Little Susie, Wing Needle Sunbonnet Sue 5×7


  • Includes Little Susie Wing Needle Sunbonnet Sue
  • 111×170 mm (5×7)
  • Formats EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3
  • Includes PDF instructions

Zoom in on the pictures for her details and the stitches I made for her


“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


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