Small & cute Embroidery designs for Bed sheets & Pillowcovers

“Small is Beautiful” is a theory in Economics, environmentology and also in embroidery. And it is self explanatory.

I will give you some small and easy to do embroidery designs you can make on your plain bedsheet and matching pillowcases. There is nothing earth shattering about these designs; a child can draw and stitch them. But when you place them carefully on the fabric and work them with patience and care, you can transform your bedsheet or pillowcase into a thing of beauty.

Related posts : Embroidery placement; Sew Pillowcases : 2 methods ; Quilt sizes ; Bed linen sizes.

Some embroidery stitches you may want to try if you are a beginner: Stem stitch; How to embroider flowers; How to embroider leaves: 8 ways 

Embroidery design No. 1

Embroidered bedsheets

To do this design, mark the following drawing on your fabric. 

Embroidered bedsheets

Start filling the round shapes with slightly curved bullion stitches done with embroidery thread in 2 or 3 variations of the same color, as in the picture below. 

Embroidered bedsheets

Finish by doing the leaf.

Related posts : How to do bullion stitch 

Embroidery design No. 2

Embroidered bedsheets

The same drawing can be given a different look by changing the stitch.Do a woven rose inside the circles. Check out this post on rose embroidery for details on this stitch. 

Embroidery design No. 2

Embroidery design No. 3

Embroidered bedsheets

A simple diagram of a 4 petal flower can be filled with long and short stitches. Fill the middle portion with pistil stitches.

Embroidered bedsheets

Embroidery design No. 4

Embroidered bedsheets

Embroidered bedsheets

Cute little french knot stitches fill the circle. Start by making the french knots with a dark color at the center of the circle. Then choose lighter colors and fill the outer area.  

Embroidered bedsheets

Related post : French knots  

Embroidery design No. 5

bedsheet embroidery designs

Fill the petals with straight stitches.

Add a french knot in the middle. 

bedsheet embroidery designs

Embroidery design No. 6

embroidery designs for pillowcases

bedsheet embroidery designs

There is nothing elegant than a monogram on a pillowcase. You can check out this post on many ways to embroider letters. I have used back stitch here.

Related posts : How to make monograms.

Embroidery design No. 7

These are called pinwheel stitches and they are made by making blanket stitches inside a circle. You can finish by adding a french knot in the middle.

bedsheet embroidery designs

Related post : How to do blanket stitch.

Embroidery design No. 8

bedsheet embroidery designs

Use satin stitches to fill the inside of the flower, leaves etc.

bedsheet embroidery designs

Related post : How to do satin stitch.

Embroidery design No. 9

bedsheet embroidery designs

 

bedsheet embroidery designs

Divide those circles by four and start doing satin stitches on each of the four sections. You will end up with a sweet little flower.

bedsheet embroidery designs

 

Embroidery design No. 10

bedsheet embroidery designs

This design is similar to pinwheels. But the shape of the flower is different and hence creates a completely different look.

bedsheet embroidery designs

Related posts : Hand embroidery stitches.

 

Comments 3

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      Hi Jeanette
      Even I am not good at it. Patience and a love (passion) for it is all you need to do embroidery in my opinion. Best wishes.

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