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    Updated on May 10, 2020. Posted on Apr 27, 2020

    26 Embroidery Patterns That Might Make Passing The Time A Stitch Easier

    These patterns are unique, lovely, and ~sew~ fun.

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    1. A marbled pattern you can download and begin working on faster than you can say, "This rocks!"

    Lark Rising Embroidery

    This pattern is really open-ended, allowing you to choose your own hoop size, location on the pattern page, and color scheme. The digital PDF includes a list of needed supplies, a color guide, hoop preparation instructions, and a list of the stitches used. Ready to master the satin stitch? This pattern is gonna GET YOU THERE. The PDF includes examples in three different sizes and three different colorways.

    Get it from Lark Rising Embroidery on Etsy for $15.

    2. A snazzy squid pick I have an ~inkling~ you're gonna love.

    Odd Ana Stitch

    This pattern works with a 6-inch hoop. The PDF file includes simple embroidery tips, a full sized pattern, and reverse color recommendations. It only requires two types of stitches, so it's great for beginners!

    Get it from Odd Ana Stitch on Etsy for $5.

    3. A beginner-friendly embroidery for bath fans who want a piece of art that shows they love bathtime with every hair on their head (and legs).

    Pixels & Purls

    This "choose-your-own-adventure" piece gives you the outline for the water and legs, with tips on how to add hair and muscle tone to your taste. The PDF includes the recommended embroidery floss colors, a pattern to transfer onto your fabric (with helpful transfer methods), a color-coded instructions page, and info on how to frame the finished piece.

    Get it from Pixels & Purls on Etsy for $5.85.

    4. A living room pick you can grab to show your own shabby living room what it could look like if it would just try a little harder.

    Sew Botanical

    This PDF download includes suggested materials, detailed color scheme, pattern, embroidery techniques, and close-up pictures. When you buy the guide you'll also get access to the private Instagram page @sewbotanicalfamily which provides handy videos of the stitches used and exclusive giveaways.

    Get it from Sew Botanical on Etsy for $14.29.

    5. A monogram piece — I alpha-bet this is gonna look fab in your place.

    mlmxoxo

    This PDF includes the design with stitching instructions and tips (these will be emailed to you). Be sure to specify your selection(s) in the notes to seller.

    Get it from mlmxoxo on Etsy for $4+ (available in up to five letters).

    6. Abstract faces and legs cross stitch/embroidery hybrids for adding a tasteful, homemade touch to the ~body~ of artwork you've been collecting on your walls.

    Terra Stitch

    These PDFs include color images of the finished design, instructions with a list of DMC colors, a color symbol chart (spread over several A4 sheets for printing), and a black and white symbol chart (spread over several A4 sheets). This works best with an 8-inch hoop.

    Get the faces and the legs from Terra Stitch on Etsy for $4.

    7. A dreamy night garden you're gonna love to the moon and back.

    cozyblue

    This PDF has several methods of transfer instructions, a full sized pattern, a list of the embroidery floss color and stitches used in the example photo, a 'getting started with hand embroidery' guide, with an instructional how-to for useful basic stitches. This works with a 6-inch hoop.

    Get it from cozyblue on Etsy for $5.

    8. A heart anatomy pattern that'll have your future house guests loveably saying, "Atri-um, your Grey's Anatomy obsession is getting out of hand."

    You And Me Happily

    Would I die for Meredith Grey? Yes. But she'd totally bring me back to life. BTW...This download includes a materials list, step-by-step instructions, and a heart outline pattern for 6-inch and 8-inch hoops.

    Get it from You And Me Happily on Etsy for $5.50.

    9. A snow angel pattern for festive folks who love winter ~snow~ much.

    Etcetera Embroidery

    With this PDF you'll get basic info on how to use your embroidery hoop and separate your thread, a color guide, detailed stitch instructions and diagrams, and the complete pattern.

    Get it from Etcetera Embroidery on Etsy for $6.

    10. A transparent plant kit with everything you need to create a piece that's ~clearly~ gonna be a hit.

    55tree

    This full kit includes one bamboo embroidery hoop, a wooden frame, a printed pattern on a high-quality transparent mesh (non-silk), an embroidery needle, cotton threads, an illustrated stitch guide, and instructions.

    Get it from 55tree on Etsy for $15.29+ (available in four styles).

    11. A tile embroidery pattern so fun it'll have you ~floored~ when you finish it.

    Brynn & Co.

    This digital guide includes a supplies list, pattern transfer steps, a stitch guide, finishing touches, info on backing your hope, and the pattern.

    Get it from Brynn & Co. on Etsy for $6.38.

    12. An abstract piece that kinda looks like something under a microscope, for all you secret-scientists-with-BFA-degrees out there.

    Mountains of Thread

    This digital pattern includes a pattern guide, color guide, stitch guide.

    Get it from Mountains of Thread on Etsy for $8.

    13. A silkmoth piece that'll entertain anyone who is ~bugged~ by sitting around with nothing to do.

    Wildwood Needle Craft

    This digital download includes the pattern, instructions, and a color list. It's designed for a 6-inch embroidery hoop and uses 20 colors of DMC six-strand cotton embroidery floss.

    Get it from Wildwood Needle Craft on Etsy for $15.

    14. A chill pill pattern — a darling (if not entirely subtle) gift you can give to the person you're living with when they're acting like a real pill.

    Blue Jungle Embroidery

    This download includes the pattern in color and black and white, a supplies list, a stitch guide, directions for the piece, and a list of methods for transferring the pattern to fabric.

    Get it from Blue Jungle Embroidery on Etsy for $5.

    15. A sweater pup pick sure to lift you up when life is feeling ~ruff~.

    Thread Meadows

    This mix-and-match digital download includes 24 dog and cat breeds and four sweater options to choose from. It has a punch needle video tutorial, a list of recommended supplies, pattern transfer steps, stitch-a-long instructions, and info on backing your embroidery hoop. This pattern works with a 3-to-7-inch hoop.

    Get it from Thread Meadows on Etsy for $8.47.

    16. A crescent moon gal for folks who daydream about getting back to their nightlife.

    Alifera

    This download includes stitching instructions and a basic stitch guide, transferring instructions, a list of supplies needed, a hand drawn embroidery pattern (with a reversed copy), and stitching tips.

    Get it from Alifera on Etsy for $5.94.

    17. A floral embroidery pattern that'll tell it like it is.

    Ellucy Stitches

    This PDF has a materials and tips page, a pattern with the stitches and colors used, and a printable image of the pattern for a 6-inch hoop.

    Get it from Ellucy Stitches on Etsy for $7.

    18. A floral head piece you're gonna wanna show off botanic-all over once it's finished.

    Stitch with Skye

    This digital download file includes the embroidery pattern, a list of supplies, transferring instructions, stitching instructions, and basic stitch guides.

    Get it from Stitch with Skye on Etsy for $14.03.

    19. A Harry Potter pattern sure to add a little magic to your living room.

    Lark Rising Embroidery

    This 28-page pattern and guide has a traceable template, a full stitch library, a color guide, supplies list, and instructions for preparing and finishing your hoop. The design has a step-by-step guide with diagrams, photos, and helpful tips.

    Get it from Lark Rising Embroidery on Etsy for $15.

    20. A rainbow burst pattern that'll give any place a beautifully boho vibe ~eye~ bet you can't live without.

    Thread Honey

    This PDF pattern includes the DMC embroidery floss colors used in the image, fabric details, and pattern transfer instructions. The pattern is designed for an 8-inch hoop.

    Get it from Thread Honey on Etsy for $10.

    21. A full embroidery kit that's gonna be great if you love tattoos but hate needles so much you don't even have a sewing kit in your home.

    Stitch Happy

    This kit includes certified organic 100% cotton, two needles, embroidery thread, a 7-inch embroidery hoop, a full color instruction booklet/stitch guide, and a traceable printed pattern.

    Get it from Stitch Happy on Etsy for $32.50 (available in four fabric colors).

    22. A lovely sweater weather pattern you can give your sweetheart just because they deserve something special.

    Etcetera Embroidery

    With this PDF you'll get basic info on how to use your embroidery hoop and separate your thread, a color guide, detailed stitch instructions and diagrams, and the complete pattern.

    Get it from Etcetera Embroidery on Etsy for $10.

    23. A coffee prep pattern you may have just realized you've ~bean~ needing your whole life.

    Hello Hoop

    This PDF format comes with a color photo for reference, a tracing pattern, a list of stitches and DMC thread colors, stitching instructions, and transfer pattern instructions.

    Get it from Hello Hoop on Etsy for $5.

    24. A halibut or ibis that'll add some brilliantly kooky home decor to any blessedly kitschy place.

    Odd Ana Stitch

    These patterns works with a 6-inch loop. The PDF files include simple embroidery tips, a full sized pattern, and reverse color recommendations. And be sure to check out the rest of this artist's animal mask patterns!

    Get the halibut and the ibis picks from Odd Ana Stitch on Etsy for $5.

    25. A summer fruit bundle you're gonna love ~berry~ much.

    Thread Meadows

    The digital download includes the pattern for a 6-inch hoop, a video tutorial, supply recommendations, pattern transfer steps, stitch-a-long instructions, and info on backing your embroidery hoop.

    Get it from Thread Meadows on Etsy for $8.47.

    26. And finally, a striking desert scene you can get in honor of all the hobbies you'll be ~deserting~ the minute you realize embroidery has been your one true love all along.

    Sew Botanical

    This PDF download includes suggested materials, detailed color scheme, pattern, embroidery techniques, and close-up pictures. When you buy the guide you'll also get access to the private Instagram page @sewbotanicalfamily which provides handy videos of the stitches used and exclusive giveaways.

    Get it from Sew Botanical on Etsy for $14.29.

    Now get stitching!

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