Are you ready for a free mini embroidery pattern? The ocean sunset miniature embroidery pattern is a simple and quick one. It is suitable for beginners and is a great gift for the ocean-loving people in your life. Mini embroidery can be used in multiple ways. Use mini hoops to make jewelry out of it or simply stitch it on your shirts or other clothes for a little statement.
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The Ocean Sunset free mini embroidery pattern
First, get your tools and materials and print out the template. Click here to get the template for printing or click on the button below. This design is a beginner pattern and it takes about 1 hour from start to finish including the finishing of the hoop as a pendant.
Tools & Materials
- large round: 4,75cm/1.9inch
- medium round: 3,25cm/1.3inch
- small round: 2cm/0.78inch
- thread: 6 stranded embroidery thread in the colorways yellow (741 DMC), teal (3812 DMC)
- fabric: Kona cotton solids by Kaufman in the colorway ‘pool’; 10x10cm/4x4inch
- embroidery hoop for embroidering the pattern; if you cut the fabric later, you can use a regular 6-inch hoop
- embroidery needle
- for finishing: craft glue
- a mini hoop of your choice (here is a list of mini hoop shops)
Here is a list of my favorite embroidery tools, notions and materials over on Etsy.
You can find the stitch tutorials below. The stranded embroidery thread can be split up. Use 3 strands for the large
version, 2 strands for the medium and 1 strand for the small version if not stated otherwise.
- Begin with the sun using satin stitch in yellow.
- Then add the sunbeams in yellow using the running stitch.
- For the last step, use split stitch for the horizon and reflections in teal.
- If you like, add some single stitches of yellow to the reflections to mimic the reflections of the sun.
For instructions on how to finish the mini hoop, visit this tutorial: How to finish embroidery in a mini hoop.
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