The product of hand embroidery is more expensive than of machine the reason is that the hand embroidery is more tedious and laborious work. One piece of Fabric can be completed in a day or it can even take a month depend upon the design and work on the fabric. There are many Stitches which can be done by hand but there are few basic stitches that if anyone can learn that can make a design.
Basic stitches of hand embroidery:-
These basic stitches are running stitch which are generally use for outlining, satin stitch and cross stitch for filling the open area, French knot for doing small dots such as eye or doing inner part of flowers etc. If one learns these basic stitch one can easily decorate their own fabric or make their own wall hanging etc. Many books are available in the market in which instruction are given for these basic stitches as well as others. I would suggest that beginner will pratice with small motifs.
Machine embroidery is one of the easiest and fastest techniques for decorating the cloth nowadays. In most of the companies where the embroidery is done in bulk machine embroidery is done instead of hand. Much contemporary embroidery is done with a computerized embroidery machine using patterns "digitized" with embroidery software. Machine embroidery is used for logos or monograms on jackets, shirts etc. as well as it is also used in decorating household linens etc. These are some of my design for duvet cover,curtains,cushion cover which is done by computerized embroidery machine.