Free Hand Embroidery Patterns

Free Hand Embroidery Patterns

As regular readers will know, the other week I published some cleaned up out of copyright patterns from the 1907 Herrschner Catalogue which can be found in the Antique pattern Library.


I am sure crazy quilters will find particularly this last pattern useful as I am sure they would look great on a special seam.

I found the butterflies appealing and can see the dotted line as a line of seed beads.

I cleaned up the files because I discovered many of the patterns are blurred scans. I have had a few moments to clean up some more and offer them here today.

The collection is very good and has loads of interesting vintage patterns or you can simplify them down for a more contemporary interpretation.

In the New Year I will do some more as life is a little busy at the moment.

Simply right click on the image and save to your computer.

You will find the source of these patterns listed in the Antique pattern library in the 1907 Herrschner Catalogue. The three files are described as:

“Herrschner, Frederick. Art Needlework Supplies General Catalog. Chicago, Frederick Herrschner, c.1907, 242pgs”

 If you have trouble opening them see the Antique Pattern library instructions at the top of the page as you really do need the latest version of acrobat 9.0 to view them.


  1. Le quiero dar las gracias por permitirme ver esos patrones tan hermosos, yo soy colombiana estoy muy lejos de usted no se de donde es usted, pero si fuese colombiana la buscaria para aprender de usted esos proyectos tan hermosos, le quiero pedir por favor si me puede regalar plantillas gratis me gustaria intentar hacerlas aunque no se nada de bordado a mano felicitaciones y muchas gracia

  2. Bonjour

    et Merci pour les 2 modèles de papillons à broder.
    C'est grâce à "needlework.craftgossip.com" que je suis arrivée chez vous.
    Je vais donc continuer à découvrir votre site…

  3. Oh, oh, I am just catching up only to see more of these great transfers. They are are all inspiring.
    It will most likely be February before I get a chance to embroider any…what a nice project to look forward to.

    Thanks Sharon


    Maureen Bond
  4. Sharon, thank you so much for the interesting posts and the work and expertise you put into inspiring other embroiderers. I enjoy all your posts but get special pleasure from your blog suggestions and the patterns from the antique pattern library. This year has been a difficult one and your bright, sunny writing style is something I so look forward to browsing each day. I wish you and all who are special to you, a blessed Christmas and New Year.


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