This is our second time punch needling and we’re “hooked”! It’s a great way to take out some aggression while also making something cute! The best part is that you get quick results.
The trick to punch needling is finding the right supplies. After trying many different fabrics, we found that monks cloth works the best. We found our monks cloth and a great punch needle tool on Etsy.
We did this punch needle in less than an hour and most of our time was spent trying to get our cat away from the camera…he’s such a star!!
Punch Needle Tool
Embroidery Hoop/Bias Tape
Tightly wrap a piece of bias tape around the inner embroidery hoop and sew together. This will help keep your monks cloth really tight while punch needling.
Trace a design onto a piece of monks cloth and place in embroidery hoop, stretch and tighten.
Thread the punch needle with colorful yarn and begin punching. Hold like a pen and start with the outline of the image and punch through the fabric in small stitches filling in your design. Be careful not to lift the needle too high and check your work frequently.
Once the punch needle is complete, unwrap the bias tape and embellish outer hoop with acrylic paint.
Lay a piece of felt on the back of the monks cloth and set in the embroidery hoop to display. Hot glue overhanging edges to the back to keep everything in place and for a clean look.
How stinking cute?!
It’s the perfect addition to our Valentine’s Day decor!
For more tips and tricks on punch needling, check out our video on Handmade!
What punch needle are you using? This isn’t your first punch needle project and it makes me think you know more about punch needles than I do do. Specifics please. Thanks.
Here’s a link to the one we used! Definitely took a bit of trial and error but easy to get into the groove!
For a second project this is very neat! I did some needle punching a while back and loved it, it’s just so quick isn’t it? But I did have a few incidents when I was pulling everything too tight and had to undo a whole load and start again! Definitely a practice makes perfect craft I think 🙂