Here’s the latest freebie embroidery pattern set I’ll be sharing on Tipnut–a Sunbonnet Gal Days Of The Week dishtowel set. I believe this sweet vintage design is from the 1950s and was a mail-order pattern. She’s not Sunbonnet Sue, but still quite a lovely.
The Sunbonnet Gal is depicted doing a different chore for each day, and the letter for that day is outlined in flowers. Here are the details:
This pattern contains motifs for decorating kitchen towels. Use linen or some other toweling. They are to be embroidered in a variety of colors using six-strand cotton.
COLOR SUGGESTIONS: Embroider clothing in bright colors to match color of kitchen; skin, pink, tan or peach; chair and ironing board, ecru, brown or red; laundry, pastel colors; mixing bowl and spoon, orange or pink; basket, straw-color; groceries, natural colors; broom, yellow with a brown or tan handle; dustpan, grey or green; flowers, a variety of bright or pastel colors to harmonize or contrast with color of the room; leaves and stems, two or three shades of green.
MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS: Regulation dish towel or if using toweling by the yard, 1 yard for each towel. Embroidery thread.
PLACING MOTIFS: Center one motif on one end about two inches above hemline.
Directions: Click on image to access larger pattern (jpg file format), right click and then save to your desktop. Each of the files have already been flipped so you can trace directly on top of them when transferring to fabric, you’ll find tips for transferring patterns here .
EMBROIDERY: Follow Color Suggestions and work dots in French knots or fine satin stitch; single lines in single stitch; continuous lines in outline stitch; loops in lazy daisy stitch; broken lines, running stitch; and crosses, cross stitch.