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Four Free Embroidery Patterns

Free Embroidery PatternsIt’s been a little while since I released an embroidery pattern – and now you know why! I’ve been working on this set of four free patterns – commissioned by Sulky, the maker of the thread I used. I posted a review of the Sulky thread here.

Now they’re ready to see the world – and you can make them!

All the samples are framed in 5-inch hoops but you can easily enlarge or reduce the patterns to be any size you like.

Tweet - a free bird embroidery pattern


Tweet is a very pretty bird whose stitching looks more complicated than it actually is.

It uses just five very basic embroidery stitches!

If you’re just learning how to embroider, this is a terrific pattern to start with.

Download the free Tweet pattern here.

Blossom free embroidery patternBlossom

This single flower is a great way to practice your French knots. I love using them all clustered together as a fill stitch, like in the center of this flower.

I used variegated thread for a nice mottled effect without needing to change thread.

You’re not scared of French knots, are you? I used to be – but then I figured out The Trick and now I get a perfect knot every time. Watch this video and learn how.

Download the free Blossom pattern here.

Full Heart cover 1000 pxMy Heart Is Full. . .

This is a great pattern to practice tiny stitching.

I made it sampler-like, with each row of pattern in the heart showcasing different stitches.

None of them are very complicated stitches – but they’re small. 🙂

Download the free My Heart Is Full. . . pattern here.

Jackie cover 1000 pxJackie

Jackie is another great pattern for beginners.

She uses just five embroidery stitches – all of them very basic.

My favorite part is the polkadots outlined in a contrasting color. That seems like a tricky extra step – but it actually helps cover up any raggedy edges on your satin stitches. ***shhh. . . don’t tell***

Download the free Jackie embroidery pattern here.

Like all patterns from Shiny Happy World, the pattern has links to videos teaching you all the stitches and techniques used. And you can sell anything you make using the pattern – as long as you make it yourself. 🙂

Happy stitching!

Applique Wendi (with fabulous hat)


  1. Jean Burke SAYS...

    Thank you for being so very generous! Peace…..

  2. Becky PS SAYS...

    These are so adorable! Thank yo Wendi so very much!

    • wendigratz SAYS...

      You’re welcome. 🙂

  3. Kathleen SAYS...

    Thank you! This is just what I need to renew my embroidery skills. But poor little Jackie, you don’t give your little girls arms . . . and I have no talent to create them. Oh well, still very sweet 🙂

  4. Katrina SAYS...

    Thank you, Wendi! I have emboidered one of your birds on paper in my journal and look forward to trying these.

    • wendigratz SAYS...

      I’d love to see the embroidery on paper if you’d like to share!

  5. Linda Thorn SAYS...

    Thank you so much for your generous gift! And the Sulky floss sounds amazing!

    • wendigratz SAYS...

      You’re welcome. 🙂 And I’m loving the Sulky floss.

  6. Jane T SAYS...

    Thank you so much for your generosity. Love the patterns you have given us.

    Jane T

    • wendigratz SAYS...

      I’m glad you’ve enjoyed them! You’ll have to send photos of your finished versions so I can share them in a Show & Tell post. 🙂

  7. Deb Donovan SAYS...

    Thank you, what beautiful patterns, I will enjoy doing some embroidery 🙂

  8. Barbara SAYS...

    Love these, thank you so much. I’m going to enjoy stitching them.

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