Ready to stitch up a fun new pattern? This simple design will help you learn and 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, French knot stitch, and satin stitch.
Finished pattern size: 4.5” x 4.75” (approx. 11.5cm x 12cm)
Beginner (ages 13+). Crafty kids under 13 may also be able to do this project, with adult supervision.
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The 4-page PDF pattern includes:
- 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 file?
After checking out, you will receive an email that contains a link to download the pattern. You can save your pattern 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?
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