Modern hand embroidery patterns to download and sew

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Do you want to try hand embroidery but don’t know where to start? Patterns can help you become comfortable with wielding a needle and thread as you learn new stitches. And with the recent revitalization of hoop art, illustrators are creating modern hand embroidery patterns that you can try today. Scroll below for designs that are available for instant download. Once you print them off and apply them to your fabric, you’re ready to start stitching!

Many patterns will give you suggestions on thread color. But remember, even though it might not seem like it, embroidery patterns are a collaborative experience. Sure, you download a PDF of the image, but it’s ultimately up to you what fabric and color thread you use. You can put your own spin on it and make it truly your own.

If 30 isn’t enough, I’ve selected even more patterns. If you’re a cat lover, check out these feline-focused embroidery designs. I also share patterns in every issue of The Stitch, my fiber arts newsletter that hits your inbox twice a month. Sign up for it and you’ll get a free pattern!

Want to try embroidery but don’t know where to start? Here are 30 modern hand embroidery patterns ready for you to download and sew!





























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Hand embroidery patterns to download

Contemporary embroidery pattern

Hand embroidery patterns to download by Sarah K. Benning

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