Picture of Legend of Zelda embroideries + pattern
I've been meaning to do some more Legend of Zelda embroideries for forever! It's one of my favorite game series, and the Game.Life 3 Contest finally got my butt in gear. :D These embroideries are framed in three inch wooden hoops, so it's easy to hang them up. 

These Legend of Zelda embroideries took about me a couple nights of work, but you could make them go very quickly if you don't satin stitch them!

I've also included some patterns - you can find them on step two!

Can't embroider? Don't have the time? I've also got these embroideries listed in my etsy store, making jiggy!
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Step 1: What you'll need:

Picture of what you'll need:
  • fabric to embroider on - I'm using linen.
  • embroidery hoops if you'd like to frame them - three inches
  • acid free, clear drying craft glue that works on fabric and wood
  • patterns - included on the next step
  • embroidery floss
  • embroidery needles
  • pinking shears
  • a water soluble marking pen
You'll also need to know how to do a backstitch and a satin stitch. Unsure of what those are? Check out my how to embroider instructable.

This is a great beginner project because they're so small. :D

Step 2: How I made the pattern

Picture of how I made the pattern
I always like to trace the inside edge of the embroidery hoop so I have an idea about how much space you have to work with. These fit in tiny three inch hoops.

Then I draw my designs in pencil. When I'm happy with them, I trace over them with a pen or permanent marker. Then I erase the pencil marks.

I'm not big on using drawing programs, so I make every one of my embroideries like this. I use my scanner to resize them if I need it. :D

The patterns are attached to this step, including an updated ocarina! (please use the patterns for personal use only)

*sigh* wish I had a gf to make me a pillow case with those on it

ZeldaL16 months ago

OMG thank you so much!

wold6301 year ago
I love your embroidery!
Iselilja1 year ago
These are amazing and I can't wait to give them a go! :D
Huge Zelda fan! I'm going to have to start many ideas! Thanks for sharing! :)
BrittLiv1 year ago
Navi is super cute! Good job!
Kona-chan1 year ago
super awesome!!
what is legend of zelda?
mclare501 year ago
I wish I knew how to embroider!!! These look so cool!!!!
Eeeeeee! So cool! I love them all!