Monday, 22 May 2023

Ice Lollies: Summer Sampler Embroidery Patterns

Stitch a colourful ice lolly or two with a pair of embroidery patterns, now available on my Patreon!

There are two lolly designs to choose from - this classic lolly shape, and a rocket lolly.

Printed at 100% each lolly pattern fits nicely inside a 6 inch embroidery hoop. They're easy to sew and would be a great project to make with your kids or when you want to learn some new decorative stitches.

Use backstitch or your own favourite line stitch to embroider your chosen pattern...

 ... then get creative and fill in the different sections with fun stitches! 

I used a full thickness (all six strands) of embroidery thread (floss) for the lolly outline, then two strands of thread for the details. 

 From top to bottom, I used: single scattered stitches, French knots, sheaf stitch, and chain stitch.

This pair of ice lolly embroidery patterns are now available in my Patreon pattern library.

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Thursday, 18 May 2023

FREE Felt Tampongate Ornament Tutorial & Happy Tampon Embroidery Pattern

This Coronation-inspired project definitely isn't everyone's cup of tea but the idea popped into my head and I simply could not resist making it!! Sorry!! :)

Sew a very silly, VERY CHEEKY ornament to celebrate the Coronation, the classic Royal scandal that was Tampongate, and the relationship between our King and Queen* 



(*I think The Tampon Conversation is actually a very cute and funny example of how well suited they are for each other!) 

As well as templates and instructions for sewing a Tampongate ornament, I've also included an embroidery pattern version of the design which fits neatly in a 3 inch embroidery hoop.

There's also an embroidery pattern of a cute little tampon on its own, and of course you can leave off the felt crown and just make a felt tampon ornament for any occasion!

Charles & Camilla Tampongate Felt Ornament


A little felt tampon ornament would be fun to stitch as a first period present, to fundraise to help women and girls in period poverty, or just to help promote more open and relaxed conversations around the topic of periods. 

And the happy tampon pattern would look very cute stitched on a pouch for storing your period supplies!

Charles & Camilla Tampongate Felt Ornament

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Merry Corribobs! A Coronation Embroidery Pattern

Merry Corribobs Fun Coronation Embroidery Pattern


This slightly silly embroidery pattern is inspired by the British habit of saying things like “Hollibobs” instead of “Holidays”...

Recent examples include “The Panny D” (The Covid Pandemic), “The Platty Jubes” (The Platinum Jubilee), and “The Cozzie Livs” (The Cost of Living Crisis). 

I saw someone using “the Corribobs” instead of “the Coronation” and… well, I just couldn’t resist embroidering it :)


This pattern is fun and easy to stitch, and I've included a guide to how I stitched my version. 

It makes me giggle every time I see it and I hope it'll make you laugh, too!


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Coronation Crowns + Jewelled Crowns, Felt Crown Tutorials

As promised, here are some more fun felt crown tutorials!

fun felt crown tutorials


These easy sewing patterns available on my Patreon will guide you through making four different styles of felt crown - as mementos of the Coronation of King Charles III, or just for dressing up as a King, Queen, Prince, or Princess whenever you fancy!

Coronation crowns felt sewing tutorial

jewelled felt crowns sewing tutorial

These tutorials are based on the basic felt crowns tutorial I shared earlier, with four different variations to try...

 .... a simple patriotic crown in red, white, and blue (great for Royal events here in the UK, or the 4th of July in the USA!)

red white and blue felt crown tutorial


.... an embroidered commemorative crown celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III.

Coronation of King Charles III felt crown tutorial


... a sparkly crown decorated with beads and sequins.

sparkly jewelled felt crown tutorial


.... and a crown decorated with embroidered felt "gems", with step by step instructions and diagrams for the embroidery.

felt crown tutorial with embroidered gems


I'm particularly delighted by the embroidered gems and want to sew them on everything now.

I think one on its own would totally work as a fabulous felt brooch!

felt embroidered gemstones jewels tutorial


The CRIII monogram / cypher would also look great embroidered onto a felt bauble as a quick-to-sew memento of the Coronation year!

King Charles III monogram embroidery pattern