Free Embroidery Designs from Sarah Jane Studios

on August 20 | in Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 182 Comments

Sarah Jane has an ad that I see around the internet and it catches my eye every. single. time.  Seriously, whenever I see that umbrella girl I have to click it and browse her shop, where I find myself mentally redecorating my girls’ rooms.  Her work pushes all my warm fuzzy nostalgia buttons and makes me want to seek out a vintage Pooh collection.

I was thrilled when Sarah Jane agreed to design some embroidery patterns for our Month of Hand Sewing.  They are completely adorable, and the Autumn/Back to School theme is perfectly timed.  Sarah Jane will be offering more embroidery patterns in her shop in the future and will have some free designs on her blog as well, so be sure to visit her regularly. In the meantime, enjoy these absolutely free embroidery designs!  (We did them both in two sizes for you to choose from.)

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182 Responses to Free Embroidery Designs from Sarah Jane Studios

  1. Lora says:

    The little girl is adorable.

  2. Claudia says:

    I L.O.V.E these patterns!!! Thank you for sharing!
    I´ve embroidered the boy for my little one´s bedroom. I´d be glad if you could take a look. Here is the link for my blog:
    Claudia, from Brazil.

  3. Ratnawati says:

    So lovely patterns.

  4. Caroline says:

    Hi, I’m completely new to sewing. Is there a stitch guide for these patterns? I would love to make them! Thanks

  5. susanintexas says:

    so so cute…what a nice treat!

  6. sacha logan says:

    This is a wonderful giveaway! thank you

  7. Susan W says:

    Super delight! I need an excuse to button down and learn embroidery. Fingers are crossed.

  8. Those are lovely, I love Sarah Janes artwork and am excited to try these…

  9. Christa says:

    Lovely patterns!

  10. Mama Veg says:

    Thanks for the patterns. They are so cute. Love patterns that include boys, now that I have one.

  11. kelly says:

    i LOVE this artist!!!

  12. Emily says:

    ok, these are adorable. With 2 nieces and one nephew going to school this year, I just have to do them! (the nephew in kinder, one niece in 1st grade, and one in 6th grade).

  13. Lauri says:

    Thank you, Sarah Jane and Sew, Mama, Sew, for sharing this “Autumn” pattern. It will look beautiful on my “Autumn” wall!

  14. Shannon says:

    Cute. Cute. Cute. She is so talented. Thank you for sharing her talent with us – for free! I am new to this blog and I’m pretty sure I’ll be back, a lot!

  15. Monique says:

    I love the old-fashioned cuteness of these. I am thinking I will add these to a special book bag for my tween. Thanks.

  16. Darla says:

    Absolutely adorable. Thank you!

  17. Connie says:

    These are adorable! Thanks for posting them.

  18. Kathy says:

    I love doing embroidery, but it’s been a long time since I have worked on anything! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Gabriel says:

    How utterly adorable! I especially like the back to school ones.

  20. Ashley B. says:

    darling! These will look great on a set of cocktail napkins for a friend who loves school and reading!

  21. Ree says:

    Love the patterns!

  22. Lisa says:

    I love Sarah Jane! Thanks Sew Mama Sew for this great pattern. Can’t wait to use the Autumn pattern or for the season to cool us off a bit…

  23. Jeanne Jones says:

    The owl and boy are perfect for my grandson – the owl is the mascot for his school. What cute designs!!!

  24. Beca says:

    So cute!! Love these! Thanks Sarah Jane!!

  25. Rebecca Evangelista says:

    I received one of Sarah’s prints in the post today! Just gorgeous.

  26. Beth Talmage says:

    I love Sarah Jane, and now have another reason to be a big fan–she’s introduced me to you!

  27. another amy says:

    I adore Sarah Jane’s art! (Have a few pieces myself.) I was overjoyed to see these designs. Thank you!

  28. Robyn Smith says:

    This is right up my alley as a new embroidery fanatic!

  29. Yvonne says:

    These are so cute! I especially love the back to school one. Thanks for the great post(s).

  30. Carey says:

    I love these sweet little designs! I’m off to check out her blog and shop. Thanks!

  31. Natalie says:

    Can’t wait to try these! They are so cute!

  32. Kim says:

    Love, love, LOVE the patterns! Thank you!

  33. Elizabeth says:

    So charming! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  34. Kim D. says:

    How Sweet, love the owl..

  35. kristen says:

    Thank you Sarah Jane and SMS! How fabulous!

  36. Serena says:

    Oh my goodness! They’re so cute!!! Thank you!

  37. emily callan says:


  38. christine capece says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful designs. I can’t wait to make them! I LOVE FREEBIES too! It makes me feel so special!

  39. Paulina says:

    gracias por el modelo es pero realizarlo muy pronto.
    Saludos Paulina.

  40. Helena says:

    So sweet, love it.

  41. qsogirl says:

    what sweet designs! I’ve downloaded them for future use

  42. Alisa says:

    These are so very beautiful! Thank you verymuch.

  43. I just love the owl. Thanks for sharing.

  44. erin says:

    So cute! The designs perfectly capture that exciting, September Back to Schooltime feeling!

  45. Brooke says:

    I love Sarah Jane!
    Thank you.

  46. Amanda says:

    I’d been thinking about embroidering a fall craft for my girls. The “autumn” girl is perfect! Thanks Sarah Jane!

  47. Sara says:

    These are beautiful! So gracious of you to share, Sarah.

  48. Sara says:

    These are beautiful, how gracious of you to share, Sarah!

  49. Leah says:

    I don’t have any experience with embroidery (though I can cross-stitch), but these designs are gorgeous! I may have to learn how to do this:-) Thanks for sharing these with us.

  50. DianeH says:

    How very sweet – I’m running for my threads! Thank you!!!

  51. lisa says:

    very cute designs. thank you for the inspiration

  52. Steph says:

    They are so cute! I love Sarah Janes work so much.

  53. Michelle says:

    What a treat, thanks so much for these great designs. I wasn’t familiar with Sarah Jane’s work before, but now I’ll be keeping an eye out for that cute little girl with the umbrella.

  54. Christine says:

    Thank you for the very cute and very useful embroidery patterns!!! this is so nice.

  55. Betsy says:

    So sweet!

  56. Mindy says:

    I adore her work too!! Thank you so much for this pattern. It should motivate me to get busy!

  57. :o) mg says:

    ps- teaching my daughters to embroider just got a little more fun… thank you for sharing these by the way.

  58. :o) mg says:

    Just went to Sarah Jane’s Etsy shop… um, I think I may have to write a letter to Santa and ask him for a gift cert. to her shop. The sweetest!

  59. What wonderful designs, a thanks to Sarah Jane, for sharing them with us.


  60. Emily says:

    thanks! these are adorable!

  61. Kadybug says:

    Thank you for the wonderful patterns! I adore your work.

  62. Jessica Savage says:

    These would be great for a school bag or reusable lunch bag perhaps 🙂

  63. Allie says:

    What sweet designs! Can’t wait to stitch them onto my daughters’ clothes for fall!!

  64. Carol says:

    Darling embroideries!!! I especially like the girl!

  65. Jayme says:

    Thanks for sharing these! I especially like the school ones.

  66. Pat says:

    It has been a long time since I have embroidered anything. Looking at these patterns makes me think that it is time to get it a try again.

  67. PenguitoSmile says:

    Those are so cute!!!

  68. Alyssa says:

    Thank you very much! I love that little owl!

  69. andrea says:

    Those are so sweet : )

  70. VickiT says:

    I can surely see why those designs always catch your eye. They are absolutely adorable. I’m heading to her blog for sure to check it out. Thank you for the heads up on these designs and her info. Cute stuff.

  71. Candice says:

    I’m in love with the owl! So cute! 🙂

  72. Thanks So Much for sharing!

  73. Kate says:

    These designs are great. They would look adorable on a bookbag or backpack.

  74. Lynne in NC says:

    Very sweet designs, I’ll need to try this!
    Thanks for all of the wonderful hand sewing ideas this month.

  75. Katie Mitchell says:

    Thanks for the pattern. What beautiful designs.

  76. hillary says:

    love the patterns…so lovey. fall is my favorite season and i am excited to get busy with crafting for this most peaceful time of year for me.

  77. Erica K says:

    Thank you so much! They’re too sweet!

  78. Natasha says:

    Oh thank you, thank you! These are fantastic and perfect for a back to school gift for my favorite teacher friend!!! Adorable!!

  79. How cute and timely – modern designs for family life.

  80. Rosemary says:

    These are just delightful!

  81. Barbara Dahl says:

    wonderful designs! Thanks so much!

  82. Samantha says:

    A new embroidery girl to love! Thanks for introducing me to Sarah Jane.

  83. Georgiann says:

    I love them. Thank you so much.

  84. Suzanne says:

    very cute! Thanks!

  85. Sarah S says:


  86. Liz Fenwick says:

    How sweet!
    I don’t know how I’ve never stumbled across her work before! I love it so so much!

    I love that lil owl, I think he’s going on my tea towel.

  87. Casey says:

    these patterns are so adorable!!

  88. Ronni says:

    These are beautiful! Thank you so much!

  89. Melody says:

    How sweet! Thanks!

  90. alison says:

    These are so cute! Makes me want to take up embroidery!

  91. Bridget says:

    I don’t know what to say…THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! 🙂 It is so generous of you to share these designs with us. I can’t wait to start using them.

  92. DawnMcD says:

    Thank you so much Sarah Jane! I am in love with these – me thinks my kiddos need new library bags with embroidered patches!

  93. Amber says:

    These are soooo cute….Now I gotta track down all my embroidery stuff so i can make me a couple of these 🙂

  94. Aimee says:

    Cute patterns and I love the items in her shop!!

  95. Cecily says:

    These are beautiful!

  96. Penny Sue says:

    Embroidery is soooooo relaxing. Thank you for sharing.

  97. Denise Leavens says:

    THANK YOU so much, Sarah and Sew, Mama, Sew. These are exactly what I have been looking for!

  98. These are so cute!


  99. sandyandcosmo says:

    I love the autumn pattern, thanks for sharing these!

  100. Heather B says:

    Gorgeous! Love the shop items & I’ll have to try my hand at the embroidery. Thank you!

  101. sarah says:

    I just love the little owl!

  102. Stephanie says:

    Just adorable. I love the fall one for my daughter born in November. Maybe I’ll give this hand-sewing thing a try after all…

  103. Becca says:

    Thank you for the beautiful patterns. I love Sarah Jane’s work and the vintage feel her prints have; she has such a gift for illustration. Thanks again.

  104. Kim K. says:

    I love these! Thanks so much for the beautiful patterns!

  105. Rochelle says:

    Just what I was looking for! How much fun for back to school.

  106. Sandy Barnes says:

    These are so wonderful!! I love to do hand embroidery. I am in the process of embroidering some blocks for a quilt for my granddaughter. Thank you so much for these precious pictures to download. That’s a wonderful gift in its self.

  107. Jenny says:

    These are so lovely! Thank you so much!

  108. Becky says:

    So simple and so sweet!!! Thank you!!!!

  109. Tammy says:

    Those patterns are adorable! Thank you, Sarah Jane!

  110. Faith says:

    Entirely too cute!!! I’ve been looking for something to embellish things for the little ones. These are perfect!

  111. Laura says:

    They make me want to go back to school!

  112. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the patterns I have some plans for them…

  113. Kerri says:

    Thank you very much. I have been working on an embroidery project in the evenings and my kids want to try some too. Perhaps they can do these!

  114. Elizabeth says:

    These are great!! I can’t wait to try them!

  115. Jingle says:

    You are SO right! I totally love them! Thanks!!!

  116. Allison Bloom says:

    I, too, love Sarah Jane and mentally redecorate my daughter’s room… thanks!

  117. Tracy C says:

    Love the back to school theme!

  118. Cami says:

    These are so stinking cute! I really want a new pinafore now!

  119. Ramona says:

    How have I missed Sarah Jane. These are so adorable. Thanks for sharing with us.

  120. Very charming.

  121. Terri Moran says:

    I’m heading to her blog now. So sweet. Thank you.

  122. katie says:


  123. Kimberly says:

    What a treat! Thank you so much.

  124. Katie says:

    SarahJane is one of my favorite artists–thanks for sharing these lovely embroidery patterns! Now, all I have to do is figure out what to put them on once I am done…

  125. amy says:

    These are so great! Thanks for the free patterns!

  126. Whistlepea says:

    These are so sweet!

  127. Krystina says:

    Great job, the design is beyond adorable! I love the back to school theme!

  128. Laura says:

    So cute!

  129. Tricia says:

    I love the Owl design… So cute!

  130. Suzanne says:

    Thank you for sharing. I have Sarah Jane prints in my daughters room and we love them. Some cute embroidery will be a perfect addition.

  131. Somer says:

    So cute!

  132. Oh, I love her art work! The embroidery patterns are so cute!

  133. all8garden says:

    These are just too precious! Thank you so much for the patterns, they’ll be perfect for my girl’s room, a quilt, a pillow, or framed. Shucks, how’s a girl to decide???

  134. Natalie says:

    This is a very nice treat. Thank you!

  135. Christine says:

    These are ADORABLE! Thanks so much for sharing!

  136. I adore Sarah Jane and her delightful drawings. These are beautiful!!!! And perfect.

  137. Ulla V. says:

    What a brilliant idea to have embroidery patterns by Sarah Jane – she has such a fine way of drawing. The ones you show here are just great….thanks a lot. :))

  138. SugarMama says:

    Darling! I especially love the little owl.

  139. anita says:

    I love her designs! They are just so clever and cute. thank you!

  140. craftytammie says:

    Oh those are so adorable! I love the autumn one!

  141. Grace Wong says:

    thanks for sharing!

  142. These are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!!

  143. Maggie says:

    I love Sarah Jane Studios and am so excited for these embroidery patterns. I have been looking for a great pattern to embroider. Thanks!

  144. jennsquared says:

    Oh how cute! Thanks for sharing!

  145. Nichole says:

    These are lovely! Thanks you SJ and SMS!

  146. Tiffany says:

    How generous! Thanks miss Sarah Jane!

  147. Courtney says:

    What a delightful treat for a Friday! Thanks Sew Mama Sew, and thanks Sarah Jane!

  148. Maribeth says:

    The designs are so cute-I always loved the start of the school year. New school supplies, new outfit, new shoes. Very nostalgic-

  149. Katie Bowlby says:

    Love Sarah Jane! Love these embroidery designs!

  150. Nima says:

    wow…cute designs

  151. Bitts says:

    I have been following Hand Sewing Month every day this August … I don’t do any hand sewing, so I’m mostly curious. And then I saw these patterns. I’m on my way to call my grandmother (who is a class-A embroiderer!) to give me some starting tips. My little girl needs some of these darling patterns on a dress, on a pillow, in a frame in her room … Beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

  152. Lori Kay says:

    These are great! I especially like the owl.

  153. Margie says:

    Oh they are all so cute-Thanks.

  154. Andrea Methvin says:

    So darling! With all of the cute free patterns, and this hand sewing month, it has really inspired me to start embroidering (again). However, I really need to improve my skills from what I learned as a 10 year old. And what could be better than practice, practice, practice!

  155. Sarah says:

    oooh free AND adorable? yay me! thanks Sarah Jane and sms 🙂

  156. Java Jane says:

    Oh my word! I love the owl!

  157. Alice S says:

    These are adorable. I think I’ll start following Sarah Jane’s blog.

  158. Jane says:

    Reading Sarah Jane’s story about how she came by her illustration deal was heartwarming and inspiring. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  159. Cindy says:

    Adorable! I can see using these to embellish my younger daughters’ back to school clothes. Thanks for sharing these!

  160. Grace says:

    Love these! Thanks!

  161. Andi says:

    I love Sarah Jane’s work! Thanks for the free patterns – now I just need to learn how to embroider….

  162. Shawna says:

    These are so cute! I’ve never seen her before so I am glad that you all were able to have her make some patterns so I could find her shop!

  163. JD says:

    Those would be so cute on a little girl’s back to school tote bag!

  164. Christina says:

    Thank you very much for your generosity!

  165. Rebecca says:

    Awesome!!! Thanks so much for sharing these!

  166. Kristin says:

    I love Sarah Jane! These are so darling! Thank you!!!

  167. Beth says:

    I love these designs!!! Thanks so much Sarah Jane for sharing!!!! I will print these off for the next rainy day. How cute.

  168. chelle says:

    So cute! Thanks for sharing!

  169. Brina says:

    oh i see what you mean…her shop is divine. Thanks for the designs.
    blrohloff at aol dot com

  170. lily boot says:

    I agree – I often browse Sarah Jane’s shop – I love the delicate, whimsical nature of her art. I will be printing out these lovely embroidery designs and getting started asap.

  171. Bridget says:

    They are so cute!

  172. katherine says:

    oh so sweet! I love the boy reading!

  173. Ashley says:

    Oh my. I love Sarah Jane, too and this just made my week! Thank you and thank her!

  174. Brianna says:

    They are gorgeous! Thank you so much Sarah Jane. Just going to pop over to your shop and check it out. I have a million ideas of what to do with those lovely design.

  175. Krista says:

    So cute! If only I new someone to teach me hand embroidery!

  176. Q says:

    Thank you for sharing these really fantastic embroidery patterns…they are so adorable.

  177. lesley says:

    these are just darling. i could see embroidering the back to school images on a lunch bag or book bag. so cute!!

  178. Georgia says:

    How lovely! Thankyou so much!

  179. Isa says:

    Very cute!
    Thank you for sharing these great patterns

  180. Casey says:

    Oh, I love Sarah Jane! Thank you so much for the patterns! What a happy surprise!

  181. Emily says:

    OH MY GOSH! these are FANTASTIC! Thank you Sarah! I can’t wait to see what other pattern you put up, perhaps your June Dandelion girl? Oh please oh please! Thanks!

  182. Liz says:

    how beautiful! this is the kind of vintage-y sweetness that is right up my alley. thanks for sharing!

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