I’m so excited to share this list of Christmas hand embroidery designs and Christmas hand embroidery kits! All of these would make great gifts or fun DIY wall decor for the holidays. Lots of different modern Christmas hand embroidery patternsto stitch and put on pillows, tea towels, or simply hang them in the hoop. I think I’ve gifted a hand embroidered project every year; they make the perfect car craft for Thanksgiving travel and then you’re ready to wrap them up the next month!
If you’re new to hand embroidery, check out my list of favorite hand embroidery tools here and see the trick for how to transfer embroidery patterns with a picture tutorial here!
If you are looking for embroidery project ideas, check out these other posts:
- Christmas cross stitch patterns
- modern embroidery kits
- online embroidery classes for beginners
- winter hand embroidery patterns
You can pin this list of modern Christmas hand embroidery patterns with this link and picture:
Ready to see the list? Let me know if I missed any of your favorites!
Christmas hand embroidery kits
The vivid colors in this sample are my jam, click through to see the other pattern in this adorable kit set from Lolli and Grace.
This is subtle-y Christmas animal scene that is so cute, from Jess Long Embroidery.
I love all the details in this beautiful snowing Christmas tree kit from Tamar Nahir Yanai.
This is 1 of 3 beautiful options in a classic Christmas embroidery kit from Alisa Handicrafts, I love the metallic floss included for this one but click through to see the other 3!
JOY hand embroidery kit from Salty Oat – this would be a beautiful ornament as well as a wall hoop!
Love this folk-art style Christmas kit in bright, cheery colors! Design by Stitched Stories Kits.
Another adorable design from Lolli and Grace, click through to see the Santa pattern that also comes in this Christmas embroidery kit.
Scandinavian inspired Christmas tree hand embroidery pattern & kit from Beth Colletti – so pretty and modern, I love the “cross stitch” tree the best! This would be a great way to try different stitches, too.
A classic design Christmas kit with pretty details, wouldn’t this look great on a pillow! Design by Cinnamon Stitching.
These look simple and soothing to stitch, Christmas ornament embroidery kit from Beth Colletti.
Christmas hand embroidery designs
I love the color and details on this gingerbread house hand embroidery pattern from Threadfolk!
I love the nontraditional colors of this pretty little Christmas embroidery pattern from Why Knot Stitches.
This is so my style, bright and modern Christmas tree embroidery pattern from Lolli and Grace.
This Christmas tree hand embroidery pattern from Thread Meadows is so cute detailed and cute!
This vintage-y pattern set has a ton of options, I can’t believe how cheap it is! These would be lovely details on a quilt, too, check out the set from Kimberly Ouimet.
Watching The Nutcracker has been an annual tradition for us and the details on this pattern are so beautiful, from Modernism and Vintage.
Floral Noel hand embroidery pattern from Oh Sew Bootiful – I love the untraditional color she used to stitch this sample, it is so pretty.
Peace on Earth hand embroidery pattern from Bustle & Sew – gorgeous and festive, my kids loved the dove in this one.
Joy To The World hand embroidery pattern from Lolli and Grace- I LOVE the colors and stitch lines in this one, it would fit in perfectly on my wall!
Sweet, leafy embroidery pattern from Tamar Nahir Yanai – modern but nostalgic, you could stitch this in fall colors for Thanksgiving too.
Geometric Christmas tree hand embroidery pattern from Oh Sew Bootiful – I love tanagram-ish designs and this is modern and fun.
Joy & mistletoe hand embroidery pattern from Lolli and Grace – another bright and cheery design, the 3-D leaves take it over the top.
Santa’s Cookies hand embroidery pattern from Wild Olive – kitschy cute, I love this plate of cookies design.
Merry Christmas Santa hand embroidery pattern from Stitcharama – a mix of modern text with classic Santa, this is super cute.
Poinsettia Wreath hand embroidery pattern from Namaste Embroidery – a classic design with a unique twist, this is beautiful.
Merry Christmas hand embroidery pattern from Nana Company – I love the leaf fill on this design, it would be so cute stitched up.
Embellished Noel hand embroidery pattern from KFNeedleworkDesign – the little mountains are my favorite on this design.
Merry & Bright hand embroidery pattern from Tinkinstitches – classic with a fresh twist, I’d definitely put this on my wall.
Ho Ho Ho hand embroidery pattern from KFNeedleworkDesign – another layered design that I love, look at the snowman!
Modern Christmas tree hand embroidery pattern from KFNeedleworkDesign – modern Christmas trees in the shape of a Christmas tree, can it get better than that?
Vintage Christmas hand embroidery designs (iron-on transfer, not PDF) from Sublime Stitching – cute and kitschy, I couldn’t resist including these.
Bonus, couldn’t resist including this funny pattern even if it is cross stitch! I stumbled on another one that made me laugh, don’t click through if colorful language offends you though.
Free Christmas hand embroidery patterns
Free ‘Merry and Bright’ Christmas embroidery ornament tutorial here at Swoodson Says
Geometric Christmas free hand embroidery designs from Mollie Johanson (Wild Olive) for The Spruce – I have these printed out and ready to stitch, they’re so cute!
“Elf” embroidery pattern/hoop art from Flamingo Toes – I love this movie, this would make me smile every time I saw it on the wall.
Joy hand embroidery pattern from Cozy Blue- I love the Christmas lights on this one!
Curvy Christmas tree hand embroidery pattern from Kelly Fletcher Needlework Design – The lines are so appealing on this design, clearly I love her work.
Free elf hand embroidery pattern from Doodle Stitching at Sew Mama Sew – this retro elf motif is super cute.
Merry Christmas hand embroidery pattern at Flamingo Toes – her designs are always so cute and this is no exception!
Free reindeer embroidery pattern at Little Dear – I always love linking to her work, I adore the fox with its little tail decorations.
Pin this collage of free patterns for later, here with this link:
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Thursday 26th of July 2018
Hi Greg! Thanks for reading, I will check out her work!