honeysuckle embroidery design
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Free hand embroidery Pattern for June – Honeysuckle Flower…

Welcome to this month’s freebie Friday.

The June Birth Flower is the Honeysuckle flower.

honeysuckle embroidery design

Honeysuckle flowers symbolise Happiness, Sweetness and Devotion (apparently!) so a perfect choice for this time of year!

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Materials required…

You will also need the Pattern Template…

Honeysuckle Pattern Template – available from the link at the bottom of this post.

First you will need to access the FREE Template Download from my Pattern Resource Library – you can access this through the link at the bottom of this post.

Once you have the template downloaded (from the link below) – transfer the pattern on to your fabric ready to stitch.

Choose your colour…

Decide what colour you would like your flower to be. I had a gorgeous thread from Cottage Garden Threads which I purchased recently and this was the perfect excuse to try it out.

The thread was a stranded variegated cotton in a color called ‘Apricot Ice’.

It stitched up beautifully as it was really soft and the colour variations were nice and even throughout. I used 2 strands for the petals. If you have DMC stranded cotton then 2 strands would stitch up the same as this thread.

honeysuckle embroidery design

Let’s get stitching…

The Flower Petals…

Stitched with Long and Short Stitch from the centre outwards.

The stem…

Choose a nice bright green and brick stitch the stem.


Fishbone stitch in dark green.

Embroidery Stitch Ideas

If you need some inspiration or a bit of a ‘How To’ for different stitches, you can take a look at my Hand Embroidery Stitch Guide to get you started. There is also a free downloadable PDF for 16 stitches in the Free Resource Library.

If you like to learn through books then the ones I personally recommend as I have them myself and have found them invaluable and easy to follow are The Embroidery Stitch Bible and The RSN Book of Embroidery.

If you stitch a Honeysuckle flower, snap a photo as I’d love to see your creations!

Free Template Files for the Honeysuckle Flower Design…

Get the password for the FREE Resource library with the Honeysuckle template file here by filling out this form:

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