Susie – Wing Needle Sunbonnet Sue 6×10


  • Includes Susie Wing Needle Sunbonnet Sue
  • 160 x 245 mm
  • 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


I’ve been hanging onto this idea for a long time. I don’t know  why it has taken me so long to make one. Maybe hearing people say they are sick of them. There are a lot of them available.

But I still like them and wanted to make this one not so much for quilting but dressing her up a bit with specialty stitches.

I make many of my own stitches. In this case the wing needle stitches, the eyelets, and the woven fill on her hat.

My favorite color combination is pink, green, and cream. So there you have the colors. Smiles

Also available in 5×7 size – ‘Little’ Susie Wing Needle Sunbonnet Sue 5×7

And 4×4 size – ‘Baby, Susie Wing Needle Sun Bonnet Sue 4×4


  • 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, light pink
    • pale green, light green
    • 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 blue for flowers
    • soft yellow for flower centers

3 reviews for Susie – Wing Needle Sunbonnet Sue 6×10

  1. Doreen Huston

    I love your sunbonnet Sue. I look forward to putting her on an appropriate gift. I would love to see more of this kind of work.


    • Laura

      Thank you Doreen. I appreciate your input.


    Yes please make several more of her! I’ve always wanted to make a quilt with Sun bonnet Sue,. I’ve waited and I think she is the right one to start! So I would love a dozen!…lol
    Thank you for the freebies as well. Very generous of you !
    Robin F

    • Laura

      Thank you Robin.
      She will show up good on a quilt.
      I don’t know about a dozen but looks like I will be making more.
      You’re very welcome for the freebies.
      Blessings to you Robin.

  3. Linda Crown

    Please make more sunbonnet figures. They are so sweet and would be perfect for a quilt for my granddaughter.
    You have gorgeous designs. With tbe Sunbonnet Sue you have made her fresh and fancy with the double needle work.

    • Laura

      Hi Linda,
      I have one more girl and a Sam I want to make.
      If they stay popular I’ll make more after that.
      Thank you for the compliments. It makes my day.
      Happy Sewing,

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