Putting Samplers to Use

I often teach my children basic embroidery stitches using simple designs. If you are helping a little one to do stitching, this is a nice way to put the sample pieces to use. Stitched bird sampler.


Add a backing with some lively scrap fabric by stitching inside out, and then reversing. Stitch up the opening, then stitch a final border around the little art piece.


Perfect little coasters that make nice gifts for teachers, grandparents, aunties, fathers, mothers, etc.

Making something, instead of just doing a sampler, makes the project even more fun.

By Maura from New York, NY Ladybug sampler.

Fabric backing of ladybug sampler coaster.

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By debz (Guest Post)
August 1, 20070 found this helpful

I would purchase a set of four! Do you have any for sale? That could be a great fund-raiser!

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By Mary (Guest Post)
August 2, 20070 found this helpful

I'd love to get your patterns. They are simply adorable.


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By Mary Wilson (Guest Post)
August 2, 20070 found this helpful

I think those are absolutely precious. Good proud of yourselves. :)

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By Iowa Mom (Guest Post)
August 3, 20070 found this helpful

Great idea!I have TONS of embroidery patterns that i use. My children use them to practice and i have A LOT of little projects. This will definitely finish them off. Thanks A LOT!

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By Maura Hurley (Guest Post)
August 13, 20070 found this helpful

The kids that I teach (in India) are from rather impoverished backgrounds, and we do indeed sell these as a fundraising project when I go back to the States -- for a Learn and Earn Project that exposes the older children to possible vocations and skill training. I am so happy to hear your positive comments!


I don't really have patterns but collect lots of little designs. Keep these really simple for children: suns, stars, trees, swirlies, birds, flowers, etc. We also make really cute tote bag patches!

See: and for more info.

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August 20, 20180 found this helpful

Coloring books would be great for patterns

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