vintage patterns

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Raised in A Barn:

Here’s another treasure from my stash of vintage coloring books. Farm-themed nurseries with a vintage twist can open up a world of creative possibilities. This embroidery pattern could find itself on pillows or bedding. Stitch little one’s name on the side of the barn (something like “Aidan’s Farm”) and you could have a one-of-a-kind art piece for the nursery wall.

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Little Girls’ Dress Shop:

It’s been a while. Wanted to share another vintage embroidery pattern with you. Another pick from my stash of vintage coloring books. Little girl fixated on “the perfect dress.” Cute!

Idea: Embroider your little one’s name on the awning, such as: “Addie’s Little Dress Shop” or “Clara’s Boutique”.

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Clownin’ Around:

It’s that time again. Wanted to share another vintage embroidery pattern with you. It’s yet another goody from my stash of vintage coloring books. Love those books! This one is my own personal homage to Irmi lamps. Read all about Irmi here.

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Here’s a perfectly precious pachyderm. He’s a great vintage pattern for a beginner or a pro — courtesy of Laurie at Old School Acres. Thanks, Laurie! This little fellow would look great made out of wool felt or a vintage cotton print. Click image for larger size. Enjoy!

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Baby’s Breakfast:

How about another vintage embroidery just in time for the holidays? It’s another goody from my stash of vintage coloring books. Click on image for larger view. Enjoy!

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As promised, here’s a wonderful vintage pattern for a sweet little plush giraffe — courtesy of Laurie Miles at Old School Acres. (Thanks Laurie!) If you decide to stick your neck out (pun intended) and try the pattern, please send photos of your creations. Would love to share them with everyone.

Materials Required:

  • 22in. by 9in. firm cotton fabric
  • Small scraps of white and black felt (eyes)
  • White knitting yarn (mane)
    [Alternative Idea: Use looped satin ribbon for the mane to make a tactile ‘taggie’ giraffe for baby.]
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Pipe cleaner

Cutting:

Trace the main pattern, then trace the underbody section. Cut both pieces on double material. For ears, cut a strip 3in. by 3/4in. and for tail, a 2-1/2in. square.

Making:

  1. Place right sides of main pieces together and machine a 1/8in. seam around the neck, head, and across the back, finishing at crosses marked on pattern. Clip seam allowance at all angles and at beginning and end of machining.
  2. Press 1/8in. to wrong side at top edge of underbody. Pin in position to main piece, then machine around the outer edges, Clip at all angles and curved edges. Turn work to right side and stuff very firmly (use a pencil to pack small segments of stuffing into all narrow areas). Close opening by hand.
  3. Fold and stitch ears as shown. Trim edges, then turn to right side. With cut edges down, make a fold in center of ears and sew to top of head. Trace off pattern pieces for eyes. Cut from felt, then sew in position.
  4. Fringe one edge of tail for depth of 1/2in. Roll tail around a 2in. piece of pipe cleaner and sew as shown. Break two stitches at top of back seam, poke end of tail in and catch by hand.
  5. Use double thread of yarn for mane and form loops down entire back of neck, making a back stitch at base of each loop to hold.

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Update! Bookette from House Full of Monkeys posted a pic of her sunny yellow giraffe. So cute! Thanks, Bookette, for sharing!

sandpailwebSand Pail & Shovel:

Summer’s here and it’s hot, hot, hot! How about a perfect vintage embroidery for your beach baby? It’s another goody from my stash of vintage coloring books. Click on image for larger view. Enjoy!

buggy0031Baby Carriage:

Thought this might be a good pick after the recent post about vintage prams. If you want to get really cute, stitch baby’s initial on the end of the carriage. Another goody from my stash of vintage coloring books. Click on image for larger view. Enjoy!

Rocking Horse:

Another goody from my vintage coloring books. Love the spots and long eyelashes. Hope you enjoy it. Click on the image for a larger view.

Honey Bun:

What a honey of a pattern. I could totally see this embroidered on a vintage-inspired baby bib. Hope you enjoy it. Click on the image for a larger view.

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