These Christmas embroidery designs are just the thing to get you into the holiday spirit. Have you started planning for Christmas yet? Maybe you’re a little late to the game and are here for some inspiration. Wherever you’re at in your preparations, these embroidery designs will help add a little cheer.

It’s that time of year when the Christmas decorations start coming out! Add something unique to your holiday decor this year with these festive Christmas embroidery designs.

Festive Christmas embroidery designs are the perfect wintertime project. When considering starting an embroidery project, choose a design that is suited to your skill level and the time that you have to accomplish the piece. Embroidery design projects can range from Christmas kits already put together for you to design patterns that can be found on Etsy, Pinterest, and more. For advanced sewers, we recommend two weeks to finish an embroidery piece. For beginners, we recommend two months.

‘Tis the season to get crafty!

Why You Should Make These Festive Christmas Embroidery Designs

Christmas embroidery designs are a great way to get into the holiday spirit! The pattern ideas below include Christmas-specific designs, snowman embroidery patterns, reindeer embroidery designs, and others that will make you feel like you’re in a winter wonderland.

You can start working on these designs before Christmas, or you can save them for December 25. Embroidery makes for a great activity to do with kids or other family members who like to sew.

Speaking of gifts, if you get a head start, you can offer these designs to your loved ones. You could stitch one of the ideas below and give it to your friends and family. You could also offer your most crafty friends a festive embroidery kit as a gift!

Whatever you decide to do, these Christmas embroidery designs are a great way to pass the time and get into the mood for one of the most magical days of the year.

Christmas Embroidery Gifts

Give Christmas Embroidery As a Gift

It’s the season for giving, and what makes a better gift than something you made yourself? In our opinion, not much! Your loved ones will appreciate all of the time and effort you put into making them something yourself. Plus, homemade gifts are much more unique than store-bought options!

You could also give one of the embroidery kits below to anyone in your life who has expressed an interest in embroidery. If a pattern you love doesn’t come as a kit, create your own! All you’ll need is some fabric, an embroidery hoop, a needle, and an assortment of thread.

Festive Christmas Embroidery Designs: When to Get Started

If you’re thinking about giving your creations as gifts, it’s important that you give yourself enough time to complete your embroidery project. Everyone stitches at a different pace, so it’s hard to determine a timeline. That said, you should always give yourself more time than you think you’ll need! It may seem weird to start working on an embroidered Christmas tree in August but… you get the gist!

Speedy sewers should give themselves at least a few weeks. If you work on your piece a few hours a day, you should be able to complete your design in 2-3 weeks. It may seem like we’re being generous here, but better safe than sorry! Beginners should give themselves even more time.

Christmas Embroidery Designs

Festive Christmas Embroidery Design Ideas

Baubles, pine trees, gingerbread men, stockings…there are so many Christmas-specific embroidery design ideas to choose from. A few of the patterns below also include lettering, so you can hone your skills for words. We’ve also included a special bonus pattern that features beads! And it just might be our favorite.

  1. Christmas baubles pattern
  2. Mini Christmas embroidery hoops for your tree
  3. Noel with greenery pattern
  4. Gingerbread man embroidery idea
  5. Merry & bright Christmas embroidery design
  6. Set of three Christmas embroidery patterns
  7. Beadwork pine tree embroidery kit
  8. Christmas stocking embroidery pattern

Snowman Embroidery Patterns

Snowman Embroidery Designs

Let it snow! There’s something so special about a white Christmas. There’s nothing quite like cozying up next to a fire with a cup of hot cocoa as the snow falls outside. If you prefer to stitch up a snowman embroidery design instead of a Christmas tree, you’ll love the design ideas below. We think that any of these designs would make for a great gift. Plus, whoever you give it to will get a little bit more use out of a winter design than a Christmas one. Which one will you choose?

  1. Winter Wonderland snowman design
  2. Too cold to care snowman embroidery design
  3. Snowman with scarf and top hat pattern
  4. Simple snowman with stars pattern
  5. Snowman with earmuffs idea
  6. Snowman with Christmas lights design
  7. Girl with a snowman on a sled

Reindeer Embroidery Designs

A Christmas embroidery design round-up has to include some of Santa Claus’ furry friends. We’ve got an assortment of reindeer patterns below that range from simple to elaborate. The Scandinavian reindeer would make a great (and unique) addition to your festive embroidery lineup. We just love the simplicity of it. If you’re looking for a more classically Christmas design, you’ll also find a vintage Rudolph pattern.

  1. Merry Christmas with reindeer antlers
  2. Reindeer embroidery kit
  3. Scandinavian (hygge) reindeer embroidery kit
  4. Vintage Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer pattern
  5. Reindeer with garland and bows pattern
  6. Reindeer with antlers and ornaments design

Christmas Embroidery Patterns

Winter Embroidery Designs

Whether you’re a fan of winter or not, we think that everyone can appreciate the winter embroidery designs below. Some of the designs also include words (like the “Baby, it’s cold outside” mitten pattern), which will keep you occupied while you wait for the next feast. You’ll also find a few snowflake design ideas that are perfect for embroidery newbies. Try out the snowflake mandala or the two mittens embroidery design if you’re a novice!

  1. Mitten (two) embroidery design
  2. Winter cabin step-by-step pattern
  3. Over 13 winter hand embroidery designs
  4. Christmas cabin in the snow embroidery
  5. Snowflake mandala design idea
  6. Festive winter greenery with lettering
  7. Cabin with snowy path embroidery DIY kit
  8. Baby, it’s cold outside with mittens
  9. Winter snowflake pattern collection

More Pattern Ideas You’ll Love

  • 3D Puff Embroidery Ideas – Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned expert, 3D puff embroidery designs are a great way to step your sewing game up! You probably recognize this type of embellishment. You often see the 3D puff effect on sports jerseys, backpacks, baseball caps, and even on some jeans. Try out these ideas if you’re looking for a new style of embroidery for your arts and crafts toolbox. 
  • Mushroom Embroidery Patterns – We love the whimsical look of these mushroom embroidery patterns. There’s so much you can create with them! Choose between wall art, put them on clothing, or even home goods. We can picture several of these designs on a tea towel for your kitchen – or give them away as gifts! You could even stitch a few toadstools on one of the Christmas design ideas above as a fun add-on.
  • Funny Embroidery Designs – Who knew embroidery could be so funny? This collection of design ideas will make you laugh out loud as you sew. Between amusing images, entertaining puns, and hilarious swear words, there’s something for all senses of humor! Our personal favorites include a sassy aloe plant with the words, “Say aloe to my little friend.” Priceless!