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How do you use needle punch patterns?

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Using a punch needle pattern involves tracing the pattern on the wrong side of the fabric using a water-soluble pen or pencil. Then, place the fabric in an embroidery hoop and work the pattern on the wrong side of the fabric.

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Begin by finding a pattern on sites such as Pinterest, Joann Fabrics or Country Stitches Online. Some patterns are free while others are offered at reasonable prices.

  1. Gather the necessary materials
  2. To begin a needle punch project, gather a water-soluble pen or pencil, fabric, a pattern, punch embroidery tool, embroidery threads and an embroidery hoop.

  3. Trace the pattern
  4. Using the pencil or pen, trace the pattern on the wrong side of the fabric.

  5. Place the fabric in the hoop
  6. Place the fabric in the embroidery hoop, wrong side out.

  7. Thread the embroidery tool
  8. Tread the embroidery tool according to the manufacturer's directions.

  9. Make the first stitch
  10. Make the first stitch by inserting the needle into the fabric. Then, remove the tool. Move the needle slightly to the right, keeping with the pattern and make another loop.

  11. Make the second row
  12. Again, keeping with the pattern drawn on the fabric, reverse direction when making the second row.

  13. Continue
  14. Continue working with the pattern and tool until the design is complete.

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