You Are Precious by Veronica Halim


This one’s for all the people you cherished most in your life. We promise lots of awww to whoever’s receiving it! And what’s a better gift than something handmade with lots of love. Play around with metallic yarns and different colored fabrics for that touch of pizzazz.

Pattern by Veronica Halim & Mei Kwee Chong


DMC mouliné 24K golden skein
DMC embroidery satin mouliné white no. s5200

Tools & Materials
Embroidery hoop 17cm[6.75”]
Carbon transfer paper

Stitches Used
Stem stitch
French knot

Easy to intermediate

Download and print the “You Are Precious” pattern. Transfer the lettering onto your fabric and secure with an embroidery hoop.

For words ‘you’ and ‘are’: Stem stitch the letters using 1 strand of white floss. For thicker strokes (e.g. downward strokes of letter ‘Y’ and ‘A’), switch to using 2 strands of white floss instead. Start stitching from the start of letters ‘Y’ and ‘A’, and work your way through the words. Make sure that all mid points come up on the same side (you can choose either top or bottom) of your previous stitch. To keep the lettering neat, make short stitches, especially while working around curves and turning corners.

For word ‘precious’: Stem stitch the letters using 4 strands of gold floss. For thicker strokes (e.g. downward strokes of letter ‘P’ and ‘C’), switch to using 8 strands of gold floss instead. Start stitching from the start of letter ‘P’ and work your way through the word. For the dot on top of letter ‘I’, French knot using 4 strands of gold floss.

To end off, run your needle underneath some of the stitches on the wrong side of your work. Trim off the ends of your threads. Display in the hoop or frame it.

Download the template here.


Image Credit KOEL Magazine

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