Free Hand Embroidery Patterns and Projects

Hand embroidery…that lovely and fine art of making decorative stitches on fabric with a needle and thread!

My own introduction to this quiet and reflective stitching was using a stamped flower embroidery pattern to decorate the edges of two pillowcases.  My mother and grandmother took turns teaching me the special stitches to make hand embroidery designs.  

Take a look below and you will find a wonderful and varied collection of free embroidery patterns to choose from for your next project. Be sure to check out our page with tutorials for many embroidery stitches if you need a refresher!

Flower Embroidery Designs

The lovely flower pattern and designs range from whimsical to more formal.  The Bloom Embroidery Pattern from The Spruce Crafts is inspired by vintage embroidery patterns.  

The original flower embroidery design was gently scattered flower sprigs with buds and open flowers.  The Bloom Embroidery Pattern took this vintage pattern and gave it a fresh twist.  Check out the shapes and designs of the updated flower embroidery pattern.

Those who are loving the farmhouse decorating style will definitely want to take a look at The Farmhouse Flower Vase from Flamingo Toes. This flower embroidery design is 2-dimensional, using fabrics, yarn, and felt along with usual embroidery stitches.  The mason jar holding spring flowers is a lovely design.

As the weather gets warmer, put away your knitting and crochet and try a wonderful summer project.  Use the Floral Embroidery Patterns from Flax and Twine of sweet snapdragons and alliums to embroider on soft and light tea towels.

There are many more flower embroidery patterns to scroll through below!

Other Free Embroidery Patterns

Besides flower embroidery designs, there are many other free embroidery patterns to take a look at!

You will find:

  • Brazilian Embroidery Designs
  • Embroidery birthday card tutorials
  • How to make your own embroidery designs
  • How to decorate frames with free embroidery designs
  • Free embroidery designs inspired by paintings
  • Small embroidery patterns to make into magnets
  • Free cactus and butterfly embroidery designs
  • Canvas wall art
  • And so much more!

Take a look at the links below and find your next free project to embroider!

Free Hand Embroidery Patterns and Projects

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Along the Shore Pattern

Free printable sea shore embroidery pattern of a seabird on a rock with the ocean in the background. Squishy Cute Designs


Hand monogram a store-brought apron with a simple embroidery stitch. Purl Soho


A free vintage embroidery design of a basket of fruit. Kitty and Me Designs

Birthday Candle Card

Make a birthday card with this simple candle design to embroider directly on the card. Make and Takes

Bloom Embroidery Pattern

The vintage-inspired embroidery has a scattering of flower sprigs, with some flowers in full bloom and some still getting ready to open. Get the free pattern. The Spruce Crafts

Brazilian Embroidery Designs

Free small designs to stitch in Brazilian Embroidery technique. Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild, Inc.

Bubble Tree Pattern

With this free embroidery design make a fun colorful bubble tree. Kids will love this design on towels, bedding or almost anything. Squishy Cute Designs

Bumble Bee Frame

This felt embroidered frame is a great way to give new life to an old frame. Holiday Crafts and Creations


Butterflies are pretty little things and adapt to hand embroidery well. Here are some free designs. Needle N Thread

Butterfly Hanging Decoration

Butterfly Hanging Decoration

With a couple of simple embroidery stitch, learn how to make some adorable butterflies to hang around the home. Sum Of Their Stories

cactus Embroidery Pattern

This is a lovely free hand embroidery design that requires just basic embroidery stitches. Flamingo Toes

Cactus Wall Hanging

Cactus Wall Hanging

This wall hanging is such a cute and simple project that only uses the most basic sewing stitch to applique the cactus to a background fabric. The Artisan Life

Canvas Wall Art

Make your own unique wall art with embroidery floss. Persia Lou

Cat Pattern

Cat Lovers! Here is a simple cat embroidery pattern. AOK Corral

Cowboy Boot Bling

Free cowboy boot pattern and embellishment lesson. Craft and Fabric Links

Cushion Cover

Update your home with this gorgeous embroidered cushion cover using an old sweater and a little hand embroidery. Vicky Myers Creations

Daisy Refashion

Daisy Refashion

A quick and easy way to brighten up a plain old sweater is with embroidery. Learn how here. Sum of Their Stories

Easter Egg Decoration

Easter Egg Decoration

Create a hand embroidered Easter decoration with felt dollar store eggs. This DIY Easter decoration is great as wall hangings, table placemats, or front door decor. Scratch and Stitch

Embroidered Backpack

Here is a fun way to spice up a plain backpack with an embroidery design. WikiHow

Embroidered Hand Prints

Let the memories live on! Embroidery your child or children's handprints onto fabric and frame for a memorable heirloom project. My Plum Pudding

Farmhouse Flower Vase

Stitch up a mason jar filled with flowers no matter the weather outside using this free pattern. Flamingo Toes

Felt Flower Bookmark

Felt Flower Bookmark

Learn how to make a felt flower bookmark with penny rug circles.

This felt flower bookmark is easy to make and an ideal gift for any book lover, Mother's Day and Teacher Appreciation Day! Associate

Felt Turkey Plush

Felt Turkey Plush

Older tweens and teens will enjoy hand-stitching this adorable DIY Felt Turkey Plushie. Big Family Blessings

Few Free Embroidery Patterns

Shiny Happy World has an adorable mini-collection of a few free embroidery patterns to explore. Shiny Happy World

Floral Embroidery Patterns

Snapdragon and allium patterns. Flax and Twine

Floral Magnets

Floral Magnets

Looking for simple hand embroidery? These pretty floral patterns are so pretty. DIY Candy

Floral Meadow

Download the free pattern and make a stunning meadow of flowers.

Floral Stitch Sampler

In this spectacular floral sampler, you'll use the petal stitch, fly stitch, woven spider wheel stitch, stem stitch, french knots and chain stitch. jessyratfink at Instructables

Floral Tea Towel Embroidery Pattern

Spruce up your kitchen with this free tea towel embroidery design. Gather How

Free Printable Embroidery Patterns

These two designs were inspired by artist Teresa Perleberg - a rabbit and a snowman. Squishy Cute Designs

Halloween Black Cat Treat Bag

Learn how to make your own black cat treat bag for Halloween with this free pattern and tutorial. Crafting Cheerfully

Halloween Witch Embrodiery Pattern

Halloween Witch Embrodiery Pattern

Here is a free cute Halloween Witch embroidery pattern. Super Mom No Cape

Hand Embroidery Patterns

Dozens of free embroidery patterns. Needle 'n Thread

Hanging Flower

A little hanging flower free hand embroidery pattern. Needle N Thread

Heart Ornament

Heart Ornament

Learn how to make cute and simple heart ornaments from felt. This is a fun project even kid's can do.

Home Sweet Haunted House

Home Sweet Haunted House

Get the free pattern to make a haunted house wall hanging. The pattern includes applique, embroidery and cross-stitch. DIY Candy

Hyacinth Hearts Brooch

A textured embroidery design. Caron Collection

Lavender Sachets

Lavender Sachets

Use an old sweater and a little embroidery to make pretty little lavender bags. Sum of Their Stories

Monogram Pillow

Monogram Pillow

DIY embroidered monogram pillow tutorial. Grab fabric, a block letter, embroidery floss and a few additional supplies to recreate a stunning monogram pillow. Nourish and Nestle

Penny Rug Ornament

Penny Rug Ornament

Penny rug ornaments will brighten any Christmas tree, wreath or gift!

Here found a free Christmas ornament pattern using penny circles. It's an eco-friendly, economical project that only requires a pair of scissors, a pile of felt or wool scraps, a sharp needle and a spool of thread. Associate

Pillow - Counted Thread Embroidery

With this free chart make an embroidered pillow that will look fabulous as a decor accent. Caron Collection

Potted Geraniums

Gardeners! Here is a free printable embroidery pattern for download. Squishy Cute Designs

Pretty Floral Design

This embroidery hoop art features a stunning display of embroidered flowers. Dabbles and Babbles

Rose and Daisy

Vintage embroidery design. Kitty and Me Designs

Snow Buddies Embroidery Pattern

Snow Buddies Embroidery Pattern

Do you like snowmen? Your love the free hand embroider snowmen patterns from American Patchwork and Quilting. Make them into a wall hanging, placemat, potholder, table runner, and Christmas tree ornaments. Staff

Spider Web Embroidery Hanging

Do you like embroidery? Stitch up a spider web, embellish it with a spider button and attach it to an embroidery hoop for a great Halloween hanging decor. Adventures of a DIY Mom

Summer Garden

Stitch up this cute summery design. The Caron Collection

Sunflower Cross

The free hand-embroidery pattern is open to all kinds of interpretation with different types of embroidery stitches. Needle N Thread

Welcome Spring

Hello Spring! Welcome spring into your home with this free hand embroidery pattern. Polka Dot Chair

Williamsburg Sampler

A free embroidery sampler design. Caron Collection

You Will Forever Be My Always

With this free pattern, create a floral embroidery hoop art. Flamingo Toes

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