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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Simple Daisy Wreath Pattern


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Another pattern that the kids in my summer embroidery classes used on their drawstring bags was this very simple daisy wreath pattern. They embroidered an initial inside the wreath.

This was probably the most popular pattern for the kids’ embroidered drawstring bags. The other patterns include circles of sorts, a dancing daisy garden, and a little “sampler” pattern, which hasn’t been featured yet.

You can click on the image below for a much larger version, which you can save to your computer and shrink to the size you want!

Daisy Wreath Pattern for Embroidered Drawstring Bags

Shortly, I’ll be adding some more photos of completed work by the kids. The bags are turning out really pretty!


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  1. I like these patterns. They’re not overly drafted to look pictorial (like a lot of transfers are). I think they leave more scope for students’ improvisation and learning how to use stitches effectively for themselves, and there’s nothing tedious about trying to stitch them. They’d be great to try in different kinds of thread, for instance. They remind me of the types of work featured in vintage embroidery books, where pattern and line are emphasized. This is a great way to teach!

  2. Thanks! They were pretty much just “quick sketches” – one of these days I’m going to get one of those handy-dandy tablets, so I can electronically clean up some designs I’ve drawn. One of these days…!

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