Archive for the ‘Punch Needle Embroidery’ Category

FREE Punch Needle Patterns!

Friday, April 15, 2011

A few days ago I posted some basic information on How to Use a Punch Needle Embroidery Tool to create fun embroidery designs fast!

Today I’m sharing a Pattern Booklet of designs for you to try.

There are 20 awesome designs in this multilingual DMC PunchNeedle Pattern Book, and each design is accompanied by a color photo and a pattern that you can enlarge to the desired size.

The patterns in this booklet range from useful totes and pouches to jewelry and wearable art, a cute seaside draft dodger (perfect for the beach house or cabin) and adorable children’s items.

While the patterns are small to fit the pages, they can easily be enlarged on your computer using your standard graphics software (like Paint), or using your printer’s photo printing features.

All of the designs are Needle Punched in DMC #5 Pearl Cotton, but you can also use any of our Embroidery Threads to make these gorgeous projects.





Punch Needle Embroidery Basics

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Punch, pull, slide and repeat!

These are the basic steps involved in creating a fun, textured Punch Needle Embroidery project!

Use a Punch Needle Embroidery Tool to quickly stitch loop designs using DMC Embroidery Threads such as Size 5 Pearl Cotton, 6-Strand Embroidery Floss, Machine Embroidery Threads, Satin Floss or Light Effects Floss on any fabric.

Personalize a tote bag, t-shirt or any item of your choice – or stitch your design onto Punch Needle Weaver’s Cloth or evenweave fabric and finish any way you choose – like this sweet organizer idea, just in time for Easter!  You can get the pattern here.

To use a Punch Needle Embroidery Tool, simply trace the design of your choice onto the wrong side of the fabric you wish to stitch using a water-soluble marking pen or pencil.

Place your fabric in an embroidery hoop (our No-Slip Two Hoop Combo Stand is perfect for this, as it functions as a lap stand, keeping both hands free when using the tool).

You will work from the wrong side of the fabric, pushing loops down through the fabric that will appear on the right side of the fabric.

Thread your Punch Needle Embroidery Tool according to the manufacturer’s directions (we use the Clover Embroidery Stitching Tool)  leaving a 2-inch tail of thread – and start stitching!

To make the first stitch, insert the needle into the wrong side of the fabric and then remove the tool from the fabric.

A loop is created on the bottom (right side) of the fabric.

Move the needle slightly to the right and make another loop.  Continue to make a row of loops.

Reverse your direction and make a second row of loops.  Continue until you fill the entire area.

To end your stitching, leave a tail on the wrong side of the fabric.

Thread the tail through a needle and weave the tail into the threads, or tack it down with thread on the back side of the project.

Our adorable Textured Owl Pattern was created using this technique! See our new instructional video punch needle below!




Check out our assortment of Punch Needle Patterns too – these pattern collections are a great way to get started!





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