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Spring Border No. 4 Free Embroidery Design to First 500

Spring Borders No. 4 Free Embroidery Design

Spring Borders No. 4 Free Embroidery Design
Spring Borders No. 4 Free Embroidery Design

In appreciation for those of you who support me and my studio, here is another in a series of free embroidery designs.

This design replaces the one offered before in its series and will subsequently be replaced by another in a week or so.  If you’re enamored with these freebies so much that you want to share with your fellow threadnuts – um, fabric artist –  please send your fellow enthusiast here so that they can check out the rest of my embroidery library, tutorials and inspirational stories and photographs.

If you like these freebies and want to make sure you get the rest of the collection, moving forward, consider signing up for my newsletter or Facebook group. Otherwise, come visit often and stay as long as you like.

Should you be inspired to craft something with these designs, please consider sharing photographs of your projects, as I’d love to see them.

YES! I WANT SPRING BORDERS NO. 4

“Someone who I would describe as a ‘geek’ or ‘nerd’ is a person who loves something to its greatest extent and then looks for other people who love it the same way so they can celebrate loving it together.” – Will Wheaton

Well thanks a lot there, Will, for clearing that up. Now my hubby’s callin’ me an embroidery geek…and I think he’s in it for the long haul. Will, if you could just keep your trap shut about cats…





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Frilly Doodles No. 8D – Free Embroidery Design, to the first 500

Frilly Doodles Free Embroidery Design

Frilly Doodles Free Embroidery Design
Frilly Doodles Free Embroidery Design

In appreciation for those of you who support me and my studio, here is another in a series of free embroidery designs.

This design replaces the one offered before in its series and will subsequently be replaced by another in a week or so.  If you’re enamored with these freebies so much that you want to share with your fellow threadnuts – um, fabric artist –  please send your fellow enthusiast here so that they can check out the rest of my embroidery library, tutorials and inspirational stories and photographs.

If you like these freebies and want to make sure you get the rest of the collection, moving forward, consider signing up for my newsletter or Facebook group. Otherwise, come visit often and stay as long as you like.

Should you be inspired to craft something with these designs, please consider sharing photographs of your projects, as I’d love to see them.

YES! I WANT FRILLY DOODLES NO. 8d

“When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss it. ”

― Boris Pasternak



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Be Dee-Lightful Dee

Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond

~~~~ Links to each collection are at the bottom of this page ~~~~

Dee is a friend of mine who has dark auburn hair and a peaches and cream complexion. Also her favorite color is blue.

I asked another friend what saying I should add to it. She thought about it and said “Be Dee-Lightful!” and I immediately loved it. Thank you Mari for that perfect description to this Dee-Lightful picture.

Dee is a tender heart, whose expertise in many subjects makes for great conversations. I have learned a lot about computers – social media and cyberspace security from her. She is also a Dee-Lightful person. 

Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond, 5x7, 7x11
Be Dee-Lightful Dee

I sewed this Dee combination design next to Pami onto green cotton/linen. Now I can make the pretty long pillow I had planned for this project. Her dress is applique fabric but the rest is embroidery. The fabric I chose for her dress has a whirl that almost matches the whirl of her dress in the wind. A happy surprise.  

Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond, 5x7, 7x11
Be Dee-Lightful Dee – Lacy Hem Sewn Without a Wing Needle

The wing needle lacy edge along the bottom of the hem is sewn with a regular needle.

 

Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond, 5x7, 7x11
Be Dee-Lightful Dee

In this version of Dee, her dress is not applique (but it can be). Instead I sewed the fill in her dress with a wing needle as well as the lacy hem. You can see the light coming through the holes created by the wing needle when making the lacy circles on the hem. Light shows through some of the wing needle eyelets in her dress as well.

Options

Although I offer two versions of Dee’s dress – applique and wing needle, it can also be both.  So there are really three versions of Dee’s dress. The wing needle fill on her dress can be sewn through the applique fabric as well.

It’s your choice – applique, wing needle fill, or applique + wing needle fill for her dress.

Alternate Hair Colors

I made a few computer renderings of alternate hair colors. The same thread color choices will apply regardless if a brunette, blond, red, or auburn. The colors will still be considered dark, darker, darkest, plus a lighter dark for the highlights in her hair. I hope these are helpful.

On each product page, zoom into the images for larger photos. These full size photos are included in the document too.

Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond, 5x7, 7x11
Be Dee-Lightful Dee Brunette
Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond, 5x7, 7x11
Be Dee-Lightful Dee Blond
Dee, Delightful Dee, Girls, wing needle, applique, auburn, redhead, brunette, blond, 5x7, 7x11
Be Dee-Lightful Dee Redhead

Designs Include Step-by-Step PDF instructions

Notions

  • Madeira Polyneon threads
    • Auburn Hair – #1638 dark, #1782 darker, and #1974 darkest auburn and one color a bit lighter #1942 auburn for the highights in her hair.
    • #1974 Darkest Auburn for her lips
    • #1927 for her skin;  #1656 for her skin shadows; #1726 for skin details.
    • #1892 light aqua for her socks and #1991 dark aqua for her shoes
    • For the wing needle dress
      • #1888 Medium Aqua for the wing needle fill of her dress.
      • #1991 Darker Aqua for the details and shadows of her dress
    • For applique dress –
      • color to match the applique fabric, same color 1-2 shades darker for the details of the dress, and a darker one still for the shadows of her dress.
    • Black for her eyes
    • #1758 Brown for her smile; butterfly bodies and outlines
    • #1919 Medium pink for the butterflies
    • #1941 Light pink for the butterflies details
    • Colors of choice for the lettering
    • Thread color to match the background fabric
  • Pellon ShirTailor fusible interfacing
  • Medium Weight Soft tear away stabilizer
  • Quilter’s Dream 80/20 fusible cotton batting
  • Pima Cotton Broadcloth in cream color
  • Green Cotton/Linen blend
  • For the applique dress – fabric of choice for the applique
  • Wing Needle size 100 or Size 18 Jeans Needle
  • Wonderfil prewound bobbins in white or cream
  • #12 Topstitch needle

Should you want to duplicate what I’ve done here, this is what I used.

Should you choose to make a purchase through any of the product links above, Laura’s Sewing Studio earns a small commission on the sale, at no additional cost to you.

Please note that while these designs do not have a lot of thread colors they do have many thread changes. They are necessary. Don’t consolidate them. Some sections have to sew before other sections.

Be Dee-Lightful Dee 5×7 Inches

Be Dee-Lightful Dee 7×11 Inches

SAVE – Be Dee-Lightful Dee – Everything!





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Scribbles 3 – Free Embroidery Design, to the first 500

Scribbles - Free Embroidery Designs

In appreciation for those of you who support me and my studio, here is another in a series of free embroidery designs. This design replaces the one offered before in its series and will subsequently be replaced by another in a week or so.

My Scribbles Sweater - Free Embroidery Designs - the whole thing
My Sweater embellished with my Scribbles free embroidery designs

I made these three designs some years ago and stitched them onto one of my pink sweaters. I love tone-on-tone embroidery on my garments and these designs spoke to me at the time. While rummaging through my studio looking for something, I ran across this photo I’d taken just last month. I’ve been wearing this sweater off and on for years and I still love how it turned out.

To embroider on sweaters be sure to use a medium-weight, cut-away stabilizer and a top-dressing of Aqua film/Badgemaster water-soluble stabilizer.

Scribbles - Free Embroidery Design

If you’re enamored with these freebies so much that you want to share with your fellow threadnuts – um, fabric artist –  please send your fellow enthusiast here so that they can check out the rest of my embroidery library, tutorials and inspirational stories and photographs.

As these free embroidery designs are only here for a short while, to ensure that you don’t miss out in collecting them, I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter (found at the bottom of this post) or my Facebook group. Otherwise, come visit often and stay as long as you like.

Should you be inspired to craft something with these designs, please consider sharing photographs of your projects, as I’d love to see them.

YES! I WANT SCRIBBLES 3



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Frilly Doodles No. 8C – Free Embroidery Design, to the first 500

Frilly Doodles No. 8C - Free Embroidery Design

Frilly Doodles No. 8C - Free Embroidery Design
Frilly Doodles No. 8C – Free Embroidery Design

In appreciation for those of you who support me and my studio, here is another in a series of free embroidery designs.

This design replaces the one offered before in its series and will subsequently be replaced by another in a week or so.  If you’re enamored with these freebies so much that you want to share with your fellow threadnuts – um, fabric artist –  please send your fellow enthusiast here so that they can check out the rest of my embroidery library, tutorials and inspirational stories and photographs.

If you like these freebies and want to make sure you get the rest of the collection, moving forward, consider signing up for my newsletter or Facebook group. Otherwise, come visit often and stay as long as you like.

Should you be inspired to craft something with these designs, please consider sharing photographs of your projects, as I’d love to see them.

YES! I WANT FRILLY DOODLES NO. 8c