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Salad Bowl Embroidery Pattern

Salad Bowl Embroidery Pattern

Each month, I share a free embroidery pattern for you to download and stitch. This month’s Salad Bowl Embroidery Pattern is perfect to embroider on items for the summer.

In this photo, it was embroidered on a white background which was then appliqued onto a fabric bowl cover (tutorial coming soon) but it could be embroidered onto tea towels, placemats and napkins or other items as well.

Salad Embroidery Pattern stitched on white fabric

I kept the stitching very simple only using a basic backstitch because this is a practical item that will get a lot of use and I didn’t want it to feel too “precious” to use.

The bands on the bowl were just 4 rows of backstitch embroidered right beside each other.

The floss colors for the bowl were chosen to go with the pretty blue gingham that I was using for the bowl covers.

  • The bright blue is DMC 3845.
  • The single band of light blue is DMC 747.
  • The word Salad is DMC 471.
  • The salad is stitch in Ecru.

Since our family’s two all time favorite salads are Potato Salad and Hawaiian Macaroni Salad I chose the Ecru but you could get creative and add a few leaves of lettuce, a slice of tomato and some cucumber slices to your salad bowl.

I just love that blue gingham fabric!

Salad Embroidery Pattern stitched on white fabric applied to gingham fabric

To me gingham shouts summer so it was perfect for making this fabric bowl cover… no more bugs in our picnic salads this summer. 🙂

Fabric bowl cover with salad bowl embroidery appliqued to the center
Click the link below to download the pattern:

Salad Bowl Embroidery Pattern


If you’re looking for some more patterns to stitch on picnic items you might like these fun vintage Workbasket patterns:


Now it’s time for our monthly Stitchery Link Party. Please scroll down to link up your hand embroidery posts or visit those who do.

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For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, on the first Monday of every month I host a link party in which I invite you to share your hand embroidery projects.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link Party. It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:

  1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.
  2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page. You’re also welcome to link to a Facebook or Instagram post, if it is set to public.
  3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.
  4. This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.

The next three are more requests than rules. They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:

  1. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post or on a page where you list your parties.
  2. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.
  3. It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.
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Salad Bowl Embroidery Pattern collage photos of the pattern stitched on white fabric and appliqued on blue gingham

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  • Catherine
    July 9, 2018 2:58 am

    What a great idea! Your simple stitches and colours have really pulled this piece together well.

  • Joy
    June 7, 2018 11:04 am

    Very cute Sue! Would make great gifts! xx

    June 6, 2018 11:26 am

    An absolutely lovely and clever idea. How many strands of floss do you recommend for stitching?

  • Jacque
    June 6, 2018 9:01 am

    Really cute idea! Love it when your posts pop into my inbox…..sure hope you are feeling much better now.

  • Deborah
    June 6, 2018 8:35 am

    Love the salad bowl cover you made and the embroidery pattern is great thanks for sharing it. I think I will make one for my sister.

  • mary
    June 6, 2018 8:13 am

    That is really cute and so nicely made.

  • Kate
    June 6, 2018 6:43 am

    Perfect design for a bowl cover!! Thank you.

  • Rachel
    June 6, 2018 4:13 am

    That works really well!

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