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How to Transfer an Embroidery Pattern

By: Wendy Bertello for
How to Transfer an Embroidery Pattern
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You just printed out a beautiful embroidery design, and you're ready to start stitching. Now all you have to do is learn How to Transfer an Embroidery Pattern onto your fabric. These basic embroidery instructions can help! This is a tutorial on how to get your design from the paper onto your fabric. It provides a few of the most popular methods, so you'll have several options to choose from. If you're looking for simple embroidery tips to help you with this crucial step, save yourself a lot of time and frustration by reading this post.

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

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Embroidery is one of the most relaxing kinds of sewing projects. I love that there's several ways to transfer the patterns to different fabrics. My favourite is lightly tracing with a pencil or felt pen. It's easier using a pencil because the pattern can't be seen on the other side of the fabric.

Transfering patterns to fabric ideas are helpful to someone wishing to learn different methods, like myself. Different fabrics require different methods.


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