Free Christmas Patterns for Hand Embroidery Gifts

December is around the corner, so I have started looking for ideas on how to embroider some cute ideas on different areas to bring Christmas spirit into our family home. I really like creating handmade Christmas cards or bookmarks – but this year will be the first time that I use embroidery on them. If you wish to try something new this year, please, join me on exploring journey.

Snowflakes tutorial – put it where you want it

simple snowflake myembroiderypassions

This is a step by step tutorial on how to create perfect snowflake from Wandering Threads Embroidery – you can find the tutorial HERE.

Stitches that you will need:

Super simple beginners project that you can put on your favourite winter sweater, T-shirt, jeans or denim jacket, phone case sleeve.

Minimalist Spruce Christmas card

This is super cute embroidered Christmas card is my own design. We were making Christmas cards with kids and I got this idea for minimalist Spruce Christmas card.

Stitches that you will use:

I used needle, thread (colour of your own choice), harder paper, scissors, scotch tape and a regular compass (for making holes in paper).

Step 1: draw / print your pattern in size you need. Putting cardboard or cutting board under your christmas card paper, put design on top of it. Make holes with compass or needle.

Step 2: Cut the thread you have selected and start in center of your design. I used scotch tape to secure thread. Embroider the lines of spruce. Use scotch tape when you finish design or need to change to new thread.

myembroiderypassions embroidery card tutorial

Step 3: Add additional embellishments if you wish. Congratulations, Your Embroidered Christmas Card is finished 🙂

myembroiderypassions step by step christmas embroidery card

Polka Dot Christmas card

christmas tree cards myembroiderypassions

This is super cute embroidered Christmas card from the Spruce Crafts   with free template HERE.

Stitches that you will use:

  • woven rose stitch,
  • wrapped stitch.

Here are used only two different green strands, but you can use colours of your choice. I will probably make some Polka Dot greeting cards this year to send to my family and special friends. You may find this perfect way to start practising new stitches.

Starry Night Christmas Tree Hangings

starry night tree ornament

This beautiful Christmas tree ornament is available as free pattern from Anna Scott blog.

Stitches that you will use:

  • satin stitch,
  • detached chains (lazy daisy),
  • stem stitch.

You can use materials that you have at home. This instruction also comes with step by step pictures of the process how can you make your own Christmas tree hangings – is a perfect beginners project to create your unique Christmas tree embellishments.

Small Christmas Tree Table Decor/Hangings

I found free PDF pattern for this super cute small Christmas trees on Anna Scott blog.

chritstmas tree pattern myembroiderypassions

Stitches that you will use (it depends which of these three Christmas trees will you decide to make):

Minimalist Spruce Christmas card

When you download PDF, you will get all instructions that you need to make any of the three Christmas trees. You can also decide if you wish to make table decor or add a hanging loop on top and turn them into Christmas tree hangings.

I think this is a great project to use you small pieces of cloth and that this is beginners to intermediate project.

I found free Pattern for embroidered Christmas Cone – this one is deffinetly not a beginners project, but I really like the end result.

embroidery christmas cone

You can follow the process of embroidery here on Malina Youtube channel HERE.

Stitches that you will use:

  • Stem stitch
  • Slip stitch
  • Cast-on stitch

Christmas Tree Embroidery Pattern 

I found this great Christmas gift project – you can put this cute Christmas tree on napkins, kitchen towels … Deborah Schlegel will guide to step by step – from start to finish. If you are handy with a sewing machine, Deborah is also sharing how to make your own napkins HERE.

christmas tree napkins

Stitches that you will use:

Which are your favourite Christmas gift ideas?

Please, let me know which of my suggestions you like most – Christmas cards or ornaments or napkins… I will make some Christmas cards and tree ornaments. When I finish them, I will share them here.

If you decide to be creative this Christmas, please, post here and share. Perhaps some of your ideas will give someone else a new inspiration for creating. 

Stay safe & healthy,


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    • Thank you for your kind words. I love to create and embroidery really is one of my biggest passions 🙂 I hope to see you here again soon 🙂


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