Hand embroidery patterns

Kelly Fletcher Needlework Design is my pattern design business, which I run online because it's the perfect way to get designs from me to you at any hour of the day or night and no matter where in the world you live.

I create surface embroidery designs, sometimes incorporating embroidered appliqué, and I use mainly six-stranded DMC cotton threads.

All my patterns are created to print on a home printer using A4 or letter-sized paper. And they include everything you need to know to finish the design: needle and thread requirements; instructions for three different ways to transfer the design on to fabric; complete illustrated instructions for the embroidery; full-colour reference photograph/s; and the embroidery design at full size and in reverse (for iron-on transfer).

I use a number of different surface embroidery stitches, but keep my designs clean and simple. And you'll find how to do all the stitches I've used in either the Stitch Directory on my blog or on my Stitches board on Pinterest.

There are more than 70 hand embroidery patterns available in my online shops, including free patterns.


"I am very pleased with the quality of your pattern instructions, along with the reverse templates."  Alice - Damascus, Maryland, US

"Your instructions are so clear."  Sarah - Lacey, Washington, US