Harvest Pumpkin Punch Needle

finished size of project: 4-3/4"x7"; size of design 4"x5"


  • DMC Punch Needle Fabric: White
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss: 156, 469, 470, 898, 920, 3012, 3047
  • DMC: Color Variations Floss: 4124; Pearl Cotton 5: 946; Memory Thread: Black (6020), two 12” lengths
  • National Nonwovens WoolFelt: Black, 4-3/4”x7”

Basic Supplies

scissors, foam brush, transfer paper


  • Punch needle of choice, 3-strand, on low loop setting
  • Punch needle threader
  • DMC chenille needle, #22
  • Interlocking hoop frame, 7”
  • DMC embroidery scissors
  • Clear-drying water-based glue


  • 1. Print out pattern. Transfer design onto center of fabric. Position fabric in hoop.
  • 2. Following pattern, punch needle design using 3 strands floss for all areas. Trim thread ends.
  • 3. With punch needle design still in hoop, apply thin layer of glue onto back side and let dry fully. Set aside.
  • 4. Transfer “Pumpkin” lettering onto black felt 1/4” from bottom edge.
  • 5. Backstitch lettering with one strand Pearl Cotton. Trim thread ends.
  • 6. Remove design from hoop; trim around design leaving 1/8” border on all sides.
  • 7. For hanger, twist two strands Memory Thread together. Glue ends onto back of design. Let dry.
  • 8. Glue punch needle design onto felt rectangle, 3/4” above stitched lettering. Let dry.

by Alice Okon for DMC

Pattern - Harvest Pumpkin Punch Needle

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