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
A punch needle tool
A wooden frame or an embroidery hoop
Fabric foundation, like monk’s cloth
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:
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.)
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.
I think you'll love this a beautifully curated collection of high-quality punch needle supplies and materials. It includes a high-quality hoop and needle tool that you can reuse for many more projects after you've completed this kit. It's a perfect kit for beginners!
8" 'reusable' gripper hoop
8" embroidery hoop to display your finished project
Two pieces of punch needle fabric (Use one for practice!)
Digital Instruction booklet
Screen printed project bag
Picture hooks or yarn needle to complete your project.
Make your own bohohemian style rainbow with this beginner's Punch Needle Embroidery Art kit. Great for beginners, this kit includes a simple pattern and a curated collection of tools and rug hooking supplies you need to complete the design.
cotton monks cloth
DK weight 100% high-quality cotton yarn
Small fine point Punch Needle with wood handle
6-inch No-Slip Gripper Hoop
6-inch superior quality bamboo embroidery hoop
Rainbow pattern to trace onto monks cloth
Set of instructions with additional video instruction
Relax and enjoy the meditative qualities of punch needle embroidery. Don't stress, this kit has everything you need to get started.
This kit contains pre-stretched monk’s cloth in 7" hoop with a design drawn onto it. Yarn is included, as well.
One five star reviewer says, "I couldn’t be happier with this purchase! I purchased three of the kits. I’m not crafty at all ... and I was able to create really cool art for our wall. I’m slightly addicted to punch needle now."
Check out this modern mountain scene punch needle pattern and kit.
One reviewer says, "This has made me absolutely fall in love with punch needling! I’m so proud of my finished piece! The directions were SUPER easy to follow and everything you need is provided. Totally worth it"
- 9” No-Slip Morgan Hoop - 9" Wood Embroidery Hoop (for displaying your finished piece) - optional punch needle tool of your choice - 10 various colors of yarn - Monks Cloth - small stainless scissors - design template - beginner's guide booklet
If you've never punched before, this beginner's kit is a good place to start. It has everything you need so that your introduction to this craft is as stress-free as possible.
This kit also includes easy to follow, step-by-step printed instructions.
7" Embroidery Hoop
Punch Needle Tool
One five-star reviewer says, "Perfect intro kit! Gave me everything I needed to try punch needle for the first time. Instructions were very helpful, and I had some extra yarn at the end of the project."