Sew Classic: 7 Beautiful Black and White Embroidery Designs

Black and white is far from blah. Like a tuxedo, there is something really elegant about black and white embroidery. The contrast emphasizes artistic design and gives even the most simplistic patterns a touch of class!

Damask solid fill embroidery design

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1. Damask embroidery

Damask designs have always been synonymous with elegance, and these curves and swirls are no exception. This damask design just screams black-tie optional.

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Applique panda and soccer ball.

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2. Panda and Soccer Ball

Some designs could traditionally be nothing other than black and white as in this appliqué panda and soccer ball.

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Mr. & Mrs. embroidery

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3. Mr. & Mrs.

This elegant design would be a beautiful wedding or housewarming gift. Stitched on a pillow or framed for display on the wall, the tribute piece could be easily customized with a marriage or move-in date.

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Dog silhouette embroidery design

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4. Dog silhouette

Pets are so important in our lives it only makes sense that we have a silhouette or two of them on the wall. Old-fashioned silhouettes were cut from black paper and this dog embroidery design is constructed much the same: high contrast makes the image almost jump off of the page.

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Mr Mrs Embroidery Design

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5. Mr. & Mrs.

Black and white matches everything! These Mr. and Mrs. designs would be ideal embroidered on his-and-her towels and pillowcases.

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barouque rose and ghost

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6. Go baroque

Beautiful, dimensional stitching in white thread on a black background is stunning in these examples.

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Old compass embroidery design

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7. Old compass

Black embroidery thread takes on a vintage look when used with sketch-like designs such as this old-fashioned compass. Low stitch counts make quick projects, too!

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