I’m so excited to share this list of Christmas hand embroidery patterns! All of these would make great gifts or fun DIY wall decor for the holidays. Lots of different modern Christmas hand embroidery designs to 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 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 patterns
Floral Noel hand embroidery pattern from Oh Sew Bootiful – I love the untraditional color she used to stitch this sample, it is so pretty.
JOY hand embroidery pattern & kit from Salty Oat – this would be a beautiful ornament as well as a wall hoop!
Peace on Earth hand embroidery pattern from Bustle & Sew – gorgeous and festive, my kids loved the dove in this one.
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.
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.
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: