Embroidery Projects

November 6, 2013

A while back, I pulled out a tote bag full of embroidery supplies which included a couple of unfinished projects. The tea towel already had a coffee pot and cup on one side, and I added a bundt cake on the other side. I had a stack of plain flour sack towels, and I stitched a champagne bottle and glasses on one of them.


I still have an unfinished 4th of July and Bastille Day towel, which maybe I can finish by next July.

I have a ton of men’s handkerchiefs, which come in handy but aren’t very attractive. They’re a great place to practice and work on small designs, like this cupcake and camping trailer.


Embroidery can get pretty elaborate, but so far I’ve stuck with simple stitches. It’s relaxing and not too expensive – that’s my kind of craft! If you don’t know where to start, there is some helpful how-to information on Sublime Stitching.

Pattern notes:

  • The cupcake and bundt cake patterns came from a pack of iron-on designs I bought from my local craft store.
  • The camping trailer is part of a PDF pattern called Camp Out that I bought from Sublime Stitching. I bought more cute patterns that I haven’t used yet (Winter Wonderland and Krazy Kitchen).
  • The coffee pot and cup are from the Stitch-It Kit, which I bought a long time ago.
  • The champagne bottle and glasses are from Embroidered Effects, an embroidery book that includes iron-on patterns.


  1. Love these! I think the camping trailer is my favorite. Love seeing your posts every day this month. I haven’t posted in forever and have gotten out of the habit of it.

  2. Lovely stitching! Especially the Tea & Cake towel :-). I believe the cake is from the Stitcher’s Revolution Sweet Treats pattern,… may be stitching it in the near future.

  3. You did a great job and the camper is adorable!

  4. I enjoy embroidery and just don’t get time to do much of it.

  5. WOW. Do you do all of this freehand? Man, I am not that skilled-I tried cross stitching as a child and kept poking myself. Recently, I tried felting and liked it, but again, kept poking myself…..I am in awe!

    • I was so excited about this that I did not read the embroidery notes…SORRY!

    • Believe me, if I drew anything freehand, it would not be pretty!

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