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Home Is Where Your Mom Is Embroidery Pattern

Sometimes I feel like giving gifts is extremely difficult. How can you let someone you love know how much you care for them by giving them a gift? Sometimes that task feels impossible. Whenever I feel like no gift could possibly be enough to express what I want it to, I turn to making something with my hands. This way, no one can be mad about their gift because you spent time and energy making them something that you felt would be meaningful! And if they do hate it, at lest they can’t tell you without looking like a jerk! haha

This pattern was something I initially came up with for Mother’s Day. For some reason, giving a gift to my mom feels like an impossible task. Firstly, anything I buy, my mom could buy herself if she really wanted to. And secondly, how can you accurately express your appreciation and love to the woman who gave birth to you, raised you, and continues to support you throughout your life? That task feels overwhelming to me.

This pattern is something I made with my mom in mind. I know she appreciates when I take the time to make her something with my hands, and the message of “Home Is Where Your Mom Is” is a beautiful saying that couldn’t be more true.

Every mom wants to know that her children love her and think of her as being their “home.” I don’t live at home anymore. I now live in Utah where I live with my husband and we are expecting a child of our own. But still, I consider going back to Arizona where my mom lives “going home.”

Grab this pattern, or kit if you need all the materials, and make it for your mom! It could be a Mothers’s Day present, birthday present, Christmas present, or “just because” present. 🙂

Free Embroidery Pattern: Pot of Gold

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends! How cute is this little rainbow with the pot of gold at the end?! I whipped up this little pattern the other day and thought I would share it with you for FREE!

I love the bright happy colors in this little hoop. I made it in a 6 inch embroidery hoop, but you can enlarge or shrink the pattern to fit any size!

Step 1: Download your pattern!

Step 2: Transfer your pattern

Print your pattern and transfer it onto your fabric. Use this link for help transferring your pattern.

Step 3: Gather your materials

You will need:

  • your Thread Unraveled pattern
  • fabric (I like to use white linen fabric)
  • 6 inch embroidery hoop
  • DMC thread skeins: #321, #742, #943, #383, #310, #729
  • scissors
  • needle

Step 4: Stitch the design

Rainbow ArchesTo create each arch of the rain bow, use a large chain stitch.
Red row: use 12 strands of the red thread (DMC 321)
Yellow row: use 12 strands of the yellow thread (DMC 742)
Green row: use 12 strands of the green thread (DMC 943)
Purple row: use 12 strands of the purple thread (DMC 3834)
Black PotUse 6 strands of black thread (DMC 310) to outline the pot of gold with a back stitch.
Gold CoinsUse 6 strands of the gold thread (DMC 729) to create the gold coins with french knots.
CloverUse 6 strands of the green thread (DMC 943) to create the clover with a satin stitch.

Step 5: Frame your embroidery

I love framing my embroidery in the hoop I made it in. I love seeing the finished product all neat and tidy in its’ hoop. I’ve done some experimenting for framing embroidery in a hoop and the method I feel looks most professional and doesn’t put your embroidery at risk with things like hot glue is the FELT METHOD. And the best part is it’s EASY! Here’s how to do it in just 5 simple steps!

I hope you enjoy this free embroidery pattern! Share your creations on social media with #threadunraveled.

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