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6 Vintage Sunbonnet Girl Embroidery Motifs

Here’s a charming set from my vintage pattern collection that features a sweet sunbonnet girl performing daily tasks around the home. This particular set is from the 1940s and features six different activities that are suitable for use on flour sack tea towels or other kitchen linens.

CoverHere are the details from the original envelope, you’ll find the individual files to download at the bottom of the page…

There are six motifs to be used on towels and kitchen linens. They are done in the simplest of stitches.

Materials Needed: (Use 36 inch material unless directed otherwise)

Placement: Center one design about two inches above edge of a towel. Use one on each end of scarf and one in center or on one end of each mat. Use one in each corner of a cloth.

To Work Pattern: Work in the colors suggested under Color Schemes and embroider as follows:

Color Schemes: Work in a variety of colors as follows:


Directions: Click on image to access larger size (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 here [1].

Decorating [2]


Serving Tea [3]

Serving Tea

Serving Cake [4]

Serving Cake

Mopping Floor [5]

Mopping Floor

Sweeping [6]


Dusting [7]