How to Teach Kids Embroidery with free patterns - Handicraft Series

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And we're back finally with another Handicraft for the Handicraft Series! I kind of skipped June, because well we all just need a break sometime. And well, good intentions for July landed on August. But here we are now and doing Embroidery for your kiddos. I'm really excited about this one. My 9 and 7 year old loved it and even my 5 year old could do it. This is great for the motor skills and we have a secret cheat to make it easier for you and your kiddos.

 Today though, I'm really lucky to have my friend Stephanie from Swoodson Says. She is so good with embroidery and does it with her two kiddos all the time. 
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Hi, I’m Stephanie and I blog over at Swoodson Says about all kinds of crafty things! As my kids get older, they’re more and more interested in sewing and hand embroidering alongside me and I’m excited to share a new simple pattern that they both enjoyed. 

How to Teach Kids Embroidery with Free Patterns


Supplies:

free children embroidery design dinosaur

You can use any embroidery hoop that is 5.5” inches or larger, and add any quilting cotton or an old sheet for fabric, some embroidery floss, and a hand sewing needle. It’s easy to print and trace with a pencil or you can use fancy transfer material like I did, it’s called Stick N Stitch.


I designed this pattern to use 2 or 3 of the most common stitches - a back stitch for the main outline, satin stitch for the eye detail, and satin or running stitch for the other facial details; there are two versions in the PDF so you can choose.

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Be sure to keep in mind most kids aren’t going to stitch the whole thing in one sitting! I’d say this took my 7 & 5 year old about 4 hours total to stitch, over 2 days. After they’re done stitching, you can display their work in a hoop, turn it into a stuffed toy/pillow, or use it as a detail and add patchwork around it. 


If you’d like to try this t-rex yourself, sign up for my newsletter and get the free download once you confirm your subscription! 

Here are some other resources if you want to try it!


    To download the fox and squirrel patterns, just click the image below.
    free embroidery patterns for beginners

    tips for teaching embroidery kids


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