Embroidery Library
Vintage Stitches

NEW THIS WEEK - September 5th, 2007


Vintage Stitches

Free Project Instructions!

 

Thank goodness for thrift shops, flea markets, and the Antique Road Show!  The classic embroidery patterns that remind us of the warmth of cozy family kitchens, simmering soups, grandma's cookies, and doing the dishes together are back again.

More than pure nostalgia, distinctive embroideries from the 1930s and '40s are in vogue. Flowers and butterflies and animated animals in dainty stitches capture the love of embellishing for home decor, new babies, and new brides.

And, these sweet designs are quick and easy, too. Low stitch-count and few color changes mean that these designs stitch in a jiffy, and make light-and-lively additions to bed linens, table linens, T-shirts, quilts, and totes.

Keep casseroles cozy and warm on the way to the pot-luck in this carrier. Click here for free project instructions.


Vintage Stitch Chrysanthemums

Designed in autumn hues of rust, green, and gold, these chrysanthemums with
stalks of wheat are quick-stitching on any linens. Running-stitch on leaves and stems
give the designs the classic look of hand-stitchery.

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.09" and 4.86"X5.04" and 3.74"X3.89"


A rectangular arrangement of the flowers and wheat is lovely when repeated on table linens, hems
of skirts, and bottoms of autumn-weight jackets. The smaller size of this design is formatted for
the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.86" and 5.95"X3.43"


A thinner border of graceful mums and wheat is wonderful on flour-sack and lightweight kitchen
towels.  The medium size of this design is formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.93" and 5.95"X1.46" and 3.10"X1.23"


Quick-stitching corners, and a small accessory, are perfectly paired with the larger designs above.

 
Available in two sizes:
5.81"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.19"
  Available in one size:
3.37"X3.86"


A Vintage Chrysanthemum Value Pack
 
Approach autumn with breezy new linens decked out in an array of fall flowers.
All of the vintage Autumn chrysanthemum designs are available in a value pack!

The large pack contains 8 designs in various sizes - priced at only $9.97!
The medium pack contains 7 designs in various sizes
- priced at only $8.97!
The small pack contains 4 designs
- priced at only $4.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack of your choice to your shopping basket.
 
   
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Vintage Autumn Leaves and Acorns

Fall in love with a medley of autumn leaves, acorns, tiny woodland flowers, and slender pine
needles. Rustic in its appeal, this design is perfect for cabin decor, or on garments for those
who enjoy long walks in the woods.

Available in three sizes:
7.58"X5.86" and 6.32"X4.88" and 3.83"X2.99"


A wide border of oak leaves, acorns, flowers, and pine needles is stunning on skirt and jacket
hems, curtains for the cabin, and cozy quilts. The smaller size of this design is formatted
for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.86" and 5.95"X3.27"


A bouncy border of leaves and acorn is a beautiful frame for placemats and kitchen linens.
The medium size of this design is formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in
standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.01" and 5.96"X1.61" and 3.14"X1.27"


Coordinating corners and accessory design are perfectly paired with the larger designs.
 

 
Available in two sizes:
5.01"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.74"
  Available in one size:
3.25"X3.05"


A Vintage Autumn Value Pack
 
The quick-stitching autumn leaves and acorn designs are available in a pack!
Rake in the savings for a spectacular season of sewing fun.

The large pack contains 8 designs in various sizes - priced at only $9.97!
The medium pack contains 7 designs in various sizes
- priced at only $8.97!
The small pack contains 4 designs in various sizes
- priced at only $4.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs
included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
   
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Vintage Butterflies and Flowers

Enjoy the whimsy of butterflies and flowers year-round with these fast and fun designs.
Butterflies flirt in colorful flowers -- beautiful on bed linens, table settings, and kitchen
curtains.

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.90" and 4.85"X4.88" and 3.85"X3.86"


A thick rectangle of a butterfly perching on a winding flower is just the right touch
for kitchen or bathroom curtains. And, enjoy on T-shirts, too! The smaller size of this
design is formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.83" and 6.00"X3.30"


Can you quilt with these designs? Absolutely! The running stitches are perfect for
binding the quilt top, batting, and back together.  The medium size of this design is
formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X1.86" and 5.95"X1.31" and 2.99"X1.17"


Brighten pockets, placemats, napkins, and bed linens with a coordinating corner and accessory.

 
Available in two sizes:
4.88"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.82"
  Available in one size:
2.15"X2.49"


A Vintage Butterfly Value Pack
 
The vintage butterfly and flower designs are available in a value pack!

The large pack contains 8 designs
- priced at only $9.97!
The medium pack contains 7 designs - priced at only $8.97!
The small pack contains 4 designs - priced at only $4.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs
included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
   
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Vintage Stitch Flowers
Delicate shading and simple outlines cater to the mood -- vibrant splash or serene understatement,
all with a quick change of thread colors. Capturing the look of hand stitching with the ease of
machine embroidery, these delightful flowers will fairly float onto fabric.

Bright flowers and delicate bows are an appealing accent with any home decor.
Simple color changes let you easily change the colors to match the colors
of your kitchen, bedroom, and bath.

Available in three sizes:
7.68"X5.85" and 6.35"X4.85" and 3.85"X2.96"


Long and tall, this rectangular design repeated forms a wide border on bed linens, curtains,
and towels. Pretty on skirts and jackets, too. The smaller size of this design is formatted for
the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.78" and 6.00"X3.05"


A slender border spices up table and bed linens, hemlines, and more!  The medium size of this
design is formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X1.96" and 6.00"X1.25" and 3.85"X1.28"


Coordinating corner and accessory blend perfectly with the designs above. Stitch
'em, flip 'em, and merge 'em together to compose your own embroidery art.

 
Available in two sizes:
5.06"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.69"
  Available in one size:
3.85"X2.95"


A Vintage Flowers Value Pack
 
Classy and classic. Sew in colors to match your decor or tone on tone for enduring beauty.
The above vintage flower designs are available in a value pack!

The large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $9.97!
The medium pack contains 7 designs - priced at only $8.97!
The small pack contains 4 designs - priced at only $4.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs
included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
   
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Vintage Rose Basket

A basket filled with roses in a vintage stitch is a blooming embellishment to any project. And, remember to change the color of that blue bow to match the colors of your home decor.
Or, for a subtle touch, use tone-on-tone colors.

Available in three sizes:
6.56"X5.89" and 5.42"X4.89" and 3.85"X3.48"


A rectangle design blooms with endless possibilities. The large size is beautiful
on an envelope pocketbook -- and the small size is quite nice as a checkbook cover. 
The smaller size of this design is formatted for the Endless Hoop; may
also be used in standard hoops.

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.83" and 6.00"X3.20"


A row of repeating baskets, stitched so quickly in this vintage style, is perfect
along hemlines of skirts and jackets, and a delightful accent to breezy curtains.
The medium size of this design is formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be
used in standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.95" and 6.00"X1.59" and 2.02"X1.25"


Three perfect roses, wrapped up tight in a bow, and a single vintage rose basket, are
perfectly paired with the above designs.

 

 
Available in two sizes:
6.36"X4.83" and 3.85"X2.95"
  Available in one size:
3.24"X2.74"


A Vintage Rose Basket Value Pack
 
Sew sweet roses just like grandma used to stitch.
The above vintage rose basket designs are available in a value pack!

The large pack contains 8 designs
- priced at only $9.97!
The medium pack contains 7 designs - priced at only $8.97!
The small pack contains 4 designs - priced at only $4.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs
included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
   
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Cat Lover's Vintage Kitten Designs

Modeled after 1940s hand embroidery patterns, this charming little kitty is ready
to romp and play on quilts, kitchen linens, sheets, and pillowcases for cat lovers of
all ages.

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.11" and 4.85"X5.06" and 3.66"X3.85"


Playful kitties have their tails in a tangle in this rectangular border design.
The smaller size of this design is formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used
in standard hoops.

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.66" and 6.00"X2.97"


A slimmer border is purrfect on skirts and jackets for cat lovers. Or, use to quilt!
The medium size of this design is formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be
used in standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.01" and 6.00"X1.28" and 3.85"X1.68"


Corner and single designs are filled with "cattitude."
 

 
Available in two sizes:
6.12"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.03"
  Available in one size:
3.51"X2.01"


A Cat Lover's Vintage Value Pack
 
The above vintage cat lover's designs are available in a value pack -- Meow!

The large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $9.97!
The medium pack contains 7 designs - priced at only $8.97!
The small pack contains 4 designs
- priced at only $4.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs
included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
   
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Vintage Stitch Baby Animals

Vintage baby animal designs are modeled after the transfer patterns of the 1930s and '40s.
Bring a blast from the past to your embroidery machine, and stitch a set of kitchen
towels, baby bibs, or tiny T-shirts!

 
Puppy in Vintage Stitch   Kitty in Vintage Stitch

 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.77" and 3.24"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.77" and 3.26"X3.86"


Purchase the designs individually -- and you'll also find a value pack below. There are
nine vintage baby animal designs -- just the right amount to make a crib quilt.

 
Piglet in Vintage Stitch   Calf in Vintage Stitch

 
Available in two sizes:
5.53"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.39"
  Available in two sizes:
5.40"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.46"


These designs are low in stitches -- they embroider in a breeze. And so light that
you can use tear-away stabilizer on knits and linens.

 
Lamb in Vintage Stitch   Turtle in Vintage Stitch

 
Available in two sizes:
5.73"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.24"
  Available in two sizes:
5.43"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.43"


The sweet and gentle appearance of these vintage babies make them very fun
for decorating nurseries, diaper bags, burp cloths, onesies, and baby blankets.

 
Duckling in Vintage Stitch   Goat Kid in Vintage Stitch

 
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.21" and 3.57"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.88" and 3.17"X3.84"


All of the vintage baby animals are so fast to embroider, and so light and bright.
They'll be a breeze to stitch on bed linens and nursery curtains.


Bunny in Vintage Stitch

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.92" and 3.18"X3.87"


A Vintage Baby Animals Value Pack
 
The 9 vintage baby animal designs above are available in a value pack - priced at only $12.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs
included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
   
All designs smaller than 5 x 7     All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Sweet Cherries with Blossoms

Christy, an embroiderer from Illinois, was at a flea market recently and stumbled across
1940s vintage fabric. She fell in love with the lush, ripe cherries on the fabric, and wrote
in to request sweet cherry designs. Christy said, "It's a very popular design in antique
linens. For me, the best use of these designs in my business would be as borders,
corners, frames, and individual accents."

Great idea, Christy! For you -- and all other embroiderers whose mouths are watering at
the thought of cherries and whose fingers tingle to touch 1940s fabrics -- here are the
new sweet cherry designs!
 
Cherry Feature

Available in three sizes:
5.79"X7.07" and 4.80"X5.84" and 3.17"X3.85"


Cherry Rectangle (Border)
The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop;
may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.73" and 6.00"X3.02"


Cherry Border
The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop;
may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.65" and 6.00"X1.69" and 2.91"X1.69"


Cherry Border (Thin)
The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop;
may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X1.20" and 6.00"X0.77" and 2.91"X0.77"

Cherry Corner   Cherry Bunch (Accessory)

 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.84"
  Available in one size:
2.73"X2.65"


A Sweet Cherries with Blossoms Value Pack
 
Stitchin' for the kitchen has never been so fine, a step back in time is so divine!
And, the above sweet cherry designs are available in a value pack!

The large pack contains 10 designs - priced at only $11.97!
The medium pack contains 9 designs
- priced at only $10.97!
The small pack contains 5 designs
- priced at only $6.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs
included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
   
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!