List of Free Embroidery Designs

List of Free Embroidery Designs / huge list of beautiful machine embroidery designs for free
Huge list of beautiful machine embroidery designs for free

List of Free Embroidery Designs – A compilation of 12 Designers with hundreds-of-thousands of FREE embroidery design patterns.

I have way too many machine embroidery designs saved on my laptop! I just love finding freebies, so I tend to sign up to extensive designers and companies offering free embroidery design patterns. Because I love my huge list of free embroidery designs, I thought I would share the same list with you! Enjoy…

Free Embroidery Designs – Sign up for free to gain access to 1000’s of free embroidery designs! They do, however, have a weekly limit to the free downloads. So you can download 3 per week for free with no purchase of anything, or 6/9 per week if you purchase other products. They offer weekly discounts and updates on their newest designs. I have saved literally hundreds of designs from their site over the years!

Embroidery Designs sample photo of designs (2)

Ann the Gran – this site is very similar to Free Embroidery Designs (above) and offers their designs on a pretty identical way too. 3 Free designs per week with no purchase of other designs or goods, then 6/9 per week if you buy goodies. They also offer a digitising service and lots of special offers and deals. They also sell embroidery software for the more adventurous embroiderer too.

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Again, this is a site full of embroidery designs, and currently only has one page of freebies. However, what’s lovely about this site is that they offer an Affiliate Program, so any embroidery-mad sewers out there who want to promote their site, can do so and earn some $$$ while doing what they love! sample free design.jpg

Sweet Pea

This is a colourful site with hundreds of stunning designs. There is a design for everyone at affordable prices! At the moment they (sadly) only have 3 freebies! Here is an example:

Sweet Pea sample design dragon 1

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Artistic Thread Works

This site has over 30 000 designs and offers a Gold and Diamond Membership for die-hard embroidery fanatics. Sadly I don’t belong to any of their memberships but I do get regular FREE designs sent straight to my inbox on a weekly basis! These usually consist of a whole design set chosen from their archives which they are super cute and usable! These are recent ones sent to my email.

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Appliques with Character

Appliques with Character sample designs

This is one of the cutest sites I’ve found in a long time. It is based mainly on Disney characters and the embroidery designs are simply adorable! There aren’t many freebies, but seriously, the designs are cheap enough! There are designs for boys and girls of all ages! The creator has been sewing for over 10 years and loves embellishing her projects with Disney characters. She also offers a design service, so if you need something created specially, she will be happy to digitise for you. Her shop is worth browsing for sure!

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Embroidery Online

Here you will find beautiful designs for FREE, along with designs for quilting, in the hoop, freestanding lace and OESD stabilizers. This site is a must. I have a stunning range of designs that I have collected over the years.  Just look at this simply gorgeous carousel horse design…which is FREE!

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Next we have tons of freebies on this site! And they are, again, beautiful. I’m beginning to sound like a ‘stuck record’! This site offers page after page of free designs for domestic use, as well as great prices for new and trending themes. They offer a digitising service as well. This is just one example of the type of free designs available here… eye design sample

Julie Hall Designs

Here you can find detailed designs for the embroiderer and home user. They are exquisite! Check out this free example:

pawfect design

Bunny Cup


This is one of my all time favourites! You get free design SETS on this site! And they are super cute!

Here are two samples: and remember, they come from sets!



Stitching Art

I’m new to this site, but hey, there are some very pretty designs here. They are lacy and feminine designs, perfect for gifts or wedding décor. I have downloaded more to add to my (huge) collection! Just take a look at this example:


Last but not least, here is Smart Needle.

They have a small freebie collection, but what they do have is top class. Very detailed designs; no-one would ever know it was a freebie! Isn’t this lovely:

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Okay folks, that’s it for today!

I do hope you have enjoyed the designers I have featured.

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Until next time,


List of Free Embroidery Designs - 1000's of free machine embroidery designs - beautiful machine embridery designs
Huge list of free embroidery designs from over 12 designers
List of Free Embroidery Designs - 12 designers with 100,000's of free designs - beautiful machine embroidery designs for free
List of Free Embroidery Designs


    1. Jacqui

      Hi Brenda, No you don’t. Some of the free designs may require that you sign up to their site (Free) but each of those designs featured are free, without purchase. Happy stitching! x


  1. Mischa

    Brwing relatively new to embroidery, I’ve been looking for a while for free monogram, designs and ideas for my machine. This is a FABULOUS gift you’ve shared with us. Thank you so much! Wishing you loads of fun in the future.


    1. Jacqui

      Ah thank you Mischa! I am glad you have found my post useful!! I have tons of free designs stored on my laptop that I have collected over the years. You can really build a comprehensive library of designs just from collecting the free designs offered by those amazing designers showcased in my post. Enjoy and I wish you years of happy embroidering!!! Regards, Jacqui


  2. Ria Bekker

    Excellent, I am crazy about freebies, makes live so much easier. Only problem unto now was: where to get all this freebies, but with you help it should be much easier. Thank a million, please keep me updated. Ria


  3. melissa

    How do I get the designs on to my computer to my embroidery . Step by step directions if I can,plz ty .. I’m very new at this and computer stuff . I wuld like to purchase some also after I learn how to receive them . Thank you very much.


  4. katsbag

    Very very new to embroidery by machine. I bought a machine last year. Not used it, it intimidates me but I know once I start I will love using it. very happy found your site, now I can start collecting designs. Thank You


  5. Petro van Zyl

    Hi I’m also new to this. I don’t know how to get the logo to my masjien to start to embroid it. Thanks you for your free designs. I love it. That ‘n beatyfull


  6. Pat Nazaroff

    Another good site for freebies in Kreative Kiwi. I have stitched several of her designs and they are so cute. Also cute appliqué design a lot for free.


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