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While looking for some nice embroidery patterns on the net I realized, that some very beautiful ones I had found and copied in my files, were coloring pages. You can set them and print them any size and directly put them under the foot of a sewing machine to embroider a tablecloth or anything else.
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Does anyone know where to find a pattern for the "Colonial Lady" or "southern belle" type of embroidery pattern that you used to do on the edge of a pillow? You embroidered the head and upper body, and then crocheted the "skirt" on the edge of the pillowcase. I am looking for either already stamped pillowcases or an iron-on transfer pattern.
Where is Lee Wards when I need them?
Judy from Altoona, PA
I remembered seeing this pattern in Herrschners, Inc. catalog, but I guess it was in an earlier edition (I just checked the "Winter Sale" one). In any event, you could try their Web site, www.herrschners.com and ask them if they still carry it. Also, do you have a Michael's, JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby near you? They have Web sites, too: think they are their names with the usual dot coms. Good luck!
you can go to colonialpatterns.com, they have the southern belle motifs for $1.30 each. these are the iron on type, and then you embroidery the design, i am not sure if the lower part of the dress that hangs over the edge of the pillowcase is crocheted or what, but it does hang over the edge of the pillowcase border from what i saw. all the patterns for the colonial and southern belle patterns are located in the linens and vintage section. i hope this helps you with your project.
A page full of Southern Belles that iron on
I've been looking for sun bonnet Sue's as well. Try a search for "sun bonnet sue embroidery transfer" on ebay.
p.s. I'm also going to check out our neighbourhood Salvation Army Thrift Store and a local craft store.
Herrshners carries this, if you go to their site and search for "southern belle" you get the pillowcase kits and the thread kits, which are sold separately.
here is a link to the search
Here you go. I have been looking for these too.
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In response to the lady trying to find Colonial Lady Pillowcase patterns: You will find these patterns in Annie's Attic Catalog.
By Marsha from Houston, Texas
I am looking for cutwork pillow cases. The skirt of the lady is completely crocheted. Can anyone help?
RE: "Colonial Lady" Pillowcase Pattern,you may try Aunt Martha's transfer patterns to iron on your pillowcases. I have found those iron on transfer patterns at Joann's Fabric Store and Michael's Craft Store. Good Luck in finding them.
I have this pattern and the pillowcases. If you wish to contact me by EMail, maybe I can help you out.
You can find these iron on transfers at www.colonialpatterns.com they are the old Aunt Martha's patterns.
I have done a pair with a lady holding a fan, I need the crochet skirt pattern. Can anyone help? Thank you, Denny
I am looking for free hand embroidery patterns to download. I am unable to purchase them any longer.
By Sally from Saskatoon, Canada
I'm teaching my daughter how to cross stitch, and I wanted patterns easier than what already had. So I just typed "easy free cross stitch pattern" into my Google search bar and went from there. There are many places that offer free patterns of varying difficulties. Just do a simple search like I did, for whatever kind of embroidery you're interested in. About.com had a lot of patterns and projects.
You could also use pictures from coloring books, the only thing is you would have to trace them.
I agree with the others here: use coloringbooks and google, and any drawings that interest you. I've come across these websites in my google searches: www.emblibrary.com, www.embroiderydesigns.com, www.oregonpatchworks.com
I would just trace them out on tracing paper. Sometimes I ask my husband to draw, since he's skilled at line drawings, and then I can trace from that (to keep the drawing for reuse).
Does anyone know of a good source for free, vintage, red work designs? I am thinking of using them to make quilt squares. Thanks.
Those are marketed as angels, not fairies and are sold in needlepoint shops. When I was doing needlepoint, the patterns were very, very expensive and called for lots of metallic yarns.
Try http://www.NordicNeedle.com I think that's where I saw those kits. Good Luck.
You must be a very skilled needlewoman, to do these!
Would anyone know of a pattern to embroider a vine on a scarf?
I don't know about embroidery, but some sewing machines have a leaf and vine stitch that is very pretty, and you could use threads that are very pretty like metalic ones. My machine is a singer futura and the # number 17 on it is a leaf and vine stitch. Maybe someone you know has that stitch on there sewing machine and could let you use it to get that look. or maybe you could print one from your computer if you have a art cd to get it from then just transfer that onto your scarf by using a invisible tracing pencil then do your embroidery over it. just an idea. happy holidays.
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I am looking for free patterns for hand embroidered cards and cloth.
OnePrettyThing just posted a new embroidery roundup today. For the past ones go to the top and click 'categories' and select 'embroidery' roundup". oneprettything.com (02/04/2010)
I have a subscription to Reminisce magazine and there's a section where people can make requests like this and have others respond with ideas or patterns by email or snail mail. (02/04/2010)
I forgot about Tipnut's embroidery posts til I got one today in my feed reader: tipnut.com She posts a lot of vintage embroidery patterns also. (02/10/2010)
You can find loads of free patterns online. I use Google, and type in free hand embroidery patterns. The different websites will have a lot of patterns to sell, but most of them will have some free patterns which you can download.
I have accumulated well over 100 free patterns for knitting, crocheting, and other crafts as well as 25 or so ebooks for everything including recipes, too. I bought USB flash drives so one is for knitting and crocheting patterns, one is for crafts, and one is for recipes. That way I'm not loading the hard drive on my computer, and they are all in alphabetical order. (02/14/2010)
There are some really good hand embroidery patterns at: