15 Amazing Hand Embroidered Projects

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What comes to mind when you hear “hand embroidery”? Maybe your grandmother? An “old fashioned” pastime? Or, something passed down from one generation to the next? It can be all of those things and so much more. This increasingly popular sewing skill can also be modern (not to mention relaxing) and a great way to stretch your creative muscle.

Hand embroidery is making a comeback,  and there’s no better time than the present to give it a try. I’ve rounded up a few tutorials, tips, and easy projects below to inspire you.

15 Amazing Hand Embroidered Projects


Hand Embroidery French Knots

1.  French Knots

Add a touch of sweetness and texture to your project with French Knots. Consider using multi colored thread for stunning results.

Zenbroidery is the perfect way to let your imagination run wild! Hand stitching never looked so good.

2. Zenbroidered Bookends

Who know doodling with needle and thread could look so good…. We did!! With a few simple techniques you can make mannequin bookends for your space.

Embroidered houses pattern

3. Embroidered Houses

A perfect little project, and so colorful.

DIY chain of heart napkins pattern

4. Chain of Heart Napkins

Class up some ordinary cloth dinner napkins with a charming chain of hearts.

DIY heart embroidery sampler for beginners

5. Heart Embroidery Sampler for Beginners

A great beginner project to learn and practice several different stitches.

transferring embroidery patterns - a game changer

6. Embroidery Game Changer

Easiest way to transfer an embroidery pattern. Print, peel, stick, stitch, and wash away!

embroidery pattern wiener dogs

7. Simple Sausages Dog Pattern

Two’s company, three’s a crowd but not in the case of these adorable sausage dogs!

embroidery - spiral trellis stitch

8. Spiral Trellis Stitch

Tutorial for this beautiful 3D stitch!

cactus embroidery pattern

9. Cactus Hoop Art

You can’t beat a smiling cactus! This would make a cute gift for a gardener.

embroidery pattern coffee cuff

10. Coffee Mug Cozy

Every coffee drinker needs one of these cute cozies in their life.

heart tree embroidery pattern

11. Heart Tree Carving Embroidery

The perfect project for that special someone in your life.

15 Amazing Hand Embroidered Projects

12. Christmas Pillows

I love the classic look of embroidery around the holidays. This pattern would look darling on a kitchen towel or napkins.

sweet sisters embroidery pattern

13. Sisters Embroidery

Nothing better than a rainbow and little girls. This would be perfect in a child’s bedroom or playroom.

Mini wallets are easy to make and perfect for using up smaller scraps. This free pattern template explores adding personal touches and details.

14. Embroidered Wallets

Add a touch of whimsy to a simple project like this mini wallet.

DWS Hand Embroidery | The Sewing Loft

15. Dangerous with Scissors

Sing it from the roof tops with hand embroidery on a pocket.



All these cute projects have really inspired me to get out the needle and thread. I am really looking forward to figuring out what sewing projects I can use this beautiful art form on. How about you?


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  1. Cara Cannon says

    Perfect timing for this post! Appreciating the time and effort you put into your website and in-depth information you offer. Such a great embroidery project. Worth sharing! Please do continue sharing updates! Thanks a lot!

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