Want to do something new this weekend? Give punch needle a go with these fun and fresh patterns and kits! Punch needle embroidery isn’t new, but it is popular once again, and it’s looking modern with bright colors and popular motifs.
7 Great Pattern To Start Punch Needle This Weekend
A punch needle doesn’t require lots of different stitch techniques. You just push the punch needle tool (and yarn or thread) through the fabric for each stitch. The process takes a little practice, but once you get it, you’ll be stitching faster than ever and creating fun textures with embroidery!
1. Geometric Pattern
As you learn the punch needle process, it helps to start with a simple design. This free pillow cover tutorial is perfect for that. With large areas of solid color, you can get into the rhythm of punching the stitches.
2. Autumn Succulent Pattern
Most punch needle designs use yarn and a large punch needle tool, but this succulent design uses regular embroidery thread and a smaller needle. The result is similar to filling in areas with long and short satin stitch.
3. Animal Pattern
These sweet creatures aren’t just a single pattern; they’re part of a beginner’s guide ebook that features instructions and tips, as well as patterns and tutorials, for three punch needle projects. What a great way to get started!
4. Fruit Punch Pattern
Depending on the size of the materials and the direction you work, punch needle stitches can look quite different. This grapefruit purse shows two sizes of loops in standard embroidery floss.
5. Floral Modern Pattern
Arounna Khounnoraj, designer and author of Punch Needle, teaches punch needle workshops around the world as well as online. Her bold and beautiful designs are easily recognizable and work well for beginners.
6. Pattern On Denim
If you love the look of solid, filled-in embroidery, you’ll love this jacket idea. This hearts and flowers design, which fits perfectly on the back of a denim jacket. Use a light coating of glue on the reverse side so those stitches stay secure when it goes through the wash.
7. Abstract Pattern
Punch needle is often at the more expensive end of embroidery projects, and that’s due to special tools and wool yarn. Of course, the result is a cozy, plush project that you’re proud of. That’s certainly true of this deluxe kit from Fancy Tiger Crafts. Be sure to note which extra supplies you may need to complete your punch needle pillow.