Monday, 12 July 2010

Prim and Proper

I am a big fan of American primitive style stitcheries but have been unable to find exactly what I want while surfing the 'net. I like the simplistic styles of stitcheries that are mostly back stitched in one colour onto a calico or natural type of fabric and backed with a wadding and made into a project such as a wall hanging, cushion etc.

As I was unable to find a suitable stitching project I decided to design my own! I have hand drawn a 'primitive style' cat above to be used as a stitchery, applique or even a paper pieced project. The pattern is FREE for you to use in your projects but you may not copy or print off copies of the image to sell. It is not for commercial use. If you decide to make something using the design then please credit me as the designer and link to my blog where possible. I hope I haven't scared you off!!!

I will try to get the image into a suitable format for downloading and printing off but haven't yet figured how to do that!

If this post proves popular I may consider doing monthly downloads of my stitchery designs. Any suggestions for themes would be useful too!

Edited: In my haste to get the post up I have noticed the poor quality of my image. I will get a better photo put up in the next few days and have the design in a downloadable format in my sidebar.


  1. Hi Simone! This is so CUTE!! I've got a lot on my plate right now, but I'd LOVE to make something with this sometime! Thanks for sharing your pattern, and I can't wait to see what you make with it! Give Gizmo a little hug for me! ~tina

  2. Hi Simone,

    this is just to cute... if you want to make it a downloadable design I would suggest using primo PDF - it is a free PDF resource and all you do is drag and drop your picture file onto the Primo PDF button that will load on your desktop and it will create a PDF file for you, just like that. It is what I use at the Patch and is so simple to use... you can download it at
    I hope that helps... I'm looking forward to seeing what else you come up with xx

  3. I love the design he is gorgeous
    Julie xxxxxx

  4. Very cute Simone. Well done you x

  5. How clever to make your own pattern - I like your cat he or she is very cute:)

  6. I'm not really a stitcher but he's very cute

  7. Hello lovely!

    It was a nice surprise to find you had visited my blog the other day - hows your summer going?

    I like your primitive pattern, I think it will look really grand when its all done as you have described!

    Hope you're having a nice week, much love to you

    Julia x x x

  8. It's an adorable pattern... good job! Nice to be able to design your own isn't it? :-)

  9. I like stitcheries too. Can't wait to see yours finished. I love cats, so love your design Simone. x

  10. Very sweet Simone, and generous of you to share your design! I'll be interested to see what you do with this!


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