How make an embroidered wall hanging
Surprise a little explorer with this adorable embroidered wall hanging made with felt designed by Jessie Doe.
One for the little adventurers out there! This adorable mountain embroidered wall hanging would be ideal for any small globetrotter’s bedroom. This beautiful design is by Jessie Doe and perfectly encapsulates the beauty of the wild, with colourful felt mountains paired with an inspirational quote we know any little adventurer would love!
In this tutorial, we will show you exactly how to put together this fab banner in just 6 easy steps which you can find below. You’ll also find a free template to get your project started, along with a list of all the materials you’ll need! Once you have finished you will just have to decide what to do with it, it would make a wonderful birthday gift for any adventure-loving kids out there.
This design is suitable for beginners but it does use a variety of stitches, be sure to check out our helpful guide to embroidery stitches for beginners, if you need a hand getting started. If you are new to embroidery or simply need a little refresh, take a look at our embroidery for beginners guide which contains everything you need to get started on the embroidered wall hanging.
Stitches key for the embroidered wall hanging
- Satin stitch – how to do satin stitch
- Backstitch – how to backstitch
- Straight stitch – straight stitch embroidery
- French knots – how to do a french knot
- Blanket stitch
- Brick stitch
- Whipped backstitch
Embroidered wall hanging fact box:
- Cotton fabric: 50x55cm, light grey; 24x40cm, patterned
- Felt fabric: 10x10cm, blue, purple, turquoise and white
- Stranded cotton: 1 skein each of blue, metallic gold, green, magenta, purple, turquoise and white
- Embroidery hoop: 13cm diameter
- Dowel rod and cord (to hang)
- Tassel: x2, green and magenta
- Sewing machine (optional)
- Basic embroidery kit
Free embroidered wall hanging template
You’ll also need the free embroidered wall hanging template.
You Will Need
- Cotton fabric
- Stranded cotton
- Embroidery hoop
- Basic embroidery kit
- Sewing machine (Optional)
Copy and cut out of all the templates. Using the banner template, cut out two upper panels from the light grey fabric and two lower panels from the patterned. Trace the mountains, snowy peaks and peak reflections onto the corresponding felt, back with Bondaweb and cut out.
Place the turquoise felt in your hoop and draw around the lake template. Create the stars in Backstitch and the moon in Brick Stitch using metallic gold. Fuse the snowy peak reflections in place on the lake. Then, fuse Bondaweb to the back of the turquoise felt and cut out around the lake.
Transfer the lettering, moon and stars to the front upper panel. Mount in a hoop. Work the lettering in Whipped Backstitch using magenta. Use metallic gold to Backstitch the stars and use Brick Stitch for the moon.
Fuse your felt pieces to the upper front panel, starting with the blue mountain, then the purple mountain, both snowy peaks, and then the lake. Then, work Blanket Stitch around the felt with a corresponding thread colour. Backstitch the trees using green. Add three tents in magenta, purple and turquoise using Satin Stitch and outline them with Backstitch. Add French Knots to the woodland area in magenta, purple, turquoise and blue. Add grass in Straight Stitch in metallic gold.
Place your upper and lower front panels together, RS facing each other, and sew together with a 1.5cm seam. Repeat with your back panels and press seams open. Place the front and back of your banner together, RS facing each other, and stitch around with a 1.5cm seam, leaving a 4cm gap along the top. Turn through, then ladder stitch the gap.
Fold the top of the banner over by 3cm and slip stitch in place, sewing through the back panel only. Insert the dowel rod and attach your cord. Finish with two tassels.
More like the embroidered wall hanging
We hope you loved this gorgeous embroidered wall hanging pattern. Do you want to try some similar projects? Don’t miss our free embroidered buttons pattern, perfect for brightening up your wardrobe! If you can’t get enough of the stars, take a look at the constellation embroidery or the star embroidery (one of our favourites). If you’re a nature lover check out the mushroom embroidery pattern or the bee embroidery. Want to relax in the evening, try this beautiful wildflower design. If you’re also looking to delve into machine embroidery or would like to find out more about it take a look at our guide to the best embroidery machine.
About the designer:
Jessie is an embroidery artist and illustrator based in Bristol. She loves reading, lattes and listening to podcasts. When she’s not embroidering, she can be found at the beach (come rain or shine) with a hot cup o’ Joe and a good novel.
Take a look at Jessie Doe’s instagram.