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Modern and unconventional. A fun and simple embroidery pattern to make a unique gift to yourself or that super cool trendy reader in your life. Make as wall art, an ornament or embroider it onto cushions or clothing. Easy enough for those new to embroidery but adaptable enough for a more advanced embroiderer.

With this pattern you will not only have the embroidery instructions but a full and illustrated guide to making your own retro spectacles. This download includes:

• a list of materials you need
• how to set up your hoop
• design transfer suggestions
• a stitch guide with links to video demonstrations 
• backing suggestions
• troubleshooting section
• and more!

Start embroidering straight away with the instant download of this pdf pattern (nothing will physically be sent to you). You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open this file. If you do not already have this software, it can be downloaded for free on the website.

This pattern is for personal use only. Copyright is not transferred through purchase. It may not be distributed.

Original design by Theresa Lawson textile artist Seattle, WA


This was one of the first designs I made when I began embroidering for myself. I wanted something simple yet inspired comments like AWESOME COOL AMAZING MEGA RAINBOW UNICORN EXPLOSION EXCELLENTNESS!!!! And whatdaya know it worked out! This has been one of my most popular items.  

So I was on the phone to my good friend who was destroying her kitchen (aka making cookies) and she said “I need an apron that doesn’t make me want to blind myself…what would you’re retro glasses look like embroidered on it?”  

I squinted my eyes, turned my head and thought “what would my retro glasses look like on it…also on a pillow…or a duvet…OR THE EIFFLE TOWER!!” I was getting ahead of myself but it did inspire me to design this pattern for you, my fair embroidering cohort.

Through many hours of ferocious typing, research and consultation with the experts I developed this pattern to be useful to beginners but adaptable if you’re already familiar with surface embroidery. Fully illustrated, covering most if not all of your bases.

What’s more, there’s no download and dash here! If you need help or suggestions while you are embroidering the pattern, the price of the download includes after care service with contact information to reach yours truly directly.

Use it to embroider a piece of wall art for your reading nook or a pillow to thank your optician for eating a mint before your appointment or an apron for your trendy hipster friend who makes a wicked cookie!

AND once you’ve completed your work and have said to yourself “Man, this sure is an awesome cool amazing mega rainbow unicorn explosion of excellentness!” You can show it off to the world on a dedicated customer work page at

Have this pattern in your hands instantly with instant download. Just add this item to your cart, purchase and the pattern will be emailed to you within minutes.

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Retro Spectacles Embroidery Pattern

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    This is an instant download! Nothing physical will be sent to you in the mail. You will need Adobe PDF reader which is a free download from

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