Harvest Pumpkin Punch Needle

By  Alice Okon  for  DMC Corp.

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

  • Harvest Pumpkin Punch Needle


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


  • Punch needle of choice, 3-strand, on low loop setting
  • Punch needle threader
  • DMC: Chenille Needle, #22; Embroidery Scissors
  • Interlocking hoop frame, 7”
  • Clear-drying water-based glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, foam brush, transfer paper

Pattern - Harvest Pumpkin 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 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 of 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 of Memory Thread together. Adhere ends onto each top edge on back of design. Let dry.
  • 8. Adhere punch needle design onto felt rectangle, 3/4" above backstitched lettering. Let dry.