Free Hand Embroidery Pattern for a Floral Border

Free hand embroidery pattern from Pintangle.comToday I would like to share a hand embroidery pattern for a floral border designed by me for my readers and free for non commercial use. Border designs can be repeated along a line. They used to be used on items such as table cloths and tray cloths etc but today stitchers are  more likely to use them on cushion. For instance this placed off centre running down the side of a cushion would have a very contemporary touch.  Another place you see border designs is on items such as  bags purses and totes. Of course crazy quilters often adapt border desings to add to seam on crazy quilt block.

The main lines of the  design could be worked using surface embroidery stitches using back stitch,  chain stitch, whipped chain stitch or  stem stitch. The flowers could be filled with a stitch such as Satin Stitch or Outlined Satin Stitch.

Follow the links to tutorials if you need information on how to work these stitches.

For this design I would choose a thread with a firm twist such as cotton perle #8 or #5.

Click on the image to see a larger version which you can save to your desktop for use. Scale the pattern in graphic program to fit the project you choose. If you need to know how I would transfer this pattern to fabric, I have a tutorial on how to transfer embroidery designs to fabric.

I hope you enjoy stitching my hand embroidery pattern for a floral border.

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Free Hand Embroidery Pattern of Abstract Seed Pods

Free hand embroidery pattern from Pintangle.comI have a hand embroidery pattern of abstract seed pods to share with you today. Click on the image to see a larger version which you can save to your desktop for use. Scale the pattern in graphic program to fit the project you choose. It would work well on an item like a bag or small cushion. If you wanted to scale it smaller you could use it in crazy quilting, a book cover, sewing caddy or anything really!

To work this design I would choose a thread with a firm twist such as cotton perle #8 or #5. This design could be worked using surface embroidery stitches using back stitch,  chain stitch, whipped chain stitch,or  stem stitch. The leaves could be filled with a stitch such as Cretan Stitch. Follow the links to tutorials.

The round black dots are the abstract seed pods. These could be beads, sequins, or created using oyster stitch, or satin stitch, buttonhole wheels or if you are  little more experienced with a needle and thread buttonhole wheel cups, or Cast on stitches.

How ever you adapt the pattern I hope you enjoy stitching it.

If you need to know how I would transfer this pattern to fabric, I have a tutorial on how to transfer embroidery designs to fabric.

This pattern is for non commercial use and I ask please if you share link back to Pintangle.

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Delightful hand embroidery patterns that are free

delightful hand embroidery patternsThe Antique pattern Library  have published some delightful hand embroidery patterns that are free to use. You will find them listed as E-CL016 Iron-on transfer patterns or simply follow the link

This set of vintage  iron-on patterns would be suitable for beginners as most can be worked in stitches such as chain stitch, detached chain and stems stitch. If you are new hand to embroidery here is 12 Surface Stitches for Beginners a PDF file I wrote a while back. These stitches can be applied to these types of patterns. Also check out the first few weeks of TAST for basic stitches and more descriptive tutorials and vintage pattern collectors alike.

These  delightful hand embroidery patterns are meant to be used for small items such as pin cushions, doilies, tray cloths, guest towels and the like. There are also a few letters included in the collection. Crazy quilters will find them useful to use in the middle of patches and I can see them interpreted using silk ribbon embroidery or adapted to beading.

delightful hand embroidery patterns 2These images are a couple of examples from this set of free patterns. They are free, no sign up is required but the Antique Pattern Library are sticklers for you having the latest version of Adobe reader for security reasons. If when you try to open or download a pdf file you receive a message asking for a password you need to upgrade your version of acrobat reader as no passwords are required. If you have problems go to their FAQ page.