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Embroidered Bicycle with Basket of Flowers

Both charming and cheery, this bicycle is embroidered freehand on stretched cotton canvas. And it touts a woven basket, brimming with colorful blooms.

Martha Stewart Floral Velo embroidery

Photography: Walker Boyes

Source: Martha Stewart


This embroidery project comes from our friend Walker Boyes of TrueFort, based on the bicycle-themed "Floral Velo" series. To complete this project, you will need to download the printable pattern here.


  • Lightweight natural fabric
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery floss in various colors
  • Embroidery needle
  • Fabric scissors
  • Water-soluble pen


  1. Place chosen fabric in embroidery hoop, pulling smooth and taut.
    Martha Stewart Floral Velo embroidery Step 2
  2. Download and print pattern on paper. To transfer the design onto fabric, place in front a light source and use water-soluble pens to trace each pattern line. (Tip: You can easily wash off any excess marks when you've finish embroidering.)
     Martha Stewart Floral Velo Embroidery Step 1
  3. Follow the provided color guide to hand-stitch bicycle and florals (or pick your own colors and be creative).

    (For more instructions, go to

    Walker Boyes bike embroidery
  4. Tighten fabric and trim off excess fabric on edges of hoop. Display your beautiful creation.

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