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17 Modern Punch Needle Kits for Beginners

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Learn how to do punch needle embroidery with this list of my very favorite modern punch needle kits. In this list, you’ll find a wide variety of the best punch needle kits: from beginner kits with simpler patterns to intermediate kits with more intricate designs for those who want a little challenge.

Each of these punch needle kits includes all of the supplies and tools you’ll need to make a punch needle embroidery project, from start to finish. Most kits also come with instructional videos or written instruction guides, which will teach you the basic stitch technique and show you how to finish your first punch needle design.

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Punch needle embroidery is a fun and relaxing fiber art that is simple to learn. And there is no better way to learn punch needle embroidery than will a punch needle kit.

But, when you’re new to the craft of punch needle, it can feel overwhelming to figure out which material and tools you need to get started. It’s a challenge to find the best punch needle tool, the right kind of monk’s cloth, and the correct weight of wool yarn

That’s why I created this list of the best modern punch needle kits. All of the kits on this list have been designed with high-quality materials and easy-to-follow patterns by some of the best independent punch needle artists.

A lot of these kits also include video tutorials that will teach you the basic punch needle skills and finishing techniques you’ll need to make your first punch needle design.

Grab one of these kits, you’ll have everything you need to create your very first punch needle project. And don’t forget, a punch needle embroidery kit makes a beautiful and thoughtful handmade gift.

What to Look For in a Punch Needle Kit

If you want to make a punch needle embroidery project, you need a few special supplies. While you can find some of these materials at your local craft store, you’ll probably need to order a few of the hard-to-find supplies online.

You can save yourself time and energy by buying a kit that has everything you need, all in one place.

Here is a list of the basic punch needle embroidery supplies that every kit should have.

Punch Needle Supplies

  1. A punch needle tool. I recommend the Amy Oxford Punch Needle Tool.
  2. A wooden frame or an embroidery hoop
  3. Monk’s cloth fabric
  4. Bulky yarn, either wool, cotton, or acrylic.
  5. A pattern or design

DIY Punch Needle Kits

If you’d like to DIY your own punch needle kit, you can source all of the required materials online. Here is a more detailed list of all of the punch-needling supplies you’ll need.

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 other punch needle tools available online, if you are looking for a less expensive option.

2. Frames and Hoops

If you’d like a 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

This type of punch needle requires a thicker 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 punch needle pattern. You can make your own pattern from a design you’ve drawn, or find a PDF pattern for sale. You can see all of my patterns in my Etsy store.

For a complete guide to purchasing your own punch needle supplies, check out this post: The Best Punch Needle Supplies

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.

More Craft Kit Ideas

Are you interested in other types of craft kits? You might find these related posts helpful!

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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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