First we made the bunny, and now his fox friend! I was discouraged that I couldn’t find many free animal embroidery patterns out there, so I decided to design my own. Here is the cute fox embroidery we all need right now!
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I did it! I said I would create this cute fox embroidery pattern and I did! She accompanies the cute bunny embroidery pattern from this post, and when you sign up for either pattern you’ll get both of them. They are friends after all and should not be separated!
The first few months of the year are my slowest season, but I’ve been keeping oh so busy coming up with new ideas and designs like these embroideries!
I also just finished creating 4 more felt woodland animal patterns, (including the CUTEST little skunk) to accompany the original set. Check them out as a bundled set here!
My next pattern idea is for a set of little birds, I’ve been working on a piping plover this week and it’s going to be adorable! So stay tuned for that too. 🙂
Alright, let’s get to stitching this classy fox!
Materials for a Cute Fox Embroidery
Here’s what you’ll need to make this cute fox embroidery:
7″ Embroidery Hoop. These are my favourite. I can usually find them at Michael’s too.
12″x12″ piece of quilting cotton fabric
10″x10″ piece of felt for backing
Selection of embroidery floss
Embroidery scissors and needle
Printed Pattern – make sure to print it at 100%
Note: Included in this pattern download is a beautiful stitch guide that describes how to do each stitch.
The bunny embroidery post has detailed photos of how to transfer the pattern and assemble the fabric and backing into the hoop. So I opted not to completely repeat myself here.
But briefly, cut your fabric 1″ larger than the hoop. Tape the pattern to a well-lit window, tape your fabric over the pattern and trace it lightly with a pencil.
Start with the Glasses
Now you’re ready to start stitching! You’re gonna want to start with the glasses because the face outline butts into the glasses. You’ll get a cleaner finished look if you do the glasses first.
Use 3 strands of red thread and a backstitch to outline the glasses. You can also fill in the frames with a brick stitch, but I opted to leave them hollow.
I noticed later on that I stitched the right bottom side of the glasses a little crooked, oops. Turns out I also couldn’t be bothered to go back and fix it. haha
Stitch the Fox Outline
Use 3 strands of orange and 3 strands of white thread with a split stitch to outline the fox. Use the white for his whiskers and the orange for his ears and nose ridge.
Add the Nose
Create the foxy nose using a satin stitch and 3 strands of charcoal thread.
Start with the longest stitch connecting the left and right sides of the white stitches. Then travel down to the nose tip and return to fill in the top of the nose.
Try not to make the nose lop-sided like mine. Haha
Stitch the Pink Inner Ears
Use 2 strands of pink and a split stitch for the inner ears.
Use 2 strands of charcoal and a split stitch for the eyes.
How to Embroider Woven Roses
Don’t forget, all these stitches are detailed in the (free) stitch guide that comes with this pattern. 🙂
Use 3 strands of thread to embroider woven roses in the center of the fox forehead.
Make the center rose slightly larger than the other two.
Try to position the side roses as close to the center rose as possible.
How to Embroider Lazy Daisies
Use 2 strands of green to create french knot centers for the daisies.
Use 2 strands of yellow and a lazy daisy stitch to embroider the flower petals. 6 petals per knot, evenly spaced.
Don’t worry about petals overlapping each other. It just adds to the fullness of the arrangement.
How to Embroider Leaves
Create leaves using 2 strands of green and 5 short satin stitches. Make the longest, middle stitch first, then add 2 stitches on either side, getting progressively shorter.
Make the stems for the flower buds with 2 strands of green and 3 straight stitches, one long center stitch and 2 short ones forking off on either side.
You may want to alter the positioning of the leaves and stems from the pattern depending on where your daisy petals ended up.
Feel free to add more or less leaves and stems according to your preference!
My goal with the greenery was to fill in any gaps between flowers.
Embroider the Flower Buds
Use 2 strands of pink to create little flower buds on the ends of the stems with 3 tiny straight stitches each.
Now step back and admire your work!
And look at him here with his bunny friend! They belong together!
Don’t forget to grab the free patterns here:
I hope you love these woodland inspired embroideries as much as I do! Don’t forget to tag me on IG if you make one of them, I looove seeing pictures! @yellow_birdhouse
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