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“Without Rain” Free Hand Embroidery Design

Rainbows are a frequent theme in my embroidery patterns.  They are just so pretty, and I get to use all the colors!  What’s not to like about that?  I love this quote, “Without rain there would be no rainbows.”  It’s a nice reminder that sometimes we have to go through the hard things in life to appreciate the good.  Rainbows also remind me to stop and be present and appreciate the beauty in this world.  I’m giving away this one as a free hand embroidery design.  Download instructions are at the bottom of this post.

"Without Rain" Free Hand Embroidery Design

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To make this hoop you’ll need:

  • free hand embroidery design – Download instructions are at the bottom of this post.
  • 8 inch embroidery hoop
  • white linen fabric
  • embroidery floss (DMC colors: 169, 598, 3833, 347, 722, 727, 3815, 807, 3807, 554, 2841, and colors to match your fabric scraps)
  • fabric scraps
  • Wonder Under – Pellon 805
  • carbon paper (optional for transferring pattern)
  • felt for backing (optional)

"Without Rain" Free Hand Embroidery Pattern

The little girl is something I’ve been dreaming up for a while now.  When I sketched her, my husband asked if she was the Morton Salt girl.  Thanks husband.  Good thing I love him!

Girl with umbrealla applique design

She’s appliquéd with little bits of fabric, and her hair is a cute, messy cross-stitch.  If you don’t know how to appliqué, check out my How to Appliqué by Hand video.  It can get a bit tricky with the tiny pieces.  If that seems to daunting, you can also just stitch around the outside of the shapes and leave the appliqué out completely.  The ends of her hair are a full strand of floss.  I tied a knot in the end, pushed the needle in from front to back, and then secured my thread in the back.

girl with umbrella free hand embroidery pattern

The small letters are a very short back stitch and the large letters are a split stitch.  I love the colors!

without rain there would be no rainbows free embroidery design

I hope you enjoy this free hand embroidery design.  It’s similar in design to my free embroidery hoop art patterns that you might also enjoy.  Make sure you also check out my other hand embroidery designs for more inspiration. I’ve got lots of free embroidery patterns!

"Without Rain" Free Hand Embroidery Design

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Sandra Palmatary

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

this is a design I really want to embroider. When my daughter passed away and my mother & I were driving home from the funeral place it was raining and in front of us a rainbow appeared and my Mom said "oh look, they have all come down to meet her". Ever since I always search for the rainbow. Enought for this story, where can I fine the pattern please and many,many thanks. Sandra

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

Rainbows are so special. I love your story! Were you able to get the pattern? If not, send me an email, and I'll help you out.

Jocelyn Stokes

Monday 17th of May 2021

i love your designs...something to look forward to trying! thank you.


Tuesday 30th of July 2019

I don't understand how to get the free patterns :'(

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

After you sign up, you should get an email with a confirmation link. When you click that link, you'll get another email with a link to download the patterns. If you are having trouble with it, send me an email ( and I'll help.


Monday 25th of March 2019

Love this pattern! Thank you for sharing! May I know what font you used for the wordings? (:

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Sunday 31st of March 2019

So glad you like it! The fonts are Isabella Script Monoline and The Skinny.

Debbie B

Sunday 10th of February 2019

Thank you for the free embroidery pattern.

Debbie B

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Tuesday 12th of February 2019

You're welcome! So glad you like it!

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