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Free TGIF Embroidery Pattern

Free TGIF Embroidery Pattern

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A fun, free embroidery pattern that is perfect for beginners - 'TGIF' in script with some simple flowers! Great DIY gift for a housewarming party or a baby shower.

I have a few tidbits of advice that I will happily give to any new Mom, and one of them is that if it is logistically possible, have your significant other take over bath-time. My husband doing bath gives me a small window to breathe; I typically plop down on the couch, eat something sweet, and work on a craft project or read. Even though it is only ten or fifteen minutes, I feel refreshed. My husband jokes that he knows how the kids behaved all day, judging by the number of wrappers on the couch!

I wanted to share a pattern to go along with the bars that is super accessible; anyone can stitch this up! It is a great first project, I love to think of myself as an enabler of crafting.

TGIF embroidery pattern with lazy daisy flowers

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I wish I could say that I staged the mess in the background, but that is my house in its natural state most nights. I would rather indulge in a treat and make something than clean up!

closeup stitching detail

Ready to make your own? Embroidery is a really cheap craft to get started in, which I love.

How to stitch a TGIF embroidery hoop

Supplies

  • TGIF Embroidery Pattern –sign up for my newsletter and get the free download once you confirm your subscription! If you’re already a subscriber, you can access the pattern with the password in each newsletter, in the resource library.
 
  • Four colors of embroidery floss; mine are all DMC brand, colors 550 [pink], 973 [yellow], 666 [red], 718 [purple]
  • Fat quarter of quilting cotton
  • Embroidery needle
  • 8″ embroidery hoop
  • 9″ square of felt
  • Transfer method for the pattern- chalk, tissue paper, or Fabri-Solvy* (what I used, see how to use it here)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun* or fabric glue

Steps

Step 1

Transfer the pattern on to the quilting cotton and put it on your hoop, stretching it taut. I used Fabri-Solvy, which is a printable transfer paper that dissolves once you stitch through it, but tissue paper or hand tracing would work great too.

step 1

Step 2

Thread your needle (I used 3 strands for the entire hoop) and embroider! Completely ignore any mess in your house, have a sweet rewards bar, and relax. I used a backstitch for the text, french knots for the ‘i”s dot and the flower centers, and a lazy daisy stitch for the petals. The design is drawn out so you can do a back stitch for the entire thing if you’d like, perfect for beginners.

tgif simple embroidery free pattern

Step 3

Trim the excess, leaving a rough 1/2″ edge around the back. Sew a loose running stitch around the edges and pull to keep it cinched together, knot.

step 3

Step 4

Cut a 7.75″ circle from the felt and hot glue it down around the edges, covering your running stitch.

step 4

Step 5

Hang it! My favorite method is a clear push pin but you can add ribbon, or simply lean it on a shelf. Gaze over the next time you feel like time is going backwards and look forward to Friday!

TGIF sassy embroidery pattern

A fun, free embroidery pattern that is perfect for beginners - 'TGIF' in script with some simple flowers! Great DIY gift for a housewarming party or a baby shower.

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Denise/DIY Crush

Thursday 10th of March 2016

What a fun way to add some fun to a post!! Love that yummy looking cookie bar of course but your sweet embroidery pattern is unique!! Great job!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Friday 11th of March 2016

Thanks so much Denise!

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