roses and ivy

Here are some sites to look at:

Hand Embroidery Patterns

Well, what my best friend does is she finds a floral design she likes by searching for 'flower designs' or 'whatever designs' on Google. Then she prints them off and then she takes a very sharp pointed pencil and sticks a hole in the paper she has pinned onto the cloth she is going to embroider on and then she pokes the pencil through making lines of dots. . to follow with her stitching. I hope this helps. Oh, sometimes she uses color books to do this with.
Good luck.


What is the easiest and the best way to transfer embroidery
patterns to your fabric?


Here are four ways I know of :

1. Scan and print it to a piece of Iron-on T- shirt Transfer paper. Following the directions on the Transfer paper. Using a hot steam iron transfer the design to the fabric and peel the backing off being careful to not pull the design off it – A Note of Caution : Do this with only Cotton or Linen Cloth – (Do not use rayon or synthetics they will burn or melt ; if you try this method with them)

2) Scan and print a copy of it on a sheet of paper secure it on the fabric with quilting or dress pins as long as it there are not on the pattern lines Than start cross stitching from the center of the pattern working you way out toward the outside of the drawing pattern when your done cross stitching Than wash the pattern to remove the paper- this is the easy way I know how to do this without doing # 1. above.

3. Draw a grid on both the pattern and the fabric – make sure the grids are identical except that they are proportionally larger or smaller depending on the design. Then draw your picture on the fabric until it look like what on the pattern grid only the fabric drawing of it will be proportionally larger or smaller

4. Do a free hand the drawing on the fabric if your design is simple or use tracing paper to trace out the key design elements Number it – put some marks or lines so you can originate your pattern pieces with one other. Secure it on the fabric with quilting or dress pins. Do your cross stitching over it .Or you can transfer your drawing from the patterns on the tracing paper with a fabric pen or pencil. (Be careful with fabric marker pens – you can not ease them as easily as you can pencil marks). putting your orgination marks on so you can match the other pattern pieces with it and draw them in as well – remove your pattern pieces when your done drawing it. Do your cross stitching on it. and your done

Hope this helps

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I want some modern HAND embroidery patterns. Not Veggies with the days of the week!

Why dont you make your own? I have a hard time finding what I like also, and no one knows what I like better than me!

Some small graph paper and a pencil goes a LONG way to creating designs you will love!!

If you cant draw or this idea intimidates you, get a picture or design you like, put the graph paper on top of it and trace it. Then make a pattern for it based on the blocks you drew on.

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