If you're looking for a new hobby to take up, why not give embroidery a try. It's relaxing, relatively simple and about as inexpensive a hobby as there is. All you need to get started is a hoop, needle some embroidery floss and material and you're set to start stitching. Not only that, embroidery is a really hot trend these days and getting hotter by the week – check out Instagram if you don't believe me.
While embroidery may sound time-consuming and overwhelming, there are many easy hand embroidery patterns that are perfect for beginners. In all honesty, embroidery is rather simple so it's a great craft to attempt to undertake. Luckily there are tons of free online embroidery tutorials that can also help guide you if you're feeling like you don't know where to begin.
We've found these 15 easy hand embroidery patterns that are not only great for beginners, they're also perfect for gift giving. Go ahead, grab you needle and floss and get your stitch on!
Heart Shaped Embroidery Sampler
An embroidery sampler is created as a demonstration or test of skill in needlework. It’s the perfect way to practice different kinds of stitches and make something pretty at the same time.
Embroidered Floral Bouquet
Theses elegant flowers are gorgeous and have such wonderful textures.
Buzzing Bee Embroidery Pattern
If you’re looking for a quick and easy pattern to get started on, this sweet little bee pattern is a perfect project to try.
Sublime Stitching Arrow Embroidery Pattern
Here’s another fun pattern that’s quick to work up and perfect for beginner embroiderers.
Via Craft Foxes
Vegetable Garden Sampler of Stitches
Samplers frequently are worked in rows, making them a natural fit for rows of embroidered veggies. As you “plant” your garden, you'll also have the opportunity to practice most of the stitches you should know for embroidery.
Via The Spruce
Mini Heart Pillow Embroidery Pattern
If you’d like to show the little ones in your life a little love then why not try your hand at this embroidery craft project to make a mini heart pillow. It’s the perfect size for them to snuggle up with.
Via Gidsy and Jo
Reverse Embroidery Hoop Monogram
Don’t let the complex look of this project fool you–truly, it is super simple. You need to know the back stitch for the letter outline, and really, that’s it. The rest of it is just random stitches.
Via Flax and Twine
Ice Cream Cone Mandala Free Embroidery Pattern
While it's a tasty treat any time of the year, ice cream is a perfect summer snack or dessert. It's also a delightful thing to stitch in the summer. This free pattern has a circular repeat, creating a mandala or medallion of sorts.
Via The Spruce
Sweet Posy Embroidered Hoop
By now we are all longing for some sun and color, and anxious for spring to arrive! What better way to hurry spring along than by stitching a posy full of colorful flowers. Hang it on your wall as hoop art or incorporate it into your next sewing project!
Via Sew Mama Sew
Simple But Pretty Floral Pattern
Download this simple but pretty pattern and try your hand at embroidery. Simply print it out and then trace the design onto your fabric and get stitching.
Señorita Lylo Embroidery Patterns
Señorita Lylo’s collection is inspired by imagery of “games and hobbies for children and adults.” Super fun and various levels of difficulty to choose from.
Via Brown Paper Bag
‘Love Without Reason' Embroidery Pattern
This embroidery pattern is very simple, with only four basic embroidery stitches, so even beginners should have little trouble with it.
Alice’s Garden Embroidery Pattern
Here’s a little garden scene in bright, cheerful colors and it’s worked mostly with four strands of embroidery floss for thick, bold lines.
Via Sew Mama Sew
Floral Meadow Embroidery Pattern
You’ll love this stitching project and especially how the bugs and snail turn out – so cute!
Fall Leaf Embroidery Pattern
Another great sampler type of pattern – you can play around with the stitches and colors to make so many different possibilities.
Via Cutesy Crafts