' Make a deer brooch or gift tag!

embroidery pattern for a deer brooch or gift tag.

Hello and welcome to a new week on our blog!

Today we are going to make some more brooches! First of all because you can never have too many brooches! Second of all because we need to start thinking about Christmas presents and these little beauties make perfect small gifts for any nature lover! Third of all because these brooches don´t have to be brooches - skip the pin on the back and use them as gift tags!
See, there are a lot of reasons why you should most definitely sew some!
Let´s get started!

We need:

scraps of felt (I used brown, but they would look cute in any color - pssst, I know that they have a passion for looking fancy and standing out in the crowd!)
embroidery floss
bakers twine

Get the deer template here!

Transfer the deer template onto felt. I usually do it by cutting the template out and tracing around it. 

Time to start stitching! I used a simple backstitch and three strands of embroidery floss. Once you are done, cut out the deer, but please don´t cut into your embroidery! Glue a pin to the back of the deer.

Take some bakers twine and a bell and decorate that little cutie! 

Alternatively punch a hole and use it as the cutest gift tag on the block!

Oh and I didn´t tell you about reason number four why you need to make them - hoop them up! On the piece shown here I used a chain stitch for the body and a satin stitch for the little spots!

So have fun with this pattern and let´s see some pictures!


  1. What a sweet brooch! I already put the fox-brooch on my list for the advent-calender-list; this sweet deer will be made also! Thank you for sharing!

  2. oooh! I am going to make some of these. I love deer :D

    1. send photos if you do!!! :)

  3. This is adorable and so creative. I love little fawns!

  4. Yay I saw you featured on Sew Mama Sew! Awesome!
    Wish I could embroider... not have the patience for it I think. I would love to learn it and make such a sweet deer.


    1. You should give it a try, it´s super easy! I can talk you through it ;)