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Embroidery for Kids

I have so many patterns for adults, it dawned on me that kids would also love to embroider. Especially when everyone is stuck inside all day because of Corona Virus.

So… say hello to my newest product! 👋🏻 Embroidery kits for KIDS – a KIDDIE KIT as my husband likes to call them 🌿

This kit comes with:

  • pre-traced fabric
  • 4-inch embroidery hoop
  • thread
  • a large embroidery needle (to help kids thread their own needle)
  • step-by-step instructions with minimal words and lots of pictures!

My favorite part about this kit is after your child is done stitching, you can erase the pattern marks with the heat from a blow dryer! It’s magical!! 🙌🏻

The pattern is sweet and simple and is perfect for children wanting to learn a new craft! Recommended for ages 7+

Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Choosing the perfect gift is always so difficult for me! Especially when I’m shopping for my mom. Often times I feel like whatever I get won’t be good enough because she could just buy it herself! She does have lots more money than me, after all 🙂

That’s why I usually go with something handmade! When you make something with your own two hands, no one can be mad about it (cuz that’s just rude). The time and effort you put into making something beautiful for someone is priceless.

This year, I’m gifting my mom a floral embroidered art piece. It’s something I know she will love because I made it myself and because it’s just really cute!

Another idea is this “Home Is Where Your Mom Is” hoop. It’s a lovely reminder that no matter where you live or what your circumstances are, home is wherever your mom is.

Give your mom the best Mother’s Day gift this year – something handmade, and made with love from the heart.

Get all the materials to make this hoop for your mom here.

Don’t like this pattern, but still want to embroider something for your mom? I have 20+ patterns to choose from in my Etsy shop! Go pick something to make that your mom will LOVE!

Here are some of my favorite patterns that your mom will love:

My mom loves this pattern! Yours will too 🙂

This was my Mother’s Day pattern last year! I LOVE it!! These words are so, so true.

My most popular pattern that is fun to have displayed year-round. Make it for your mom… or make it for yourself 😉

Free Halloween Embroidery Pattern

I love doing seasonal embroidery patterns that I can offer my followers for FREE! This pattern is perfect for the Fall season!

This pattern is beginner friendly and would be super fun to do yourself, or with kids at home!

STEP 1: GATHER YOUR MATERIALS

To create this hoop, you will need:

  • your Thread Unraveled pattern
  • black embroidery thread (DMC 310)
  • needle
  • white fabric (I like to use linen blends)
  • 5 inch embroidery hoop for the web
  • 3 inch embroidery hoop for the spider
  • felt (for the back of the hoop)
  • scissors

STEP 2: DOWNLOAD YOUR PATTERN

STEP 3: TRANSFER YOUR DESIGN

Start by printing your pattern and tracing it onto your pieces of fabric. Trace the web onto fabric that will fit in your 5-inch embroidery hoop. Trace the spider onto fabric that will fit in your 3-inch embroidery hoop. I like to use a water-soluble marker to trace my pattern. You can also use a #2 pencil or whatever else you have found that works for you!

You can also visit this blog post for for help transferring your pattern.

STEP 4: STITCH YOUR DESIGN

Once your patterns are transferred onto your fabrics, you are ready to begin stitching your designs!

SPIDER WEB: To create the WEB, use 4 strands of the black thread (DMC 310). Use long back stitches to go over each line of the web.

SPIDERS: To create the spiders in the web, use 3 strands of the black thread (DMC 310). For the circle part, use a woven wheel stitch. For the legs, use a back stitch.

LARGE SPIDER: To stitch the large spider use 12 strands of the black thread (DMC 310). For the circle part of the spiders, use a woven wheel stitch. For the legs, use a back stitch.

STEP 5: FRAME YOUR EMBROIDERY

I love framing this design in the actual hoop because I love how the circular web and spider fits perfectly in the round frame. To finish off the embroidery hoops and make them look neat and tidy on the back, I like to back the hoop with felt. This way, it preserves the embroidery and looks great on the front and back!

If you enjoyed this pattern, you can also check out other embroidery patterns and kitsI have available!

Good Vibes Only Embroidery Pattern

Good Vibes Only. Since I’ve started teaching, Ive tried to adopt this motto into my life. I figure I can’t control how other people act around me and what kind of “vibes” they give off, but I can control the “vibes” I give off.

The easier choice is to be negative. Negativity is contagious and it brings other people down. As a teacher, I am around so many different kinds o people. Some are positive and happy to be around. Others are negative and I’ve learned that its really easy to match their negativity.

I’ve noticed that when I am happy and pleasant with my coworkers, parents, and my 2nd grade class, they are happy and pleasant in response. I’ve also noticed that as I focus on positivity, it is easier to be around negative people. I am able to ignore, in a sense, the negativity and pass along some positivity.

I know I can’t force others to have “good vibes,” but I make an effort to share my “good vibes” and I am happier for it. 🙂

I created this hoop to remind me to be positive and to pass along good vibes to those I come in contact with. I am not perfect at it, but I try. I made this design into a pattern so that others could embroider it for themselves and have this reminder to pass along positivity.

This design is available as both a pattern and kit.

The pattern comes as an electronic PDF embroidery pattern. It is intended for intermediate to advanced stitchers, but with the “Beginners Embroidery Guide” included, a beginner could also complete this hoop!

The digital PDF pattern includes:

PDF pattern (comes in black and white so it can be easily traced, as well as in color)
-instructions (including what stitches to use, thread colors, and pictures to help you along the way)
-stitching legend (pictures and explanations for how to create the stitches needed for this pattern)
-video tutorials (links to videos that explain how to create specific stitches and back your hoop)
-A Beginner’s Embroidery Guide (This beginner’s guide will teach you all about your materials, how to transfer your pattern onto fabric and place the fabric in your hoop, how to thread your needle, and how to begin stitching your design)

The embroidery kit includes every thing you need to create your own hoop art of the “Good Vibes Only” hoop. This pattern is fun for intermediate to advanced stitchers. It can also be completed by beginners with the help of the “Beginner’s Embroidery Guide.”

EMBROIDERY KIT Includes:
-Pattern (you will need to trace the pattern onto your fabric)
-Instructions for using your pattern (pictures included)
-Stitching legend (how to create the stitches)
-Video tutorials for creating specific stitches
-8 inch embroidery hoop
-Pink linen fabric
-Cotton fabric (optional to make your hoop more sturdy)
-Felt (to back your hoop)
-DMC thread (includes all the colors you need)
-2 needles (in case you lose one)

If you are a “beginner” in embroidery, you have the option to enter your email address at checkout and a “Beginner’s Embroidery Guide” will be sent to you electronically. The “Beginner’s Embroidery Guide” will teach you all about your materials, how to transfer your pattern onto fabric and place the fabric in your hoop, how to thread your needle, and how to begin stitching your design.

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. 🙂

Food Pun Embroidery Patterns

I love puns! Don’t we all love them? I mean, they’re punny, cheesy, and they just make you smile.

So… story time! Why did I create these? I originally made the Donut Worry Be Happy hoop just for fun and because who doesn’t love donuts?! This hoop became very popular, very fast. I hand-embroidered so many hoops with this design for so many customers, pretty soon I couldn’t keep up with the demand! So, I decided to turn it into a pattern so others could make this hoop for themselves!

And so the story continues… I wanted to do something more. Because the donut design was such a hit, I wanted to come up with a series of hoops that could go along with this donut pattern. So what did I do?? I did what every girl does when they need help – I called my mom!

My mom really wanted something she could hang in her kitchen as decor, so we came up with the idea of creating a series of food puns – the perfect kitchen decor and a great conversation starter for visitors.

I wanted to be sure that the hoops I created would be perfect for all levels of embroidery artists, beginners and advanced embroiderers alike, so I made to sure design patterns that would be simple, but cute and punny for everyone to enjoy.

On my quest to create simple, cute, and punny hoops, I created my second food pun hoop: the Squeeze the Day pattern. I love this pattern. I especially love embroidering the actual lemon! The texture is my favorite!

The third food pun hoop I created was a challenge to come up with. After consulting with my instagram followers, I decided to create a cherry pun design. The I Cherryish You pattern is also perfect for beginners. I love the cherries in this pattern. The texture is amazing and they are VERY satisfying to stitch!

Each of these pattern are available for purchase as individual patterns, but you can also purchase a bundle of all 3 patterns for a discounted price. YOU’RE WELCOME 🙂

I love seeing what others create using my designs! Tag @threadunraveled on social media and use the hashtag #threadunraveled so I can see what you create!

Wild Daisies Embroidery Pattern

I have always loved daisies. When I was little, my mom, sisters, and I would frequently watch the movie “You’ve Got Mail” together. Because of that movie, I decided from a young age that daisies are my favorite flower. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you’re missing out and you need to watch “You’ve Got Mail” ASAP.

Because of my love for daisies, I created this Wild Daisies pattern. It was one of my very first patterns I ever made and I immediately fell in love with it. And apparently many of you have fallen in love with it too! This pattern is by far my most popular embroidery pattern.

Perfect for beginners and advanced embroiderers alike, this digital embroidery pattern takes you through everything you need to know to create this embroidery.

The Wild Daisies Embroidery Pattern includes:

PDF pattern (comes in black and white so it can be easily traced)
-pattern instructions (including what stitches to use, thread colors, and pictures to help you along the way)
-stitching guide (pictures and explanations for how to create the stitches needed for this pattern)
-video tutorials (links to videos that explain how to create specific stitches and back your hoop)

Note for BEGINNERS: If you are a true beginner to embroidery, your digital pattern also comes with a “Beginner’s Embroidery Guide” that will teach you all about your materials, how to transfer your pattern onto fabric and place the fabric in your hoop, how to thread your needle, and how to begin stitching your design. So yes, beginners can complete this design. 🙂

This pattern is sized for a 6-inch hoop, but you could enlarge or shrink it to fit any size hoop you wish. And please, feel free to use any color scheme you want with this pattern! Let your imagination carry you! 🙂

Transferring an Embroidery Pattern

Embroidering is fun and relaxing, but before you can begin, you need to get the pattern onto your fabric. There are different methods you can use to transfer your embroidery pattern, but I am going to explain the simplest way: TRACING.

The following steps will teach you how to transfer your pattern onto your fabric, or you can skip to the video tutorial.

Begin by placing your pattern face-down onto your fabric and tape it down so that the pattern does not move.

Use a light-table or tape your pattern/fabric to a window and trace your design with a water-soluble marker. If you have an iPad, you can also use the app Trace Table.

Satin Stitch

The satin stitch is used to fill in shapes. I love this stitch because it looks smooth and soft. I love how the thread all blends together and creates a silky texture.

I use the satin stitch in basically all of my embroidery patterns, it’s just THAT good!

Below is a video tutorial for creating the satin stitch!

These are some of my favorite patterns that use the satin stitch!

Home Is Where Your Mom Is
Wild Daisies
Good Vibes Only