Free Patterns & Projects

Here you will find a collection of some of the Patterns I have used to make my embroidery projects into beautiful and practical items, alongside Simple Projects and Stitch Libraries for some of my embroidery kits. 

I Love to Share! – but, Please keep in mind these projects and pages are for personal use only. 

Please, do NOT sell, give or distribute the patterns as your own, digitally or printed. But DO absolutely use them to make your own pieces and if you share the things you make, a link to this page is very much appreciated. 

Thank you for understanding and respecting my hard work. ~ Anna XOXO

Complete Projects

Little FREE Projects

From time to time, I embroider quick little projects, just for the fun and of it and share them on this page for you to enjoy. 

Happy Stitching!

With My Heart ~ Scissor Fob

This sweet little heart is only 4.5cm (1 3/8″) wide. It is really quick to make and is perfect as a little gift for someone special.

The design is embroidered using only Three Basic Stitches: Chain stitch, French knot and Satin stitch.      To make With my Heart all you need is a single colour of stranded cotton a a small piece of linen or cotton fabric.  

Winter Bright ~ Simple Drawstring Bag

This drawstring bag was stitched as a hot water bottle bag, but is equally useful to carry your needlework projects. 

I did the embroidery with wool on wool blanketing, but other materials will work just as well. The bag is fully lined so you don’t catch the back of your embroidery and the lining extends to make the wide band across the top.

Merry Christmas ~ Tree ornaments

These three little Christmas tree will look a treat on your table or make fabulous gifts for someone special. 

The trees are super easy to make, embroidered using only basic embroidery stitches and embellished with sparkly beads.
Each tree measure 9.5cm (3 3/4″) tall excluding the trunk.

Patterns

Free Patterns

What to Make of it?

If you are anything like me the stitching is the easy part. 

Turning my finished embroidery into an equally beautiful and useful item can, at times, prove a bit of a challenge. On this page you will find a collection of ideas and FREE simple patterns for you to use to make your finished embroidery pieces into something beautiful and useful. 

Simple Zipped Pouch

Is it possible to have too many small pouches?

This little zipped pouch has three, small pockets inside and measures 15cm x 22cm wide ( 6″ x 8 5/8″) – the perfect size to carry small needlework projects. 

I used this pattern both my Very, Very Berry and Tulipa Bird crewel embroidery.

Shoulder Bag with Embroidered Pocket

Can you ever have too many bag?

This shoulder bag is a generous size, perfect for a trip to the shops or to carry your project to and from stitching groups.
The embroidered panel is lined to form a front pocket and the bag has three internal pocket to hold bits and pieces. 
I used my Apple Thief crewel crewel embroidery for the bag. 
This pattern is suitable for any embroidery design measuring up to 20cm (4″) square.

Rectangular Pillow

Many embroidery designs lend themselves to square pillows. By simply adding a piece of complementing print fabric at each side, you can easily make a beautiful, rectangular bolster style pillow instead.

This pattern is suitable for any embroidery design measuring up to 30cm (6″) square.I used this pattern both for my Meadow Bloom and Sweet Repose crewel embroidery.

Simple Edge Pillow

Many embroidery designs lend themselves to square pillows. This simple pattern has a narrow decorative edge and closes with a zip at the back.

This pillow measures 38cm (15″) square but can easily be adjusted to suit the size of your project. . 

I used pattern for both my Scarlet Glory and Snow Berries crewel embroidery.

Tote Bag with Shoulder strap

This EASY-to-MAKE tote is perfect for carrying a few books, your tablet and a small needlework project. 

The bag measures 37cm x 30cm wide (14 1/2” x 12”) and closes the with a large button and loop on the back, so your treasures are kept safely in place.

I used this pattern for my Dawn Chorus crewel embroidery.

Stitch Library

Jewels of Summer ~ Stitch Library

Jewels of Summer was designed with the BEGINNER embroiderer in mind. 

In this Stitch Library you will find stitch diagrams for all the stitches used in this design.

Stars of Winter ~ Stitch Library

Stars of Winter was designed with the BEGINNER embroiderer in mind. 

In this Stitch Library you will find stitch diagrams for all the stitches used in this design.

Toadstools & Brambles ~ Stitch Library

Toadstools & Brambles is a good project if you are comfortable with general embroidery stitches and are new to Raised Embroidery.

In this Stitch Library you will find stitch diagrams for all the stitches used in this design.