Vintage-Inspired Embroidery Kits and Patterns

There's a do-it-yourself embroidery kit for every skill level.

We hand-pick antiques for our readers and may earn a small commission if you buy something featured on this page.
embroidery kits

Old-world hobbies and crafts are perfect for slowing down and enjoying several hours away from a screen. And while I can’t guarantee your eyes won’t sting after a few sessions with some custom embroidery kits, you will most likely be left with an heirloom-quality result. And if embroidering takes hold, think of all the handmade gifts you could give your loved ones.

There are several types of hand embroidery, each requiring a specific skill set (you may hate one technique and love another). However, with a little patience, you could cross-stitch, punch needle, or crewel your way to a beautiful textile—and these embroidery kits and patterns are here to help with just that. Give the kits as a gift, try them out for yourself, or just admire the craft from afar.

Art Nouveau Mini Embroidery Kit

Art Nouveau embroidery kit by mlmxoxo. Art Deco floral motif. diy kit. botanical. flower. 4" hand embroidery kit.
$21.60, etsy.com

This Art Nouveau floral motif embroidery kit includes everything you need to create a mini embroidery project:

  • 4″ wooden hoop (with dark green grosgrain ribbon)
  • Design on 100% linen
  • Embroidery floss & needle
  • Cotton panel (backing)
  • PDF instructions & tips

A Pocket Full of Posies Denim Embroidery Pattern

A Pocket Full of Posies - Embroidery PDF & Pattern
$6.16, etsy.com

Jazz up the pocket of an old pair of jeans with this step-by-step embroidery PDF guide & pattern.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Beginner Embroidery Kit With Flower Designs

Beginner Embroidery Kit, Easy Embroidery Kit For Beginner, cross stitch, Flowers Embroidery kit, Needlepoint kits, Kits DIY embroidery set
$11.69+, etsy.com

Pick your pattern! The kit will include everything you need to start the project and detailed English instructions with a stitch guide:

  • 1 embroidery hoop 8″ ( optional )
  • 1 illustrated Linen fabric, 11.8 x 11.8″
  • 2 embroidery needles
  • 1 set of embroidery cotton threads
  • 1 set of English instructions

Flower Patch Pillow Embroidery Pattern

Embroidery Pattern for Pillow Cover (24x24, 22x22, 20x20, 18x18, 16x16) – FLOWER PATCH – PDF Instant Download Embroidery Pattern
$5.99, etsy.com

This pattern may not be a done-in-one-night project, but it is oh-so worth it when it’s done. It uses a total of 15 thread colors and teaches 8 fundamental stitches.

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Floral Punch Needle Embroidery Kit

Full Punch Needle Kit | DIY Embroidery Supplies for Summer Floral Pattern
$39.99+, etsy.com

This simple and fun punch needle kit comes with all of the tools and supplies you need to complete the retro-inspired project:

  • 8×8 inch sturdy wood frame with pre-stretched monks cloth ready to punch
  • 3.5mm punch needle with wood handle (if ordered with kit)
  • Threader
  • 4 colors of medium-weight wool blend and acrylic yarns
  • Floral pattern to trace onto monks’ cloth
  • Step-by-step instructions with photos

William Morris Strawberry Thief Cross Stitch Pattern

William Morris Strawberry Thief Cross stitch pattern PDF Arts and Crafts
$6.40, etsy.com

This 14.69″ x 17.44″ cross-stitch embroidery pattern is an adaptation of a William Morris textile design from the 1883 – Strawberry Thief.

Level: Advanced

Lavender Embroidery Kit for Beginners

Embroidery Kit For Beginner| Modern Embroidery Kit with Pattern| Flowers Embroidery Full Kit with Needlepoint Hoop| DIY Craft Kit Lavender
$19.99+, etsy.com

It doesn’t get much easier than this. This embroidery kit will include everything you need to complete an 8″ hoop project:

  • 1 embroidery hoop, 8″
  • 1 illustrated linen fabric
  • 2 embroidery needles
  • 1 set of embroidery cotton threads
  • 1 set of English instructions

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. By clicking “Accept“, you agree to our website's cookie use as described in our Cookie Policy. Accept Read More