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Embroidered felt Desert Moth banner

Embroidered felt Desert Moth banner

It feels like it’s been a while since I shared one of my sewing projects. Over the weekend I finished a gorgeous embroidered moth banner which is just perfect now that Autumn has set in.

Embroidered felt Desert Moth banner

I bought the pattern from an Etsy shop (Sewn By Sandeep) and the felt banner features a gorgeous Desert Moth. First I needed to gather my supplies – DMC embroidery threads, a piece of russet felt, and Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy water soluble stabiliser.

Desert Moth embroidery threads

I wanted to try printing the pattern onto the Sulky water soluble stabiliser. I really dislike transferring embroidery patterns to fabric so thought I would try something new. It wasn’t hard to print the pattern on to it and then I could peel away the backing and stick it directly on the felt. I trimmed it slightly so it was a manageable size and started.

Desert Moth embroidery

The pattern was easy to follow and I started by outlining the embroidery with black thread before adding detail with the autumnal colours.

I finished the Desert Moth over a couple of evenings, I loved seeing it come together. When I had finished all the embroidery I trimmed it to the banner shape.

Desert Moth embroidery

The Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy water soluble stabiliser simple melts away under warm water.

Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy water soluble stabiliser

The banner dried quickly in the sun and I added a piece of dowel so the banner could be hung up.

felt desert moth banner


The colours really complement each other and I’m glad to have some Autumnal stitching on display.


  • Reply
    September 30, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Oh this looks fantastic. My Mum used to do a lot of embroidery when I was younger, and we had things like this hanging all over the house 🙂

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    Rhian Westbury
    October 1, 2021 at 11:59 am

    I love the colours of this, it feels very Autumnal. And it’s nice that it was a relatively easy one to do so you could relax while doing it x

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