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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!

Naturally, I was all about trying the new Betty Crocker™ Sweet Rewards bars. They have three flavors, I tried the caramel brownie and chocolate chip cookie bar (brownie was my favorite!). They are sweet and firm, so they won’t crumble all over your furniture and are easy to tuck in your purse (as is an embroidery project!) and snack on the go.

brownie and cookie bar

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



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

If you want to try the Sweet Rewards bars for yourself, check out the cereal aisle at Walmart (they are up at the top in the picture!).

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sweet rewards bar


Pretty easy, right! This is definitely a one night project, or maybe  a couple nap times. What is your favorite snack when you are relaxing? Which flavor of Sweet Reward bars do you think you’d like best?

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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