Free patterns: Hand embroidery

(1) Vintage patterns from the 1907 Herschner’s Catalog, cleaned and shared by SharonB of Pin Tangle
(2) Vintage hippo and alligator from doe-c-doe
(3) Nappe et serviette (4 designs)  from Broderie d’Antan
(4) IDAHO – Syringa from turkey feathers
(5) Let Me Call You Sweetheart (3 vintage designs) from Faster Kittykill! Blog! Blog!
(6) Vintage dogs from doe-c-doe
(7) Magnifique bordure de chemin de table ou nappe from Broderie d’Antan
(8) Muguets from Broderie d’Antan
(9) Tulips & Carnations from Needle ‘n’ Thread
(10) Fleurs from Broderie d’Antan
(11) Une pure merveille de 1941 from Broderie d’Antan
(12) J. F. Ingalls Catalog, 1886 (15 designs) from enbrouderie
(13) WISCONSIN–Violet from turkey feathers
(14) Little fox from Wild Olive
(15) Coucou (4 designs) from Broderie d’Antan


  1. Suzie says

    I came across you quite by accident while searching for iron-on transfers of violets. My son and daughter-in-law who live in Virginia are expecting a daughter at the end of April 2012. Her name is going to be Violet and I am wanting to make a ‘receiving blanket’ for her arrival, featuring embroidered violets and embroidered name. I don’t have access to Facebook or Twitter or any of those mediums, I just have email. And I don’t know how to contact you to find out how I can buy (or at least pay for postage as I live in Australia) some of your transfer patterns. There are several patterns that I would like, obviously # 13, but there are three more suggestions following the graphics for designs 1 through 15 and from these (with the heading “You might also like:”, I’d like the 2nd and 3rd set as well. Can you please help me? Luv & Stuff – Suzie

  2. says

    Hi, Suzie! If you’re new to our site then you probably don’t realize: CraftGossip is a craft-news site. We don’t produce or sell embroidery patterns. The designs pictured in our free-pattern posts were designed by individuals throughout the blogosphere and are being offered free for personal use by those individuals. These patterns are seldom offered as transfers. Instead, you can follow each link below the images to visit the blog of the designer and download the pattern. So, for example, if you’re interested in design 13, scroll down below the image to link 13 and click. You can then print the image through your computer setup and trace it onto fabric. (You can find links to a number of tutorials for transferring these types of patterns by using the Search feature near the bottom of the navigation bar at the left.)

    “You might also like” is an automated feature of our web site. Each time you visit one of our posts, links to several similar posts pop up at the bottom. These change every time, so it’s impossible for me to know which ones you might have seen. BUT you can see every roundup of free patterns I’ve ever posted. In the navigation bar at the left, just scroll down and click the “Free” link. Then the site will show you all of the posts in that category.

    I hope this helps!

    Best wishes,

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