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Embroidered Handkerchief Project: Free Pattern & Instructions


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Embroidered monograms fascinate me, and I love to see the art of hand embroidery displayed on usable linens and household goods. The best way to add a personal touch to these types of items is to add a monogram. But sometimes I get stumped when trying to think up a pattern!

Designs for hand embroidery can be found all over the internet – it just takes some looking, which unfortunately, can take time. That’s why I put together the list of online hand embroidery patterns – so that you don’t have to spend as much time hunting! The list grows slowly, and I’m always glad to take recommendations to add to it.

Recently, I came across another gem. I just love it.It’s a very pretty monogram and embellishment pattern. The pattern is shown as an embroidered handkerchief pattern, but it would look great on guest towels – perfect for a wedding gift, for example – on pillow cases, or even on the front of a tote bag.

The monogram design is offered by Plaid Online, which is a website devoted to all kinds of craft stuff.

embroidered handkerchief design with free pattern

So that’s the page with the monogram project on it. Below the photo, you can click for a pattern. They also give you an alphabet, for the non-A people out there.

If you like monograms and embroidered household goods, check out this embroidered monogram pattern, and try it! I’m adding it to my (very-very-long-and-ever-growing) list of things to do …. someday.


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  1. Hi, Mary! how can you have known that i’ve been searching libraries, stores, and yes, on line too for monogram patterns! there’s not much for hand work…i’m so thrilled that you found this -it’s perfect! i’m planning to monogram linen “wraps” for keeping fresh herbs in the refrigerator…i’ll include an embroidered representation of the herb too – when i find those patterns! any suggestions?
    i’m 60 and have such fond memories of learning/doing embroidery as a child…thank you so much for providing this pattern…i’m thrilled and happy that i signed up for your newsletters only a couple of weeks ago! be well – susan

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