Christmas Embroidery & Stitchery Designs

There is something about hand embroidery that is so relaxing!  And decorating your home for Christmas with your creations, or giving them as gifts is budget friendly and very satisfying!

Even if you are running out of time, I have some very simple Christmas embroidery patterns you can whip up in no time!   Frame the finished product, or turn it into a pillow!

Luke 2 Angel Embroidery Pattern

I'm not claiming they are EASY--if you are a beginner, you probably won't enjoy all the tiny words--but they are SIMPLE because they use just a few stitches and basic supplies--pattern, instructions, scissors and these:

Embroidery Hoop                                 Floss                                     Needles                                             Muslin

If you are a beginner, you might want to omit the words and just stitch the angel or Santa (below).  It would still be lovely!

Unfortunately, I don't have any step-by-step photos of this particular project, but watch my Tutorials page and I will post some helpful links to other tuts on the internet.

These particular patterns only use 3 different stitches:

Back Stitch                                              French Knot                                Outline or Stem Stitch

Of course, you can use any variety of stitches you wish!

First, you will trace the design onto your muslin with pencil or a disappearing marker.  Insert fabric into hoop and start stitching!  I have all the suggested colors noted for you but you can use whatever you like!

Finishing touches:  I like to take a red crayon and add some angel "cheeks" very lightly.  I stitched a little cross charm to the angel below.

Isaiah 9:6 Christmas Angel Embroidery Stitching Pattern

Santa Christmas Embroidery Design and Santa Ornament Pattern

Looking through my patterns, I realize how long it's been since I did any new stitching!  I'm getting the itch to stitch again!  Time to whip out my needle and floss!

So, what are you working on?

Happy Stitching!


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    I tried Magnifico last night in my embroidery machine and it was a wonderful thread to work with. No breaks at all!Thanks for sharing these valuable information.

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