Cracking Stitch with Nutcracker Pre Printed Embroidery Background 


As featured in the special Stitch Magazine Webinar in December 2021! 


May your festive stitching be merry and bright with this fun project


Use the Nutcracker image to practise your embroidery skills on this thick printed Gaberdine cotton to produce a personalised, textile artwork that can be enjoyed year after year


These patterns are perfect for freehand machine embroidery


These printed backgrounds are also great for hand embroidery


You will receive a glossy inkjet print of the image on card, (one card print per order), for reference as a bonus to help you look at the image as you stitch -  


Why use a fabric print background for your embroidery work? 


Why Follow A Pattern? 

Following an existing pattern to start this craft is great for people who: 

  • Think they cannot draw!
  • Perfectionists who are not so keen on the random messy lines that can be synonymous with machine embroidery
  • People who would like to build up confidence and build up their skills in this craft before moving onto their own thread drawing
  • Personally, I find it is very therapeutic just to simply trace the lines in thread without having to make design/colour decisions or to have to follow written instructions as I sew. You don’t have to think you just simply stitch over what is in front of you. I find the repetitive process of the stitching is soothing and satisfying, both by hand sewing and by machine.


The finished figure could be cut out and mounted for an oversized Christmas tree decoration, appliqued onto a gift bag or cushion, hung in multiples on ribbon as bunting or whatever else your creative mind can think of! 


Unstitched Background Canvas 41cm h x 22cm w 

Unstitched Figure 29.5cm h x 9 cm w


Please note: The prints may be subject to change in size or printed colour variations due to different printing batches


The print is not woven and therefore lays on top of the fabric. Traces of white fabric can show through if heavily sewn or ripped. These tiny white threads can be hidden by using fine tipped permenant coloured pens in matching colours to add a dot of colour 


The print will be sent by First Class Royal Mail post to Mainland UK


I am keen to use upcycled packaging as much as possible to prevent uncessary waste and to minimise postage costs


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at

Nutcracker Printed Fabric Embroidery Pattern