We’ve Got This Machine Embroidery and Needle Punch Patterns

The Face of Jesus Machine Embroidery

We’ve Got This Machine Embroidery and Needle Punch Patterns

“We’ve Got This” machine embroidery and needle punch patterns were inspired by the events of early 2020. I just wanted to give the world a hug! Then in my mind I saw this picture. For me, this pattern inspires hope and peace.  

Machine Embroidery Pattern

Machine embroidery is a needle art that can be used in so many ways! Use “We’ve Got This” for personalizing clothing or framing as art for the wall. The sky is the limit with what can be done with this machine embroidery!

“We’ve Got This” machine embroidery pattern is a 4 or 5 color, embroidery pattern available for digital download.
This pattern comes with both 1 or 2 color hands. It is available in 2 sizes, 7 x 5.8 and 3.5 x 2.9.

The machine embroidery pattern “We’ve Got This” is available in the following formats, ART, HUS, PES, JEF, DST, EXP, VIP, VP3, and XXX.

A color and sequencing chart is included, along with instructions. The files are available as an instant download. 

Needle Punch Pattern

“We’ve Got This” needle punch pattern is a 6.5 x 6.5 downloadable paper pattern which includes instructions on how to needle punch and how to transfer a pattern. If you would like to read the “how to” instruction now to see how easy it is, here is a link How To Needle Punch.

The example was punched on unbleached cotton weaver’s cloth using an Ultra Punch needle and DMC embroidery floss. For more information on the Ultra Punch, click here.

There are many ways to finish this pattern. 
Finishing directions are NOT included because its up to you to decide what to make.
You will be purchasing the paper pattern with complete instructions for punching and transferring the design to cloth.
This does not include weaver’s cloth or embroidery floss. Here is a link for Weaver’s Cloth from one of my favorites!

Skill level: Not basic but you can do it!

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Stitched We've Got This machine embroidery

There are many different ways to display “We’ve Got This” machine embroidery and needle punch patterns. The following is a list of ideas.

Pillow cover

Bible cover

On a denim book bag

In a frame

Stitch on a t-shirt

A jean jacket

On a beach towel

In a quilt

As a patch

I hope you enjoy ‘We’ve Got This” machine embroidery and needle punch pattern! Please share your pictures of your completed “We’ve Got This” pattern! I would love to see your finished crafting projects!

Enjoy creating the hopeful “We’ve Got This” Machine Embroidery & Needle Punch Pattern!

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Best Friends Needle Punch Pattern

Needle Punch Pattern Best Friends

Best Friends Needle Punch Pattern

Best Friends needle punch pattern is a simple pattern which is great for beginners or a quick gift for a best friend. Best Friends needle punch pattern is 4 x 4 finished. This pattern comes with instructions, threading instructions and tips on how to punch for only $5. 

Skill level: Easy!

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Supplies Needed

  • To begin

    Trace the pattern onto a piece of weaver’s cloth cut to 10 X 10 square. 

    Learn 5 Ways to Transfer a Pattern here 

    Press Weaver’s cloth. 

    Place in a locking embroidery hoop.

    I punched at a #2 level on the small punch needle with 3 strands of embroidery floss.

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Hopping Into Spring Needle Punch Pattern

Needle Punch Pattern Hopping Into Spring

Hopping Into Spring Needle Punch Pattern

Enjoy the happiness of Hopping Into Spring Needle Punch Pattern. It is available at HandmadeJulesShop on Etsy. This Pattern includes instructions and tips, along with the pattern for instant download. The 6.5 x 3.5 needle punch Hopping Into Spring is only $8.

Skill level: Easy!

Needle Punch two bunnies

Punch needle embroidery is a needle art that has stood the test of time. It is an art that is quick to learn and easy to do with beautiful results!

 

Supplies Needed

Weaver’s cloth can be found here on Amazon Weaver’s cloth, or at your local fabric store.

Locking embroidery hoop. I use Morgan embroidery hoops, found here Morgan embroidery hoop.

A punch needle with a threader, I use the Ultra Punch Needle.

Small scissors.

Embroidery floss

Enjoy creating the happiness of the Hopping Into Spring Needle Punch Pattern

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The Face of Jesus Needle Punch Pattern

Needle Punch Pattern The Face of Jesus

The Face of Jesus Needle Punch Pattern

The calming beauty of The Face of Jesus Needle Punch Pattern is available at HandmadeJulesShop on Etsy. This Pattern includes instructions and tips, along with the pattern for instant download. The 6×8 needle punch The Face of Jesus is only $10.

Skill level: Not basic but you can do it!

close up The Face of Jesus Needle Punch

Punch needle embroidery is a needle art that has stood the test of time. It is an art that is quick to learn and easy to do with beautiful results!

 

Supplies Needed

Weaver’s cloth can be found here on Amazon Weaver’s cloth, or at your local fabric store.

Locking embroidery hoop. I use Morgan embroidery hoops, found here Morgan embroidery hoop.

A punch needle with a threader, I use the Ultra Punch Needle.

Small scissors.

Embroidery floss

Enjoy creating the beautiful The Face of Jesus Needle Punch Pattern

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20 Tips For Needle Punch Success.

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20 Tips For Needle Punch Success.

20 tips for needle punch success has tips from start to finish! Needle punching is a fun and relaxing fiber art that has been around a long time. The craft is forgiving, meaning if you don’t like a stitch you can just pull it out and do it again. Here are a 20 tips for needle punch to help you be successful with your project.

Skill level: easy

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1. Read through the needle punch instructions first before you start. This helps give you the whole picture of what is involved with your project. The first important tip for success.

2. Make sure you have all the items you will need to complete your needle punch project. Nothing is more frustrating when you start a project and realize something is missing. Having to stop until you get what you need is a fun killer.

3. Use the correct fabric for the base of your needle punch project. This is what you will punch through. If you intend to needle punch with yarn, use a Monk’s cloth with 12 holes per inch. This will hold the yarn tightly. Craft stores tend to carry a Monk’s cloth with 7 holes per inch which the yarn may slip. If you use embroidery floss to needle punch with, then the fabric should be a Weaver’s cloth. This is a poly cotton blend fabric with an even weave and some weight. This cloth is available here on Handmade Jules (Link coming soon) and at Joann’s Fabric.

4. Use the correct weight yarn or threads of floss for the needle punch tool you are using. The yarn needs to be thin enough to flow through the tool but thick enough to hold in the holes of the cloth. If you are using an Amy Oxford punch needle, work with a 3-ply rug yarn or bulky-weight knitting yarn. Two strands of worsted-weight yarn held together can also be used, or even 3 or 4 strands of sock-weight yarn held together. If you are using a fine needle punch, such as the Ultra Needle Punch, make sure you use the correct number of strands in the needle for the size you are using. An example would be the Ultra Punch large needle uses 6 strands of floss or 2 strands of acrylic yarn. The small needle works with 2 strands of embroidery floss.

5. Remember you will work on the back of the fabric with most Needle Punch patterns.The design is printed in reverse on the back of the fabric. As you punch from the back, the design comes through to the front. When the fabric is in the hoop, the back of the fabric faces up and the design is facing down. If the pattern calls for embroidery stitches you will work these stitches from the front of the fabric. Words, when working from the back of the fabric, should be mirrored. You should be able to read the words from the front.

6. When needle punching, it is important to keep the fabric taut or tight like a drum while you stitch. When Needle Punching with the larger yarn and punch, it is very important to use a sturdy frame to hold the fabric. The basic wooden hoop will not hold the fabric tight enough while punching. Some of the best frames are gripper strip frames or a Q-Snap Frame. Because I needle punch with a Ultra Punch and embroidery floss, I like to use a plastic Morgan plastic no slip hoop with a tongue and groove design on the rings. This holds the fabric nice and tight. I have tried many types of hoops and a good hoop makes all the difference.

7. Keep the fabric tight in your hoop or frame. Tight like a drum or tight enough to bounce a coin on. This will ensure the needle can properly form neat stitches.

8. Use a hoop that is large enough to show the entire design. It makes stitching easier and you can see the whole project. If this isn’t possible, be careful when moving the hoop to a new section. Open the hoop as big as it will go, position the fabric where you want it over the lower hoop. Put the upper hoop over the fabric, being careful not to pull the stitches down. Then tighten the upper hoop. The tightened hoop shouldn’t damage your stitches. When you remove the hoop the stitches should fluff right back up.

9. Keep loose tension on the yarn or thread. If there isn’t slack on the thread or yarn, the tension can pull the stitches right out.

10. Pay close attention to the direction of the needle when stitching. The opening of the needle should always face the direction you are stitching.

11. As a beginner, when you change the direction of your stitches, turn your project, not the needle.

12. For even stitches, in other words, loops, be sure to punch your needle all the way to the wooden handle or with a fine needle punch, the plastic handle. The length of the needle determines the length of the loop. Punching down to the same depth on each stitch makes the loops the same length.

13. Graze your needle over the top of the fabric. Do not pull your needle all the way up or away from the fabric. Pulling the needle away from the fabric will pull the previous stitches out or make them shorter.

14. Start with the outlines then move to filling them in.

15. Always wash your hands before working on your project. This decreases the risk of getting dirt and other stains on the fabric while working on it.

16. Take the project out of the hoop when you are not stitching. If the project is left in the hoop for a long period of time, it is difficult to remove the imprint of the hoop. Also the edge of the material becomes worn where it is handled and there is a big risk of staining from the oils in our hands.

17. If your fabric stretches or loosens while you are working, tighten it back to taut or drum tight. If your fabric keeps slipping, consider wrapping fabric strips or bias tape around the inner ring or both rings. The strips of fabric help grip the cloth you are punching on.

18. If you aren’t happy with the stitch, just pull it out and restitch.

19. Needle punch embroidery can be washed if your yarn or thread is colorfast. To dry press between two towels.

20. Place a dab of Fray Check on each thread tail on the back of your work to secure your work if you are nervous the loops will pull out. Needle punching is pretty secure and hardy, but this is an option if needed.

Enjoy Needle Punching now you have the 20 tips! Share pictures of your projects below or email them to me!!

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How To Needle Punch.

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How To Needle Punch.

Needle Punch is a needle craft that is fun and relaxing. The needle punch tool, punches the thread through the fabric resulting in loops of thread on the front and smooth stitches on the back. It is like painting using thread! Either side, the loops or the smooth, can be the design which to work. Needle Punching is forgiving because stitches can be pulled out and stitched again. And Needle Punching requires no counting! 

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Material list

Fabric

The best fabric to use for needle punching is weaver’s cloth. This is a tightly woven cotton polyester blend fabric. Weaver’s cloth can be tricky to find in stores so I have it available here for purchase (Link). I have tried other cotton fabrics with a tight weave and have not had great success. The fabric needs to “bounce back” or tighten around the punched thread. Some fabrics with a tight weave will leave a hole after the thread is punched through or the fabric doesn’t hold the punched thread tightly enough resulting in the loops pulling out. There is no harm in trying different fabrics by punching a small area before you invest too much time into the project. 

 

Cutting fabric

Choose the fabric to use and cut it to the desired size. I like to cut my fabric generously, leaving 4 or more inches of fabric around the needle punch design. Extra fabric can be trimmed off but more fabric is very difficult to add to the finished project. 

Pattern

Some patterns come already printed on the fabric, others need to be traced onto the fabric. Learn more about tracing patterns on Handmade Jules here. (Link) To trace the pattern on to the fabric, you can use a finepoint washable fabric marker, a pen, pencil or permanent marker. The washable marker tends to fade after a few days so I prefer using a light pencil. If a pen or permanent marker is used, be sure to needle punch over the whole pattern to cover it.

Use a light table or window to trace the pattern onto the fabric.  First tape the pattern down so it does not move or shift. Place your fabric over the top of the pattern, make sure it is smooth and wrinkle free. Next tape the fabric down so it does not move or shift. Trace the pattern.

 

Hooping

To hoop the patterned fabric, loosen the screw of the hoop. Then lay the inner ring down on a table. Next place the fabric on top of the inner ring, with the pattern centered. Place the outer ring on top of fabric. Then press down on the outer ring until it goes over the inner ring, sandwiching the fabric between the two hoops. Last, tighten the screw while making sure the fabric is tight as a drum.

Invest in quality

Some hoops are slippery and the fabric slides around. This makes working with them very frustrating because the fabric has to be tightened constantly. It is worth it to invest in a quality hoop. My favorite is the Morgan Embroidery Hoop listed above. These hoops do not slip and stay very tight. I would rather pay a few dollars more saving time and sanity, than buy a cheaper brand causing me frustration.

If you already have a hoop that slips, cover the inner ring completely with 1 inch or smaller fabric strips around the hoop. The Spruce Crafts site has a great post on how to wrap a hoop. Or wrap scotch tape with the non sticky side towards the ring. The sticky clear tape will help hold the fabric. 

 

Using a frame

Make or purchase a wooden frame, just the frame without a backing or glass. Then stretch the fabric over the frame and staple the fabric to the frame. Using a staple gun works best. The finished project can be left on the frame or the staples can be removed and the frame can be used again. Liz from elizabethhurley.etsy.com shows how to create your own decorative wall hangings by stretching designer fabrics onto wood frames.  elizabethhurley.etsy.com  . Her video is great to show how to wrap the fabric on a frame. Then just used the frame to needle punch or embroider. 

 

Punch Needle Direction

Look closely at your punch needle. It is cut on an angle with one side open. This open side is the front. The other side is pointed and has a hole in it. This is the back. 

When punching, you must lead with the front side or punch with the front side heading in the direction you are punching. The direction you work doesn’t matter as long as the needle is facing correctly. The frontside aiming the direction you are working. In other words, think of it as having the headlights facing forward! Work in whatever direction feels comfortable. I like to work away from my body. 

 

Thread

Separating the thread can be a pain and tangled thread is a bummer. There are 6 strands in a length of embroidery thread.

Cut the thread to the length you desire. When just learning, keep the length shorter, around 18 inches so it doesn’t get knotted or tangled.

3 ways to separate

There are a few ways to separate the thread into strands that you will use.

First

The first way is to separate the strands by pulling down  the amount you want to use, let’s say 3. Pull these three strands apart from the six, at one end of the strand with the tips of your fingers. Now hold the three strands in your left hand and pull the remaining strands down towards the bottom end with your right hand. These “pulled down” strands will bunch up, just pull them straight again. Go slowly so if they do tangle it will be easy to straighten out.

Second

Another way is to separate the thread is by using your mouth to hold the third section of thread. For example, let’s use 2 strands. Separate the two strands at one end of the thread. Then put the 2 strands between your lips to hang on to it. Put the 4 strands in your left hand and pull slightly apart from the two strands in your lips. Grab the rest of the thread, the part that is still 6 strands, with your right hand. Gently pull the sections apart. The strands in your right hand, which are still 6 strands together will try to spin or unwind. If this happens release the 6 strands and let them untwist. Then grasp them again and continue to separate the strands. When apart, the 2 strand length will remain in your lips.

Run the tip of the end through your lips, wetting it slightly. This is the end to work with while threading through the wire loop.

Third

Finally, to separate another way is to use both hands on either piece of the strand, then pull apart gently. The thread can become knotted and tangled as the end with six strands will spin or bunch up. Pull slowly apart and be gentle.

To avoid a tangle, cut the thread length shorter. One way will become a favorite and the more you do it the easier it will get.

Ultra Punch Needle

I work with smaller patterns so I use the Ultra Punch Needle to punch. It works great and is easy to use!  Find the sample of the 12 length of stitches, using all 3 needles of the Ultra Punch here. (Link) Purchase the Ultra Needle Punch here.  This tool comes with 3 needles, great instructions with photos in the packaging along with two wire threaders. 

There are other “multi size in one” needles out there but I haven’t found any that I can recommend.

There are other needles that come in many different sizes to use on larger size punching, from pillows to rugs. I enjoy punching the smaller patterns with embroidery thread so that is what I feel comfortable in recommending. Here are some links to other sites that work with the larger needle punch and different threads which I enjoy reading.

 The Woolery, Sarahmaker.com, North Shore Crafts

 

Thread Ultra Punch Needle

Most needle punches come with directions and so does the Ultra Needle Punch. To illustrate the ease of threading, this is how I thread my Ultra Needle Punch.

Threading

To thread your needle, put the long wire loop in the needle opening so it comes out the open hollow blue end. Next put the embroidery  thread through the wire loop. Pull the wire loop out through the needle end, pulling the thread along with the loop. From the back of the needle, the flat side, put the wire loop through the small hole. The wire loop should now be on the side of the open angle. Next take the thread coming out of the needle end and put it through the wire loop. Then pull the wire loop back through the small hole, bringing the thread with it.

The completed threading

The thread should be running down the tool from the open hollow end, through the open end in the needle, then through the small hole in the end of the needle. The end of the thread should be running out of the flat side of the needle. 

Starting A Thread

To start a needle punch thread, hold the tool in a vertical position, or perpendicular to the fabric. There should be about an inch of thread laying on top of the fabric. I like to have this thread off to the left of my needle but it can lay anywhere just as long as you can see where you are going to punch. The feeder thread, the thread coming out of the hollow end of the tool, should be behind or over the hand you are punching with. Make sure this thread has no tension on it, in other words that it is free to feed into the tool without getting pulled back. I like to lay this thread to the side of my hand on top of the fabric where I can see that it is free to feed into the tool.

 

Punching

Push the needle all the way down into the fabric every punch to get consistent loops. Lift the needle tip up until it appears on the top of the fabric. Move the tip a short distance then push the needle down through the fabric again. Be sure to hold the needle in the correct direction with the angled side facing front. Lift the needle tip so it just skims the top of the fabric to produce smooth consistent stitches.

Remember

Remember you are working from the back of the project and the front is facing down or away from you. Sometimes in needle punching, the smooth back side stitches are used on the front to produce a different texture in the pattern.

Trim

As you punch along a few stitches, leave the punch down in fabric and trim the beginning tail of the thread so it doesn’t get it the way. I like to trim at about a ¼ inch length, but it can be trimmed to an ⅛ of an inch. Be careful not to pull on this tail as it will remove your stitches. When I am completed with the project, I use Fray Check to lock down my stitches, ensuring they do not pull out.

Mistakes

If you are not pleased with your stitches or a mistake is made, just pull the tail of the thread and pull out the stitches you want to replace. Then restitch this area. If it is just the last few stitches that were just stitched that are not acceptable, pull up on the needle punch tool and pull out the last few stitches. To restitch these last few punches, put the tip of the needle down on top of fabric and pull the feeder thread taut from the hollow end. This will tighten the thread to where it was before you pulled the stitches. There should not be any extra thread between the needle and the fabric. Now just re-punch the stitches and continue with the pattern.

 

Ending a Thread or Changing Colors

When the feeder thread runs out, take the tip of the needle punch and use it to pull out the last few stitches leaving about ¼ inch tail of thread laying on top of fabric. Another way to end a thread is when the feeder thread reaches the top of the hollow tube, punch a few more stitches then pull the needle punch tool away from the project. As you gently pull the tool away, hold the thread down with your fingertip. The thread will feed through the needle punch tool but your finger will hold the stitch in place. Then cut the thread, again leaving a ¼ inch tail. You may wish to put a small dab of fabric glue or Fray Check on each thread end to secure it in place. 

 

Do not carry the thread from one area to the next as it can pull out stitches. Complete an area, then cut the thread and start again in the next place.

Filling Areas

There are two ways to fill in a pattern. The first would be to fill in the large areas and then fill the small or narrow areas last. You will be able to see the small areas from the back of the pattern. Another way is to fill in the small areas first then fill the large areas last. This way the small details are complete when you fill in around them. Look at the pattern to decide which areas will work best to fill first. If completing the small areas first, make sure to trim your threads closer to the fabric so the tails don’t block your view of the pattern. 

Which side?

You will work from the printed side of the project. So if the desired look is the looped side, the punching is done from the back of the project. Begin by punching the outline area just inside or on top of the printed line. If you want the smooth side to be the finished project, the traced pattern is on this side, therefore needle punch just outside the traced lines so the lines will not be seen.

Filling in areas

Continue by filling in the area, following the direction of the outline or by punching rows randomly. Some shapes or the size of the area to be filled will determine the pattern of the fill.  For areas which are thin or narrow, you may want to punch 2 rows to ensure the area is visible within the finished piece. You can always go back and punch another row to add thread to make it more visible. 

Punching Tips

  • When a direction change is required, keep the needle position down and rotate the fabric rather than the needle.
  • Don’t overcrowd your stitches. It is easy to go back and fill stitches in later if needed. 
  • Work inside the printed lines for each area, to achieve a nice clean edge between colors.
  • If your stitches keep pulling out as you work, check to make sure there is no tension on the feeder thread.
  • If you need to pull out stitches and re-punch an area, the thread may be too kinked to use. Start with a new piece of thread.
  • When you first begin, the area may look sparse or droopy. Don’t worry, as you fill the pattern in, it will become fuller. The loops hold each other up.

 

Cleaning

Use mild dishwashing liquid to gently hand wash your stitching. Dry flat. Do not wring or twist to squeeze excess water out. Place between two towels and gently press straight down. 

 

Pressing

To press your fabric, lay it with the front side up. With medium heat, press around the stitches so you don’t flatten them. 

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