National Embroidery Month: Embroidery Projects

February is National Embroidery Month! WeAllSew is celebrating with a month-long event sharing our best embroidery tips, techniques, free projects, and bonus giveaways! Visit us every Friday during the month of February to find out what each week’s fun prize package includes, and enter the giveaway. This week we’re sharing or favorite embroidery projects, many with free, downloadable embroidery designs included! As a bonus, at the end of the post we have a fantastic giveaway with some handy machine embroidery supplies just for you!

Machine Embroidery Projects and Tutorials

Embroidered Coasters

Use simple embroidery designs, letters, or monograms to create a set of Fabric Coasters. Fit several embroidered designs in one hooping and you’ll have a set stitched up in no time! Click here to find the Embroidered Fabric Coasters tutorial at WeAllSew.

Embroidered Heart Pin Tutorial

Use this free embroidery design to create fun in-the-hoop heart pins – perfect for Valentine’s Day! Learn how to make these Embroidered Heart Pins here.

Embroidered Hat with Toolbox

It’s easy to create your own custom embroidered hat using this special hoop. Learn all about using the Hoop ‘N’ Buddyz insert in the Embroidered Hat tutorial here.

Embroidered Collar Tutorial - finished

Add a bit of class to any top with an embroidered collar. This tutorial includes a downloadable patter for an adult or child size collar, plus the step-by-step instructions to add an embroidered motif to the collar. Find out how to create your own Embroidered Collar with this tutorial.

Create a lucky four-leaf clover customized with a letter or monogram with this free design and tutorial. Find the Good Fortune Four-Leaf Clover in-the-hoop project here.

Embroidered Journal Cover- finished

Personalize your journal or sketchbook with embroidery! Add your own favorite embroidery design, or create one with a name or monogram as a personal gift. Find the Embroidered Journal Cover tutorial here.

Toolbox Lettering Quilt Label

Create quick, personalized labels for quilts with embroidery! Don’t forget to add the date, quilt maker, and any information on the special occasion or person the quilt commemorates. Learn how to make a simple Quilt Label with this tutorial.

DIY Embroidered Merit Badge

Did you know you can create free-standing patches with your embroidery machine? Yes! Get the full instructions for creating DIY Embroidered Patches here.

embroidery on wood

Not only can you embroider on fabric, but there are some other materials that you can add embroidery accents to! Check out these photos of balsa wood embroidery.

monogram necklace

You can find instructions for creating this bespoke balsa wood Embroidered Necklace here.

Another fun out-0f-the-ordinary material you can embroider on is cork!

Cork butterfly necklace tutorial

Click here to find out all about embroidering on cork, and making this Cork Butterfly Necklace in-the-hoop with this tutorial.

National Embroidery Month Week 4 Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our contest giveaway winner, WeAllSew fan @aelese, and thanks to all who entered!

One lucky WeAllSew reader will win this embroidery package containing one set of 6 assorted Isacord thread spools, one pair Tula Pink Large Ring Microtip Snips, and one package Aquamesh Washaway  stabilizer!

Isacord 1000 meter thread spools

Tula Pink Large Ring Microtip Snips



Aqua Mesh Wash Away


All you have to do is post a comment below and answer the question, “What is your favorite machine embroidery project to make?” The the giveaway is open through Thursday, February 28.

The giveaway is open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the blog by February 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact to claim the prize.

Good luck!

67 thoughts on “National Embroidery Month: Embroidery Projects

  1. Actually it is hard for me to pick a favorite project, as I love them all. Lately, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying in the hoop (ITH) projects. But I also enjoy ME on dish towels and leaving in the kitchen of the hostess who invites us for dinner.

  2. I just learned how to embroider labels using the techniques and accessing the information “I” on my Bernina. It’s opened up such creative possibilities. . Now it’s become my favorite embroider project.

  3. I am new to machine embroidery and just learning the basilica but I am looking forward to quilting with my module and also learning how to monogram.

  4. So many great projects to make listed here!
    I’ve made probably 100 personalized baby bibs using the baby’s name and a sweet applique on a handmade bib. I enjoy making each one and knowing they are unique and will be enjoyed for several years always puts joy in my heart! Bibs are my favorite machine embroidered project! duchick at gmail dot com

  5. I enjoy making things for my granddaughters. They are always so appreciative and never see the less-than-perfect parts. It’s a win-win. I get to learn and they get new clothes or towels, etc.

  6. My favorite embroidery projects are making personalized quilt labels. Everyone, my 2 sons, 5 grandsons and other very special people in my life that have been gifted quilts that have been made especially for them. There will never be a question, “where did this quilt come from?”

  7. I loved making a memory block for my Grandmother, my Mother and my Godparents,( 2 lively little old sisters) who raised me and made my life one of enchantment! I put flowers that reminded me of each of them and a bible scripture on them that reminded me of each of them and that they each had in some way passed on to me to make my life better and brighter! They turned out lovely! I then put them into a memory quilt to start as an heirloom!

  8. I love to embroider kitchen accessories for myself and friends. They can be customized to each individual’s taste and preferences. Also on sheets and pillowcases. Makes them look so expensive!

  9. Baby things such as onesies and bibs. There are so many adorable designs available to use and the personalization possibilities are endless.

    Thank you for increasing the number of articles and tutorials on using the embroidery unit.

  10. I am rather new to machine embroidery. I have enjoyed embroidering on towels and made FSL Christmas ornaments for my grandchildren this past Christmas. I am still learning, but so far enjoy the fun projects

  11. One of my favorite projects is to make varied free standing lace snowflakes on my Bernina 630. I donate them to our church Craft Fair held in November. They are so pretty hanging on Christmas trees or inside greeting cards … even on those special gifts for special people.

  12. My favorite machine embroidery project to make recently is FSL Christmas ornaments, particularly snowflakes. I had no idea what FSL even meant, lol. Once I googled it and found some great free standing lace designs and good water soluble stabilizer I was able to easily stitch a bunch of gorgeous ornaments. If I do a few here and there I’ll have plenty of easy, cute gifts for people as well as decor for the end of the year!

  13. I enjoy making personalized wineglass slips. I make a set of 4 as gifts. The wineglass slips wrap around the foot of the glass, and I embroider the giftee’s name / initials / small flower on the Free Standing Lace FSL wineglass slips. The wineglass slips helps to identify people’s wineglass during a party.

  14. I’m making Japanese knot bags (using grommets) with an embroidered logo for an RV Fulltimers Rally, created with my Bernina Embroidery software Version 8!

  15. I’m fairly new to embroidery. I really enjoy making kitchen towels, bandannas for my dogs and I’m excited about trying to make a baby blanket for a friend.

  16. Lately, my favorite project is to make crib sheets from unbleached muslin and adding a simple, baby-themed embroidery design to one end of the sheet. The muslin gives the sheet a vintage look!

  17. I am just learning to use my new Embroidery Module and I love it!! I’ve been putting words on baby blankets, zipper bags and bean bags. I can’t wait to work with cork and towels and more complicated projects!!

  18. I have been intimidated by the embroidery option/module on my machine thus far. But reading more – and everyone’s comments is making me want to give it a try. Wish me luck!

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