share tutorials. maybe you would consider it.
    Can't wait to browse some more. Jennie. x


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