This little Pot of Gold embroidery pattern is a quick, easy to stitch pattern perfect for making little drawstring pouches to fill with candy coins for St. Patrick’s Day.
Using one of the most basic of embroidery stitches; the backstitch, makes it a fun beginner friendly project.
Pot of Gold Embroidery Pattern Instructions
- Scrap of white or light colored fabric approximately 6″ X 8″ (Kona White was used for the ones in the post)
- Embroidery floss
Begin by printing off the Pot of Gold embroidery pattern (scroll down for the link.) Remember to have your printer set to 100% or no scaling otherwise the pattern won’t print out the correct size.
Trace the pattern on to your fabric using a light source of some kind. A brightly lit window works great for this, especially since it’s such a small project and won’t take long to trace.
However, if you’re tracing more than one of these like I did, a lightbox is a great tool to have at your disposal. I own a Huion lightbox and it truly is one of the best craft room purchases I’ve made.
One of the many things I like about having a lightbox is that I can sit down to trace patterns on a level surface.
You see, I broke my shoulder several years ago and while it healed completely, it does start aching if I have to hold my arms up for a considerable length of time.
Another thing I like about my lightbox is that it remembers the last light setting I used. So if I have to stop tracing half way through for some reason, when I come back I just tap the on button and the light automatically returns to the same level. The intensity of the light is adjustable which is another feature that I love.
Once you’ve got your embroidery pattern traced, embroider in colors of your choice.
If you want to use the same colors that I used for mine, I’ve listed them below.
Please note: All elements of the design are completed using two strands of floss in backstitch.
- Red: DMC 817 Very Dark Coral Red
- Orange: DMC 720 Dark Orange Spice
- Yellow: DMC 743 Medium Yellow
- Green: DMC 905 Dark Parrot Green
- Blue: DMC 820 Very Dark Royal Blue
- Violet: DMC 327 Very Dark Violet
Pot: DMC 310 Black
Gold: DMC 728 Topaz
A tutorial for the drawstring bags is in the works and should be posted in a few days.
Now of course, this little embroidery can be used on other items besides drawstring bags.
It would be really cute embroidered onto the corners of napkins or table toppers. Or how about stitching it on to a mug cozy.
But I’ll admit, they do look super cute on the mini drawstring bags which finish at 3½” X 5″.
I bought a big bag of gold foil covered chocolate coins at our local bulk food store so I can make lots of bags of gold to give on St. Patrick’s Day.
If you’re having a St. Patrick’s Day party, spread a festive table cloth on a hall table, add a big pile of coins for people to grab some on the way in and then on the way out let them each take home a small bag full of them.
The pattern for the Pot of Gold embroidery pattern is available in my pattern shop for free for the month of March. The dotted lines on the pattern indicate the stitching lines when sewing the enclosed seams of the drawstring bag.
Please note: If you have pop-ups blocked on your browser, the download button will seem not to be working. You will need to temporarily allow pop-ups in order for the download window to appear for you to enter your information so the link to the pattern can be emailed to you.
If you stitch one or more of these for St. Patrick’s Day, please post a photo somewhere on social media and tag me so I can come see. I’m @supermomnocape on Instragram, @1SuperMomNoCape on Twitter and @1SuperMomNoCape on Facebook.
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