Treat yourself to one of these beginner-friendly modern embroidery kits and get started on your next embroidery design project right away!
Kits are perfect for trying out a new craft because they come with all of the materials you need to start embroidering! Instead of spending the time (and often extra money!) to purchase the supplies separately, buy a beginner embroidery kit and get started right away.
What do you need to embroider? To start embroidering, you’ll need the following items:
embroidery hoop, either wooden or plastic
fabric, ideally one with an even weave
water-soluble marker or pencil
Many of the kits below include everything you need to make a complete embroidery project, including the embroidery hoop, needles, fabric, and assorted colors of embroidery floss. Some of the fabric even comes pre-printed with the design, so you won’t have to trace it from a piece of paper.
Other kits have fewer supplies and are usually less expensive as a result. These kits can be a great option if you already have a wooden hoop and some floss. That way, all you need to do is print the pattern PDF! Make sure you read the description of each kit listed below to see what is included!
What to Look for in an Embroidery Kit
When you are shopping for an embroidery kit, read the item description carefully to see what’s included. Here is some more information about embroidery supplies.
Embroidery hoops come in many sizes and styles. Wooden hoops are very popular and relatively inexpensive. Many people choose to leave their project in the hoop, and use it as a frame to display their design.
There are also a few types of plastic embroidery hoops to choose from. Many people love these no-slip embroidery hoops because they grip the fabric tightly to make stitching even easier. Plus, they are reusable.
There are several different types of fabric that are suitable for hand embroidery. In general, you’ll want to choose a woven fabric made from natural materials like cotton or linen. Look for a material with a lower thread count – around 120 to 150 – so that your embroidery needle will glide through the fibers with ease.
Pre-wash the fabric to avoid any shrinkage or puckering. And, if you’re planning to use heavy designs, beads, or other embellishments, add a layer of stabilizer to the back of your fabric.
Embroidery Floss or Thread
Although you have many choices when it comes to embroidery floss, the DMC brand seems to be the most popular among embroidery artists. DMC threads are high quality and come in almost any color you can imagine.
Stitch a message of empowerment with this simple embroidery kit.
This kit contains everything you need to stitch this 21cm hoop (about 8 inches wide). The fabric comes already stretched in the hoop, so it is ready for you to stitch right away. It also comes with high-quality DMC embroidery threads.
This particular kit is designed with the beginner in mind. It's perfect for people who want to learn new stitches as well, since each one is designed to include ten types of embroidery stitch. The kit comes with a stitch guide with comprehensive instructions for each type of stitch.
The embroidery hoop included has a lovely wood-effect and is ready to hang once the project is finished. It would make the perfect gift for mom or a crafty friend!
8-inch embroidery hoop navy blue fabric backing felt DMC embroidery threads needle dressmakers' carbon paper paisley whale pattern & stencil comprehensive instructions for each stage of the project 4-page stitch guide, giving instructions and tips on all the stitches this project needs
This modern embroidery kit will teach you how to embroider a customized rainbow design with hand lettering. This pattern is particularly unique because it includes instructions for two different font styles. With this kit, you'll be able to embroider any letter in the alphabet!
8" wooden embroidery hoop
your choice of either Soft Pink Linen or Natural Linen
DMC cotton embroidery threads in the colours used in this design
Instructional booklet including a colour and visual stitch guide
Paper copy of the pattern & 2 font style Alphabets
You can recreate a gorgeous fiber artwork with this modern DIY embroidery kit. The kit comes with a 9 page booklet of detailed step-by-step photo instructions, as well as an explanation of 10 different basic stitching methods.
It's a great project for anyone, especially if you've found yourself with a little extra time on your hands.
You'll love this super cute sushi themed embroidery kit that's perfect for beginner and intermediate stitchers. The small design will work up quickly, and you'll have so much fun in the process. This hand embroidery kit includes everything you need to start a project.
This kit includes a pattern for a cute cat batting at hanging planets. The outline of the cat is just perfect! Anyone who has had a cat knows what it's like to see cats play with your balls of yarn -- whether you want them to or not!
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