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Semamori - symbolic patterns embroidered as good luck symbols on the back of children's clothing. Traditionally embroidered on the top back of the child’s kimono, often in white or red.

900+ Free Sewing Patterns for Beginners to Experts - Aprons, Dresses, Costumes, Pants, Shirts, Skirts plus more! Lots of great sewing tips too.

Chinese New Year Child's Card

Embroidery monogram patterns from 1950 by Vakuoli, via Flickr


embroidered leaves

Embroidered Peacock Kimono Jacket

embroidered slippers

embroidered headphones

Silk-shaded Kimono Embroidery

Train Embroidery Pattern

buttons: decorative stitch patterns for sewing on buttons.

Kimono Embroidery

DSC - ECD design challenge

Snow Buddies quick and easy Christmas stitchery PATTERN by Nathalie Bird

Tsurushi-Bina (suspended Hina dolls), made to promote a child’s well-being.

flower template

Sashiko Kimono. Period: Meiji period (1868–1912). Date: mid-19th century. Culture: Japan. Medium: Indigo-dyed plain-weave cotton, quilted and embroidered with white cotton thread. Dimensions: Overall: 55 1/2 x 45 in. (141 x 114.3 cm).

FREE embroidery kitchen pattern by vol25, via Flickr

Peel Off Stickers by Elizabeth Craft Designs

Katagami stencil