If you've been even remotely hang'n around the craft crowd these days, you know embroidery is hot, hot, hot! It's the perfect hobby for people looking to craft but they don't want to spend a fortune getting started.
Embroidery is also relatively simple to get the hang of and doesn't have a huge learning curve. Even if you know only one or two stitches, you can make a gorgeous work of art.
We'd like to get you started off in the wonderful world of embroidery with these 22 simple embroidery designs perfect for beginners.
DIY Embroidered Kitchen Towels
This is the perfect project to do while watching a movie … or at least that's my excuse for watching a little television during the day. These embroidered towels would make a great housewarming gift too.
Embroider a T-shirt
Embroidering a special design is a great way to create your own one-of-a-kind fashion statement, or to simply revive an old shirt that has been sitting in the back of your drawer.
Via Lia Griffith
You and Me Together Hoop Art
Here’s an adorable little-embroidered hoop art project perfect for a gift or to keep for yourself.
Via Flamingo Toes
Easy Embroidery Wall Art
If you’ve never embroidered, it’s easy to start on a pre-printed graphic fabric like this one. That allows you to decide how much or how little you want to embroider and still have a beautiful piece of art you can hang on your walls.
Via Cocktails Cupcakes and Crafts
Hand Embroidered Denim
We love hand embroidery on denim because it transforms the rather plain fabric into something beautiful that you don’t see every day and many colors look bright and shiny on the dark blue background.
Via Second Skin Blog
Hello Spring Embroidery Pattern
Here’s the perfect embroidery pattern when you’re looking for a little Spring decor.
Pom Pom Market Tote
Embroidery doesn’t have to always be in a hoop. Sometimes a little stitch work on a canvas bag helps to give it a little flare.
Via Damask Love
Stitch Love Cat Loaf Bread Cloth
Is Valentine’s Day coming up or do you have a cat lover in your life? Then this may just make the perfect gift to give.
Via Wild Love
Embroidered Hearts Wall Hanging
This embroidered hearts wall hanging is really quite quick and simple to make, it looks great and is a nice homemade crafty embroidery piece to add to your home. It would go perfectly is a kids bedroom or as a part a collage of prints and pictures on your wall in any room.
Via Yellow Dandy
Lunar Moon Phases Embroidery Pattern
Do you have kids who love looking up at the moon? This Lunar Moon Phases Pattern would look amazing in a bedroom or turned into a mini wall quilt.
Via Swoodson Says
Embroidered Throw Pillow
Cozy up your bedroom or living room with this DIY embroidered home sweet home throw pillow! It makes your couch extra inviting and adds a fun pop of color to any room.
Via Home DIT
Rococo Cup of Tea and Flowers Pattern
Snazz up those drab tea towels with this Rococo cup of Tea and Flowers pattern.
Embroidered Stargazing Pattern
Stitch one or stitch a bunch…use the star patterns or your favorite embroidery motif. You could make yours plain or add some felt applique. You could even reverse the pouch so that the felt is on the inside and the fabric is on the outside. So many ways to customize!
Via Wild Olive
Easter Bunny Hoop Embroidery Pattern
Don’t you love this bunny’s little french knot tail?! What is it about french knots that always looks so great?
Via Cutesy Crafts
Beginners Basic Embroidery A Pattern
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to embroider a monogram, but at this stage, your fabric is your canvas and the options are limitless.
Via King Soleil
Heart Sampler Embroidery Pattern
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.
Floral Embroidery Zipper Pouch
This sweet little DIY Embroidered Zipper Pouch is so fun to sew up and it would make a great gift too! Or you could buy your friend a Starbucks card and keep your cute zipper pouch.
Via Flamingo Toes
Spring Bunny Hoop Art
How adorable is this little-embroidered bunny! It’s perfect for adding a bit of Spring flair to your decor.
Floral Embroidery Pattern
This floral embroidery pattern is perfect for trying out some new stitches, like woven spider webs and raised herringbone stitches.
Leaf Embroidery Pattern
If you like the leafy look, this sweet pattern would look great on just about anything – linens, clothes, or even a purse.
Fabric Envelope Pattern
This fabric envelope is perfect to store recipe cards, postcards or letters. Then add a little embroidery – “Buon Appetito”, which is Italian of course, but the words can be changed to whatever you wish.
Home Embroidery Hoop Art
This is a great beginner piece. It uses just a few stitches and you can really have fun with the background and heart fabrics. You can also add some stitching around the heart – that adds something a little extra.
Via Flamingo Toes
What do you think? Have you caught the embroidery bug?