For the last couple of years, I’ve made a free printable embroidery pattern for Thanksgiving, and I’m afraid I am running late this year. So, I am making up for it with two!
An everyday, “it’s all good” bird, to remind us that life is good, all of it.
And, a holiday Christmas tree, inspired by my chalkboard art from last year. I left out the word ‘believe’ simply because I couldn’t fit it in.
You’ll need: pre-washed, solid-colored cotton fabric, embroidery hoop, needle, floss and either transfer paper or transfer pen or pencil.
To transfer (2 options):
1)Place printed pattern right-side up with fabric on top, trace firmly over design with transfer pen or pencil. May need light source like a light box or window.
2) Lay transfer paper (chalk side down) onto fabric. Place printed pattern right-side-up on top and trace lines with ballpoint pen pressing firmly so that chalk transfers to fabric.
Embroidery: Use half strand of floss (3 strands out of 6) for best results. Use any colors you like.
Use the following links for basic stitches (I use the back stitch for most of my embroidery, sometimes with a few fancy stitches thrown in):
Sarah’s Hand Embroidery (see side bar)
Basic Embroidery Stitches
Basics to Embroidery(video)
Uses: Maybe for a tote bag, decorative pillow front, wall hanging, dishcloth, quilt square, apron or maybe even a t-shirt. Skies the limit!