Sunflowers reach up to face the sun, and if that's not enough to make you smile, these sunflower embroidery patterns will. From small and simple motifs to detailed designs that look like paintings, you'll find new and unusual ways to use stitches and color to create a wide variety of sunny blooms with these patterns and ideas.
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Love Embroidery magazine offers this free sunflower pattern designed by Maggie Schnücker, as well as step-by-step photos to walk you through stitching the motif. Along with the stunning flower, which really pops on the dark fabric background, this design includes an array of autumnal foliage surrounding the featured bloom.
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Sunflowers are the state flower of Kansas, as this pattern by Wandering Threads celebrates! The field of flowers fills the outline of Kansas, but with just a bit of border alteration, you could stitch this design even if it's not your home state.
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Known for their embroidery floss, DMC has now also become an amazing resource for free embroidery patterns. This Sunflower Time pattern uses perle cotton threads and a blend of unique stitches to create the blooms. You can create something spectacular while learning something new!
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For a modern Scandinavian take on sunflowers, look no further than this bold pattern. Each flower uses a different stitch to create the petals and seeds, so it also works as an embroidery sampler.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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What could be more charming than a mason jar full of freshly cut sunflowers? Stitch this free pattern from Heidi of A Lively Hope and bring that charm to your home ... without wilting! It's small and easy for stitchers of all levels to try.
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Create a gorgeous summer wreath of stitches with this sunflower pattern from Pixels and Purls. You could even change up the colors to make it work for other seasons. If you want to get started right away, choose the instant download PDF, but if you want to have everything you need in one place, there's also the option to order a complete kit.
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Stitch a cute and tiny sunflower and then make it into a magnet for your refrigerator or memo board. Jessica from Cutesy Crafts shows you how and offers her free pattern to make other flowers for magnets, as well.
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Zoom in on the beauty of sunflowers when you stitch this hoop-filling pattern and its companion design with a single sunflower. This is a perfect way to show off your satin stitching! It's also nice to see that you don't have to stick to only yellow when making any of these sunflower designs.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Learn to embroider sunflowers five different ways with this video tutorial by Sarah Homfray. She shows you how to stitch petals with straight stitch, detached chain, ribbon stitch, turkey work, and woven picots. Just imagine all the flowers you can start stitching!
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Embroider a beautiful bouquet with a sunflower at the center: This delightful pattern has summer vibes to energize you as you stitch the many styles of flowers and berries. You'll get plenty of practice on your satin stitch and french knots, too.
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Want to up your stitching game and give thread painting a try? This gorgeous sunflower from Just Sew Helen uses a blend of colors and single strands to create the look of realistic petals and a very fuzzy bee.
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Get ready for autumn with this free pattern featuring sunflowers, mums, and wheat. Designed by Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive (and contributor to The Spruce Crafts), it's part of a collection of colorful fall embroidery patterns, and links to a page of suggested color palettes.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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If you love sunflowers, this is the embroidery pattern for you! Super Creative Embroidery shows you how to stitch the design from start to finish in their YouTube tutorial, which includes a link in the description for the free pattern. They also have more sunflower embroidery videos on their channel, so be sure to check those out too!
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Embrace the shape and details of sunflowers in black and white with this simple embroidery pattern. Stitching only the outline lets you work quickly, but it also makes a striking design. Of course, you can also embroider this in full color, filling in all of the areas as you like.
Sunflower Floral Wreath, $4, Becky's Embroidery Shop