Jolly Santa Punch Needle

By  Alice Okon  for  DMC Corp.

size: finished project, 5"; size of design, 4-1/2"

  • Jolly Santa Punch Needle


  • DMC Punch Needle Fabric White
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss: Blanc, 310, 321,702, 725, 761, 815, 948, 3820, 3842
  • Wool felt: 5” square black, 4-1/2” square dark green
  • DMC Memory Thread: two 10” lengths Green (6160)


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

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, foam brush, transfer paper

Pattern - Jolly Santa Punch Needle

  • 1. Print out patterns. 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. Remove design from hoop; trim around design leaving 1/8" border on all sides. Glue design on center of dark green felt square. Let dry.
  • 4. For hanger, twist two strands Memory Thread together. Glue ends on back of green felt square. Let dry.
  • 5. Glue green felt square on center of black felt square. Let dry.