Archive for the ‘Free Patterns’ Category

April 2013 Free Embroidery Pattern. The Jackalope!

Monday, April 1st, 2013

I’ve had a few request to do a Jackalope pattern on my Flickr group, Badbird Patterns.  So, I thought it was time that I made their wish my command.



Click on the image to enlarge, then right click on the image to print.

March’s Free Embroidery Pattern! The folk art design: Heart in Hand

Thursday, March 7th, 2013


   March’s free embroidery pattern is an old symbol that I am very fond of.  It’s called Heart in Hand.  You’ve probably seen it before.  Lot’s of folk-art crafters use this symbol.   It’s been used to identifly the Odd Fellows organization.  It can be seen in cemeteries on headstones of past Odd Fellow members often with the addition of a three link chain underneath it.


 The Shakers used it to symbolize  charity given with an open heart.  I have also seen it used in old handmade valentines. 

 As always, click on the pattern above for a larger view and to print out.


You won’t believe it! A NEW free embroidery pattern!

Friday, February 15th, 2013

You know, you guys have put up with a lot from me over the years.  First, there was Oil-Painting Andrea, then Craft-Girl Andrea, Stupid-Story Andrea and now Children’s-Book-Illustrator Andrea.  What can I say?  I wear many hats and some of my hats are wee pointy things with glitter on them, but I digress.  I vaguely remember promising to give you, my loyal minions, a new free pattern every month (what was I thinking?) and that seems to have disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle of my life.

But guess what!  A free pattern has snuck in! Right under my nose too (it’s probably because of me having a cold).   And it’s topical!  That’s right, it is!  It’s an Easter Bunny.  Can’t you just image him hippity hopping into your house on Easter night and depositing his eggs?  Oh the joy.

So go ahead and have your way with him.  Make me proud!

You can click on the pattern above for a large view.

October’s Embroidery Pattern, Acorns!

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

What to do, what to do, what to do?  Hum…  I know, acorns with faces!   I just wanted to do something that I, at least, have not seen before.  Well, maybe in I’ve seen it in some form of artwork but not in embroidery pattern.

Oh, and how do you like the new logo.  Kind of pokes you in the eye doesn’t it!

Click on the image to get the full size pattern and  like always Have Fun!

September’s Embroidery Pattern! It’s a whale of a tail!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011


It’s September and you know that means,


It’s time to polish your dorsal fins, shake out your tail flukes and send out those party invitations because it’s almost Blow Hole Day!

My plankton gift to you at this most festive time of year is the pattern Mommy & Baby Whale.

Remember!  Click on the image to get the full size pattern.

August’s Embroidery Pattern – Some birds and stuff…

Monday, August 15th, 2011

So sorry I am late with this month’s pattern.  I’ve been terribly busy what with winning awards and selling a butt load of art.  Greatness never rests (or maybe, no rest for the wicked, you choose). 

I didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted to do for this month’s pattern so I dug into my archive of old drawings.  What I found was an idea I had for a quilt.  This quilt will never be made, so I thought, “Why not”?   The birds are kind of modern-ish, but the “flowers” are based on a vintage quilt I saw a long time ago. 

I am very curious to see what you guys do with this image.  There are quite a lot of elements in which all kind of interesting needlework treatments could be used.

Have fun!  And, remember, click on the image to get the full size pattern.

ps- I would like to thank a certain someone for not yelling at me for being late with the pattern.  You know who you are….

July’s Embroidery Pattern: Mermaid

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Here is a nice summertime  mermaid for your embroidery pleasure.  Some of you might notice that it’s a mermaid from one of my art prints.

To get the full size pattern click on the image.

June’s Embroidery Pattern: Isn’t it Fawny?

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

“Isn’t it Fawny” is suppose to be a joke.  You know, like “Isn’t it funny”.  Hah, hah. 

Oh well…

Fawn by Andrea Zuill

 Fawns are pretty symbolic of Spring.  Aren’t they?

Have Fun!

Click on the image to see the full size pattern.