Halloween Crafts & Patterns

Oh oh oh! Halloween is fast approaching and I can’t wait. Check out the Halloween posts from Crafty Modern – includes craft tutorials, embroidery patterns, and more.     And check out the Crafty Modern Halloween board on Pinterest. 

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Free Halloween Monster Friends Embroidery Pattern


  I’ll tell you over and over again…I love Halloween. Highly enthusiastically, without fail – for sure – absolutely. And of course I love to stitch. A few years ago I made this Monster Friends pattern and now I’m sharing […]

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Geometric Folk-Art Cross Embroidery Pattern


Howdy out there. I got a bug this weekend to stitch something up. Something free hand and different from what I usually do.  I drew this folk-art inspired cross sampler and I thought I would share. You can download this […]

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Love Letter: Free Typewriter Hand Embroidery Pattern


Valentine’s Day is coming and embroidering is always something wonderful to do. I drew this pattern up , just for you. Mix and match to make it your very own (add a mustache, cross stitch heart, or X and O’s). […]

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Free Hand Embroidery Pattern: Pretty Sugar Skull for Dia de los Muertos


Crafty Modern has a  special treat for you today. This beautifully designed Sugar Skull hand embroidery pattern is free and you can print it out and get stitching. I adore the visual imagery, color ,joy and darkness of Dia de […]

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Happy Easter from Crafty Modern: Dapper Bunny Embroidery Pattern

free dapper bunny embroidery pattern

Click on the photo or here to download. I know I know. It seems late for this but I just wanted to stitch a little bunny today. I’ve been a bit stressed out and stitching stuff always helps. I hope […]

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From the Archives: Embroider a Kitschy Christmas Elf and a Bunny with a Mustache


There’s still time to stitch up this kitschy elf! Click here to go to the original post.   And want to do more holiday embroidery? Check out this pattern I designed posted over at Indie Fixx. And there’s even more […]

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Freebie Stitchy: Little Atomic Skull Embroidery Pattern

skull embroidery pattern retro kitsch atomic free

For you to stitch and of course share with friend(s). Stitch up this cute crafty skull (pics and pdf below). And I know you like this guy so stay on the watch for more embroidery patterns to hit the Crafty […]

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Make Halloween Embroidered Drawstring Treat Bags

halloween treat bags modern candy

A fun way to combine your hand embroidery and sewing together.  This tutorial  is for a drawstring Halloween treat bag that ends up being  5″ wide by 6 1/2″ tall.  Before you begin sewing the bag, you should have a […]

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“Let’s Get Crafty” Free Embroidery Pattern


I’m working with folks on an upcoming Etsy Craft Party (for Etsy’s Worldwide Day of Craft) on June 10th here in the Phoenix Area. To show my support and enthusiasm for all things crafty–and to do something I can share […]

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