Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Vintage Embroidery Patterns

It's been a bit since I have blogged, but I am still here! I was super excited when a Hobby Lobby opened in Tucson, because they have a large embroidery section. On my recent visit to the store, I picked up some of these vintage looking tea towels.

I still haven't decided what to stitch on the gingham towels, but I couldn't resist sharing the crochet trim on them!

For the Retro Stripe Towels, I thought I had to use some vintage embroidery patterns on them to go with the stripes. Floresita over at Feeling Stitchy has this awesome blog, Vintage Transfer Finds, (she shares the patterns on her flickr page, as well), with patterns that really have a sweet vintage feel. I chose the "vegetable polka pattern" and this one of a little girl walking with a tomato

I transfer patterns by hanging them on the kitchen window, and hanging the fabric over that. The early morning sunlight helps me out quite a bit at this window. I use pencil, it isn't aways a great method, but it works for me just fine. 

These patterns were really fun for me to stitch. I guess I am more into anthropomorphic objects than I thought I was. These dancing veggies are just too cute for words. 

I wanted to give this little girl brown hair. Her tomato escort is just too funny. I am fairly certain I know real people that look like him. 

Two of the three towels are finished. Now I need to find something fun for the third towel that came in the package. 

Until next time!



Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So adorable! I love your embroidery! The images you are making would also be pretty on pillows. In a vintage/consignment shop, I saw a handmade pillow that was layered with sewn on fabrics, it was so charming, and I hope it is still there in a week.

I only recently discovered HL here, and I love how organized it is.

Jennifer said...

I've been obsessed with all things kitsch and vintage lately. This is so perfect!

Auntie Bliss said...

I love that you love to do these :)
I'll keep my eye out for some vintage patterns.