Here’s a pattern set from the 1950s for this month’s vintage pattern freebie, it’s reminiscent of “Sunbonnet Sue” featuring a young girl wearing a bonnet doing chores around the house. She also has a little friend tagging alongside her while she runs about, a sweet little Scotty dog.
There’s a different motif for each day of the week as well as one that is suitable for embellishing an apron and four little square designs to use on potholders.
You’ll find the files at the bottom of this page (each in jpg format) but first, here are the original details from the back of the pattern envelope…
Little Susan happily dashes through each day’s chores as easily as you embroider. The simple stitches in cheerful colors are heaps of fun to do and in no time at all–you’re finished with a lovely set as your reward for a few moments stitchery.
There are four cute motifs to use on pot holders or kitchen mitts and an extra Little Susan to put on an apron or cloth.
A delightful quilt can be made for a little girl by using the “day” motifs alternately with a plain color block. Finish with binding to match.
- For Towels: Buy some lovely new absorbent toweling by the yard, which means that you can make your towel just as long as you want.
- For Pot Holders: Use scraps of material you may have; take several thicknesses and bind them together.
- For Apron: Use sturdy unbleached.
Colors: The beautiful four color printed cover makes and easy-to-follow guide for the colors fitting in any kitchen color scheme. Use three strands of six strand cotton or No. 8 Perle in outline, loop and back stitches.
Directions: Click on image to access larger pattern (jpg file format), right click on it 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 on this page .
Tip: If you find the printed motif is too faint, try printing in black & white instead of color…this may help you get a better image.