Last Updated on August 15, 2019 by wendigratz
It’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 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.
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.
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. 🙂
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***
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. 🙂