Pretty picnic basket napkin embroidery - free tutorial!

Published on 24 May 2021 2 min read

Thread Honey Picnic basket embroidery

This pretty picnic basket embroidery design by Thread Honey has us daydreaming of hazy summer days and childhood picnics! Whether you're giving your cloth napkins a cute embellishment or adding to a jacket or bag, join us for this step-by-step embroidery tutorial.

Before you start, download our free picnic basket pattern and stitch guide, stock up on any supplies you might need and let's get making!

Need to brush up on your embroidery stitches before you begin? Our guide to embroidery stitches is here to help.

Download FREE Picnic Basket Pattern

Materials

Picnic Basket FREE Stitch Guide

1

Prepare your clothing item for stitching. Iron out any wrinkles where you are going to be doing your stitching.

2

Transfer the pattern onto your clothing item using a peel & stick stabilizer. Stretch your embroidery hoop around your pattern and pull the fabric tight, there should be no wrinkles or puckers in your fabric.

3

Stitch the apple stems with 3 strands of DMC #434 embroidery floss, using the satin stitch method.

4

Stitch the highlight on both apples with 3 strands of DMC #739 embroidery floss, using the satin stitch method.

5

Stitch the red apple with 3 strands of DMC #347 embroidery floss, using the long & short stitch method.

6

Stitch the green apple with 3 strands of DMC #704 embroidery floss, using the long & short stitch method.

7

Stitch the apple leaf with 3 strands of DMC #3346 embroidery floss, cretan leaf stitch method.

8

Stitch the stars on the bottle with 3 strands of DMC #739 embroidery floss, using the satin stitch method.

9

Stitch the bottle with 3 strands of DMC #3813 embroidery floss, using the satin stitch method.

10

Stitch the bottle lid with 3 strands of DMC #502 embroidery floss, using the satin stitch method.

11

Stitch the napkin stars with 3 strands of DMC #310 embroidery floss, using the long & short stitch method.

12

Stitch the napkin with 3 strands of DMC #3727 embroidery floss, using the long & short stitch method.

13

Stitch the bread highlight with 3 strands of DMC #739 embroidery floss, using the satin stitch method.

14

Stitch the rest of the bread with 3 strands of DMC #435 embroidery floss, using the long & short stitch method.

15

Stitch the jar label with 3 strands of DMC #729 embroidery floss, using the long & short stitch method.

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Stitch the jar with 3 strands of DMC #739 embroidery floss, using the long & short stitch method.

17

Stitch the jar lid with 3 strands of DMC #729 embroidery floss, using the satin stitch method.

18

Stitch the basket with 6 strands of DMC #437 embroidery floss, using the chain stitch method.

19

Outline the basket with 2 strands of DMC #310 embroidery floss, using the back stitch method.

20

When you’ve completed your stitching remove your embroidery hoop. Place your embroidered clothing item under warm water to dissolve away your sticky stabilizer. If you have problems removing any of the stabilizer you can use an old toothbrush to very gently help remove the stabilizer.

21

Lay your clothing item flat to dry and enjoy your beautiful hand-embroidered piece!

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