Fall is nigh!

Wing Needle Flourish

If you do not have a wing needle or are afraid to use one then use a size 18 jeans needle. The effect will not be as obvious but still very pretty.

Wing Needle Flourish - Four Color

The design above is created sewing the design 4 times into blocks, then sewing the four blocks together. Finished sizes are 8-inches, 10-inches, and 12-inches square. I created it to add to the back of my Wing Needle Madness vest.


Single design sew out

Wing Needle Flourish - One Block

You will need a size 120 Wing Needle, Size 12 Topstitch needle, tear away stabilizer, 40 weight machine embroidery threads, super fine bobbin thread, and woven fabric - I used a linen cotton blend fabric.

Four Repeats sewn together.

I have added it to the back of the Wing Needle Madness vest

See how I added it to the back of the vest

Wing Needle Flourish - Four Blocks


I love wing needle (WN) designs. We can’t see how beautiful they are until after it is sewn. Keep this in mind when looking at Hardanger and WN designs in software because no software can imitate the finished design, at least not that I’m aware.

A wing needle (WN) emulates pulled thread embroidery, a hand embroidery technique where the threads within the weave of the fabric are pulled over to the side and kept in place with hand stitches. A wing needle does the same thing. The wings on either side of the needle separate the threads within the weave of the fabric and the stitches hold it in place. It gives the appearance of “holes” in the fabric. But it is not holes at all.

Included are the three sizes – 4x4, 5x5, and 6x6. I chose to sew four of the designs and sew them together into a larger design. I sewed mine in all one color that matches the fabric.

An outline of the overall design is included to aid you in cutting out the blocks and sewing them together. If you are sewing these onto a project that does not require the outline then don’t sew the last color change.

Design Details

Wing Needle Flourish Design Details


Molas Nouveau

Pinwheel Petals Collection

What is Included

Three designs (4x4, 5x5, 6x6) and instructions

$3.99 US


Machine formats included: ART, DST, EMD, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3 & XXX

Design sizes are clearly marked. When ordering, be sure to order designs that will fit in your sewing machine hoop.

As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made.





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