My baby niece is in town this week. I ran to the store for a onesie, whipped up a cute baby design, and naturally took advantage of her cuteness in my blog post. And here it is, a duckling embroidery pattern. You could embroider this onto anything, bibs, blankets, burp clothes. It would be a great way to personalize a gift for the new mom or to make something for you and your baby .
White Cotton Onesie
3.5 x 3.5 inch piece of Interfacing
Yellow floss (DMC 742)
Light brown floss (DMC 976)
Green floss (DMC 166)
Blue floss (DMC 958)
Dark blue floss (DMC 3848)
Download the pattern here.
1. Transfer the pattern to the onesie. (for more in-depth instructions on transferring click here).
2. Because your are working with stretchy material you will need to pin or iron on the interfacing to the inside of the onesie. Position so that it covers the entire stitching area. Place the onesie in a hoop but do not pull tight.
3. Stitch the duckling and his wing in a small Stem Stitch using two strands of yellow floss (DMC 742 ).
4. Stitch the beak and feet in a small Stem Stitch using two strands of light brown floss (DMC 976).
5. Stitch the eye. Use one strand of dark blue floss (DMC 3848). Fill the pupil in with a Satin Stitch. Then stitch the eye outline with two Straight Stitches.
6. Stitch single Straight Stitches for the grass using three strands of green floss (DMC 166).
7. Using one strand of blue floss (DMC 958) stitch the bugs. The body is done using a Stem Stitch. The wings are done in Lazy Daisy or Single Chain Stitch.
8. Gently rip away the extra interfacing around the embroidery.