Flowers & Nature Embroidery Patterns

Lotsa flowers in these embroidery patterns. A sprig is generally a single stem with one or two flowers but might be more or less depending on my mood of the day.

Disclaimer: Flower identification is not my area of expertise and I identify roses by the leaves as well as the flower but even some of those patterns are sketchy. Daisies are of the lazy variety with the occasional big petal design.

 

56 Comments

  1. So pretty, this will be my first embroidery project ever!
    Thank you so much!

    RobinF
    Ft. Worth, TX

  2. Jean, thank you for your kind words! For flowers like the loopy daisies, the lazy daisy stitch is used. It’s very simple and you’ll get the hand of it quickly. The outline or stem stitch is used for covering the lines, hence the name. It produces somewhat of a slant and if that isn’t desirable bring the needle up through the previous stitch thereby splitting the thread. This variation is known as the split stitch. The lazy daisy and outline stitch can be found in the stitch library here:

    https://www.french-knots.com/embroidery/

  3. I want to do some embroidery, like yesterday. But I’ve just found your pictures, they are brilliant . My problem is.
    I look at the flowers and leaves, and I do not know what stitch to use on on them, or which way the stitch goes. Please help me sort this big problem out. So I can get cracking with the embroidery.
    You must be a very specially lady, to go out of your way to give the pictures of embroidery on line for every one to use. I thank you for that. You have a special gift, and to share this with every one is very very generous . Best wishes to you. From Jean

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  5. You are most welcome! India has some of the most beautiful embroidery….I’m especially fond of the paisleys.

  6. Your patterns are such a blessing …they are cheerful and a blessing to work on. I work for the underprivileged in India and these patterns form the base for their crafts. Thank you.

  7. I have been searching for pretty flowers to embroider along with names for a memory quilt for our pastor. I am so delighted to find your lovely patterns. Many, many thanks.

  8. You’re very welcome! Before the turn of the century children were taught to sew on punched cardboard. How wonderful that you’re teaching them to sew! A useful skill for everyone, indeed.

  9. Thanks so much for the lovely patterns. We’re teaching some girls to sew in a child care centre. No money available for expensive tools, etc, so this is great. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Thank you for your kind words! I have stacks of patterns waiting for their turn in the scanner but alas, they will have to wait a bit longer.

  11. Glad you are enjoying the patterns! No, I don’t publish a newsletter. This website is a hobby that I update when I get time off from my day job.

  12. Hello,

    I’ve just found your web site and would love to sign up for a newsletter if you have one. I didn’t see a place to sign up. I love your patterns and the fact that they are free sealed it for me (I am totally disabled and living on soc sec so there’s nothing extra for patterns). Thank you so much!

    Dawn

  13. I’d probably work it in several shades of brown and green and stitch the french knots in rust. I’m partial to fall colors though. This design would also be stunning in the single color of RED.

    Have fun!

  14. Thank you – this is perfect for our family flag as a representation of my grwoing up years in the Lilac City – Lombard, Illinois

  15. Yes, the patterns were intended for hand embroidery on cloth. Once the images are saved to your computer, simply print and transfer to fabric using your favorite method. I like the old school method of using a window to trace!

  16. I love hand embroidery!!!!! I make dolls and all kind of crafts and so useful to know how to embroider. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

  17. Dear sir/madam

    The Patterns are very good and shall i use this patterns for cloth?

    Awaiting your reply

    Best regards

    Prasanth

  18. Hand embroidery is VERY easy and relaxing too. My very first project had lots of daisies using the lazy daisy stitch. It goes fast and you’ll soon reap the rewards of your labor.

    Have fun!

  19. I love all the ideas you shared, and the patterns are adorable! I have never tried to embroider anything, but after seeing how beautiful they turn out, I’m going to try. Thank you!

  20. You have a wonderful site I love the old vintage patterns and have a large collection myself Thank You

  21. Thank you so much for this pattern! I was looking for pansies, and here they are. <3 Plus I love using the blanket stitch!

  22. I confess that I don’t know my flowers very well but this design actually had “lily of the valley” printed next to it. Open to artist’s interpretation, I suppose.

  23. Thank you for allowing me to use these beautiful designs. I make cards. I cannot draw. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

  24. I think the Lilly of the Valley is actualy a Bleeding Heart. Regardless, it’s a lovely design.

  25. There are a few ways to transfer the images. One is to use a light box or sunny window and trace the design directly onto the fabric. To make the design a “hot iron transfer” then after you’ve printed it from your computer, use tracing paper (or tissue paper) and hot iron pencils to trace the image. This will give you a transfer pattern similar to those that are made commercially like Aunt Martha’s so you’ll be able to transfer the design using a hot iron. Just remember to reverse the image when you trace so the lettering if any is not backwards. If you trace a small image like one of the trials, you’ll get a feel for how it works.

  26. I have been looking for iron on patters for this for a very long time. Thank you for offering this, however; you mentioned that you trace the pattern, I am so sorry, but I don’t know how to do that. Will you please explain, and is there any way I can get these to iron-on? I hope you can help me. Thanks

  27. I make little quilts (no bigger than 9″x12″) for Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, a project to raise research funds to find a cure for this devasting disease. Their website is http://www.alzquilts.org.

    I love your designs and would like your permission to use several of them for this purpose. Of course you will be given credit for your designs.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thanks a bunch!

  28. To download the pattern simply click on the image and right click for the menu where you can save the file on your computer. Then you can print it out and trace the pattern onto your cloth.

  29. Oh my goodness I LOVE your transfer patterns – and am looking for one for morning glories… also how do I get these free patterns? Or how do I transfer them – I’m so confused with this type of thing – once you tell me, you will have opened up a new area for me on the internet – crafting!

    Thanks ever so much,
    Patsy

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