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.
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.
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)
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.
The yellow flowers are also a satin stitch, but I varied the length of each stitch to give the flowers more texture.
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.
As you are stitching, I hope this embroidered quote inspires you to remember that you really are enough just by being yourself.
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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Monday 9th of May 2022
Hi Jessica I have completed this pattern and I wanted to frame it in the hoop, how did you finish the back off? Thanks, Kerrielea p.s. I am on your mailing list.
Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts
Friday 20th of May 2022
This post shows my favorite way to do the back: https://cutesycrafts.com/2017/10/back-embroidery-hoop-felt.html. Sometimes I get lazy and hot glue the felt or a piece of cardstock, but it doesn't look as nice.
Saturday 4th of December 2021
Please help! I am a beginner and have done a pattern using 6 strands which was 3 strands doubled up. So when your pattern calls for 6 strands is that 3 doubled up? What about when it asks for 3 strands in your pattern? I don't understand how to do 3 strands! Thanks
Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts
Thursday 9th of December 2021
Embroidery floss usually comes in 6 strands, which you can split into different amounts. Is that what you're using? When I say 6 strands, you can double up 3 strands or just use the whole 6 strands of floss without separating it. When I use 3 strands, I am using half with no doubling up since it's an odd number.
Sunday 28th of November 2021
Can't get the you are enough pattern to download. Want to make it for granddaughter for christmas.
Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts
Tuesday 30th of November 2021
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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.
Sunday 21st of February 2021
So adorable! I love your style!