Chenille embroidery is a special technique with which the surface will be raised and textured (it will look like a carpet, just for reference). People fond of embroidery love to experiment with new embroidery techniques and chenille embroidery has become a promising one. For this reason, we are sharing the top chenille embroidery hacks for beginners that deliver an intricate outcome. Let’s have a look at some of the secret chenille embroidery hacks, then!

Don’t Pull the Stitches

We have already mentioned that chenille embroidery delivers the textured surface and it won’t happen if you pull the stitches too tightly. In case you pull the stitches too tight, the fabric might pucker and it will even result in an uneven and strange stitch appearance. Well, imagine pulling the ponytail the entire day and cry with pain. So, it will be a similar case with the stitches, so just keep a light hand!


As a beginner, you need to be incredibly mindful of the fabric that you use. It’s best to opt for the non-stretchy, high-end, and non-see-through fabric. These fabric types will have tight and weaved form that will deliver the consistent stitched. In addition, such fabrics are readily available at the clothing stores and colors are available as well.

To begin with, you need to choose the linen fabric, but you can also switch to denim for this reason. On the contrary, if you have chosen a design with intricate details, it will not be suitable to use denim.


This isn’t the best choice for everyone but is suggested for people who need textured stitching. In addition, overlapping the stitches is great to make the detailed design. In case you are using the bouquet design, overlapping the stitches will be optimal and the embroidery outcome will be lush and enriched.

Floss Strands

While you are trying your hands at Custom Chenille Patches embroidery as a beginner, you can always try different floss strand count. In simpler words, you need to variate the number of threads to use. For instance, if your design involves the delicate flower, you can opt for one to three thread count. On the contrary, you can use four to six thread count while embroidering the lush flower.


To begin with, we are talking about experimenting with different colors because chenille embroidery looks different with each color. With different colors, the texture and appearance of the chenille embroidery will differ as well. So, if you are always using black or brown, why not opt for yellow and red this time?

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