Blue Bird Punch Needle

By  Alice Okon  for  The DMC Corp

size: 4-1/4"x3-1/2"

  • Blue Bird Punch Needle


  • DMC Punch Needle Fabric: White
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss: 304, 309, 312, 471, 472, 610, 801, 745, 783, 797, 799, 3325
  • DMC Color Variations: 4150
  • DMC Memory Thread: 8" length Navy (6100)
  • Black adhesive-backed felt, 4" square


  • Punch needle of choice, 3-strand, on low loop setting
  • Punch needle threader
  • Interlocking hoop frame, 7"
  • Clear-drying water-based glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, foam brush, transfer paper

Pattern - Blue Bird Punch Needle

  • 1. Print out pattern. Transfer design onto center of fabric. Position fabric in hoop.
  • 2. Following pattern, punch needle design using three strands floss working from inside of design outwards. Trim thread ends on front and back of design.
  • 3. With design in hoop, use foam brush to cover back of design with light coat of clear glue. Let dry.
  • 4. Remove design from hoop; trim around design leaving 1/8" border on all sides. For hanger, bend Navy Memory Thread into curved shape; glue ends on back of design.
  • 5. Remove paper backing from felt rectangle. Position felt centered on back of design; press in place.