Category Archives: Clementine Patterns
Introducing my new free embroidery pattern for spring! It’s called Hello, Spwing! and features this adorable little duckling holding a fresh spring blossom and telling the world “Hello Spwing” in his little quacky voice.
This design will fit inside a 5″ embroidery hoop but this sweet little duckling would also look adorable on a tea towel or a pillow.
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Supply list for making the Hello, Spwing! embroidery:
muslin or quilt cotton fabric
Cricut Bright Pad or you can tape up on a window
Sakura Pigma Micron 005 (black) to trace design on fabric
DMC embroidery floss
5″ embroidery hoop
PDF of Hello, Spwing! in my free resource library. You can get the password at the bottom of this post.
Place the printed PDF of the embroidery pattern on top of the Bright Pad (lightbox) and then place the fabric over the PDF. You can use a little tape to hold everything in place while you trace the design.
I like to use the Sakura Pigma Micron 005 pen because it has a very fine tip and doesn’t bleed. You can find them on Amazon, craft stores, and office supply stores.
This is with the light on the Bright Pad so that you can see how easy it is to trace the design onto the fabric. If you don’t have a Bright Pad you can tape the PDF to a window and then tape the fabric over the PDF to trace.
After tracing the design onto the fabric, place a second layer of fabric behind it and then put both layers of fabric into the embroidery hoop. This way you are stitching through two layers of fabric. (I think it helps to keep the thread on the back from showing through on the front side. This is optional, it’s just my preferred way to do it.)
After you finish stitching, place the design in the center of the hoop and lightly pull the fabric taut as you tighten the screw to secure the fabric. Measure the fabric out from the hoop about 1 1/2 – 2 inches all the way around and trim off the excess fabric.
Take your needle and a long piece of thread about 18-24 inches long with the tail knotted, begin stitching a straight stitch about 1/4″ to 1/2″ from the edge of the fabric. Draw the fabric tight and tie off the thread.
It’s all finished!
(If you like you can slip stitch or use a blanket stitch to attach a piece of felt on the back to cover where the fabric was pulled together. This is optional.)
Get my free embroidery pattern for the Hello, Spwing! in my Resource Library. Sign up for free access!
Save this Free Embroidery Pattern for Spring – Hello Spwing! to your favorite Pinterest board!
You might also enjoy these spring time recipes:
IT’S TIME TO SAVE! Yay! We are having our big Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sales in our shops + an extra day for fun. All items on sale now through Tuesday, December 1st.
Here are the coupon codes for each of our shops:
- 20% off all patterns and kits at Clementine Patterns use coupon code THANKFUL
- 20% off all art prints at The Breezy Tulip Studio use coupon code THANKFUL
- Noble Rose Press has all paper doll books and coloring books on sale for $5 each. Lowest price of the year. The complete collection of 7 paper dolls books and 1 coloring book is on sale for $35. No coupon needed!
Another great sales alert –
AMAZON is offering a 30% off coupon for any ONE (1) book. Take advantage of this deal now, it expires on November 30th at 2:59 am EST. If you have been wanting the new Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook or Plan book this is the perfect time. I’ve had a couple of books on my list – Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson and Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It by Dr. David Brownstein, now to decide which one.
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I am so excited to share our newest embroidery pattern from Clementine Patterns.
“Fruit of the Spirit”
Now available for pre-order at a special price through Wednesday, November 4th.
It’s always a thrill for me as I make those last few stitches of an embroidery and to see it all finished. This has been one of my favorites to stitch, although I probably say that after every one that I finish.
Our “Fruit of the Spirit” embroidery comes in two different ways:
- As a pattern that comes with the pre-printed fabric and instruction sheet, or
- As a kit that comes with everything you need to complete the embroidery, as shown below. All you need is a pair of scissors!
I have been sharing some snippets of this pattern in my embroidery stitch tutorials that I have posted over the past few weeks:
Look for more stitch tutorials in the coming weeks.
I want to thank everyone who entered in last’s weeks giveaway! It has been such a blessing to be able to share these gifts with you all!
Continuing with my “Month of Giveaways” in celebration of the launch of my new blog, this week’s giveaway is featuring some products from our family’s businesses!
A little background on our family businesses – My daughters, Breezy and Emily Rose, have always loved to create and as they finished their homeschooling years, they took that love of creating and started their own home businesses, The Breezy Tulip Studio and Noble Rose Press. Breezy being more of the traditional artist uses watercolor, pencil and ink. Emily Rose loves working in graphic design and visual editing. And my love of embroidery began another creative outlet for us in designing and stitching embroidery patterns for Clementine Patterns.
Here’s what one of you will win in this week’s giveaway!
One kit of your choice from Clementine Patterns. Our kits come with everything you need to complete the embroidery – pre-printed fabric, embroidery threads, instruction sheet, stitch guide, needle, needle book, and hoop. The only thing extra you’ll need is a pair of scissors.
One 8 x 10 art print of your choice from The Breezy Tulip Studio.
And one each of the Breezy and Emily Rose’s books that they created and are available at Noble Rose Press.
To enter this giveaway please leave a comment below sharing what your favorite product of the giveaway is.
Winner will be picked at random and announced next Friday, October 23nd just in time for Week #3 of my “Month of Giveaways”! (You can subscribe to email updates to make sure you don’t miss the next post!)
- This Giveaway is now closed. A huge thank you to all who entered! We enjoyed reading your comments, they were very helpful!
- Giveaway ends Thursday, October 22nd at midnight EST.
Congratulations to Larissa! Winner of Week #2 Artful Bundle!
I am having so much fun sewing our new pattern for Clementine Patterns. One of the stitches that we are using on this pattern is the running stitch, also known as the straight stitch. It’s very easy to learn and master and with its simplicity it can be used to create many beautiful designs. So grab your needle and thread and let’s do some stitching.
Running Stitch Tutorial:
After threading your needle and knotting the long end of the thread, bring your needle up from the back and then take small straight stitches working the needle in and out through the fabric. On our patterns we have the lines already printed for you to see where to stitch. If you are working on a project that isn’t preprinted, you will want to make the stitches as evenly as possible.
Sometimes, I will put the needle through several stitches at a time, but that is not necessary. You can put the needle in and out for each individual stitch.
You may have noticed that I am left-handed, so if you are a right-hander simply do the opposite.
Pull your thread gently through the fabric.
As you pull your thread through the fabric, you may have an occasional knot or twist. Use your needle to gently straighten out any twists or knots. If your thread is getting twisted often, you can hold your fabric up and let your thread and needle hang and unwind. That should set things right so that you can begin stitching again.
Our new pattern and kit, “Fruit of the Spirit” will be available for pre-order soon!