Tuesday, 25 September 2012
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 this pattern to make items to sell at craft fairs or in your Etsy shop? A PDF version of this embroidery pattern is now available for sale for just £2.50. 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 Embroidery Pattern is now available from my Big Cartel shop and from my Etsy shop.