A curated list of 18+ motivational hand embroidery patterns with happy messages to embroider!
As we come out of winter, I’m looking for positive vibes and happy pictures! All these patterns have something kind to say and beautiful designs to stitch and display. Lots of these would be perfect stitching as gifts to hang in an office, nursery, or in your living room decor!
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18+ motivational hand embroidery patterns
'I am enough' floral embroidery design
This is a fabric panel for those who don't like transferring patterns, I love the bright florals.
Free 'You did not wake up to be mediocre' embroidery pattern
Ok so some days I totally wake up just to be mediocre but for days you want motivation to do otherwise, this is a lovely free pattern & tutorial!
Free 'Love Without Reason' embroidery pattern
A pretty, floral design perfect for a wedding gift or nursery wall hanging, with free pattern and tutorial to stitch.
Free 'Today is going to be great!' embroidery pattern
This is such a fun mixture of applique and embroidery stitches, with a free pattern & tutorial to make.
This is just simple script text, but an easy pattern to stitch on clothes or pencil pouches, with a photo tutorial!
'Show up, be true, be kind, keep going' embroidery design
This is on my own personal 'to stitch' list, I love the shapes and flowers in this happy pattern.
Free 'You Got This' text hand embroidery pattern
I love the all capital text of this design!
'Take Good Care' hand embroidery pattern
The more subtle botanical elements are a nice change from all the floral, with beautiful text in this design.
Free 'You are Enough' embroidery pattern
A great gift pattern, with simple lines and pretty text.
'Be Kind' embroidery design
I love the literal bee included in this design, it is so cute!
Free 'Hope' hoop art pattern
A lovely mixture of applique and embroidery, with a fun tutorial.
Free 'Good Things Ahead' embroidery pattern
This is begging to be a on a hoodie, with dense text stitching and balloon letters.
'Choose Happy' embroidery design
You can't choose your feelings but you can choose where to focus your energies, this design goes for the happy option!
Louisa May Alcott quote design
This dense, multi-font design is beautiful, I can see it on a throw pillow as well as in a hoop!
'Lift Others up' embroidery design
I love the cut-out effect as well as the color choices in this sample, with a beautiful design.
'Happy Thoughts' hand embroidery design
If spring flowers and wildlife make you happy, this embroidery design is for you!
- I love this 'Be Kind to your Mind' design from Emily June Handmade
- Emily June Handmade also has a beautiful 'Let It Go' pattern