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20 mins

One color thread. One embroidery stitch. Sooooo easy.
My daughter has been drawing cat faces all over the place. It’s her new favorite doodle. She drew one recently in chalk on a slate stone in our yard and I loved the effect. So that’s what I was going for with this simple line drawing. I stitched it in a pale (chalky) color on a dark background and with a slightly thicker thread than I usually use.

This is a great pattern for beginners. You only need one stitch and there’s nothing too fussy or detailed about it. It would be cute on a tote bag or T-shirt – or a towel. It also fits perfectly into a 7″ hoop.

Please feel free to enlarge or reduce the pattern to any size you like. But remember - if you're using the stitch guide below you'll want to use more strands of thread on a pattern made larger, and fewer strands if you reduce the size of the pattern. Happy stitching!
Materials you'll need:
• Fabric to be embroidered
• Your favorite tools for transferring the pattern • Embroidery needle, thread, and hoop

Posted by Wendi G. from Bakersville, North Carolina, United States • Published See Wendi G.'s 7 projects »
  • How to embroider art. Sly Cat - Step 1
    Step 1

    I wanted this guy to look almost like a sidewalk chalk drawing - so it's VERY simple. You could, of course, jazz it up in any number of ways, but if you want to duplicate exactly what you see on the cover, here's the info you need.
    Transfer your pattern onto dark fabric and then backstitch everything in 6 strands of DMC #519.
    Easy peasy.

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