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Rapunzel Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Pattern

Do you ever get so into a project that you can’t work on anything else?  That’s how I feel about these embroidery hoops.  They are so fun for me! Next up in my fairy tale embroidery series is this Rapunzel hand embroidery pattern.  This one is extra fun because Rapunzel’s braid continues off the hoop!  All of the hoops in this series are meant to be hung together, and this is the largest one.  I love it so much!  To see all of the hoops click here.

Rapunzel Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Pattern

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To make this Rapunzel embroidery hoop, you’ll need:

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Rapunzel Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Pattern

The tower is made with fabric appliques.  You’ll want to iron those on before doing any of the stitching.  If you’re not sure how to do that, check out this post.  I recorded a video to show you the process. The vine has some tiny, woven wheel flowers creeping up the sides of the tower.  That’s my new favorite way to make flowers!  Check out this other embroidery hoop if you like them too.

Rapunzel Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Pattern

The hoop was lacking something, so I added a “Once upon a time…” to the top.  I also added some lazy daisy stitch butterflies.

Rapunzel Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Pattern

My favorite part of the hoop is, of course, Rapunzel’s braid.

Rapunzel Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Pattern

To make the braid, I used pearl cotton.  I took the whole skein, cut it in half, and used that amount.  Thread each strand through to the back of the hoop a couple inches.  Tie the strands in a knot on the back and trim the excess threads.  Separate the strands into three equal sections and braid it.  Tie a knot at the end of the braid and trim the excess off the bottom.

Rapunzel Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Pattern

Take another strand of the pearl cotton, and use it to tack the braid into place, near the top.

Rapunzel Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Pattern

Rapunzel Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Pattern

I can’t wait to show you the rest of the hoops in this fairy tale series.  Click here to see all of them.

Rapunzel Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Pattern

Follow along on Instagram to see sneak peeks of what I’m working on, and take a look at my other hand embroidery designs for inspiration.

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whitediamond00

Monday 2nd of March 2020

Rapunzel I am trying to download this cute embroidery pattern. Please tell me what I am doing wrong.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 2nd of March 2020

Once you sign up for my email list, you'll get an email from me with a confirmation link. Click that link and you'll get another email with a link to the download page. If you have trouble, email me at cutesycrafts@hotmail.com, and I'll help. :)

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