Blooming Thread: 11 Beautiful Flower Embroidery Designs

Flowers make everything better, so why not stitch up some flower embroidery designs? We have lace, appliqué and even three-dimensional designs featuring some of our favorite blooms. Some of these look so real, you may not believe your eyes!

Let’s take a look at some flower embroidery designs!

Three-dimensional embroidered flowers

Purple African Violets: embroidered flowers made in the hoop

Photo via Bluprint member Embroidershoppe

Who would ever believe these beautiful African Violets were created on an embroidery machine? Typically, machine embroidery is two-dimensional, but by stitching 3-D designs in the hoop, they become amazingly lifelike.

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Machine Embroidery FSL Lily Bowl Doily

Photo via Bluprint member Sanity’s Machine Embroidery Designs

This freestanding lace bowl and doily features beautiful lilies. Stitch each piece out separately on water-soluble stabilizer, then stitch them together for a lovely lace accent piece or gift basket.

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In the Hoop Layered Flowers Mega Set

Photo via Bluprint member EmbGarden

These layered flowers are shabby chic. Use them as an embellishment on a quilt, wall hanging or purse, or attach a pin to the back for a seasonal brooch.

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Light them up!

Frangipani String Lights

Photo via Bluprint member Embroidershoppe

What a unique way to display embroidered flowers! Organza lends a delicate hand and helps reflect light. Another three-dimensional design, this one stitches on water-soluble stabilizer before being assembled into shimmering accent lighting that would be gorgeous as home accent or special occasion decor.

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Flower Flameless Tealight Pins

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Ordinary flameless tea lights become quite extraordinary with the addition of an embroidered flower. Petals stitch out quickly and everything is done in the hoop!

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Appliqué the flower way

Turtle Flower Free Pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Marjorie Busby of b-quilts

Even the most subtle of floral accents can make you smile. This sweet turtle’s shell is appliquéd with decorative embroidery stitches in the shape of a flower.

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Flower Applique 5

Photo via Bluprint member Digitizing Dolls Embroidery

Take a simple flower appliqué and make it your own! Use coordinating florals and add a monogram to the center.

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Button Flower Machine Embroidery Design

Photo via Bluprint member Embroidery Super Deal

Even something as simple as switching out the stitched button for a real button makes ordinary appliqué more interesting. You don’t even have to edit the design. Just skip through the button embroidery colors.

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Fun Flower Machine Embroidery

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Choose from three different finishing stitches that coordinate with the AccuQuilt GO! Fun Flower die. Don’t have the die? No problem: Just use the appliqué color stops to place, tack and trim your fabric.

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Vintage floral varieties

Petal Flower Buttons

Photo via Bluprint member Teri Lee Designs

Imagine the possibilities with embroidered button covers!

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Machine Embroidery Henna Flower Friends

Photo via Bluprint member Sew Beautiful 4 U

Add a lovely sentiment, and any flower blossoms into a favorite heirloom.

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What is your favorite way to use embroidered flowers?

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