Today I’m rounding up some free hand embroidery monogram patterns from the antique pattern library. They have so many beautiful antique books that are generously scanned and donated. I love spending time searching through their database of resources. If you like antiques and old lettering, definitely check out their database. All of the books are of course super old, and the lettering reference they have for monograms is fantastic and nothing I’ve ever seen before in modern embroidery books. All of the books are linked below and are free to download and most are in PDF format. Here’s a few of my favorite ones I wanted to share.
Hand Embroidery Monogram Pattern Books
This book is absolutely gorgeous! It features a ton of different floral and decorative lettering that you can use to monogram with.
These scans are perfect for whitework embroidery, cross stitch, or surface embroidery. All of the letters are designed on a graph, which makes it easier to stitch in a variety of different styles.
This book has a lot of art nouveau style monogram designs in it that I can’t wait to try out.
Again, this book has a large variety of floral and art nouveau style lettering in it. The letters pictured are my favorite and I can’t wait to stitch one!
These hand embroidery monogram designs are so unique and nothing I’ve ever seen before!
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Amanda is a hand embroidery artist and teacher. With over 15 years of experience in the craft industry and embroidery, she owns and runs Crewel Ghoul, sharing tutorials and patterns to help inspire fellow crafters to get inspired and creative. In addition to running this website, she teaches on Skillshare and Youtube.