Punch, pull, slide and repeat!
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.
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.
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.
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!