“Wake up little Susie, wake up”
By request ‘Little’ Susie 5×7 for folks who do not have a hoop large enough for Susie 6×10.
I did not sew Little Susie with a wing needle because I get so many asking me how it would look if sewn with a regular needle. I used a size 12 topstitch needle to sew this design. Go to the larger Susie – Wing Needle Sunbonnet Sue to see how it looks sewn with a wing needle.
I changed the colors a bit so I can tell them apart – smiles
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- 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. ( Note I sewed this design without a wing needle because so many people ask me how it would look if they were sewn without a wing needle.
- 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 blue, light blue
- pale pink, light pink
- flesh, flesh 2 shades darker for outlines & details
- cream for the white areas
- Light tan for details over cream areas
- 2 shades darker than cream for shade under her brim
- light red brown for shoes
- light pink for flowers
- soft yellow for flower centers