Hello my crafty friends! I finally have a new embroidery pattern to share with you today! I actually designed this Halloween cat embroidery pattern a couple years ago to use with a punch needle. I attempted it but never finished. The punch needle felt like a waste of thread, and I didn’t feel in control of what my stitches looked like. Rather than scrap the design completely, I decided to do a combo of applique and regular embroidery stitches. It turned out pretty cute, so I’m glad I didn’t give up!
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To make this Halloween cat embroidery pattern, you’ll need:
- free Halloween embroidery pattern (instructions to download are at the bottom of this post)
- 8 inch embroidery hoop
- gray fabric
- embroidery floss (colors listed on pattern)
- green, purple, and light brown cotton fabric
- paper-backed interfacing for appliqué pieces (Wonder Under – Pellon 805 or Heat ‘n Bond Lite)
Start by applying all of the appliqués pieces first, then embroider through them. You may need to adjust the sizes of the appliqué pieces depending on what brand hoop you are using to frame it and how stretchy your fabric is. I have instructions for how to appliqué by hand here.
Rather than embroidering actual lines on the pumpkin, I decided to just leave them as open space. You could also try a darker shade of orange instead.
The tree has some great texture created by the couching stitch. I’ve never filled an area with couching like this before, and it looks pretty cool. You could also use a long and short stitch, but I think it would take longer.
I also love the texture on the moon and clouds on this fun Halloween embroidery pattern. So cute!
Get the free embroidery pattern download!
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