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Free floral meadow embroidery pattern

Today’s post is a free embroidery pattern that I designed for my Granny’s birthday.  I wanted it to look like a cross-section of a meadow, with lots of grasses, seed heads and small insects.  Take a look at the pictures and download the pdf if you fancy making it yourself!

It’s been a bit quiet here recently hasn’t it?  That’s because I’m in the midst of a very exciting new project.  I promise I will tell you all about it very soon…

FREE meadow embroidery pattern

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To make a floral meadow embroidery, you will need:

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How to make a floral meadow embroidery:

  • Download the free embroidery pattern and print in A4
  • Use your light box to trace the pattern onto the linen using magic disappearing fabric marker pen (or tape it to the window).  I suggest doing a small area at a time, unless you are an extremely quick stitcher, otherwise the design will disappear before you have had a chance to embroider it…
  • Hoop up.
  • Start anywhere you want and stitch over the design in your choice of colours.  I did not use the natural (correct) colours for most of my plants, but I still think the design works.  Of course I did use traditional colours for the the bugs!
  • I used a combination of back stitch, whipped back stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch, seed stitch, french knots and fishbone stitch.  Again, this is not an exact science, so choose whatever stitches work for you (or learn a new one)!
  • Follow the awesome step-by-step tutorial from Sew Mama Sew to finish and frame your embroidery in the hoop.

meadow embroidery details

I really enjoyed this stitching project and I especially love how the bugs and snail turned out – so cute!

P.S. Take a look at The Paperdashery’s blog for more beautiful craft tutorials including origami ideas…

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17 thoughts on “Free floral meadow embroidery pattern

  • This is absolutely gorgeous! I hope she liked it 🙂

  • Ingrid Aukan

    How beautiful! I’m planning on making some wildflowers for my first embroidery project, and this will come in really handy. 🙂 Thank you!

  • This is beautiful and beyond perfect for the project that I am hoping to make. Thank you so, so much for designing it and generously sharing it!

  • Thank you for sharing this pattern. I only just recently picked up embroidery and I will try to practice more using this lovely pattern <3

  • maria aparecida fabiano ( Fabi)

    Magnificente… wonderful…

    I going to do it tomorrow because here it is a hollyday… Thanks for so marvelous one.


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  • Phyllis

    Thank you for the free pattern. Phyllis

  • Daisy Debs

    Thankyou for sharing your beautiful flower meadow pattern : )

  • Helen Murti

    This is so pretty. My grandmother would have loved it to.

  • Thank you so much! Lovely design!

  • What stitches did you use for the purple and white bulb like flower in the very bottom left corner?

  • Marjorie Burrow

    Thank you for this georgous pattern. Just starting with hand embroidery, can’t wait to get started.

  • Catriona Ball

    I want to thank you very much for this beautiful pattern. My daughter shared the link to it a couple of years ago when she asked me to embroider a veil for her wedding and I based my design on this pattern, although with different stitches as the veil netting is see-through so there can’t be a ‘back’ side. It took me two years and about 150 hours of work (I’m not very experienced or quick!) but the result was absolutely beautiful and worth the careful work. It added a extra-special element to a wonderful day.

  • Beverly Pleiss

    Hi, I teach embroidery techniques and I would like to use your Floral Meadow embroidery pattern for my next class, can I have your permission to use it?

    • sure 🙂

  • You really inspired me. I wasn’t able to sit down to embroider, but enjoyed your image!

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