From vintage transfers to modern motifs, floral embroidery patterns have the distinct ability to remain classic through the years and trends. Find flowers for your every need in this list of 20 designs filled with joyful color! Once your design is completed, consider finishing the embroidery hoop for a polished look.
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One of the things that can be intimidating to new embroiderers is transferring the pattern. Sarah Hearts solves that problem with her printable pattern and tutorial showing you how to print on fabric with a Silhouette machine. Not only does this make it easy to start stitching, but it also creates a background that looks fun around the stitching. If you don't have a Silhouette, you can still print the free PDF on fabric ironed onto freezer paper.
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Bringing a bouquet as a housewarming gift is appreciated, but it only lasts a short time. Bringing an embroidered home sweet home message surrounded by its own bouquet is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Stitch these bold and bright florals for a friend and family member and their new home to show you care.
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Want bold and romantic florals with fewer stitches? Combine felt appliqué with embroidery! This tutorial includes patterns you can customize to make your own floral design so your stitching looks different each time.
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Photographic Cherry Blossom Fabric Pattern
Create a stunning piece of art with this pre-printed fabric pattern from Oh Sew Bootiful. Instead of stitching on plain fabric, you embroider cherry blossoms on a blurred background photo, giving the effect that your embroidery is part of a scene.
Cherry Blossom Fabric Pattern Pack, $13, Oh Sew BootifulContinue to 5 of 20 below.
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Jess Phoenix designs gorgeous floral illustrations and this free pattern is part of a collection she created for embroidery floss maker, DMC. You can read more about her designs and inspiration on the DMC site, as well as find more florals from the series.
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Not all flowers need to look organic and natural. These roses, stitched entirely with satin stitch, have a geometric style that remains soft and has movement. They look beautiful as a group framed in a hoop, but they would also look fantastic split up or embroidered on clothing
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Ribbon embroidery is a great way to make stunning florals with just a few stitches. Although the technique requires a bit of practice, it's worth it to make this bouquet. The pattern tells you exactly which stitches to use, and links you to helpful tutorials.
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Dress up your dishtowels with these free patterns from Anne at Flax and Twine. The two designs are different but have a similar feeling, and they look especially great stitched in pearl cotton.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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If you've always wanted to try thread painting, this is the pattern for you. Lolli and Grace created this free pattern for a stitch-along that walks you through the process step by step (look for the link at the end of the post to advance through the steps). Of course, you could always use the pattern without thread painting or try the technique on one of Lolli and Grace's many floral designs.
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This floral embroidery pattern doesn't use the traditional thread painting technique, but it still has a painted look. The long straight stitches look like brush strokes, and when combined with other basic embroidery stitches, you can create a work of art.
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This free floral wreath pattern gets its flowers from a woven wheel stitch. Inside the wreath is the phrase "home sweet home," but you could easily change that to customize the design. And while Kristi from the blog I Should Be Mopping the Floor made hers for spring, this would also look great as an autumn or winter wreath.
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The beauty of floral embroidery is that both complicated and simple designs can be elegant and delightful. Abigail Timmis designed this sweet posy for Sew Mama Sew and it shows how a few stitches are just as special as many.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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This gorgeous pattern with an important message probably has more flowers than any other on this list. That's because the flowers are tiny and cute! With so many bits of flora, it could take you a while to transfer the design to your fabric unless you print the PDF on water-soluble stabilizer. But Heidi from A Lively Hope also offers this as a kit if you'd like to get started right away!
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If you like the vintage look, you'll love this floral border pattern inspired by antique embroidery. Most of the stitches are detached chain stitch, also known as a lazy daisy. But these aren't daisies! They're their own sort of flower and leaves too.
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Folk art often contains flowers, just like this mini sampler from Aimee Ray, author of the Doodle Stitching series. Instead of a pattern, this comes as printed fabric so you can skip the transfer process and get right to practicing seven embroidery stitches.
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Show some state pride with this collection of patterns each featuring one of the 50 states and its state flower. The patterns come separately so you can choose what you need. All of them have a state outline with the flowers overlapping, and some have the name of the flower as well.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Mini Floral Embroidery Patterns and Project
Sew your own pencil case and embellish it with floral embroidery when you follow this easy tutorial. It's perfect for back to school or anytime you need a way to keep your supplies tidy. Don't want to DIY? Use the free pattern to embroider the flowers on a pre-made pouch.
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The Stitch Floral blog is a great resource for floral patterns and tutorials for stitching realistic blooms. Designer Amina offers lots of free resources, plus her shop is filled with elegant patterns that manage to be both modern and classic.
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This giant flower embroidery pattern comes with a twist. In addition to the embroidery design, the downloadable PDF includes patterns for making matching felt flowers for headbands and brooches. Who doesn't want to wear a few handmade flowers?
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Welcome guests to your home with a posy of freshly stitched flowers! This pattern is perfect to make hoop art for near your front door or in a guest room. And if you don't want to make a welcome sign, you can easily eliminate the text and just stitch the ribbon and mini bouquet.