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17 Modern Punch Needle Kits for Beginners

Discover the creative art of punch needle embroidery with this list of my very favorite modern punch needle kits. In this list, you’ll find all sorts of inspiring punch needle designs: from beginner kits with simpler patterns to more intricate designs for those who want a little challenge.

Each of these punch needle starter kits includes all of the supplies you’ll need to complete a punch needle embroidery project, from the first stitch to the last stitch. Most kits also come with beginner guides, which will teach you the basic stitches and show you how to create your own floral and abstract punch needle designs.

Punch needle embroidery is a fun and relaxing fiber art that simple to learn. Once you pick up the basic punching technique, filling in a design is relaxing and meditative.

But, if you’re new to the art of punch needle, you may be wondering where to begin and what supplies you’ll need to get started. In fact, you may find it challenging to source all of the materials and tools.

That’s where these modern punch needle kits come in. These kits have been put together with great quality materials and beautiful patterns designed by some of the best independent punch needle artists.

Before you know it, you’ll have everything you need to create a stack of beautiful home decor items and thoughtful handmade gifts.

What to Look For in a Kit

To get started with punch needle embroidery, you only need a few special supplies. While you can find some of these materials at a well-stocked craft store, you may need to order some of these supplies online. 

Punch Needle Supplies

  1. A punch needle tool
  2. A wooden frame or an embroidery hoop
  3. Fabric foundation, like monk’s cloth
  4. High-quality yarn
  5. A pattern or design

If you’d like to DIY your own punch needle kit, you can source all of the required materials online. For a complete guide to purchasing your own punch needle supplies, check out this post: The Best Punch Needle Supplies

Save yourself time and energy by getting everything you need, all in one place. When you are shopping for kits, look for each of these items:

1. A Punch Needle Tool

The Amy Oxford Punch Needle is one of the best punch needle tools on the market.  You can sometimes find them in stock on Amazon, or on Etsy.

There are less expensive punch needle tools available, too, if you are looking for a less expensive option.

2. Frames and Hoops

If you’d like square frame, try a Gripper Strip frame for the best results.  If you’d like a less expensive alternative, try out a no-slip Morgan hoop.  (A wooden embroidery hoop will not hold the fabric tight enough — you’ll want one of these no-slip hoops.)

3. Fabric

The right type of Monk’s cloth is hard to find outside of specialty stores.  You can find some on Etsy and at Dorr Mill Store.

4. Yarn

Some of the most loved rug yarn comes from Seal Harbor Rug Yarn, Halcyon, or Violet Jane Yarn. You can also experiment with bulky-weight knitting yarn. Alternatively, try two strands of worsted-weight yarn held together, or even 3 or 4 strands of sock-weight yarn held together.

5. Pattern

Last but not least, you’ll need a pattern. You can make your own design, or find one for sale. You can see all of my patterns in my Etsy store.

My Favorite Punch Needle Kits

If you’d like to purchase a ready-made kit with all of the supplies assembled for you, here are some of my favorite kits.

Best Modern Punch Needle Kits for Beginners

My favorite punch needle embroidery kits with all the supplies you need to get started with this fun and easy fiber craft.

More Punch Needle Info

Looking for more help with punch needle?  You might like to read my Top 10 Tips for Punch Needle and Punch Needle FAQ: Troubleshooting Problems.

What’s Next?

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Thursday 14th of October 2021

I’m interested in a kit but each link goes to a general etsy page. How can I find these specific kits on Etsy please?

Sarah Stearns

Saturday 16th of October 2021

Hi there, I just tested the links and they are working correctly for me. Just curious - are you using a mobile device or a computer?

Maya Iyer

Sunday 29th of March 2020

Is the pattern for the rainbow kit in the top picture available?


Andie @myraandjean

Wednesday 25th of March 2020

Thank you so much for the love!!

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