If you’ve been wondering how to get started with hand embroidery, look no further. This round-up of 24 beautiful DIY embroidery kits for beginners is just what you need!
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I know getting started in embroidery can be a little intimidating. Fabric and thread choices, how to transfer designs, the best tools to use, etc. If you’re a beginner sewist, this can all be a bit much.
So a DIY embroidery kit really takes the guess work out of it. A lot of these kits come with pre-printed fabric so you don’t even have to think about transferring the design or choosing a suitable fabric.
Using a DIY kit is a great way to get started in embroidery. Once you’re comfortable with the materials and the stitches you can move on to assembling your own designs and ideas.
What to Make with Embroidery
Something you might be asking yourself is what you can do with your finished embroidery piece? That’s a great question.
I think all but one of the following embroidery kits for beginners is displayed in a hoop. So that’s the most common answer, you can simply leave your embroidery in the hoop and display it as a decor piece.
Some other ideas include:
Linens – Add embroidery to napkins, tablecloths or pillow cases.
Sachets – Make some cute lavender sachets to give away
Clothes – Embellish or mend your clothes with embroidered patches. You can even embroider shoes and ball caps!
Jewellery – Make a brooch or a necklace or even a bracelet with a small embroidery project
Bags – Embellish a cute makeup back or a pencil case
Stationary – Add simple embroidery to cards or notebooks.
Quilts – You can included an embroidered patch in quilts and other quilting projects like placemats or pillows.
Embroidery Kits for Beginners
These are all lovely, modern embroidery designs. This is not the place for old-timey traditional embroideries. 😛
Most if not all of these shops have multiple embroidery kit listings, some with varying degrees of difficulty. I tried to pick the ones that I consider most beginner-friendly, with only a small selection of simple stitches.
But definitely have a look at the artist’s other listings, there are some fantastic designs that I couldn’t include here because the list would have been 10 miles long!
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1. Flower Bouquet
Let’s start things off with this sweet bouquet. These shades give an autumn vibe, just switch up the colours if you’re looking for something more spring-like!
2. Monogram Sprinkles
Simple straight stitches give a big impact with this sweet monogram design. The fabric comes pre-printed with the letter of your choosing.
This shop also has some great Christmas themed kits plus beautiful & simple floral designs.
This one would be great with a name or a quote added under the mountains.
4. Be the Light
This is one of my favourite quotes, so of course I had to include this beautiful design! It’s probably one of the most complicated patterns in this list, but with a bit of practice, it’s still very beginner friendly!
5. Lavender Lightbulb
I love designs that are a little quirky and break from the traditional appearance of hand embroidery. This lavender sprig in a lightbulb is just delightful!
6. Yes She Can
Wouldn’t this be great hanging in a little girl’s room? Or a big girl’s room for that matter! Sometimes we all need a little reminder that we can the things that seem hard or out of reach.
For more embroidery patterns with attitude, check out this post of 21 Super Sassy Embroidery Patterns.
7. Sun and Moon
This would be a great gender-neutral piece for a nursery or playroom.
8. Chamomile Wildflowers
I love when an embroidery design fills up most of the hoop. Especially if the background is white. These chamomile flowers would really pop on a navy background too though.
9. Citrus Summer
This one would be super cute hanging in a kitchen or given as a housewarming gift.
10. Embroidered Necklace Kit
You can make your own gorgeous necklace with this DIY embroidery kit! How fun is that! Often we think of embroidery as only being suitable for a hoop or as a decor piece. I love this wearable art piece. This shop has kits for making an embroidered initial necklace too.
This shop has some really cool modern patterns like astrological constellations and city scapes.
That little blue fish is me, going against the flow, every day of my life. Haha
13. Plant & Coffee
That carpet looks really cool! Don’t be intimidated by the fringe, it’s not as complicated as it looks. 🙂
If you love plants and embroidery, then you’ll also love this round-up post of 15 Embroidery Kits for Plant Lovers!
14. Bee, Dragonfly or Feather
These designs would be a perfect kit for kids. They look like they only use one kind of stitch. This shop also has so many cute designs for Christmas.
15. Barn Owl
This beauty of a barn owl is one of a collection of owl designs in this shop. They’d be stunning in a gallery wall!
16. Hello Rainbow
What a fun, modern take on a traditional sampler! You’ll learn a big variety of stitches with this design and look how pretty they all look together!
17. Raccoon Cub
This shop has a whole collection of cute animal faces to embroider. There are kits for more experienced embroiderers too, as well as fun little animal doll kits!
18. Winter Wreath
This colour scheme is wintery, but you could switch up the colours and the design would suit any season. I love a wreath pattern because it’s easy to add an initial or name or even a quote to the middle.
19. Mount Fuji
The colours in this design are just lovely.
What a great gift to make for a photographer!
These sweet strawberries would be lovely embroidered on some table linens!
22. To the Moon and Back
Again, those woven roses are not as hard as they look. Another lovely embroidered addition to a nursery or kid’s room.
23. Floral Magic
This embroidery kit for beginners would teach you a lovely selection of flowers that you could use in future projects too.
24. Beautiful Botanicals
This one might be my fave. I don’t know, I can’t decide. I love them all!
There you have it. 24 of the best and most beautiful DIY embroidery kits for beginners that I could find.
I hope at least one of these suits what you’re looking for in an embroidery project!
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