Where to find hand embroidery patterns, kits and tutorials. Hand embroidery is a fun craft that you can take with you!
I was trying to think of crafts that I could share with you that can easily be done at home. Whether you have been doing hand embroidery for years or are a brand new beginner, I think you’ll find these resources useful.
Hand embroidery really is one of those hand crafts that I believe just about anyone can learn. It’s kind of like learning to color inside the lines. I’m not trying to minimize the skills of those people who produce amazing embroidered pieces, but I am trying to encourage you to give hand embroidery a try.
What You’ll Need for Hand Embroidery
You really just need fabric to be embroidered, a needle and embroidery thread to begin hand embroidery. You can even find embroidery kits that contain everything you need to complete the embroidery project.
But, if you’d like to purchase supplies to get started, here are my recommendations:
- embroidery hoop (hoops come in different sizes, be sure to select the correct size for your project)
- embroidery thread
- printer paper and printer
- water soluble marker
- light pad OR Cricut Light Pad
Hand Embroidery: Free Patterns
I’ve put together a collection of FREE hand embroidery patterns. You can download these patterns, trace them onto your fabric and begin your hand embroidery project.
Embroidered Bouquet by Down Grapevine Lane
>>> CLICK HERE to visit Down Grapevine Lane.
Singing In the Rain Embroidery Patterns by Flamingo Toes
>>> CLICK HERE to visit Flamingo Toes.
You are Enough Free Hand Embroidery Pattern by Cutesy Crafts for Polkadot Chair
>>> CLICK HERE to visit Polkadot Chair.
Hand Embroidery: Kits
When I think of hand embroidery kits, my mind instantly goes to Etsy. So, I’ve put together a list of a few shops on Etsy that sell hand embroidery kits.
Hand Embroidery Kit from Little Party Bohemians Shop on Etsy
>>> CLICK HERE to visit Little Party Bohemians Shop on Etsy.
Floral Beginner Embroidery Kit from Lightning Store Art Shop on Etsy
>>> CLICK HERE to visit Lightning Store Art Shop on Etsy.
Stitch Sampler Kit from Little Dear Shop on Etsy
>>> CLICK HERE to visit Little Dear Shop on Etsy.
Here are a few other items on Etsy that I just love:
- Simple Sewing Folder Pattern by Molly and Mama
- Love Blooms by Tink in Stitches
- Ollie’s Washing Day by Gees Projects
- Modern Rose Embroidery Pattern by Namaste Embroidery
You can also find hand embroidery kits that you can purchase online from retailers like JOANN Fabrics, Amazon, or specialty sites like Stitched Modern.
Hand Embroidery Tutorials
You can find hand embroidery tutorials on sites listed above like Flamingo Toes, but YouTube and craft sites are also a great source! Here are a few:
- How to Create Embroidery Patterns from an Image
- Hand Embroidery for Beginners from DMC
- The Easy Way to Get Started with Hand Embroidery by The Spruce Crafts
- The Top 10 Hand Embroidery Stitches Every Beginner Should Learn
- Online Embroidery Classes from Bluprint
If you have a favorite hand embroidery resource, I’d love to hear about it and add it to this list! Just leave me a comment below!
More Craft Ideas
If you like crafting, you’ve come to the right place! Here are a few ideas from the archives of The Birch Cottage blog that might be of interest to you:
- How to Create Hand Embroidery Patterns from an Image
- How to Sew a Pillowcase with Contrast Band (the burrito method)
- Burlap Crafts
- Crochet Patterns and Tutorials
- Where to Find FREE Cross Stitch Patterns
I hope you found this resource page to be helpful in your crafting journey.
Til next time…
Friday 10th of April 2020
I have done embroidery for years. i even use some still on some of my knitted or crocheted items
Wednesday 15th of April 2020
Pauline, I love hand embroidery. I really need to incorporate it more often into my projects.