Browsing Category Embroidery Patterns

McCall’s Monday — Transfer Designs for Basket Motifs

No. 169 – Transfer Design for Basket Motifs. Blue. Price 25¢. These little basket motifs are lovely embroidered in delicate colors on finger tip towels, scarves, pincushions and other boudoir accessories. You’ll want to use them on children’s bibs, rompers and dresses, too, as well as on tray cloths. Two of the designs are for…

Free Pattern Friday — Vintage Monogram Letters

These monogram letters were published in two Sunday issues of the Oregon Daily Journal in 1917. The designer suggested that the letters would be suitable for for marking sheets, pillow cases, table cloths, buffet and dresser scarves, and that they should be padded heavily before working in satin stitch. There are no instructions — it’s just assumed the…

McCall’s Monday — Anthropomorphic Kitchen Transfers

I have a thing for anthropomorphic utensils, dishes and pots and pans. There are more in earlier posts here and here. No. 771 – Transfer Design for Tea Towels. Blue. Price 25 cents. If you like variety and new ways of brightening up the daily tasks, don’t overlook these! Each motif has an amusing title, to be…

McCall’s Monday — Scottie Motifs

In my catalog the illustrations at the top of the page with two scotties is not as detailed and the single illustration below, so I decided to scan the larger image and use Photoshop to try and duplicate the cape and pipe scottie.  I hope they are clear enough to print and trace a pattern (click images to enlarge).  

McCall’s Monday — Picture Motifs for Trimming

No. 1488 – Picture Motifs for Trimming (Yellow or Blue). Price 25¢ There are 13 different motifs in this pattern, about 3 inches high. These are smart on children’s wearables and ladies’ lingerie, rerquiring 2 threads of strand cotton in outline stitch, the short lines in single stitches.

McCall’s Monday – Peasant Embroidery

Peasant embroidery made a comeback in the 1970s, when I made several shirts with embroidered peasant designs. I even tried one very similar to the smocked Mexican style below. Argh! Why did I give all those clothes away! I wish I had the actual McCall’s transfers for these patterns, but, as a substitute, I do have some peasant…

Some Changes at QisforQuilter

Once again I’m going to attempt to mix it up a bit on the old blog (7 years and counting). There are several collections I want to share, and I’m just trying to figure out the best way to do it. First is a large group of newspaper embroidery patterns created by Betsy Dean and published…