500 Simply Charming Designs for Embroidery provides plenty of inspiration for embellishing any fabric project with enchanting stitchery. Hundreds of simple but lovely embroidery motifs are presented in clear photographs and illustrations. Easy-to-sew ideas for decorative embroidery are arranged by category, from home, holidays and food to animals, monograms and borders. Essential embroidery techniques are clearly illustrated and explained, along with 15 basic stitches from the backstitch to French knots. An inspiring color photo gallery shows some of the many ways to use these designs to add hand-stitched flair to hats, slippers, scarves, purses, coasters, baby blankets, and more.