Free Machine Embroidery Projects, Patterns, and Designs

Although I’m one of those still doing hand embroidery, I get excited every time my friend who has an embroidery sewing machine completes a new project.

If you are lucky enough to own or have access to one of these wonderful machines, you are probably on the hunt for some free machine embroidery designs.

Of course, you can purchase machine embroidery patterns, but why would you do that when we have gathered together the most fantastic free machine embroidery projects?

This page is full of free machine embroidery designs and patterns, along with free complete machine embroidery projects for you to browse.

Our machine embroidery department will help you find information from the basics through advanced techniques. We have links and our own videos to describe how to applique, do cutwork, hooping and monogramming.

We have divided the free embroidery designs and projects into 26 different categories, which are listed in alphabetical order, to offer a very organized way for you to find the free embroidery patterns that you are interested in.

Free Machine Embroidery Applique Patterns 

As you browse through the different categories, you may be surprised to find free applique projects like the adorable embroidered animals that are sewn onto insulated bags, perfect for baby bottles when traveling.

Applique is trendy and so easy to do on your embroidery machine.

Speaking of a baby project, you can find links to several different free machine embroidery projects to make for a baby.  You’ll find various free patterns for baby bibs, burp cloths, and handy tote bags.

Whether for your own new baby or for a baby shower gift, these are perfect and fun to make.

You’ll be amazed at the many free machine embroidery patterns and designs to create items for your home decor. 

Machine Embroidered Kitchen Items

The list is very long, but throughout the categories we have, you’ll find quilted wall hangings, storage baskets and boxes, plus many kitchen items such as aprons, potholders, mail holders, towels, and more. 

You’ll love the one-of-a-kind basket liners and won’t want to miss the free machine embroidery projects like the useful craft basket and the baskets and boxes for storage.

Check out the free machine embroidery design from Apex Embroidery Designs to create an autism awareness ribbon.  We will be continuing to update this page with awareness and support projects, so keep checking back!

Machine Embroidered Items for the Office

Browse the categories for wonderful free machine embroidery projects and designs to make lovely bookmarks, covers for checkbooks, and book covers, particularly Bible covers. There are several to choose from that hold extra accessories for those who want a pen and paper nearby.

We all love to create for the holidays, and the free machine embroidery patterns for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and Fathers’ Day that you’ll find here will not disappoint! 

We have links to ornaments, stockings, treat bags, and hand towels and more that will keep you busy making items for yourself or to give as gifts.

The free machine embroidery patterns to make clothing, like the fleece scarf complete with handy pockets is perfect for winter, and the hat pattern is so whimsical that you can’t help but love it!  

If you’re looking for something truly unique, you can use the free pattern to decorate your favorite fabric boots.  (Embroidered boots really caught my attention!  Check them out; they are beautiful!)

The Purses, totes and bags section is full of ideas for duffle bags, clutches, denim bags, and more.  Show your style with a one-of-a-kind bag!

Who doesn’t like FREE machine embroidery designs?  Need I say more?  How about a monogrammed chair cover or a lace edged tablecloth?

You will also find several apron designs, pot holders, and more for the kitchen.

Home Decor Items to Machine Embroider

We have a whole section devoted to pillows and pillowcases for your home. You’ll find more home decor items in other sections too!  There are wonderful patterns for tissue boxes and soap covers that are perfect for gifts. 

The spring window valance will brighten up your home.  Just check out our window treatment section! 

Monograms are very popular, and we have several free projects and patterns, like the chair cover and hair bows that will make your gifts personalized. 

The monogrammed hair bow can be found in our special section on jewelry and hair accessories.

If you are looking for sewing projects for your electronics, this section has great patterns for an iPod case, iPod, phone and computer cord keepers.  These are all extremely useful projects and make great gifts!

In the hoop embroidery projects are so fun to make!  In the end, you have a completed project such as a scissors case, pincushion and more.  Be sure to explore these projects as they are much more than simple embroidery.

You must take a look at our kids’ toys that are so easy to make and so fun to play with.  The tic-tac-toe toss game will keep the kiddos active and engaged.

Needlework and Quilted Machine Embroidery

You can use your embroidery machine to create some special needlework items like scissors cases and pincushions for your sewing room.  The designs are intricate and look professionally made.

If you are a quilter, put your embroidery machine to use with special designs for quilting.  The stippling designs are perfect for this! No need for a special long-arm machine every time that you want to do the quilting portion of a throw, blanket or bag that you want to have quilted!

Not all of our free machine embroidery patterns and projects fit neatly into one category, so we have a separate, special category for those in our miscellaneous section.

There is so much to see, so get scrolling! If you need more help, we also have many of our own video tutorials on machine embroidery. 

Our videos will help you with downloading patterns and moving them to your embroidery machine. We also demonstrate applique techniques, and many of our videos feature embroidery projects.

You can see our machine embroidery videos in our Youtube section.

Free Machine Embroidery Projects, Patterns, and Designs

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Click the links below to find more projects in those categories.


Machine embroidery applique is a current trend. Here are projects and ideas.


Machine embroidery designs and project to show encouragement.


Machine embroidery projects for baby.


Free machine embroidery projects


Bookmark, checkbook and book cover projects.


Free machine embroidery designs and projects for Christmas.


Personalize clothes with machine embroidery.

To help with the placement of monograms or other embroideries on shirts, click the link to visit the Easy Embroidery Placement with Embroiderer's. . .(more)


Machine embroidery designs that are free.


Find many FREE projects for Easter to machine embroider. Have fun with these projects!


Items to machine embroider for electronics.


Fun items for your hair that you can machine embroider.


Free machine embroider projects for holidays.


Fun machine embroidery projects for a home.


Free projects for in-the-hoop machine embroidery.


Towels, pot holders placemats and more for the kitchen.


A variety of miscellaneous free machine embroidery projects.


Free machine embroidery ideas using monograms.


Scissor cases, pincushions, needle cases and more projects using an embroidery machine.


Pillow projects to machine embroider.


Designs and project for making and personalizing purses, totes and bags.


Free quilt stippling designs using an embroidery machine.


Tissue box projects - machine embroidery.


Learn how to machine embroider towels & free projects.


Kids love toys. Make toys using a embroidery machine.


Projects - Free machine embroidery.


Ideas for window treatments using an embroidery machine.

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