Free Embroidery Hoop Template

California Dreamin’ Template

Free template for the Californian Dreamin’ Embroidery Hoop Project!

California Dreamin Template

See Vacations Are for Explorations post for more details on:
*What materials you will need
*How to set up your hoop
*How to transfer the template to your fabric
*How to finish the back of the project

For this project:
*I used all six strands in the embroidery thread for everything except for “California Dreamin” where I used only three strands.
*Below are the different Stitches I used in this project:
Back Stitch Tutorial
French Knot Tutorial
Detached Chain/Daisy Stitch Tutorial
*The Template differs slightly from the below project because I thought the entire pattern should be bigger in the hoop. I also didn’t add the pink accents outside of the state outline because I think it would look a little better without them. Up to you though!
*I used 5 colors of thread for this (peach, light green, dark green, navy, and black) but you should pick whichever colors you like.

If you do this project on your own send me a picture at or post a picture on instagram and tag me in it because I would love to see it!

Questions are welcome in the comments!

See below to reference close-up pictures:


Happy Hooping!


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