Ready to stitch up a fun new pattern? This simple design will help you learn, or practice, the basics of embroidery. With easy-to-read instructions, you’ll learn how to transfer a pattern, put your fabric in a hoop, easily thread a needle, and complete basic embroidery stitches. This pattern uses these basic embroidery stitches: backstitch, chain stitch, and satin stitch.
Finished pattern size: 4.75” x 4.5” (approx. 12cm x 11.5cm)
Beginner (ages 13+). Crafty kids under 13 may also be able to do this project, with adult supervision.
Paper pattern includes:
- An image of the finished embroidery
- Iron-on transfer version of the pattern
- Easy to trace black and white version of the pattern
- Color guide for stitches
- Instructions for basic embroidery stitches
Transferring the embroidery pattern:
There are two copies of the pattern so that you can choose which transfer method works best for you - you can iron the pattern onto your fabric, or trace the pattern. Here’s a brief description of each option:
- The iron-on embroidery pattern (labeled “iron me”) makes it easy to transfer the image onto your fabric. Just lay the iron-on pattern with the image facing your fabric and gently iron the back of the paper with a dry iron. Once the image is transferred, you’re ready to go! Keep your iron-on pattern and re-use it up to 5 times.
- The embroidery pattern for tracing (labeled “trace me”) is easy to use with an embroidery tracing pen, or you can use a pencil. Simply lay your pattern face up, with the fabric on top, and trace the pattern onto your fabric. Save the pattern and re-use it as many times as you would like!
- How many times can I use the iron-on pattern?
The iron-on pattern can be used up to 5 times.
- Can my younger child stitch this pattern?
We’ve known kids as young as 6 to stitch our patterns. We recommend 13 and up, but a crafty kid under 13 should be able to stitch this pattern with adult supervision.
- How do you transfer the pattern onto the fabric?
This version provides two different copies of the pattern for easy transferring: An iron-on pattern that can be used up to 5 times and a pattern for tracing.
- I’ve never embroidered before, how will I know what to do?
This pattern includes step-by-step embroidery instructions for transferring your pattern, getting started, and doing basic embroidery stitches.
Pattern is for personal use only, please do not distribute. COMMERCIAL USE IS PROHIBITED. All designs ©Penguin & Fish
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