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Sketches, Doodles, & Cetera — Embroidery

Embroidery Pattern: Catnaps

Art & Illustration Embroidery Printables & Downloads

Embroidery Pattern: Catnaps

I'm really excited to bring back my popular Catnaps embroidery pattern, with an all-new addition to the designs. The new patterns are available as iron-on patterns or PDFs, but the entire collection wouldn't fit onto a single iron-on transfer.

Since I couldn't just turn my back on the two kitties that didn't make the cut, I decided to share them here, as a free PDF embroidery pattern.

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Tutorial: Embroidering with Sequins

Embroidery Tutorials

Tutorial: Embroidering with Sequins

A few years back, I started making new felt ornaments for my tree every holiday season. Last year, I discovered sequins, and now I'm hooked. They just add so much fun holiday sparkle and cheer! Making felt ornaments with them is easy as pie.

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Embroidery Tutorial: Hungarian Braided Chain Stitch

Art & Illustration Embroidery Tutorials

Embroidery Tutorial: Hungarian Braided Chain Stitch

I've been working on an embroidery of a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz. I knew I wanted to play with some fun stitches, and his fur and the embroidery on his outfit seemed like a great way to experiment with some new techniques.I learned a new stitch for this project called the Hungarian braided chain stitch, and I thought I'd share it with you as a tutorial. It creates a really lovely textured, raised line that seemed perfect to decorate the monkey's little cap. Start with a small straight stitch at the beginning of your design line.Bring your needle up...

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Embroidery Pattern: Stumpwork Tombstone & Ghost

Art & Illustration Embroidery Hand Lettering Printables & Downloads Tutorials

Embroidery Pattern: Stumpwork Tombstone & Ghost

I've wanted to try 3D stumpwork embroidery for quite a while, and what better way to learn a technique than to teach it? I created this wired ghost popping out of a tombstone, with a PDF that has a tutorial for the stumpwork technique you'll need. I love the fact that he's ready to escape from the frame!

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Embroidery Pattern: Piranha Plant

Art & Illustration Embroidery Printables & Downloads

Embroidery Pattern: Piranha Plant

I made this embroidery for a crafting swap with someone who enjoys nerd culture and old-school Mario, and I turned it into an embroidery pattern to share, since I figure everyone needs a Nintendo-based stitch sampler.

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