Happy Star Wars day (May the 4th be with you)!
I hope you will enjoy this Star Wars kids’ embroidery project. It’s super easy and I’ve included a free printable, so you can get stitching straight away.
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I must admit, I did have a little trouble drawing Yoda – my first attempt was pretty fierce and grumpy-looking, so I tweaked him until he looked more cute and friendly. I hope you agree!
To make a Star Wars kids’ embroidery, you will need:
- Some linen, cotton, or other fabric to embroider onto
- A 15cm/6inch embroidery hoop to frame the finished embroidery, plus a larger one for working the design
- Embroidery cotton or silks in green (we used a bright green and a neon green DMC thread), black, grey & another colour or two for the lettering
- An embroidery transfer pen (optional, but helpful!) or pencil
- Tracing paper
- A light box (or a window and some masking tape)
- A needle
- This free printable
- Felt (optional, if you want a backing to your finished design)
How to make a Star Wars kids’ embroidery:
- Download and print the free design
- Use your light box (or a window) to trace the design onto your fabric using your transfer pen or a soft pencil. Tip: make sure the weave of your fabric is straight and line it up with the lettering.
- Hoop up your fabric in the larger hoop and start stitching! If you want a more professional look, you could include a piece of backing fabric here too (which will hid your little threads at the back so that they don’s show through).
- You can start sewing anywhere you like. I started at the top and worked my way down…
- I used a combination of back stitch and whipped back stitch, but you could use stem-stitch or another line stitch if you prefer.
- Once you’ve finished, press your finished design (making sure all the transfer pen has faded first, otherwise the heat of the iron will fix it!), then position it into your smaller framing hoop and tidy it up.
- Hang it on your wall, or give it as a gift to another Star Wars fan!
MORE Star Wars kids’ crafts and activities..!
- Star Wars Tatooine Desert Sensory Bin– Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
- Star Wars Family Fun for May 4th – Mama Smiles
- Star Wars R2-D2 Craft for Kids – Mom Inspired Life
- Light Saber Fine Motor Activity – Something 2 Offer
- Make Your Own Star Wars Landscape – Planet Smarty Pants
- Yoda Puppet Star Wars Craft – Coffee Cups and Crayons
- Counting Blocks Light Saber – Sugar Aunts
- Super Easy Draw and Plan Coloring Game and Printable – JDaniel4’s Mom
- Free Play Dough Printable Set for Pretend Play Life Over C’s
- Star Wars Children’s Books Kelly’s Classroom
- Make a Toilet Paper Roll Yoda Kitchen Counter Chronicles
- Crayon Resist Death Star – Fun-A-Day!
- Star Wars Moon Dough – In The Playroom
- Light Up May the Fourth Be With You Cards – Left Brain Craft Brain
- Star Wars Perler Bead Pattern R2-D2 – Brain Power Boy
- LEGO Star Wars Putty – The Pleasantest Thing
- Lego Light Saber Glow in the Dark Slime – Little Bins for Little Hands
- Star Wars Printable Word Cloud Worksheets – Lalymom
Finally, I have some exciting news!
Hodge Podge Craft has been shortlisted for a BritMums BiB (Brilliance in Blogging) award and it would make me SO happy if you would please vote for me here (under category 12: Craft) Thank you ever so much!