When I was writing my tips for teaching kids to embroider, I realized how few simple embroidery patterns for kids are out there.. I am all for letting kids draw their own designs (see how my son drew & stitched a project here), but if they would rather start out with a premade design, here is a list of fun freebies that I think fit the bill! Simple stitches, fun motifs, and relatively quick to finish.
Is there a style or design you wish was out there for kids? What would get them excited about stitching? Leave a comment and I can try to find something that matches!
Also check out these related posts!
- my favorite hand embroidery tools
- the easiest way to transfer an embroidery pattern
- The best tips for teaching kids to sew
Simple embroidery patterns for kids:
Check out my free ice cream embroidery design that is perfect for kids, here at Swoodson Says.
Free rainbow embroidery pattern from Shiny Happy World – how cute would this be on a backpack?
A fun, simple t-rex hand embroidery pattern for kids to stitch! I don’t have a full blog post for this one but sign up for my newsletter and get the free download once you confirm your subscription! If you’re already a subscriber, you can access the pattern with the password in each newsletter, in the resource library.
Free heart embroidery pattern from Yellow Dandy – super simple and perfect for wall art.
Free heart embroidery sampler pattern from Adventures in Making – a great way for kids to learn different stitches and end up with a fun finished project.
Free sashiko animal patterns from Wild Olive for The Spruce – my kids would put that kitty face on everything!
Kid’s embroidery tutorial for a pencil pouch at Jacks and Kate – their own name is an excellent project idea.
Kid’s embroidery tutorial for a felt bookmark at The Craft Train – bookmarks are super useful and fun to stitch.
Free llama embroidery pattern from Make and Takes – this looks a little complicated but the “blanket” isn’t actually stitched, and the rest is very simple.
Free Star Wars embroidery pattern at Wild Olive – are your kids crazy about Star Wars like mine? They’d love this!
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