With Thanksgiving just around the corner – I thought it was high time that we had a cute turkey embroidery hoop! Especially one that asks if it’s time for pie – because really. That’s the question we all want answered!
This cute hoop is a mix of simple embroidery and fun felt. And of course a cute little turkey! I really love how fat he is. :)
I shared this free pattern over on the Ottlite blog a few years ago but I never made up the hoop, and I wanted to add a little extra embroidery! I love the little lazy daisies on the turkey feathers.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own!
- 10″ square of background fabric – I used the Vintage Adventure Aqua Stripe
- Four colors of wool or wool blend felt. I used brown polkadot, aqua, rust and mustard
- Embroidery Floss – Dark gray and mustard
- Small scrap of fusible fleece or felt
- 7″ embroidery hoop
- 1 yard yellow pom pom trim
- 4.5mm safety eyes
- Marking Pen
- Is it Time for Pie Turkey Embroidery Pattern
- Transfer the lettering pattern to the background fabric.
- Iron fusible webbing to the wool felt. Cut out the shapes for the turkey, feathers, feet and nose.
- Layer the feathers and turkey onto the fabric according to the pattern. The wool felt is rather thick with the feathers so add a piece of fusible fleece of felt scrap under the lower half of the turkey body so the turkey lays flat and doesn’t have a little ridge from overlapping the feathers.
- Embroidery the turkey by outlining the body and the largest feather with a small running stitch. Stitch lazy daisies along the middle feather.
- Using the pattern, mark the location of the eyes. Using sharp embroidery scissors, pierce a small hole through the felt and fabric for the safety eyes. Be really careful not to make it too big. Put the safety eyes in place.
- Embroider the lettering with a back stitch.
- Finish the back of the embroidery hoop.
Show off your cute new hoop!
Wouldn’t this be so cute as a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving hostess gift?