If you’re not sure what to get as a gift for a loved one, why not make something yourself! This post will give you some hand embroidery gift ideas that are thoughtful and unique. Handmade gifts are so much more sentimental and personable! In the age of online shopping and almost instant delivery, It really says something when you give a loved one something you put a lot of time and attention into.
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For A Housewarming
Custom Home Portrait Pattern
Embroidering houses can seem like a pretty daunting task, but there are plenty of resources online to help you, including this custom house portrait by Saint Rogers Street! Send over a photo of your home, the size hoop you’re going to stitch it in, and the text you’d like included. Within a few days you’ll have a personalized pattern to work off of!
Hand Stitched House Book
Another great resource is the Hand Stitched House book by The Monsters Lounge. This book is packed full of tips, tutorials, and techniques to embroider houses. You can get it as a PDF or grab a physical copy of the book.
Wedding Or Anniversary
Embroidered initial hoops are a very thoughtful gift that any newlywed would be thrilled to receive. Using a few basic stitches, you can embroider something elegant! Check out this tutorial to learn how to design and stitch your own or check out this beautiful floral garden pattern.
Embroidered Picture Frame
I see patterns for embroidered picture frames all over the place and I think they’re so fun! This particular pattern features a cherry blossom border. The pattern is for an 10 inch hoop that fits a 4 x 6 inch photo, perfect for storing memories of the big day.
Baby Name Hoop
This is an amazing option for a gift. The PDF pattern comes with step by step instructions which include showing you how to personalize the embroidery and add the name to the hoop.
Welcome Little One Embroidery
This embroidery features a stork carrying a little bundle of joy with cursive letters that say “welcome little one”. The cutest little embroidery that can be hung in a nursery!
DIY Embroidered Baby Bib
A simple gift that is not only adorable but also useful is a DIY embroidered bib! Check out the tutorial over at Momtastic.
If you have a loved one that loves wearing jewelry, an embroidered brooch would be an great gift idea. Check out this tutorial to learn how to design, stitch, and assemble an embroidered brooch.
If the person you’re shopping for has a dog, why not embroider a bandana with the pet’s name on it! This simple, customizable idea takes under an hour to make. Check out the tutorial here.
Embroidered Book Corner
Someone that loves to read will also love a handmade book corner! This tutorial will walk you through how to create a fabric and felt book corner.
Embroidered Lavender Pillow
Is your friend or family member into self care? This DIY lavender pillow is beautiful on it’s own, but an idea to make it even more interesting would be to embroider on the fabric before you assemble the pillow! You can never go wrong with some floral motifs.
Scrunchies are a simple sewing project that you can customize with embroidery! Check out this tutorial that walks you through how to design, plan, and stitch one yourself.
Amanda is a hand embroidery artist and teacher. With over 15 years of experience in the craft industry and embroidery, she owns and runs Crewel Ghoul, sharing tutorials and patterns to help inspire fellow crafters to get inspired and creative. In addition to running this website, she teaches on Skillshare and Youtube.