Simply Stunning: 12 Easy Embroidery Patterns

Simple does not mean lackluster, so if you are looking for a great vacation take-along project, you will find it here! These easy embroidery patterns will fit right into your suitcase and schedule. And just because these designs are easy does not mean they finish up less than spectacular. They are also a perfect choice for beginners and those who want to try something new.

These 12 sweet embroidery patterns are great for beginners and novices alike!

Redwork, blackwork and single-color work

By The Sea Hand Embroidery Pattern

Photo via Country Garden Stitchery

Stitched in any colors, these designs would be a perfect commemoration of your beach-side getaway. They stitch up quickly and are relaxing for moms or grandmas and help build new skills for youngsters.

Patriotic Whimsy 3 HandEmbroidery_1

Photo via StitchX Hand Embroidery

In it’s purest sense, redwork is an all-time favorite. Use heavier threads to emphasize stitching. As a fun activity for family reunions or vacation Bible school, have youngsters color them with pencil or crayon for a cherished memento.

Cat Embroidery Patterns

Photo via AOK Corral

Super quick to stitch, these adorable patterns will bring a smile to the face of any cat lover.

BIRDSONG stitchery and miniquilt

Photo via Jenny of Elefantz

Add subtle color to simple backstitch and redwork patterns by using variegated threads. Hand-dyed threads are particularly lovely.

Multiple-color embroidery patterns


Photo via Country Garden Stitchery

Turn it up a notch just by adding a little bit of color.

Keys to Contentment BOM Block 3 Free

Photo via Val Laird Designs

Consider making a quilt. These blocks stitch up quickly and look stunning when assembled in a simple block quilt — much easier than toting the sewing machine along!

The Friendship Quilt Block 2

Photo via Designs by Fee

Although appliqué may look difficult, it can be simple to stitch. All you need to know is how to make a blanket stitch.

Live Your Life With Love stitchery

Photo via Jenny of Elefantz

Part of the Rosedaisy series, this stunningly simple piece looks so much more complicated than it is. It would be quite lovely on linens or a wall hanging.

Home Sweet Home Stitchery

Photo via Designs by Fee.

Embellished with buttons, the threads and fabric in this piece become a work of art.

 Wool felt patterns

Hearts Desire_1

Photo via Twisted Knickers.

Stitching on felt is enjoyable as there are no raw edges to worry about.  Stitch a lot or stitch a few as you desire.

Snug Hug Mug Cosy and Coaster_1

Photo via Val Laird Designs

It would be handy to have a few of these in reserve for special occasions.

Lower Case Felt Alphabet

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Imagine the fun you could stitch up with this adorable alphabet!

What is your favorite go-to for an easy embroidery project? 

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