This pattern was originally designed to make a potholder. It seems the perfect shape for grabbing a pot handle. It might also make a nifty felt needle case. Use it as an applique pattern or just embroider it as-is on a project of your choice. To make tracing the pattern easier I matched both sides.
Here's an easy embroidery motif that can be used for a variety of things. Three basic stitches are all that's needed; a basic outline, a straight stitch for the fur, and a satin stitch to fill in the eyes and nose.
Source: WorkBasket August 1950
The addition of a pretty fabric border makes plain flour sack dish towels extra cute. The seam edge can be embellished with a decorative stitch either by hand or machine (as I have done here) for a nice finished look.
These three vintage embroidery motifs are given here as a download that can be printed out and traced. A light-table makes it easy!
Download TEA PARTY TOWEL designs.
Here we have a darling vintage pattern for 7 kitty task motifs, one for each day of the week.
Oh my, we should we all be so industrious!
Embroider designs on dish towels, reusable cloth market totes, laundry bags or use them as quilt blocks.
This pattern is available as an iron-on transfer as
Or download, print and trace it for free!
It's Valentine's Day! Here's a basket of love from me to you:
I so do love these quaint, old Ingall's motifs from the late 1800's and this one is like something straight out of a Jane Austen novel. Perhaps it's Miss Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy strolling along arm in arm. Doves cooing softly overhead. Feel free to copy and trace if you wish.
This is one of nine cute animal motifs for making a child's embroidered quilt or coverlet. Originally a newspaper mail-order pattern dating back to the 1950's!
The complete reprinted transfer pattern can be found on my website ANIMALS IN HATS #7267
FREE Sample Download Horse Motif
Look what I found at a local thrift shop; a pre-stamped vintage Vogart toaster cover. I did the embroidery to match my kitchen, but my little red toaster is slightly too tall. So, I copied the design and made another. Too cute not to share. Enjoy!
This happy-go-lucky folk girl is one of the many traceable patterns you can download from the PatternBee website for FREE. To find her and her dancing partner, go to FREE STUFF and click on Vintage Variety. There are 16 pages of designs to choose from under this category. (Folk dancers are on page 15). Print just one page or many. You will also find more free vintage patterns for sewing and embroidery projects as well. Enjoy!