free patterns

I doodle a lot trying out different stitches and colour combos. I generally just free hand sketch something onto a piece of fabric and away I go. You can see some of my efforts on my Flickr page

If you have attended one of my embroidery classes these patterns are a good way to practice what we've learnt in class.

There are LOADS of free patterns and designs on the internet but if you've seen something of mine that you'd like to try out here are the sketches I have used for previous embroideries. You will receive an outline of the shape for tracing -  just trace the design onto a piece of fabric using dressmakers carbon paper, or an iron-on pen, or or use a lightbox/window to trace directly onto the fabric. Refer back to the colours and stitches in photo on the pdf if you need to or use your imagination to try out your own stitches, threads and colour choices. 

Another way to transfer the patterns to fabric is by using freezer paper. You can buy it here and visit my Pinterest page which has some handy tutorials and info on how to print patterns on fabric using your home printer.

Some of the stitches you can find on Sharon Boggon's "Take a Stitch Tuesday" - a fun way to learn new stitches. You can sign up for TAST here. Another great resource is Mary Corbet's Needle n Thread - a huge array of stitch information with video tutes.

These outline patterns are FREE - just pop it into your shopping cart and you will receive it within 48 hours, usually sooner.

Have fun and happy stitching!