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Free Pirate Poster Embroidery Pattern

Pirate Wanted Poster - a free embroidery pattern from Shiny Happy WorldTalk Like a Pirate Day is coming up soon – September 19th!

To celebrate, I’m taking my favorite pirate embroidery pattern and giving it away for free. Free!

Stitch up a fun Wanted: Dead or Alive poster. I include a Peg Leg Pete pattern with an image of a boy pirate and also a Hurricane Hattie pattern with an image of a girl pirate. There were lots of female pirates out there – this is a great book about some of them.

You can even personalize the poster with your own pirate’s name!

What You Get

  • Full-sized patterns for small (6 x 7 1/2 inch) and large (8 x 10 inch) images and alphabets – no enlarging needed
  • Reversed patterns for use with iron-on transfer tools
  • Complete color and stitch guide
  • Instructions for personalizing with a custom pirate name
  • Links to videos teaching all the stitches used

What You’ll Need

  • Fabric to be embroidered (I used unbleached muslin, soaked in hot tea for about half an hour to stain it)
  • Your favorite tools for transferring the pattern (you all know I swear by Sulky Sticky Fabri-solvy)
  • Embroidery needle, thread, and hoop


Easy! The whole pattern uses just 3 simple embroidery stitches – and there are links to videos teaching all three.

It’s easy – but all that fill stitching does take a lot of time. Expect to spend several evenings on this one.

Download the pattern here.

Have fun with it!

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  1. Patricia Campbell SAYS...

    I am SO SO happy to find this {exclamation points x 10} My 6 y/o granddaughter just re-did her room in a pirate theme {ok, so my daughter and son-in-law actually did it– hahaha} and this graphic is perfect. I’m going to change ‘Pete’ to ‘Ivy’ and add some pigtails. Too cute [exclamation points]

    Thanks again
    Ivy’s Grammy