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Free Hand Embroidery Pattern: Decorative Corner


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Straying from the monogram theme, here’s a free pattern for hand embroidery. Actually, it’s not straying all that far from the monogram theme, because it would make a perfect setting for a monogram!

I could see this embroidered (reduced in size) across the corner and sides of a hankie – with tiny satin stitched leaves, or fishbone stitch leaves, it would make a very pretty corner setting for any fine linen, handkerchief, towel, pillow case – you name it. It would also make a pretty motif around the edge of a quilt block or on a handbag. In fact, you could probably come up with more ideas for it than I can, so I’ll leave it to your imagination!

I saved this one rather large, in case you want a “big” version. You can click on it for the larger version before saving it to your computer!

Here’s the pattern:

Free Hand Embroidery Pattern: Decorative Corner with leaves and flowers

You can flip it in any graphics editing program, if you want a different corner! Or, heck, you could duplicate it four times for all four corners!

The original pattern came from the old French publication (turn of last century), Journal des Demoiselles.

Cleaned up, it isn’t bad, is it?!

Have fun with it!

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  1. Nope! Not bad at all! Sweet! Is that the Vectors dealie at work again? It is fabulous how crisp and clear these patterns are turning out! – Jeannine

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