Breast Cancer Ribbon Embroidery

By  Helen Bradley 

size: 5" diameter

  • Breast Cancer Ribbon Embroidery


  • Embroidery hoop, 5” diameter
  • Cream linen fabric, 8”x8”
  • Felt: cream, 4”x4”; pink, 5”x5”
  • DMC #5 Pearl Cotton: Light Pink, Medium Pink
  • Pink ribbon, 10” length
  • Pink glass beads with silver lining, size 6/0


  • needles: sewing, embroidery

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, straight pins

Pattern - Breast Cancer Ribbon Embroidery

  • 1. Print out full-size pattern. Cut ribbon from pink felt.
  • 2. Position cream fabric in embroidery hoop; pin felt ribbon to center.
  • 3. Blanket stitch along edges of ribbon using Medium Pink, adding one bead to every stitch. Knot ends.
  • 4. Fill background with random seed stitches in Light Pink and Medium Pink.
  • 5. Trim linen fabric leaving 1-1/2" border. Hand-sew gathering stitch 1/2" from edge of linen; pull thread ends to gather and knot ends. Cut 4"-diameter cream felt circle, pin over gathered linen, and hand-sew in place. Hang hoop using ribbon.
  • Tip
  • 1. When choosing an embroidery needle, make sure it is narrow enough to pass through size 6/0 bead holes, approximately 1.5mm wide, and wide enough to thread with #5 Pearl Cotton.