Sew Pomona

SP Embroidery Patterns

Embroidery Patterns Available for Purchase on Etsy

Embroidery Patterns for the Home Sewist and Crafter celebrating the beauty of everyday life. Cultivate a slow fashion practice with my hand embroidery designs while learning the basics of hand embroidery.  

Perfect for beginners and advanced embroiderers alike, my digital embroidery patterns come with fully illustrated instructions. My easy to sew designs make for a relaxing and meditative practice. Add your embroidery prior to construction or add to thrift store finds and Ready to Wear pieces to create a truly unique garment. 

I am the Ancient Apple Queen, As once I was so am I now.  

For ever more a hope unseen, Betwixt the blossom and the bow.  

Ah, where’s the river’s hidden Gold! And where’s the windy grave of Troy! 

Yet come I as I came of old, From out the heart of summer’s joy. 

William Morris, POMONA 

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How to Get Started with Embroidery

In this video I’m sharing everything you need to know to get started with embroidery. We’ll go over supplies and notions, how to transfer your designs onto fabric, as well as setting up your embroidery hoop. I share demo’s on how to trim your floss skeins into two different lengths, hooping, wrapping your embroidery hoop with twill tape, as well as starting and stopping with waste knots and the long tail method and weaving in your ends and trimming. Join me as we go over the basics of embroidery!

Top 10 Beginner Embroidery Stitches:

In this video I’m sharing my Top 10 Beginner Embroidery Stitches. Join me to learn the most important and basic stitches to start your embroidery journey or just brush up your skills. I go over each stitch and it’s uses followed my a demo of how to create each stitch. In this video you’ll learn:

  1. Cross Stitch
  2. Running Stitch
  3. Laced Running Stitch
  4. Backstitch
  5. Couching
  6. French Knots
  7. Seed Stitch
  8. Stem Stitch
  9. Satin Stitch
  10. Long and Short

How to Print and Assemble Your PDF Embroidery Pattern & Stitching Guide

Sew Pomona patterns are all currently offered in PDF format for your convenience. You can print at home or at your local copy shop.  

After you purchase your pattern through Etsy you will be emailed a link sent in your order confirmation. Just click through the link and download your file and save it somewhere safe, either on a cloud drive and on your computer in it’s on folder.   

All my patterns come with the following: 

  • Digital Embroidery Stitching Guide in Letter/A4 Format.  You can print this out or view on a tablet or phone while you work.   
  • Print at Home Embroidery Sewing Pattern in Letter/A4.  This file will include a full color image of the embroidery pattern in the suggested floss colors as well as a reverse copy if needed.  This way you can trace off your design or use a lightbox to transfer your image to fabric. The pattern file also contains template shapes to use in sewing construction.  The pattern is formatted for printing on any home printer. 
  • Embroidery Pattern and Sewing Instructions in Letter/A4.  You can print these instructions out or view them on your phone/tablet or computer while you work. 

How to Print: 

Always print the first pattern page (with 1” scale box) to ensure your pattern is printing to scale.  PDF files are most easily opened in Adobe Acrobat or Reader. In your printer dialogue settings select “No scaling” or “actual size.” If you’re working on a Mac, you will be to print from “Preview” at 100% scaling. 

Once you have printed the first page, ensuring that the scaling is accurate, print the remainder of the pages.  Most of our patterns fit on a single page. If a pattern is spread across multiple pages, you will see boxes that mark where to connect the pieces that are clearly labeled.   

Assembly for Multi-sheet Pattern Pieces: 

To assemble multiple page pattern pieces simply cut off one pages border edge and attach on to the corresponding page using tape (or a glue stick) to secure in place.  Each page is numbered for ease of use. 

Enlarging Pieces: 

Feel free to enlarge or shrink pattern pieces to fit your sewing pattern or desired look.  My designs are vector images made in Adobe Illustrator, so they are easily scalable.  My pattern pieces are meant to be templates.  You can use the pattern as designed or fit it to any sewing pattern you are working with.  If working with Ready to Wear clothing and larger designs, you may need to disassemble the garment to be able to hoop the pattern to fit.  

I can’t wait to see what you create!  Share your makes with hashtag #sewpomonaembroidery

Happy Sewing! 


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