A curated list of 30+ beginner embroidery sampler pattern and kit options – fun beginner hand embroidery patterns to learn different stitches.
I might be a broken record, but I love hand embroidery sampler patterns. They’re a fun way to try a bunch of different stitches and if you don’t like the stitch, you are usually on to the next one quickly. There are so many hand embroidery stitches out there, samplers are fun for beginners and experienced stitchers alike. A friend of mine mentioned wanting to try one out so I started working on a list of ideas, and organized it all for everyone to enjoy! The first section is hand embroidery sampler patterns that are for sale and the second section is free hand embroidery sampler patterns.
The patterns range greatly in what all is included with them, with a range from the pattern by itself, to including a stitch chart and diagrams, to including a video. Read the fine print before you buy/download so you know what you are getting!
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You can pin this list of hand embroidery sampler patterns for later, here:
Hand embroidery sampler patterns
Such a unique idea; beautiful pillow hand embroidery sampler pattern/kit from Nancy Nicholson Design
Pretty little mandala embroidery sampler pattern from Little Dear
Adorable bird hand embroidery sampler pattern from Shiny Happy World
Hand embroidery online video class with a sampler pattern included, taught by Kat McTee on Craftsy
Fun “washi tape” pincushion hand embroidery sampler pattern from Clover & Violet
Modern Scandinavian style embroidery sampler pattern from Beth Colletti
Modern, circular embroidery sampler pattern from Stitcharama
The alphabet hand embroidery sampler I stitched from a great book.
The rainbow embroidery sampler I stitched from a Dropcloth pattern.
Super cute explorer mouse embroidery sampler pattern from Follow the White Bunny
Sweet Princess and the Pea embroidery sampler pattern from Follow the White Bunny
Spring-y little bunny garden embroidery sampler pattern from Follow the White Bunny
Outdoorsy National Park embroidery sampler pattern from KF Needlework Design
Classic floral embroidery sampler pattern from Threadfolk
The super popular Dropcloth embroidery sampler
A pretty, simple floral embroidery sampler kit from Little Dear.
I think the diagrams are neat on this minimalist hand embroidery sampler by Kiriki Press at Snuggly Monkey’s shop, there are more styles if you click through.
Not a true hand embroidery sampler, but a beautiful sashiko sampler on a preprinted panel from Snuggly Monkey.
This is a fun concept – do a stitch a day for a finished hand embroidery sampler by Jennifer Jangles from Snuggly Monkey’s shop.
A modern rainbow embroidery sampler kit that has some neat styles from SuyiCrafts.
Free hand embroidery sampler patterns
Cute, free tea cup embroidery sampler pattern for Beth Colletti newsletter subscribers
Really cute sewing theme free hand embroidery sampler from Bari J
Bumblebee & flower free hand embroidery sampler pattern from Follow the White Bunny
Gorgeous, vibrant “Life is Beautiful” free hand embroidery sampler pattern from Bakercourt
Cute little turtle hand embroidery pattern by Mollie of Wild Olive
Sweet softie bird hand embroidery sampler pattern by Wendi of Shiny Happy World for Sew Mama Sew
Namaste Embroidery has this cheery free heart embroidery sampler pattern!
Basic, “stitch dictionary” style free embroidery sampler pattern from Cutesy Crafts
Bold, simple graphic heart hand embroidery sampler pattern from Adventures in Making
Clean, modern mountain free embroidery sampler pattern by @makingjiggy for Instructables