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45+ Free Hand Embroidery Patterns

I love hand embroidery so much, that I’ve designed several free embroidery patterns for you to download. I decided to gather them all in one post, so you can easily find the patterns that I offer for free. There are more than 45 of them. So many great ones to choose from!

45+ Free Embroidery Patterns

How Do I Download an Embroidery Pattern?

Just click the link above each of the photos, and you’ll get instructions to access my free embroidery pattern library.  Make sure to check out my shop for more beautiful embroidery patterns and my embroidery eBook.  If you need help with any of the stitches, I have video guides on my embroidery stitches guide page.

Embroidery Pattern FAQ

What is an embroidery pattern?

An embroidery pattern is a drawing you can transfer to fabric to embroider.  It usually tells you the stitches, how many strands of embroidery floss, and what colors to use.

How Do I Transfer an Embroidery Pattern?

The easiest way to transfer an embroidery pattern is with a light table (or sunny window) and a disappearing pen.  If the shapes are very small, or the fabric is dark, you can use a water soluble stabilizer to transfer your words.  Check out my post on how to transfer an embroidery pattern for full details.

What are the six basic kinds of embroidery stitches?

The six basic embroidery stitches are running stitch, backstitch, split stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch, and French knots.  See my guide to 30 hand embroidery stitches for more details.

How do I make my own embroidery pattern?

You can make your own embroidery pattern by simply drawing a design and deciding what colors and stitches to use.  If you want to make it more professional looking, I have a video that shows you a free and easy way to make one using Inkscape.  Check that out here.

Free Embroidery Designs

1. Fawn Embroidery Pattern

This little Fawn Embroidery Pattern is too sweet for words. The perfect project for spring.

2. Spring Bee Embroidery Pattern

Spring Bee Embroidery Pattern

This Spring Bee Embroidery Pattern is great for spring or any time of year really. The little bee and the bright colors make this a fun one!

3. Poinsettia Embrodery Pattern

Free Poinsettia Embroidery Pattern

This Poinsettia Embroidery Pattern is very large. Perfect for a Christmas pillow, or you can size it down for something smaller.

4. Flower Outline Pattern

Free Flower Outline Embroidery Pattern

Use this Flower Outline Pattern on a shirt or anything else you can imagine!

5. Free Christmas Deer Embroidery Pattern

Free Christmas Deer Embroidery Pattern

This Free Christmas Deer Embroidery Pattern is a fun one to stitch at Christmastime. His poinsettia wreath and unconventional Christmas colors are perfect!

Free Floral Embroidery Pattern

Don’t you just love the colors on this Free Flower Embroidery Pattern?!

6. Free Tree Embroidery Pattern

Free Tree Embroidery Pattern

This Free Tree Embroidery Pattern is so sweet! The quote is from “Winnie the Pooh,” and I dreamed it up while my kids were at home playing during Covid quarantine.

7. Phenology Wheel Patterns

Phenology Wheel Nature Embroidery Patterns

Use my Phenology Wheel Patterns to make this year-long project or create your own based on observing nature where you live.

8. Free Floral Bird Embroidery Pattern

Free Bird Embroidery Pattern

I loved using variegated embroidery floss in this Free Floral Bird Embroidery Pattern. Use any colors you like to make it your own.

9. Thanksgiving Word Napkins

Embroider Letters on Napkins

These Thanksgiving Word Napkins are sure to be a family heirloom! So simple, yet so elegant and special!

10. Red Flowers Embroidery Designs

Free Embroidery Design - Red Flowers

The dark reds and purples on this Red Flowers Embroidery Design are so beautiful!

11. Sloth Easy Embroidery Pattern

Free Embroidery Pattern - Sloth

How can you not fall in love with this Sloth Easy Embroidery Pattern?! Perfect for a beginner with all of the outline stitches.

12. Baby Embroidery Pattern

Embroidery Designs Free Download - Baby Embroidery Pattern

Make a gift for someone special with this Baby Embroidery Pattern.

13. Floral Wreath Embroidery Pattern

Free Embroidery Pattern to Download - Floral Wreath

Customize the words in this Floral Wreath Embroidery Pattern to make it say anything you want!

14. Embroidered Christmas Ornament Bicycle

Free Christmas Embroidery Pattern - Bicycle Ornament

This Embroidered Christmas Ornament Bicycle is ADORABLE and would make a great addition to any Christmas gift.

15. “You Are Enough” Hand Embroidered Quote

Free Embroidery Patterns - Hand Embroidered Quote

Inspire someone you love with this “You Are Enough” Hand Embroidered Quote.

16. Christmas Embroidery Pattern Ornament

Christmas Ornament Embroidery

Another Christmas Embroidery Pattern Ornament that you can customize to say whatever you want! Change the phrase to something else or add a family name and date.

17. DIY Denim Jacket with Embroidery

Free Embroidery Design for Denim Jacket

Get creative on clothing with this DIY Denim Jacket with Embroidery.

18. Embroidered Onesie Tutorial

Add some flowers to a collared baby onesie with the Embroidered Onesie Tutorial and pattern.

19. Free Thanksgiving Embroidery Pattern

Free Embroidery Patterns - Thanksgiving

I love the fall colors on this Free Thanksgiving Embroidery Pattern, and the little acorns with French knots are too cute!

20. Succulent Embroidery On Canvas

Free succulent embroidery pattern

Practice your satin stitch by making this Succulent Embroidery on Canvas.

21. Free Embroidery Sampler Pattern

Free Embroidery Patterns - Embroidery Sampler

Learn the basic embroidery stitches with this Free Embroidery Sampler Pattern. – Includes Video Stitch-Along

22. Stitch Sampler 2

Finished the first sampler and want to learn more advanced stitches? My Stitch Sampler 2 is a great place to start.

23. Free Hand Embroidery Necklace Patterns

Free Embroidery Patterns - Necklaces

These Free Hand Embroidery Necklace Patterns are gorgeous and make wonderful gifts!

24. Cross Stitch Rose Burlap Bag

Free Embroidery Patterns - Cross Stitch Roses

Try something new and make this Cross Stitch Rose Burlap Bag.

25. Mini Embroidery Hoops with Free Patterns

Free Mini Hoop Embroidery Patterns

What is cuter than these Mini Embroidery Hoops with Free Patterns?!

26. Heart Flower Embroidery Design

Free Embroidery Patterns - Floral Heart

This Heart Flower Embroidery Design is so fun to make. Beautiful colors and a beautiful design. You can even buy a kit to make it easier!

27. Floral Name Embroidery Hoop Pattern

Free Embroidery Patterns - Baby Name

This Floral Name Embroidery Hoop Pattern makes a wonderful, personalized baby gift. –  Includes Video Stitch-Along

28. “Without Rain” Free Hand Embroidery Design

Free Embroidery Patterns - Without Rain

I love the rainbow colors in this “Without Rain” Free Hand Embroidery Design. The appliqued clothing and the little braids are perfection!

29. Flamingo and Peacock Embroidery Pattern

Free Embroidery Patterns - Flamingo and Peacock

This Flamingo and Peacock Embroidery Pattern are so detailed and inspiring. It’s one of my favorites!

30. Free Embroidery Design – “Choose to Believe”

Free Embroidery Patterns - Choose to Believe

Remind yourself of what you believe with this Free Embroidery Design – “Choose to Believe”.

31. Blue Floral Embroidery Pattern

Free Embroidery Patterns - Blue Floral

I love how the woven wheel flowers turned out with variegated floss in this Blue Floral Embroidery Pattern.

32. Floral Unicron Embroidery Pattern

Free Embroidery Patterns - Floral Unicorn

This Floral Unicorn Embroidery Pattern is one of my most popular patterns. –  Includes Video Stitch-Along

33. Mermaind Embroidery Hoop Pattern

Free Embroidery Patterns - Mermaid

This Mermaid Embroidery Hoop Pattern uses shiny embroidery floss and would be perfect for a mermaid loving kid.

34. Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Designs

Free Embroidery Patterns - Fairy Tales

These Fairy Tale Hand Embroidery Designs were a labor of love and creativity. All of the little details are so adorable!

35. Embroidered Sewing Pouch

Free Sewing Embroidery Pattern

Make an Embroidered Sewing Pouch to store all of your embroidery supplies.

36. Embroidered Doily Dreamcatcher Tutorial

Embroidered Dream Catcher Embroidery Pattern

This Embroidered Doily Dreamcatcher Tutorial shows you how to embroider on a vintage doily to make some cute room decor.

37. Embroidered Initial Necklace Tutorial

Initial Necklace Embroidery Pattern

My girls treasure their embroidered initial necklaces. Use this Embroidered Initial Necklace Tutorial to make some of your own.

38. Butterfly Embroidery Hoop on Mesh

Free Embroidery Patterns - Butterflies

Try out embroidering on mesh with this Butterfly Embroidery Hoop on Mesh tutorial.

39. Bloom Hand Embroidery Pattern

Free Embroidery Patterns - Bloom

This Bloom Hand Embroidery Pattern is what really got me started with creating embroidery patterns and is still one of my most popular ones. –  Includes Video Stitch-Along

40. Fall Leaf Embroidery Pattern

Free Embroidery Patterns - Fall Leaf

This Fall Leaf Embroidery Pattern uses a variety of different stitches and you can do them in any color. Leave it in the hoop or make a pillow out of it for a fun fall decoration.

41. Haunted House Halloween Embroidery

Free Embroidery Patterns - Halloween

This Haunted House Halloween Embroidery is one of my favorite Halloween decorations. Leave it in the hoop or put it in a frame.

42. DIY Magnets with Small Flower Embroidery Patterns

Free Embroidery Patterns - Flower Magnets

These DIY Magnets with Small Flower Embroidery Patterns look so cute on my fridge! A practical, functional way to use your embroidery.

43. Home Sweet Home Trailer Embroidery Hoop

Free Embroidery Patterns - Trailer

I made this Home Sweet Home Trailer Embroidery Hoop as a gift for my mom to use in her camper.

44. Easter Bunny Embroidery Hoop

Free Embroidery Patterns - Bunny

Here’s a sweet and simple Easter embroidery project. This Easter Bunny Embroidery Hoop is so cute!

45. Free Embroidery Hoop Art Patterns

Free Embroidery Patterns - Rainbow

One of my first embroidery projects ever! These Free Embroidery Hoop Art Patterns hung in my girls’ bedroom and the two girls represent them. Customize them to match your own little girls.

46. Shark and Fairy Embroidery Patterns

Free Embroidery Patterns - Fairy

Use these Shark and Fairy Embroidery Patterns to make some adorable tooth fairy bags for boys or girls.

Hope you find something you like from these free embroidery patterns.  I’m so happy that I get to share my love for embroidery with all of you!  If you are new to embroidery, make sure to check out my How to Embroider for Beginners series.  It’s full of some really great tips and embroidery videos.  A really great resource for anyone who likes to embroider or wants to learn how.  To see all of my hand embroidery designs, click here.

Always feel free to change the colors and make them your own.  I’d love to see your work, if you use one of my free embroidery patterns!  Post your pics on Instagram and tag @cutesy_crafts and use hashtag #cutesycrafts.

Have leftover embroidery floss?  Learn How to make Friendship Bracelets – The EASIEST way!

 

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kat

Monday 5th of September 2022

Thank you so much for your generous gift of free patterns. I have pinned a couple. I would love to buy your phenology wheel but it's too big for my project. Thank you again.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Thursday 8th of September 2022

You're welcome! Thank you for the kind comment. Yes, the phenology wheel is a big one for sure. :)

Emma

Thursday 24th of February 2022

Hello, cannot find your bee spring pattern. Help. Thanks Emma

Eva

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

Nice patterns.

karina

Friday 20th of August 2021

Saw your site and I am inspired to try sewing again. I watched your videos to help remember how to do the stitches. Thank you.

Avra Habet

Saturday 27th of March 2021

I am very impressed with your designs

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