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.
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.
- Gather the necessary materials
- Trace the pattern
- Place the fabric in the hoop
- Thread the embroidery tool
- Make the first stitch
- Make the second row
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.
Using the pencil or pen, trace the pattern on the wrong side of the fabric.
Place the fabric in the embroidery hoop, wrong side out.
Tread the embroidery tool according to the manufacturer's directions.
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.
Again, keeping with the pattern drawn on the fabric, reverse direction when making the second row.
Continue working with the pattern and tool until the design is complete.