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 this free embroidery pattern in my Resource Library.