An old fashioned girl and boy to embroider

By on 6-08-2011 in Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

What a great pair these two make. As pillows they could adorn a young girl’s bed. They were published in the McCall’s Iron On Transfers, Volume V, Memory Lane book.

old fashioned girl

Embroidered on muslin, the girl in pink and the boy in blue, they would be very traditional. They could also be used as a quilt pattern, the girl with a pastel pink dress, hat and shoes, the boy in a royal blue suit with embroidered gold buttons. I think they would be fun on a quilt with the fronts on the top of the quilt and the backs on the bottom.

old fashioned boy

They could also be reduced to a 6″ size and worked in redwork to join with others in a quilt or quilted in red dress and suit for Christmas pillows to decorate the couch during the holiday.


  1. What a cute pair! I could see these as little sachets. Draw a nice shape out around each one….fronts and backs the same, with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Trace and embroider them on linen or muslin. Embroider in nice soft “vintage” colors. Sew fronts and backs together leaving a place to turn, then turn and stuff with lavender, rose petals, rosemary, etc. Could put a loop on top for hanging over a hanger in the closet, or just place in your “undies” drawer to make things smell sweet.

  2. Tess: what a great idea. I can see Christmas gifts for all the ladies on my list

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