Looking for stained glass patterns?
Here you will find resources for finding a pattern and information on designing your own pattern.
Table of Contents
- 1 Books and Magazines
- 2 Design Your Own Pattern
- 3 Stained Glass Pattern Ideas
- 4 Stained Glass Animals
- 5 Stained Glass Flowers, Plants and Trees
- 6 Nature Scenes
- 7 Religious Stained Glass Patterns
- 8 Miscellaneous
- 9 People
- 10 Stained Glass Windows
- 11 Abstracts
- 12 3D Projects
Books and Magazines
Books and magazines can be an excellent source for stained glass designs.
Pattern Books For Stained Glass
There are hundreds of books to choose from with designs.
These books can be found in libraries, bookshops, local retail stores for stained glass and by manufacturers of stained glass.
Coloring books are a great way to find patterns for your stained glass projects.
Designs are very clear and simple.
Stained glass and art magaziness are another source to find patterns for stained glass.
These periodicals can be bought from local bookstores or online.
Design Your Own Pattern
Designing your own pattern isn’t as complicated as it may sound. You can choose to draw your own pattern with paper and pencil, or you can use computer-generated software.
If drawing is one of your strengths, you can draw a pattern of your own.
If you have a picture, you can enlarge it to the size you want, and then trace it.
No matter which system you use, be sure to add lines (solder lines) as glass doesn’t like sharp bends and turns.
Software for Stained Glass
One of the most popular stained glass software is Dragonfly’s Glass Eye.
It comes with more than 300 ready-made patterns and allows you to modify, combine, scan or design a pattern.
I’ve been using this softwarre for a number of years, and I like it’s ease and flexibility.
Stained Glass Pattern Ideas
Here’s a list of patterns that we’ve compiled for you. Take a look, there are a lot of them to choose from.
Stained Glass Animals
- African Animals
- Stained Glass Birds
- Stained Glass Cats
- Stained Glass Dog Breed
- Dragons, Unicorns and Fantasy
- Stained Glass Horses, Wildlife and Farm Animals
- Fish, Seashells and Marine Life
- Frogs and Reptiles
- Insects and Spiders
- Misc Small Stained Glass Pets
- Wild Animals
Stained Glass Flowers, Plants and Trees
- Garden Flowers
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Wild Flowers
- Plants and Trees
- Space, Sun, Moon and Planets
Religious Stained Glass Patterns
- Angel Stained Glass Patterns
- Easy Stained Glass Patterns
- Vehicle Patterns
- Chinese Characters
- Cultures and Nations
- Fairies and Mermaids
- For Children
- Frank Lloyd Wright
- Japanese Kanji
- Sports Patterns
Stained Glass Windows
- Beveled Stained Glass
- Miscellaneous Abstract Projects
- Bird Feeders
- Candle Holders
- Lampshades and Sconces
- Stained Glass Mirrors
- Stained Glass Photo Frames
- Tissue Box Covers
- Stained Glass Window Corners
- Stained Glass Wreath
- Miscellaneous 3D