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Embroidery for Beginners (20+ Patterns)

I always say that the best way to learn how to do something is by doing it.  This is definitely true when it comes to embroidery.  Starting with a beginner embroidery pattern is definitely the best way to go.  If you’d rather start with a kit that comes with supplies, check out my post full of Embroidery Kits for Beginners.

Embroidery for Beginners

If you’ve never done embroidery before, how do you know what a beginner pattern looks like?  Beginner embroidery patterns have simpler stitches and not a lot of filling in of areas.  To make things easy for you, I’ve compiled a list of patterns that I think would be great for anyone just starting out with embroidery.  Some are easier than others.  If you are a true beginner, look for something that is just lines and no filling or fancy stitches.  Some of these are free and others are from Etsy shops that I love to support. 

If you’re new to embroidery, make sure to check out my How to Embroider for Beginners series and learn any stitches you need on my embroidery stitches page.  I have a video for each one!

20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns

Beginner Embroidery Patterns

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Embroidery Patterns for Beginners: One Step Up

Kids’ Embroidery Sampler from Swoodson Saysbeginner embroidery pattern

Free Embroidery Sampler Pattern from Cutesy Craftsembroidery pattern with instructions

Can’t Touch This Pattern from Flamingo ToesCactus Embroidery Pattern

Bird in My Garden from Knack Makings20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns

It’s Raining Rainbows from Shiny Happy World20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns

Ice Cream Cone Mandala from The Spruce Crafts20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns


Simple Embroidery Designs: More Practice

Camera Embroidery Pattern from Cutesy Craftsembroidery patterns for beginners

Roses Outline from Cutesy Craftsbeginner embroidery design

Fall Leaf Pattern from Cutesy Crafts20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns

Blossom from Shiny Happy Worldeasy embroidery pattern

Foggy Forest Pattern from Naive Needle20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns

Forest Pattern from Beth CollettiTrees Beginner Embroidery Patterns

Cactus Trio from Wandering Threads Art20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns

Woodland Christmas Pattern from Little Dear TracksBeginner Christmas Embroidery Pattern


Embroidery Ideas to Sharpen Skills

Floral Deer Pattern from Flamingo Toeseasy embroidery pattern

Insect Pattern Set from i heart stitch art20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns

Unicorn Pattern from Hawthorn Handmade20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns

Sloth Easy Embroidery Pattern20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns

State Embroidery Patterns from The Niesen Nest20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns

Rainbow Sampler Pattern from Cutesy Crafts20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns

Bloom Hand Embroidery Pattern from Cutesy Crafts20+ Beginner Embroidery Patterns


Beginner Embroidery FAQ

What does a beginner need for embroidery?

  • fabric
  • thread
  • needles
  • a hoop
  • tracing supplies

See my post on 5 Essential Embroidery supplies for details.

Is embroidery a cheap hobby?

Embroidery is a very inexpensive hobby.  You only need a few supplies to get started and you can embroider on almost any fabric.

I hope you enjoyed this list of flower embroidery patterns.  Be sure to check out my other hand embroidery designs for more inspiration.  Happy stitching and remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful!

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Sunday 5th of March 2023

You are great! I love the patterns and your work ! I knit , crochet, did some embroidery when I was young on pillow cases. I accomplished one piece of Japanese Buncka (sp?) years ago. Now at 86 am thinking I'd like to do some embroidery again. Nathalie

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Wednesday 8th of March 2023

Ooh, I'll have to look up what Japanese Buncka is! Glad you are taking up embroidery again. It's the best!

Amelia Johnson

Sunday 13th of March 2022

Always looking for something new and exciting to do now that I'm in my retirement stage!

Cara Woolf

Monday 26th of July 2021

I'm so excited x


Friday 17th of April 2020

Jessica, thank you so much for the embroidery patterns! Here in South Africa, we're still in Corona lockdown so I really appreciate them and your creative blog.


Tuesday 14th of April 2020

Is the rainbow sampler from your site still available? I signed up to your newsletter but it's not in the library. I'm brand new to embroidery and it looks like so much fun. Thanks!

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

That one is for sale in my shop here:

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