Free Patterns & Resouces

Here you will find Easy Patterns to turn your embroidery projects into beautiful and practical items, as well as a small collection of  Simple Projects for you to try.

You will also find handy Stitch Libraries with stitch diagrams related to specific embroidery kits. 

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

Please, don’t sell, give or distribute the patterns as your own, digitally or printed. But DO absolutely use them to make your own pieces. 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


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. 

REFLECTIONS crewel work pillow

Braided Cord Pillow Trim

Finding braids, cords and trims to perfectly suit your embroidery project can be quite a challenge.

I made my Reflections crewel work design into a simple square pillow but was unable to find any suitable braids that I liked, to finish the edges my pillow. 

Instead, I made my own simple braided trim using the same colour yarns as for the embroidery.

'Scarlet Glory' Crewel Work pillow

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.

Rectangular Pillow with Embroidered Insert

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 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.

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.

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.


FREE Simple Projects

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

Happy Stitching!
Leaf Tree Sampler

Wee Tree

Leaf Sampler

This design is created to be used with the 3 Part Leaf Tutorial on the BLOG  using Fly Stitch; Cretan StitchFishbone Stitch.

All you need is a small piece of linen or cotton fabric and a selection of threads.

NOTE: this pattern will be updated when I finish stitching the sampler.

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.

Starbursts & Baubles, FREE pattern

Merry Christmas ~ Tree ornaments

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.

Stitch Library

Stitch Library

It is always nice to have a good stitch dictionary at hand when you embroidery. To make it easier for you, I have compiled all the stitched needed for individual projects here. Each Library contains diagrams for all the stitches used for that particular project. 

Happy Stitching!

Jewels of Summer

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

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

Toadstools & Brambles is an INTRODUCTION to Raised Embroidery.  

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