The Flower Burst Punch Needle Pattern is my first original punch needle design! I have fallen in love with this simple craft, and I hope you enjoy this mandala-inspired punch needle pattern!
Disclaimer: This pattern includes affiliate links; yarn provided by Yarnspirations.
Punch Needle Is Easy!
If you haven't tried punch needle before, it's super easy! Essentially, you use a special too, called a punch needle, to poke yarn through a woven fabric. The fabric grabs the yarn, and you draw your design! CLICK HERE to see a demo!
The Best Yarn for Punch Needle
I've been practicing my punch needling with lots of different yarns and cloths, and have fallen in love with one particular yarn - Patons Classic Wool Roving! It comes in a wide variety of lovely colors, and has the "grippiness" that makes it stick in the cloth really well!
A Cricut Project?
While transferring the punch needle design onto the monk's cloth, I found that a couple of my Cricut supplies came in surprisingly handy!
I didn't have a brightly lit window to hold the paper and cloth against, so I used the Cricut BrightPad to light up the design from underneath.
And I found that the Cricut Washable Fabric Pen was *perfect* for tracing the design onto the monk's cloth! Pencil marks were too hard to see - but a washable fabric pen is easy to see, and easy to get rid of if it goes astray!
Links to both are included in the materials below!
My First Punch Needle Pattern
The Flower Burst Punch Needle Pattern is my first design - which was made with Geoff's help! We worked together to create the graphic (he has the computer skillz!) and I think it's so pretty!
I was inspired by all the gorgeous mandala designs, but wanted to create something simple and lined and perfect for beginner punch needles. I hope you like it! You can display it as I've done here, glued into the hoop - or sew it onto whatever you like!
Flower Burst Punch Needle Pattern
Materials (I've linked to the special items I've used):
Monk's Cloth - 11" square or larger
Patons Classic Wool Roving
Colorways shown: Cherry, Yellow, Pacific Teal, Royal, Plum, and Aran
Printer Paper (and Printer)
Cricut BrightPad (or a brightly lit window)
Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun (or other craft glue)
Flower Burst Punch Needle Instructions
First: Print out the Flower Burst Punch Needle PDF - CLICK HERE!
Do not change the size, just print it as is. It should come out about 6" wide.
Second: Trace the design onto the center of the cloth. Tape the paper to a window or light pad, and tape down the monk's cloth so that it does not shift. Use a washable fabric pen to trace the design.
Third: Insert the cloth in the embroidery hoop, so that the design is centered. Make sure to pull the cloth taut, and tighten the clamp.
Fourth: Start punch needling! You can use the same colors shown below, or choose your colors to make it your own. Working from the right side, first do all the colored lines, then go back and fill in as shown with the White (or your fill color)
Fifth: When the design is finished, pull the fabric tight again inside the hoop. Trim off the excess fabric, leaving about ½-3/4" on the back of the hoop (I was a little short in spots - oops!). Glue this down to secure.
Let the glue dry, and it's ready to hang!
I hope that this design inspires you - and I can't wait to see what you make!
If you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too!
THE FINE PRINT
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