Fall is nigh!

Hardanger On-Point

A Hardanger Machine Embroidery Series




It looks like I’ve gone Plum crazy making so many plum colored projects lately. I zig zagged stitch these two Free Standing hearts onto this cotton cardigan and cut away the fabric from the back of the hearts. This is not a plain cardigan but more utilitarian style. The additional of the two Hardanger hearts dresses it up a little.


Hardanger on Jeans

I never thought I would put Hardanger on Jeans, but here you have it. It really dressed them up. Now I want to make more HD pieces to decorate the pockets - smiles




The Hardanger Essentials/Safety Bag

Pattern/Instructions Included

I created this purse for people who for safety reasons need to keep their cell phones, inhalers, medications, etc on their person at all times (i.e. folks in retirement facilities, elderly living alone at home, those of us who fall easily, etc).

I wanted this purse to be cross body so the weight of the phone would not be on the neck.  The purse would be on the hip more so than in front of you so it won’t be hanging in the sink when you are washing your hands. It will keep your safety items secure and easily accessible. It won’t be in the way when you go to the bathroom, get hung on anything when transferring from one surface to another, + many more reasons for its design. You may see more potential that will aid you or someone you know.


“Enjoy Making Something Beautiful”

I’ve learned a few things over the years sewing my Hardanger collections. If you want to make something really nice it takes  more time but making something really nice always takes longer. We would all like to make lots of embroidery projects. There are not enough hours in the day and night to do all we want to do. 

If you want to make something beautiful then you need to slow down. Since it is going to take longer you may as well enjoy the process of making something beautiful. The finished project will still be beautiful long after the agony of taking longer to make it is forgotten. It will be worth it and it will always be beautiful for you or a recipient to enjoy.

Typically we are our own worse critics pointing out details of our sewing that didn’t come out right. But this time you won’t feel the need to stand there pointing out details that didn’t come out right, because they did come out right. WOW! Imagine that!

You’ll need a 5x7 hoop (125 x 175mm) to sew these design. However, the final dimensions of your finished projects are limited only by your imagination because, with my art it’s all about taking embroidery beyond the hoop.


Free Standing Bookmark

54 x 173 mm


"Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts - only then can you be successful. You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people will tend to be satisfied by what you do.”

- Raquel Welch



Large Free Standing Heart

119 x 119 mm


Small Free Standing Heart

80 x 80 mm


Large Free Standing On-Point Square

120 x 120 mm


Small Free Standing On-Point Square

60 x 60 mm


The following two designs are NOT “free-standing”. Rather they are design to sew directly onto an existing project. There is still some cutting of the fabric in order to create the cutwork of the design center.


Not Free Standing Small Heart

100 x 100 mm


Not Free Standing Small Square

78 x 78 mm




Fall is nigh!

What’s Included?

Hardanger On-Point includes the seven (7) designs shown above and instructions (PDF) on how to stitch and assemble them into whatever your heart desires.

Includes Pattern/Instructions for the Cross Body Essentials/Safety Bag

Please note that these designs require a 5x7 hoop, or larger.

$7.99 US


Machine formats included: ART, DST, EMD, EXP, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3 & XXX

Design sizes are clearly marked. When ordering, be sure to order designs that will fit in your sewing machine hoop.

As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made

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