It happens all the time. You buy an embroidery kit, stitch up the design, and you have a bit of thread left over. As an embroidery kit designer, I want to make sure you absolutely don’t run of thread (because, honestly, is there anything worse?), but that generally means you have some left over at the end of your project. And if you stitch a lot of kits, that can add up to a lot of thread.
So what can you do with all of that thread?
Here are 5 ways to use your leftover thread to make something beautiful.
- Knot a friendship bracelet. If you have longer lengths of thread left, you can knot a friendship bracelet of which your younger self would be incredibly jealous. Sarah of Sarah Maker has a wonderful tutorial on how to make a variety of bracelets.
- Create some string and nail art. Get out your hammer and some nails and create a 3D work of art. There’s endless options, from a simple heart shape to a full name. Pop and Circumstance walks you through the DIY.
- Block out a bracelet. Color blocking never goes out of style and with this simple tutorial from Lovely Indeed, and a bit of hot glue, you can create a bracelet to match every outfit in your wardrobe.
- Make a tassel charm for your embroidery scissors. Who doesn’t love a good tassel? Jazz up your embroidery scissors with a simple, tassle charm following this fun tutorial by Stitched Modern.
- Sew another embroidery project! I know that lots of my fans have leftover thread, which is why I offer every embroidery design in my shop as the pre-printed fabric as well as a full kit. This way if you’ve got all the colors you want/need, you don’t have to worry about stockpiling more. You’ll just get the one thing you need: the fabric printed with the color design.
I hope these five ideas for using leftover embroidery thread have you eager to get crafting.