Punch Needle Paw Print

By  Niki Meiners 

size: design, 3"x4"; size of finished piece, 10" square

  • Punch Needle Paw Print


  • Black cloth, 8”x8” square
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss: Snow White (B5200), Red (321)
  • Black frame with mat, 10” square
  • Alphabet stickers or black inkpad and stamp of choice


  • Clover: Embroidery Stitching Tool, Punch-Needle, Threader
  • Q-Snap Needlework Frame, 8”
  • White chalk pencil
  • Gorilla Tape Handy 1” Roll

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler
  • 1. Use chalk pencil to draw pattern on cloth. (For paw print design, draw 3" circle with four 1" circles.) Position cloth in hoop frame.
  • 2. Use three strands floss to punch all areas of design. Trim excess threads on front and back of cloth.
  • 3. Position stickers or use stamp and inkpad to write school name, sentiment or message on mat.
  • 4. Use tape to adhere cloth on back of mat. Position mat in frame.
  • Tip
  • 1. Keep front of needle facing direction you are working, so the threads don't get in your way when punching.