Vintage Hand Embroidery Patterns – My Original Inspiration

For years, I practically specifically embroidered vintage patterns. The truth that I am drawn to the design of illustration from the 1930s -50’s, I enjoy that vintage patterns offer me total liberty to select colors & stitch types.

This blog site series will highlight a classic pattern every week. We will go over stitch options, transfer approaches, ideally, some history behind the patterns, and whatever else y’ all ended up being thinking about understanding more about.
Thank you for joining me!


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I have actually been teaching others to hand embroider for a little over a year. With each stitch that I present, I attempt to provide examples of how that stitch might best be utilized in a pattern.

I have actually chosen to extend this concept to classic embroidery patterns. My hope is that brand-new stitchers (or ones stuck in a back sew rut) will have a few of the uncertainty secured of picking, and beginning on, a brand-new embroidery project.

There is seriously is no method we can run out of vintage patterns to talk about. There are lots of beautiful florals and kitchy dancing lemons that we will check out each week.


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We must initially talk about transfer techniques if you are a brand-new stitcher. aka– the method you will get the printed image on to your material.

1. Printing the picked image: Right-click the pattern of your option and conserve the image. Print the image on your house printer.

2. Get your material prepared by cutting it to the wanted size that will fit your hoop. (The pattern I am including this week will fit swimmingly in a 5in hoop!).

3. Transfer your image on to material: There are lots of methods to do this. Today I will discuss the 2 I utilize the majority of.

Location the image over the top of the transfer paper. Keep your image in that precise area up until you are ended up with the transfer. Raise up the image and transfer paper to see the image on the material!

The thing to keep in mind about utilizing a pen is that your image will be in reverse. Simply be conscious of this when printing your image.

Now you are prepared to sew! Well, if you have actually picked your needles and threads …

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