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It's a Dirty Job embroidery pattern



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So. . . let me tell you how I really feel about doing the dishes. :-)

Let's just say I'd rather stitch about doing the dishes than actually do the dishes. This is sized to fit on a tea towel, but it would also look great in other uses. Perhaps you'd like to frame it to hang over your sink? Or maybe stitch it on an apron. It's a not-so-subtle way to tell everyone else what chore you'd really like them to volunteer for. :-)

No matter how you use it - have fun!

This is exclusively available as a PDF pattern, delivered instantly and ready to print onto letter-size paper. No shipping costs and no waiting! If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.

Pattern Details

You Get. . .

  • digital pattern delivered by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)
  • a full-sized pattern (prints on four sheets of paper) plus an extra version sized so the whole thing fits on a single sheet of paper. That'll make it easy to enlarge or reduce it to any size you want.
  • a reversed image for use with iron-on transfer tools
  • links to videos teaching both of the stitches I used on the sample


This is a big pattern - the image is just under 16" x 22" and fits beautifully on my favorite tea towels from Dunroven House. (You can find sources for all my favorite supplies here.)


It'll take several nights to stitch but the stitching is really easy.

That's right - I said easy. It's all one color and you can use your favorite outline stitch. I used backstitch on the block letters and stem stitch on those last few words in script.

Inject a little humor into a dreaded chore. Unless, of course, you love doing the dishes. :-) 


This pattern is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern or any variation of the pattern

For example, you may not print the pattern and sell those copies.


You may, however, sell anything you make with Shiny Happy World patterns as long as you are the one making it.

For example, if you're using this pattern to make art which you sell at a craft fair or in an online shop, that's great!

Talk to Me

If you're hiring out any part of the process, please get in touch and we'll work out a fair licensing agreement.

For example, if you want to have kits printed on fabric, or print the design on greeting cards, those two scenarios would require a licensing agreement. Get in touch! I'm easy to talk to. :-)

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