Free Designs: BD Couture

Brigitte of BD Couture designs and displays a free cross stitch design every Friday.

BD Couture - Stained Glass
Bridgette Dadaux – Stained Glass

What is it?

To set the mood for a good weekend, I also thought we would have Freebie Fridays; each week presenting a different designer.  All sites listed here design their own charts. These designs are copyright to the designers, please do not abuse their generosity.

Why this designer?

Brigitte of BD Couture has provided her Free Cross Stitch Friday designs since  2008. Brigitte is an all-round crafter; cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, knitting and patchwork. Her blog showcases her interests in the fibre arts as well as her design and creations.

Her  blog is in French but google translate is enough for me to follow each story and wonder at the crafts she discusses.

I have presented BD Couture as the first Freebie Friday because of the diverse nature of Brigitte’s designs.

BD Couture - Dogs and Cats
Dogs and Cats

Most of the designs are simple to stitch and only need a few colours; thus are eminently suited to personalised small gifts. Change the colours, add a hand dyed fabric, mix and match the motifs and voilà a completely different project.

As these designs are mainly small without any specialty elements, they are suitable for any level stitcher. It’s the personalization that will make your project stand out.

Review

BD Couture Friday free charts are only available via Brigitte’s blog.  You can subscribe to be notified when a new design is released.

You can save the newer designs to your picture folder by simply clicking on the picture and saving it. It will save as a .jpg picture file. which you can print out or view it onscreen at any time.

The oldest charts, however, link to a pdf file.  Unfortunately sometimes these links are broken so we cannot retrieve the file.  Fortunately she has so many designs, you can easily find a substitute.

BD Couture - Heart

Places to Buy

Australia:

Colours Down Under is a bricks and mortar store that stocks many different types of floss for you to stitch these designs.

Colour Cascade Fabrics Tammy has a  wide range of hand dyed fabrics that would add a unique element to your stitching. For readers of this site she offers a 10% discount for fabric. Use code PeaceOut during checkout. This code is valid for the month of October 2014.

United Kingdom:

SewandSo bricks and mortar store that stocks a lot of floss for you to personalise these designs.

Sparklies has a  large range of hand dyed fabrics that would add a such a sparkle to your project.

United States:

123Stitch is your one stop shop for all types of floss and fabric combinations.

Discussion

Have a look through the BD Couture free designs and let me know in the comments; which is your favourite design?

Feedback

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Last updated: 11 November 2014