Embroidery designs can be really pretty and inspiring to pick up some colorful thread and hoop. Learn more about easy and beautiful embroidery designs you can make, whether you are a beginner or a pro sewer!
Embroidery Designs You Can Make This Weekend
Embroidery is a beautiful craft that has been around for centuries. Steeped in history, the craft also evokes a cultured and classy vibe when one knows how to do it well. As sewers, we are almost a stone’s throw away from embroidery. There are lots of similarities, but there are also some differences. If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at embroidery, here are some embroidery designs we’ve found and loved, which you can start making yourself!
1. State Love Embroidery
To begin this list, let’s start with something simple. This embroidery design from Do Small Things With Love is a great warm-up project for you. Just a quick outline of your state, or a state you’d love to visit one day, fill it in, and voila!
2. Winged Unicorn
Here’s a great embroidery pattern both kids and teens will adore. This winged unicorn is beyond pretty and you’ll love to see it on your tote bags, pillowcases, and even frame it for a lovely home decor.
3. Constellation Art
This project from Vintage Revivals is great for kids or for beginners! This embroidery design uses a running stitch that makes up the outline of your constellation. Now, wasn’t that easy and a little bit magical? Do it with your kids and we’re sure they’ll enjoy it.
4. Sashiko Clouds
Sashiko is a Japanese kind of embroidery which features a slightly thinner thread. If you don’t have any, an ordinary embroidery thread would also work. What we love about this embroidery design is how minimalist it is, and so Zen in its aesthetic. It’s really easy to make, too. Find a step-by-step tutorial at Craftsy to recreate this embroidery design.
5. Make Tea Not War
Looking for a little bit of challenge but still stay in your comfort zone? Try Little Dear Tracks’ embroidery design! There is now a distinct shape and some satin stitch involved. This design would absolutely look fantastic in your living room!
6. Ombre-Colored Flower
Simplicity does not mean you should compromise aesthetic. This embroidery design from Mr. Handsomeface uses a gradient color of thread and the result is one alluring flower design that looks very modish.
7. Kaleidoscope Color
Let’s step it up a notch! Explore colors and layers with Needle n Thread’s embroidery design. With enough patience and creativity, we’re sure you’d perfect this beautiful design.
8. Rainbow Color Wheel
An explosion of colors always makes a project seem a lot more complex than it actually is. This embroidery design from Night Quilter definitely looks like a challenge. But it really isn’t! Try your hand at this beautiful color wheel.
9. Heart Embroidery
Flex your embroidery muscles with this great design! This embroidery project from Adventures in Making features seven kinds of stitches, which will surely challenge your embroidery skills.
10. Motivational Quote
Adorn your sewing room with this motivational quote so dog days won’t feel as dragging. This embroidery design from The Spruce is a great reminder of things you’ve accomplished and projects you’ve yet to sew.
11. Cactus and Flower
Cactus and other succulents are all the rage these days. If you can’t commit to caring for one or if you have to express your deep love for them, then this project from Sublime Stitching is perfect for you.
12. Flower Bouquet
One of the most favorite designs embroiderers make is flowers. You definitely can’t go wrong, especially with Down Grapevine Lane’s bouquet of flowers.
14. Geometric Flamingo
Aside from flowers, animals are also a favorite subject of embroidery designs. Try your hand at a modern take on animals with Dawanda’s pattern!
15. Light-Colored Heart on Dark Fabric
Usually, crafters would embroider on white fabrics. But you might want to consider the allure and beauty of contrasting light threads to dark fabrics. This design from Sublime Stitching is a great way to start.
16. Lace Pattern on Gingham
When one thinks of embroidery, chicken scratch or gingham would sooner or later come up in the discussion. There’s even a long history behind this well-loved fabric of choice for embroidery. As such, one classic design on gingham is lace. Learn more about this embroidery design and some history as well from Needle n Thread’s tutorial!
17. Alice in Wonderland
Take your embroidery skills to test with this challenging embroidery design. Flamingo Toes’s take on Alice in Wonderland features a two-set embroidery hoop design that looks adorably chic!
Learn more embroidery designs you can make this weekend by watching this video from Stitch and Flower:
Did you also catch the embroidery bug after reading through the list? We know we did! We’re so excited to pick up a hoop and some thread to start on some of these pretty embroidery designs!
Do you know of other embroidery designs we can make? Let us know in the comments section below!