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Machine Embroidery Patterns for Hand Embroidered Projects!


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Hand embroiderers might find the title of this article a bit paradoxical, but I wanted to share with you an embroider site that I like that’s dedicated to machine embroidery.

Now, the reason I like the site is because, though a machine embroidery site, it has some great inspirational ideas for the hand embroiderer – AND – it’s got some good patterns on it that can be used for hand embroidery.

Les Secrets de Francine is a French website that sells motifs for machine embroidery.

Machine Embroidery patters that would work great for hand embroidery, too!

Although the site is in French, English viewers will have no problem browsing through it. One of my favorite sections of the site is the Alphabets page, where you can view a number of great alphabets that would be terrific for monograms on gifts, household items, accessories, and any other place you’d embroider a monogram!

All kinds of inspirational ideas for hand embroidery projects

Besides the alphabets, you’ll find ideas for redwork designs, cutwork patterns, and even patterns adaptable for goldwork.

Whether or not you’re interested in machine embroidery, check out Les Secrets de Francine, where you can pick up plenty of good ideas for your next hand embroidery project!


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  1. HI….
    Iam looking to for the types of threads used for embroidery both machine and hand.Also where can i find patterns for embroidery.Can you help me on this.

    Thank You

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