Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Angel Embroidery Pattern


Today I'm sharing a free embroidery pattern for you to stitch your own angel...

You can use different stitches if you like, but I stitched most of my angel with backstitch and then sewed some star stitches (four stitches overlapping each other to make star shapes) to create a pattern on the dress.



There are two versions of the angel (one simpler, and one with more detail). Try this how to guide or this one for some suggestions for transferring the pattern to fabric, or if you want to sew your angel onto felt, you may find this tutorial or this tutorial helpful. These guides to embroidery basics may also be helpful if you're a beginner.



To print the templates - right click on the image and select to view it in another window or tab, then click again (if necessary) to view full size and print at 100%. I've added a scale so you can check if your templates have printed out correctly, but you can make it larger or smaller if you prefer.


This embroidery pattern is for non commercial use only: you can use it to stitch as many angels as you like for yourself or as gifts for friends but please don't use it to make anything for sale. Please feel free to borrow photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source, and do not post the embroidery pattern itself on your site. Thanks!

Want to use my angel patterns to make items to sell at craft fairs or in your Etsy shop? A PDF version of this pattern is now available. Easy to print, buying the PDF allows you to sell as many items stitched with the angels as you like as long as you sew them by hand yourself and credit me as the designer on the label or in the shop listing. You can also use the pattern to teach a sewing class if you want to. The Angel PDF Patterns are now available from my Big Cartel shop and as an instant download from my Etsy shop.

14 comments:

Charlotte said...

thanks Laura! I was looking for something just like this to make a christmas ornament!

Carlak en Marte said...

Thank you Laura, you're an angel!

JO SOWERBY said...

she is perfect,
jo xxx

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Just adorable!

Apollinariya said...

How cute is that!!
small guardian angel)

Alessandra said...

thank you for sharing!!!
xxx Alessandra

Tatkis said...

Thank you so much for the angel pattern! She is a sweety :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

gloria said...

thank you Laura for this cute little angel !
xxx gloria

BugsandFishes said...

Thanks guys! Happy stitching xx

Rebel Blossom @ Studio 2sixty said...

She is precious! love her xx

Virginia said...

Ran across your site looking for a sweet gift for a friend. Love this little angel...she is perfect! I'm working on my own version right now, and am somewhat of a beginner. What does the bottom of her dress look like on the back? Did you continuously sew from star to star or did you cut thread between each star? Just wondering some of your techniques. I am sewing on muslin, using purple thread instead of blue, and also planning on adding a little monogram and date for my friend. Thanks for posting this! Love your blog.

BugsandFishes said...

Hi Virginia - so nice to hear you're sewing this pattern as a gift!

For my stars, I didn't bother cutting the thread each time & just trailed it from star to star.

I think you can do either - it depends on a) how neat you want to be with your stitching (some people don't mind a bit of mess at the back of their work, others prefer everything super neat and tidy) and b) if the trailed threads will be visible through your fabric on the finished piece. In the latter case, I usually opt for backing a pale fabric if necessary with something darker, so not enough light shows through that the trailed threads are visible.

I hope that makes sense! Best of luck with your stitching :)

Christina Tenazinha said...

Hi, I just want to say thanks for the Angel embroidery pattern. I am more of a crocheter and knitter but I am trying this angel. I have a question about the ends as well. Do you knot at the beginning and weave the end in or do you weave the beginning and end cotton in? Hope that makes sense, shows how much of a beginner I am. I have to say I love your work and thank for sharing.

BugsandFishes said...

Hi Christina - personally, I knot the thread to start with and then weave the ends in but I think some stitchers weave the threads in at the start too. You could try both and see what works best for you :)

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