Susie’s friend Sam has joined her in my collection of embroidery designs.
My project puts him in between two sunbonnet girls. So I planned for him to hold a bouquet of flowers but my husband said, “No, he needs a frog!”
I tried to keep him as pastel as I could to match Susie in my project, but the frog! What can I say? Bullfrogs are, well, frogs.
I chose to sew Little Sammy without a wing needle so you can see how it looks without the wing needle – I get so many people asking me that.
I created all of the wing needle stitches in this design.
You can, of course, sew him without using a wing needle as I did the 5×7 version of this design, Little Sammy Wing Needle Sunbonnet
- Medium weight 100% cotton or cotton/linen blend fabric or embroidery blank – I used a table runner embroidery blank of medium weight cotton with a wide hemstitched edge. Wing Needle stitches sew best on natural fabrics where the wing part of the needle can separate the fibers of the fabric. I do not recommend polyester, acrylic, or man made fabrics.
- Medium weight soft tear away stabilizer – I used 2 layers
- Wing Needle – I used size 100 Schmetz.
- OR a large jeans needle will give the same effect just not as dramatic but still very pretty.
To find out if you can use a wing needle please visit my tutorial.
- Top Stitch Needle – I used size 12 Schmetz
- Machine Embroidery threads #40 weight – colors desired. I used:
- white to match the fabric
- pale pink, medium pink
- light green and medium green
- flesh and another flesh 3-4 shades darker for outlines & details
- dark and medium brown for shoes
- light blue for the coveralls and the bandana on his hat
- medium blue for outlines and details on coveralls, the bandana on his hat, and the button thread
- soft yellow for buttons and polka dots on the bandana
- medium green for bow tie and darker green for outline and details
- tan for brim and top of hat. Plus a darker tan for the outlines and details
- darker tan for the crown of the hat plus a darker color for the outlines and details.
- Jeremiah, The Bullfrog:
- Light, medium, and dark olive
- Brown for the warts and outlines
- Black for the pupil