A few years ago I set out to create a series of embroidery patterns for each letter of the alphabet. I love the way this set has come together. I’ve stitched up all of these patterns and put them into a quilt as well as used individual patterns to frame in a hoop for decoration. These patterns could also be combined to create a banner spelling out a child’s name!
This listing comes with all 26 PDF printable patterns. Patterns can be stitched with or without the letters at the bottom - I think they’re pretty adorable either way. All alphabet animal patterns fit comfortably within a 7” x 7” (18cm x 18cm) square. Feel free to enlarge or shrink the patterns to whatever size you like, though.
Beginner (ages 13+). Crafty kids under 13 may also be able to do this project, with adult supervision.
Practice these basic embroidery stitches: backstitch, satin stitch, chain stitch, lazy daisy stitch, and French knot stitch.
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- An image of the finished embroidered pattern
- A stitch and color guide
- Simple embroidery instructions
- An easy to trace black and white pattern
- A black and white pattern in reverse for an iron-on transfer pencil.
Transferring the embroidery pattern:
There are two copies of the pattern so that you can choose which transfer method works best for you. Here’s a brief description of each option:
- The black and white pattern makes it easy to transfer the image onto your fabric by tracing or printing on an embroidery stabilizer. Our favorite way to transfer this version of the pattern is to print on Sulky Stick’n Stitch. You can also trace the pattern onto your fabric with a Water Soluble Marker or a regular pencil.
- The reverse black and white pattern works best with an iron-on transfer pencil. This is a special pencil that, when used to trace the pattern, will iron on to fabric. It’s best to use this pencil with transfer paper, or even tissue paper, but it can be used with regular paper as well. Most iron-on transfer pencil lines are permanent.
- Where do I download my PDF files?
After checking out, you will receive an email that contains a link to download the patterns. You can save your patterns wherever you store your PDF files!
- 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.
- I’ve never embroidered before, how will I know what to do?
Each pattern includes step-by-step embroidery instructions for transferring your pattern, getting started, and doing basic embroidery stitches.
- Do these patterns come individually?
Yes! You can get patterns individually as PDF printables or as paper copies that include an iron-on transfer pattern. Check out "PDF Patterns" or "Iron-on Patterns" in the shop.
Pattern is for personal use only, please do not distribute. COMMERCIAL USE IS PROHIBITED. All designs ©Penguin & Fish
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