Welcome to my vintage transfer blog! This is where I catalog my vintage embroidery transfers and share free patterns from time to time. Maybe you've visited my embroidery blog or seen me on Flickr? Please leave a comment with any history, observations, etc, and let me know if you've stitched any of these yourself! ;)

Printing and Transferring Designs

How do I print the free patterns?
Click on the pattern image, which will take you to Flickr. Then click "All sizes" just above the picture to see the large size. Now you can either print or download the image!

How do I transfer the image onto fabric?
Use a transfer pencil or pen to trace the image you've printed out and iron it onto your fabric.
Try my tutorial: how to use a transfer pencil.

Contact Me

I'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment or send me an email at unafloresita AT gmail DOT com.

More Embroidery Resources


What about copyright? Is it okay for you to post these free patterns?
The patterns posted here are in the public domain. Try this chart for a good overview of what's in the public domain. Here's the copyright law I'm referring to: http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap3.html#304

None of the transfers I offer as freebies have copyright symbols on them (and within their date range, works needed a copyright symbol to be protected). I am not a lawyer, so I would not take any of this as legal advice - this is just my basic understanding.

These images are offered to you for educational purposes, I make no profit off of these images, and I actually pay to host this "free" content.  I simply ask that you do not sell these images, on their own, or in any other way. I only hope you enjoy learning about them and viewing them as much as I have!

Yay! Are you an expert on copyright law? I have 5 billion questions for you!
Sadly, no. All I know is pretty much covered above!


Are your patterns for sale?
No, not now. In the meantime, enjoy the free patterns!

Can I sell items made from the free patterns you post here?

Can I sell your patterns on their own or as part of a kit?

Can I digitize your patterns and sell them?

If the patterns are in the Public Domain - you can't tell me what I can and can't do with them.
However you use these patterns, please let it be in keeping with the free, share and share alike spirit in which they were given to you. I pay to host this content, I bought the patterns, (or they were donated by generous people), I scanned, edited, and uploaded everything myself. If you turned around and sold the content I gave to you for free, I probably wouldn't be able to stop you, but you'd really piss off the transfer fairy. And that one doesn't mess around.


Can you scan a bunch of stuff and email it to me? Pleeeeease?
Only if you email me a cake. And it better be my favorite cake.

Tips for Buying Transfers Online

  • Remember that embroidery transfers were mass-produced, so if you're looking for a specific transfer, just keep checking back instead of paying tons of money.
  • Some vendors sell photocopies or downloadable PDFs, not the originals, so read their descriptions very carefully.