free embroidery hoop template

“Can’t Touch This” Cactus Template

MC Hammer Meets Cactus! Free Embroidery template for the “Can’t Touch This” Cactus Embroidery Hoop Project! He is clearly too cool for school.

Printable “Can’t Touch This” 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

Details for this project:
*I used all six strands in the embroidery thread for everything
*Below are the different Stitches I used in this project:
Back Stitch Tutorial
French Knot Tutorial
Detached Chain/Daisy Stitch Tutorial
*Even though you can draw the entire template onto your fabric I decided not to so that I would have room to be creative. Instead I mainly did the words, the cactus outline and the cactus sunglasses, see below for an example 🙂
*I wrapped the thread around the needle once for the french knots on the cactus and three times for the other french knots

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!

Below are the colors that used for this hoop (963 was used to finish the back of the hoop):


See below to reference close-up pictures:



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