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I make clothes for imaginary people of stage and screen during the day, and make embroidery patterns by night.

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Set of 4 Flying Pig Hand Embroidery

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(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Set of 4 Flying Pig Hand Embroidery
Set of 4 Flying Pig Hand Embroidery
Set of 4 Flying Pig Hand Embroidery
Set of 4 Flying Pig Hand Embroidery
Set of 4 Flying Pig Hand Embroidery
Set of 4 Flying Pig Hand Embroidery

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • separate embroidery floss
  • mount fabric into an embroidery hoop
  • thread a needle
  • transfer image from paper onto fabric

Pattern Description:

Once, long ago, pigs could indeed fly. However, these ancient avian piggies were prideful in their giant, lush feathery wings and turned up their snouts at the many land-locked animals they soared above. To be taught humility, their gods removed their wings and cursed them to walk the ground. Since then, enterprising pigs have sought to regain the skies--not to be smug once more, but simply to enjoy the wind through their ears. We celebrate these porcine engineers and their dedication to invention.

This set of 4 patterns is a collection of all of our Flying Pig embroidery patterns to date, plus an extra design. Included are complete patterns for Flying Pig with Balloons, Flying Pig in a Biplane, Flying Pig in a Zeppelin Airship, as well as a bonus Flying Pig in a Hot Air Balloon pattern.

This set of patterns is 23 pages long and includes details on colors and stitches used in the example embroidery. It also has two views of each of the patterns: the original direction and a reversed direction, making it easy to choose which way you want the design to be oriented regardless of which transfer method you prefer. Also included are instructions on all of the stitches used in the samples (the Hot Air Balloon pig has no sample information, just both views of the pattern).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6.25"x3.5", 6"x4", 7"x6", & 5.25"x5.25" but can be scaled up or down easily with a computer or copier


  • fabric (plain cotton is recommended)
  • transfer pencil, chalk, or light and a regular marking pencil to transfer the pattern from paper onto fabric
  • embroidery floss- sample colors are listed, but use whatever you like (or already have!)
  • embroidery hoop
  • embroidery needle
  • sharp scissors