For the last couple of years, I’ve made a free printable embroidery pattern for Thanksgiving, and I’m afraid I am running late this year. So, I am making up for it with two!
An everyday, “it’s all good” bird, to remind us that life is good, all of it.
And, a holiday Christmas tree, inspired by my chalkboard art from last year. I left out the word ‘believe’ simply because I couldn’t fit it in.
You’ll need: pre-washed, solid-colored cotton 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.
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!
These are so nice. I plan on making the Christmas tree as a wall hanging and the Alls Good incorporated with others into a quilt. Anxious for more if you have them. Thank you!
Thank you for the lovely patterns.
Your embroidery designs are lovely. I will work them up and then frame them for use during the holidays. Thank you for making them free.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Thank you voor your drawing of the xmass tree. I will use it on my window withe a with pen on glass!
Just stumbled onto this sutw and I said Yiipee! I cant wait to use them.
Love the patterns. Thank you so much.
I am new to this! and would love to see your finish product for this pattern. I would like to make it for a stocking for one of my kiddos.
Love the designs. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for sharing .