Give Thanks – free embroidery pattern

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I’ve been working on a set of embroidery patterns that I hope to sell soon and thought I’d test the waters first with a freebie. It’s just perfect for November, don’t you think? A beautiful reminder.

Time has been scarce (everything takes so much longer than you ever think it will!!) and so I have been unable to stitch this up. But, I thought I’d better just share it or it would never happen.

You’ll need:  pre-washed, light-colored fabric, embroidery hoop, needle, floss and either transfer paper or transfer pen or pencil.

To transfer (2 options):
1)Place printed pattern right-side up with fabric on top, trace firmly over design with transfer pen or pencil. May need light source like a light box or window.
2) Lay transfer paper (chalk side down) onto fabric. Place printed pattern right-side-up on top and trace lines with ballpoint pen pressing firmly so that chalk transfers to fabric.

Embroidery:  Use half strand of floss (3 strands out of 6) for best results.  Use any colors you like, but I can see this in cranberry red, rich orange, golden yellow, woodsy green, chocolatey brown and teal. Use the following links for basic stitches (I use the back stitch for most of my embroidery, sometimes with a few fancy stitches thrown in):
Sarah’s Hand Embroidery (see side bar)
Basic Embroidery Stitches
Basics to Embroidery(video)

Uses: Maybe for a tote bag, decorative pillow front, wall hanging, dishcloth, quilt square, apron or maybe even a t-shirt. Skies the limit!

If you download this, please leave a comment. If you stitch it up, please send a photo my way. I’d love to see what you come up with.  Maybe I’ll share them around Thanksgiving!

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13 Responses to Give Thanks – free embroidery pattern

  1. Mousy Brown says:

    I downloaded it! What a gorgeous reminded of what is important in life…not sure when I’ll get to stitch it but I will send you pictures when I do….Thank you! 😀

  2. elsa says:

    Thanks Regina!
    I just started to embroider again and this patter is just in time.
    I’m also using crayola ~ it really adds a dimension I didn’t expect.
    Look forward to your patterns.

  3. Michelle says:

    this is beautiful, but then again I love all your art! thanks ~ Michelle (especially your tea wallets, doing those anytime soon? I need one or two!)

  4. angela says:

    I download it this morning. Now I just need to dig through my stash for some beautiful fall colors.

  5. oh, I love this Regina. I am printing it now and I already have a dishtowel for it to go on. Thank you so much!

  6. Audrey says:

    I HEART this! I’d been wanting to try some embroidery, and I know exactly where I want to hang it when I’m finished. Thank you for posting!

  7. tif says:

    I downloaded it… and plan to work on it this weekend…. photos soon!

  8. Jaime says:

    I just finished it, I sewed it into a table runner. Thank you so much!!!! I have some photos on my blog and flicker. http://www.barksblog.com/2011/11/giving-thanks.html

  9. jet says:

    so generous of you to share this beautiful free pattern, love it.
    thank you very much. by the way i love the owls you made, well done!!!!

  10. Brenda Jo says:

    This is such a darling pattern! I like to stitch when we go on road trips…and the next will be to Mom’s for Thanksgiving, so this will be a nice gift!! Thank you!!

  11. Buen dia lastima que no se su nombre, primero mil gracias por su hermoso y emotivo obsequio, lo voy a bordar para que mi nieta de 5 anos de lo obsequie a su maestra ya que pasa a primer gracias y buscaba un motivo para bordarle, la verdad me parece justo lo que buscaba. me encantan las manualidades principalmenten bordar a mano.
    la sigo en f.
    saludos cari9;osos
    carmendefernandez

  12. Cara says:

    Love it! This will make a great pillow. Thanks!

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