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26 Hand Embroidery Patterns Ready to Download and Start Sewing

Free Embroidery Patterns

Rococo Cup of Tea and Flowers (digital download)
DMC x Srta. Lylo | Free to download
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Embroidery is a humble craft that only takes a few inexpensive supplies to get started. It's great news for anyone interested in beginning their own embroidery practice. But once you’ve got your hoop and a rainbow-colored selection of floss, now comes the eternal question: what do you want to sew? You can make up your own images, of course, but many newbies and advanced stitchers alike enjoy completing embroidery patterns created by other people.

Hand embroidery patterns can take many forms; they can be illustrative scenes, repeating motifs, or script-style text. Using a variety of stitches (dictated by the pattern), you then fill in the design. Patterns can range from basic stitches to complex techniques that are for advanced crafters. But whatever your skill level, the best part about sewing on embroidery patterns is that it’s easy to challenge yourself once you’ve mastered a particular style or stitch.

It’s easy to obtain a pattern and begin sewing. There are a ton of Etsy shops that sell digital patterns to download—meaning you can start right away. DMC Threads even has a number of free embroidery patterns to try, too.

Looking for a pattern that includes supplies? In that case, embroidery kits are also a great option. In the Racoon Doll Embroidery Kit from Kiriki Press, you have all the things you’ll need to make your own plush animal doll.

Start stitching right away when you download one of these free embroidery patterns from DMC Threads.

 

Summer Blossom (digital download)

Free Embroidery Patterns

DMC x Jess Phoenix | Free to download

 

Bee (digital download)

DMC Free Embroidery to Download

DMC x Ruby Taylor | Free to download

 

Terrarium (digital download)

DMC Free Embroidery to Download

DMC x Holly Maguire | Free to download

 

You Got This (digital download)

DMC Free Embroidery to Download

DMC | Free to download

 

Good Things Ahead (digital download)

Modern Embroidery Pattern

DMC | Free to download

 

You're Killing It (digital download)

DMC Free Embroidery to Download

DMC | Free to download

 

Mexican Cacti (digital download)

Free Embroidery to Download

DMC | Free to download

 

New York (digital download)

DMC Free Embroidery to Download

DMC | Free to download

 

Sweater and Jewels (digital download)

Free Embroidery to Download

DMC x Hoops & Expectations | Free to download

 

Poppy (digital download)

Modern Embroidery Pattern

DMC x Jess Phoenix | Free to download

 

For even more possibilities, independent crafters have come up with their own designs available for purchase in their online shops.

 

Colorful Embroidery (digital download)

 

Bee Lovely Embroidery Kit

Hand Embroidery Patterns

Cozy Blue | $24

 

Hedgehog Thread Painting (digital download)

 

Grow (digital download)

 

Racoon Doll Embroidery Kit

 

Solar Flair Space (digital download)

 

Color Wheel Embroidery Sampler

 

Llama Pattern (digital download)

 

Butterfly Embroidery Kit

 

Tropical Plants (digital download)

 

Floral Design (digital download)

 

Desert Cactus (digital download)

 

Girl With Flowers (digital download)

 

Tiger and Jungle Leaves (digital download)

Embroidery Pattern to Download

Jenny Blair | $9.67

 

Anatomical Beetle (digital download)

 

This article has been edited and updated.

Related Articles:

What is Embroidery? Learn the Origins of This Ancient Craft and How It’s Used Today

How to Make Your Own Free Embroidery Pattern (and Download Others for Free)

Everything You Need to Start Stitching Your Own Embroidery

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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