The Rise of Floral Fashion Embroidery – And How to Do It Yourself

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If you’ve been paying attention to fashion trends at all, or even just walked into a mall lately, you’ll notice one trend that’s everywhere… floral machine embroidered fashions.

Machine embroidery has long been a part of the fashion scene, but never has it quite had a heyday quite like this. Bright floral stitches are on everything from jeans to shirts to trenchcoats, and what started on the runway has now fully invaded retail stores. In the world of artistic machine embroidery, it’s worth noting when stitches show up this much in modern fashion!

from asos

from french connection

from white house black market

from nordstrom

from new look

The great thing about this trend for modern machine embroiderers is that a high fashion look is right at your fingertips for a fraction of the price! We even easily recreated this high end embroidered tee with just a few small sewing tips and a lot of repeated embroidery.

Figuring out how to take over this style in your own terms is really easy. All you need is an embroidery machine, some pretty floral stitches, and the willingness to hoop up a pretty piece of clothing. Given the price tag on a lot of these store bought items, it’s worth trying to recreate your own for a fraction of the price!


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