10 Free Hand Embroidery Patterns for Beginners

If you decided to start Embroidery and looking for some Free designs before investing in a bigger project, something to practise your stitches with until you get comfortable with that needle and hoop, here i am listing 10 beautiful patterns around the web! All different projects for Hand Embroidery with enough choice for every taste.

1.Floral Pattern by Jess Phoenix

jess phoenix free dmc pattern

Pattern Designer Jess Phoenix has collaborated with DMC and created a small collection of modern floral Embroidery designs that can be used as Hoop art or to decorate your favourite item of Clothing.


2.Blue Bird Pattern by Kelly Fletcher Needlework

blue bird free hand embroidery pattern

For those looking something a little more traditional and cute Kelly Fletcher offers this bird design and gives you the chance to practise different Embroidery Stitches.


3. Butterfly Pattern by The Spruce

Free butterfly hand embroidery pattern

This Gorgeous Butterfly Design is created mostly with a stem stitch. If you want to get a good practise out of this stitch it's used also as a filler!


4.Embroidered Strawberries Pincushion by Samelia's Mums

Strawberry pincushion free embroidery pattern

Sometimes we want a small project when we are starting out and this strawberry Pink Cushion Embroidery Project is perfect for a weekend. You will feel fulfilled when it's done in such a short time!


5.Heart Embroidery Sampler by Adventures in Making

Free Embroidery Pattern Heart Sampler

Embroidery Samplers are super fun for those starting out as they include most of essential stitches. The Heart Pattern Sampler by Adventures in Making is a great one to use as Art as well!


6. Embroidered Poppy Flowers by Ginger Muse

Embroidered Flowers are timeless and can be used on various projects, from Hoop Art to detail on clothing as jeans and shirts or to decorate backpacks. This Poppy Embroidery design is created with three stitches on cotton and is a great little project for starting out! This pattern is free when you sign up for access to Ginger Muse Club together with other freebies and embroidery tutorials, so grab it while you can HERE!


7. Mountain Embroidery Sampler by Instructables

Free Embroidery Mountain Pattern

The Mountain Embroidery Pattern is an easy Beginners Project and also a beautiful design for your kids room decor. Few simple stitches included and mostly in outline so it will be a quick one to complete!


8. Welcome Wreath Embroidery by SewCanShe

Free Embroidery Pattern Welcome Wreath

This two in one Embroidery and Sewing project is a great House Warming Party gift or a great way to welcome your friends and family to your Home. After you have finished Embroidering the Welcome wreath you can turn it into a banner and hang it by your entrance!


9. Love Without Reason by Down Grapevine Lane

Free Embroidery Pattern Love without reason Wreath

If you are looking for something a little special where you can practise both florals and Lettering this round Wreath Embroidery design it's super Pretty.


10. Make Believe Floral by Very Truly MeFree Embroidery Pattern Make Believe

Another Floral combined with Writing, the design by Very Truly Me has a modern and Scandinavian style to it. Beautiful spring colours and a positive outlook!

It does take a little longer and maybe best as a second project after you have learned to get your stitches right!

Looking for more embroidery designs to try out? Check out my Patterns and Kits Collection



  • Thalia

    Thank you Shannan! I am happy you enjoyed my selection, i think there is a bit for every taste here to get started stitching – no excuses :)

  • Shannan from Bobbin and Fred

    This is a fab selection of freebies you’ve rounded up!! It’s lovely to see such an inspiring variety to get beginners stitching.

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