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Crafters, makers and creatives – I think we could all use something cheerful this winter as the cold temps continue on. Therefore, I created this embroidery pattern for you to enjoy. If you get a chance to try it, please do share with Art-of-Crafts on social media!
This is a great craft for adults and children alike – children will need supervision with needles and scissors.
Materials you will need:
– Printer and paper for the embroidery pattern
– Solid colored fabric
– Embroidery Floss, Hoop and Needles
– A pencil
– Scissors for floss
Step One – Download this free Teddy Bear Tea Embroidery Pattern PDF and print it out.
Step Two – Place a piece of thin, solid colored fabric over the printed pattern. Holding the pattern and fabric up to a sunny window is an easy way to trace the image, or use a light box if you have one available. Other methods are available if you search online – Pinterest is a great place to start! I like to use a simple soft pencil for tracing patterns.
Step Three – Choose to include the entire image in your creation, or just the parts you enjoy. In my case, I wanted to only include the cute little bear and teacup.
Step Four – After tracing your image, center it in your embroidery hoop and begin stitching.
Here are some embroidery ideas for this particular pattern:
– A simple running stitch works great for the outline of the bear
– French knots are perfect for the bear’s nose and the center of the bow tie
– Double up on stitches for the teacup to create a solid color
Step Five – Hang your finished embroidery on the wall using the hoop as the frame, or take your creation out of the hoop and add it to a pillow case, table cloth or other decorative item.
Step Six – Don’t forget to share your finished piece with us in the comments below!
Ashley Lucas aka Lady Lucas is an artist and craft designer that creates cute animal characters for a living. Visit her artwork on her website, blog and don’t forget to follow her daily artwork on Instagram!