How to Transfer an Embroidery Patten

by Karen Larard


  • Draw-leaf table
  • Table lamp
  • Embroidery pattern
  • Marker or pencil
  • Plexiglas
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I found this free pattern on I want to use it as a border on a summer dress. I'm new at embroidering, so I don't know how to transfer a pattern. This is what I came up with.

    Step 2

    I used the plexiglas from a picture frame. Pulled out my dinner table, placed a lamp underneath and placed the plexiglas over the gap. My very own light table.

    Step 3

    I taped the pattern to the plexiglas and started tracing.

    Step 4

    Pattern now traced as a border on my summer dress. Now I only need to do some 10.000 small stitches and I'm ready for summertime.

    Step 5

    10.000 stitches later. I found this method of transferring easy. If you have a better idea, let me know.