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Vintage Embroidery Monday – Rose and Small motifs

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on May 5th, 2014

With Mother’s Day less than a week away, you probably won’t have time to embroider a larger project as a gift but you could always embroider one or more of these small patterns onto a bookmark or pin cushion that could then be added to the gift of a book or sewing supplies.

Vintage Workbasket small embroidery patterns from page 78This pattern is available as a pdf to download here.

3 comments on “Vintage Embroidery Monday – Rose and Small motifs

  1. Love the butterfly motif!

  2. kathleen babbitt on said:

    I want to do some of the monday designs on some plain or stained t-shirts. what do you like for transferring the patterns to fabric?

    • Super Mom No Cape on said:

      Hello Kathleen,

      I sent you an e-mail but I thought I’d also reply here in case others would like to know too.

      When I’m transferring designs I use pencil. I place the pattern underneath the fabric and then trace the outlines. I do have a special pencil that I bought at a quilt shop that has a very fine tip. It’s called a SewlineTrio… but truthfully I think you could probably use any mechanical pencil as long as you drew lightly with it. For that matter, you could use a regular pencil if you kept a fine tip on it by sharpening it frequently.

      Now of course that kind of tracing will only work for fabrics that are transparent enough to see through to the pattern underneath. For darker fabrics, you could try using embroidery tracing paper. I have a pack of DMC embroidery tracing paper that I’ve been meaning to try but since I usually embroidery on light fabric, I haven’t tested it yet. But it does say on the package that the the markings can be rubbed off with a pencil eraser or damp cloth. If you chose to go that route, I’d test it out on an old t-shirt to make sure that it does wash out.

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