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“You Are Enough” Hand Embroidered Quote

I like to look around for inspirational quotes to embroider, and this one caught my eye. I love the message of “you are enough.” It helps me remember that I am exactly who I am supposed to be. I’m enough as a mother, as a wife, as a person because I’m here every day, doing the best I can.  I decided to turn it into an embroidered quote, and I’m sharing the free pattern with you.  If you are new to embroidery, make sure to take a look at my How to Embroider for Beginners page.

"You Are Enough" Hand Embroidered Quote - Free embroidery pattern!

I just love how this hoop turned out.  At first, I wasn’t sure about the color scheme I had chosen, but I think mustard yellow is going to be a new favorite.  It looks so pretty with all of the different greens.

"You Are Enough" Hand Embroidered Quote - Free hand embroidery pattern!

To stitch this hand embroidery pattern, you will need:

  • free embroidered quote pattern (instructions to download are at the bottom of this post)
  • 7 inch embroidery hoop
  • white linen fabric
  • embroidery floss – DMC 500, 163, 501, 3817, 3852, and 317
  • felt for backing (optional)

"You Are Enough" Hand Embroidered Quote with Floral Wreath

I labeled the small leaves as a satin stitch, but they are somewhere between a satin stitch and a fishbone stitch. I wasn’t really sure what to call them. You start out just like you are doing a fishbone stitch, but the first stitch from the top is really long. It should come down almost to the base of the leaf. You come in from each side, like a fishbone stitch, but you bring the needle down in the same hole a few times at the base.  I have a video here on my YouTube channel that you can watch to help.

Embroider Small Leaves

The yellow flowers are also a satin stitch, but I varied the length of each stitch to give the flowers more texture.

how to embroider flowers

The words are a back stitch.  For the thicker parts of the font, I did two rows of back stitch next to each other.  Take your time on this and use short stitches around the tight curves.  Head over to my post on how to embroider letters by hand for a video tutorial.

"You Are Enough" Hand Embroidered Quote

As you are stitching, I hope this embroidered quote inspires you to remember that you really are enough just by being yourself.

"You Are Enough" Hand Embroidered Quote - Free hand embroidery pattern!

Make sure you check out all of my hand embroidery designs.  I have over 20 free embroidery patterns for you to try out!

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Angela

Monday 31st of May 2021

I love this. I’m 58 and it’s been more years than I can remember since I did any embroidery.... I was 21 I think and in bed rest for a few weeks... anyway I’ve sign up for your news letter and am excited to get started.

I’ll definitely want some help on lettering. My daughter has asked for a “Bless this Mess” hoop to hang in her new apartment. She’s discovering what gen y or z (I’m not sure where she fits to be honest, she’s 23) call “adulting”.

Anyway I really enjoy this design so I think I’ll do one for me afterwards. I just used DMC normal floss before but I look up threads now and I notice there’s so many types but in particular one I’ve seen in a few online tutorials is there DMC Perle or Pearl that is only one twisted strand. May I ask what you (and any of your subscribers who may read this) prefer and why? It would be good to know before I set out buying myself all the necessary items (which is going to be FUN)!

Anyway, thanks for a great read and any help.

Angela

Rachel

Sunday 21st of February 2021

So adorable! I love your style!

Mala Beri

Tuesday 19th of May 2020

Am looking forward to this free pattern!

Beth

Sunday 24th of November 2019

Just finished this for my first project! Yay! I used a Mark-b-gone pen to trace your pattern. What is your favorite way to remove it? Do I wash all projects when I'm done with them? Newbie here, pouring over your blog! Thanks for such detailed videos!! Beth

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Thursday 12th of December 2019

I've never used that pen specifically, but if it's water soluble, soaking it gently should be fine. I don't love soaking my embroidery because I feel like it changes the texture of the thread, but I do it when necessary. Here's my beginner series where I talk about some tracing methods that I like to use: https://cutesycrafts.com/how-to-embroider-for-beginners.

illie

Wednesday 10th of July 2019

Love this one ! Can you share the name of the font you used ? Thanks !

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 15th of July 2019

Thank you! That one is Stea.

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