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

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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.

Get the By the Sea pattern set here.

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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.

Get the Patriotic Whimsy No. 3 pattern here.

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

Get the Cat Embroidery Patterns here.

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

Multiple-color embroidery patterns

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

Get the Bluebirds Birdhouse pattern here.

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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!

Get the Keys to Contentment BOM Block 3 pattern here.

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

Get the Friendship Quilt – Block 2 pattern here.

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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.

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

Get the Home Sweet Home Stitchery pattern here.

 Wool felt patterns

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

Get the Hearts Desire pattern here.

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

Get the Mug Cozy and Coaster pattern here.

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

Get the Lower Case Felt Alphabet pattern here.

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

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