No green thumb needed to make these cuties.
It’s so much fun decorating with succulents – and with this clever beginner embroidery project, you can take your crush on these green lovelies even further. Using our free pattern download, you’ll learn a couple of basic embroidery stitches, plus get the patterns to hand stitch these succulent designs. You’ll finish off the project by using a Dritz craft cover button kit to transform your embroidered fabric pieces into buttons – simply glue a magnet onto the back of each button and you’re done.
- 4” embroidery hoop
- Embroidery floss in colors of choice
- 6″ x 6” piece of cotton fabric in color of choice
- Lightweight fusible interfacing
- Iron and ironing surface
- Craft magnets
- Succulent pattern
We think these magnets are awfully cute. The fact that they also provide function (organization, anyone?) makes them even better.
Adhere the lightweight fusible interfacing to the back of the fabric. This will prevent the shine from the cover button from showing through.
Secure the fabric into an embroidery hoop, making sure it’s nice and taught. Thread your needle with 3-ply embroidery floss, tying a knot at the end. Refer to the pdf download for pattern stitch types.
HOW TO BACK STITCH:
Starting at one end of the shape, come up from the bottom of the hoop pulling all the way through until the knot hits. Do one straight stitch by going down through the fabric about ¼” forward. Continue along the pattern line, but come up a ¼” space ahead of your last stitch and bring your needle back down into the same hole at the end of the last stitch you made.
HOW TO SATIN STITCH:
Starting on one side of the shape, come up from the bottom of the hoop pulling all the way through until the knot hits. Go down through the fabric on the opposite side of the shape, parallel from where you came up. Bring the needle up again on the same side of the shape where you started and repeat steps until the shape is full. Adjust stitch lengths following the pattern lines.
Once you finish stitching all of your succulents, cut the fabric and assemble the cover buttons, making sure to use the button backing without the shank. Wet the edges of the button to remove any pen marks that were left behind.
Glue a magnet to the back of each button, and admire!
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