Borders Made from Basic Embroidery Stitches

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

With Mother’s Day approaching we thought sharing some basic embroidery stitches for borders may come in handy. These embroidered borders can be used to embellish a hankie, blouse or towel to give as a gift.

Borders Made from Basic Stitches

Below are a couple of how-to pages on embroidery stitches that may give you more ideas for borders or embellishments you can add to items for gift giving:

Vintage Crafts and More Embroidery Stitches How ToVintage Crafts and More Embroidery Stitches How To 2

Here is the image of the Border Stitches page and it can also be found as a PDF file if you’d like to download a copy.

Vintage Crafts and More Borders Made with Basic Embroidery StitchesAll the pages shown can be enlarged for better viewing once opened in another window or right clicked and saved to your computer.

Borders Made From Basic Embroidery Stitches PDF

The pattern page is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.


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  1. Melinda says:

    So glad I came upon this website!
    Looking forward to embroidering for the first time.
    I also like to crochet.

    • Debra says:

      Glad you found it, too! Lots of great crochet projects to try and several how-to embroider posts too. Enjoy!

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