15+ Modern & free hand embroidery patterns to hand stitch! Lots of free PDF hand embroidery designs to try out.
I love hand embroidery! Perfect to pick up and put down when you’re chasing kids, portable, cheap to start, and loads of possibilities. If gingham kittens and teacups aren’t your style, I dug up a ton of modern hand embroidery patterns instead. If you’ve been meaning to try it out, check out this list of free hand embroidery patterns and stop making excuses! I had so much fun making this list from some of my favorite designers; pick a pattern, curl up with a hoop, and you’ll fall in love with needlework too.
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- embroidery sampler patterns
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- 20+ embroidery floss organizer options & storage methods
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Ready to see what I picked out for modern hand embroidery patterns?
Free hand embroidery patterns
I designed this free ‘Explore More’ hand embroidery pattern for my post on how to embroider shoes but you could put it in a hoop too!
Free wildflower hand embroidery pattern from yours truly, in my post about how to embroider a hat by hand
Free flamingo hand embroidery pattern designed by the Kitschy Stitcher for Sew What Alicia
Free “The days are long but the years are short” hand embroidery pattern here at Swoodson Says
Download this sweet kitty silhouette embroidery pattern and see how to stitch it in this post.
Free leaf hand embroidery pattern at Radiant Home Studio
Free fern hand embroidery pattern from Lolli and Grace
I designed this for kids to practice different stitches but anyone could use it, an ice cream sampler pattern here on my blog.
Free stitching hand embroidery pattern from Wild Olive
‘You got this’ hand embroidery pattern here at Swoodson Says
Free mandala hand embroidery tutorial from Shiny Happy World
Free heart hand embroidery pattern by Cutesy Crafts for Polka Dot Chair
No tutorial but a free pattern download for this simple t-rex pattern here on my site.
Free thread spool hand embroidery pattern from Flamingo Toes
Free monstera leaf hand embroidery pattern by Nana Bumblebee
Free ‘Love without reason’ hand embroidery pattern by Down Grapevine Lane
Free ‘TGIF’ hand embroidery pattern here at Swoodson Says
Free scandinavian hand embroidery pattern from Hoogally
Free embroidered USA map tutorial from Do Small Things With Love
Free floral hand embroidery pattern from Hodge Podge Craft
A sweet star embroidery pattern to experiment with different styles of stars, over at Pumora Embroidery.
A fun floral wreath pattern from Molly & Mama, would be lovely to put text or a name in the middle!
A cute little cacti embroidery pattern from Bustle & Sew.
A lovely free pattern with several different stitch styles over at Flamingo Toes.
- Free ‘And though she be but little She is fierce’ hand embroidery pattern by Dabbles and Babbles
- Free hand embroidery patterns from DMC
- Free wisteria flower embroidery pattern from Diary of a Northern Belle
Let me know what your favorite was in this list of free hand embroidery patterns, or if I missed one that deserves to be included! I’m always happy to add more modern hand embroidery patterns to this post.