I have another quick and easy embroidery project for you!
- Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray (get it here)
- Embroidery hoop (4 inch)
- Embroidery floss
- Fabric (I used muslin)
DMC Floss Colors:
- 743 – yellow
- 995 – dark blue
- 996 – medium blue
- 3706 – coral
- 3770 – very light peach
- 747 – light blue
- 840 – light brown
Design courtesy of Doodle Stitching
This is the mermaid design we’ll be using for our project.
As usual, we will print out and trace our motif with a Sharpie.
I chose to leave out the blushing cheeks. If you want to add them, feel free to do so!
Trace Maribel onto your fabric. Then, hoop your fabric.
Use the Stem/Outline Stitch for her hair.
I’ve been talking out practicing the Stem Stitch for a while now. I am finally getting around to it!
Use the Back Stitch for Maribel’s body.
You can use whatever color thread you’d like for your mermaid’s hair and skin. I chose blonde hair and fair skin for Maribel, because that’s what the book shows and it’s what I have.
Continue using the Back Stitch but switch to the dark blue thread for the outline of her tail.
Continue with the Back Stitch but switch to the medium blue for her tail scales.
Use the coral thread and the Satin Stitch for Maribel’s mouth.
I spent at least 10 minutes deciding on Maribel’s eye color. I wasn’t satisfied with any of my options!
I finally settled on the light brown.
Use the Back Stitch for this portion as well.
Finally, use the light blue thread and the Back Stitch for the bubbles.
Now our mermaid is complete!
Isn’t she pretty?!