Historically Inspired Machine Embroidery Hand Embroidery Lush Embellishments Period Details

Historically Inspired

Carefully researched and based on original garments and illustrations, so you can use them with confidence.

Machine Embroidery

Period inspiration translated into easy to use machine embroidery designs.

Hand Embroidery

All designs available in hand and machine formats.

Lush Embellishments

Take your projects further with advanced embellishment techniques, like 18th c. Passementerie

Period Details

Scalloped edges, wool threads, long satin stitches, and other touches that imitate hand embroidery.

Romantic Recollections embroidery designs are created specifically for historic costumers. We want you to use our designs with confidence, knowing that they are period correct for the era you are recreating.  All of our designs are based on extant garments and period illustrations, professionally digitized, and thoroughly tested.

What people are saying...


This pattern is awesome and so easy to piece together! I can’t wait to make more in different colors! Thanks so much for a great design!!  ~ Connie

March 27

Floral Rounded

Wow!!!! I am SO IMPRESSED!!! [The PDF] is beautifully written, thorough but not intimidating. Very clear, understandable instructions, tons of advice and support, like having a smart instructor right next to you. ~ Mary

November 13

RR107 Rounded

I’m very jealous of your design skills but super thrilled that you are offering exactly the type of embroidery patterns I was hoping to do when I purchased my machine. ~ Carrie

November 30


As someone who has an embroidery machine and who loves historical costuming, your designs are PERFECT for my needs! You have no idea how excited I am to come across your page!!  ~ Nicole

November 13

Hankie Rounded

[The hankie] was made from the bride’s recently deceased father’s blue dress shirt……The bride (now my daughter-inlaw!) said it gave her comfort all though the special day. Thanks again for the fabulous design! ~ Jeanne

July 8

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