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!
Beginner Embroidery Patterns
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Embroidery Patterns for Beginners: One Step Up
Kids’ Embroidery Sampler from Swoodson Says
Free Embroidery Sampler Pattern from Cutesy Crafts
Can’t Touch This Pattern from Flamingo Toes
Bird in My Garden from Knack Makings
It’s Raining Rainbows from Shiny Happy World
Ice Cream Cone Mandala from The Spruce Crafts
Simple Embroidery Designs: More Practice
Camera Embroidery Pattern from Cutesy Crafts
Roses Outline from Cutesy Crafts
Fall Leaf Pattern from Cutesy Crafts
Blossom from Shiny Happy World
Foggy Forest Pattern from Naive Needle
Forest Pattern from Beth Colletti
Cactus Trio from Wandering Threads Art
Woodland Christmas Pattern from Little Dear Tracks
Embroidery Ideas to Sharpen Skills
Floral Deer Pattern from Flamingo Toes
Insect Pattern Set from i heart stitch art
Unicorn Pattern from Hawthorn Handmade
State Embroidery Patterns from The Niesen Nest
Rainbow Sampler Pattern from Cutesy Crafts
Bloom Hand Embroidery Pattern from Cutesy Crafts
Beginner Embroidery FAQ
What does a beginner need for embroidery?
- 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!
Sunday 13th of March 2022
Always looking for something new and exciting to do now that I'm in my retirement stage!
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: https://shop.cutesycrafts.com/