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Embroidery Projects I Have to Try

Updated on October 7, 2014

Embroidery I love!

The embroidery projects on this page represent the type of needlework I enjoy most. Most of them are colorful, fun and thoughtful and I have to try making them. It's almost as if I have no choice.

I've selected an assortment of embroidery patterns created by some really talented folks on the web. Included is my original embroidery pattern which I'm sharing with you. It's about mean people and you'll see it further down the page.

Isn't this MacNCheese embroidery sweet? You are the Cheese to My Macaroni was stitched by former Flickr user bookwormbethie for her husband. The free pattern was generously provided by Flickr user mindboggld and can be found here.

(Photo credit bookwormbethie)

Tea Towels to Embroider

If you wish to try making some embroidered tea towels....pick up a few of these classic flour sack towels to embroider on.

If part of a Cheese N Mac relationship, would you be the Cheese or the Macaroni? Hmmmmmm

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Embroidery Projects like these...

Advice Hankies

I just have to try these advice hankies! You can get inspired too by viewing more of these fabulous embroidery projects here at An Snag Breac Beo.

(Photo credit an snag breac beo blog)

Embroidery Hoops and Needles

You'll need embroidery hoops and embroidery needles. Those are basic supplies for this needle work.

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Embroidered Love Notes

I have to try these!

A combination of machine sewing and hand embroidery makes up this embroidery project from Smashed Peas and Carrots. See how here.

(Photo credit Maggie at Smashed Peas and Carrots)

Mean People Embroidery

Embroidery Projects - Mean Ass People
Embroidery Projects - Mean Ass People

This embroidery work shows EXACTLY how I feel about mean people. (Actually I was being nice when I was choosing the wording.) If you'd like to make one of these for someone not so special.....see the free pattern below. Just save the picture to your computer and print the font to a size that works for you.

Trace the wording with carbon paper onto a natural linen type fabric and get your needle and thread ready. I used 3-strands of embroidery floss on this piece.

FREE Embroidery Pattern

Embroidery Projects - Mean Ass People
Embroidery Projects - Mean Ass People

I am right handed and I wrote the script with my left hand. Make the font as large or small as you'd like, but I thought this might be an embroidery project YOU'D like to try. ;)

Emboidery Projects - Cocktail Napkins
Emboidery Projects - Cocktail Napkins

Cocktail Napkins I Have to Try to Embroider

These hand embroidered cocktail napkins are a wonderful gift for your favorite hostess (maybe that's YOU!) :) The free embroidery patterns are available here at sublime stitching. This looks like a quick stitch project with simple embroidery stitches. Enjoy!

(Photo credit Jenny at Sublime Stitching)

Do you have any embroidery projects you're currently working on?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      No, I was in Kindergarten the last time I had such an opportunity.

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      Your "mean ass" embroidery reminded me of special occasion cards I'd like to see! LOL! I haven't embroidered in many years... last time was a bookmark I think I embroidered for an ex-husband. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Am currently embroiled and braided! Sadly, am not not skilled enough to handle both! :)

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      knit1tat2 5 years ago

      just finished a set of t pot dish towels, fun and turned out cute!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I'm not a needlework person. It makes me nervous. I used to do some cross-stitch when I was a young bride and was trying to learn to be domestic. I'm not. Cooking and baking is about it.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I haven't done any embroidery in years. These are all fun projects. Love the "That's what she said." one the best! Macaroni and cheese is also darned adorable!

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      Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I used to love to embroider when I was a teenager. I had a pair of overalls I decorated with embroidery and patchwork. I just loved them.

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      Way back when I was a teenager I embroidered the legs of my jeans and/or the hip pockets. I haven't done any emfroidery for decades, but I do enjoy it.

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      lyttlehalfpint 5 years ago from Canada

      I have never embroidered, crochet or knit (except a disaster of a scarf), but I have done rug hooking in the past and loved it. I do want to learn embroidery, a useful skill I think.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Not currently working on any embroidery, but I sure have in the recent past. I have seven embroidered dish towels with fruits and veggies on them, I have table napkins and placemats I've embroidered, a couple of table runners, and some of my denim shirts that I throw on when I'm chilly. I love embroidery and your lens.

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      DreamsBloom 5 years ago

      I've been telling myself that I need to do some embroidery for a long time. I like the unique designs they have at, so the mac and cheese design shown here appeals to me. But I also like the sweet, romantic old vintage designs, like Aunt Martha's brand.

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      Showpup LM 5 years ago

      This brings back fond memories of my grandma's embroidery projects, which I have several of. Something so soft and sentimental about them. We have a Janome so we cheat. Does that count? :) Ohh... I'm going to write a lens on that. LOL

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Looks an interesting embroidery lens to me - I shall pass it on to someone who knows more about it than I :)

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      SPhilbrick 5 years ago

      I do.......sort of. I was hand embroidering a whole herd of jungle animals on a baby blanket I'm making, but decided the baby will be fully grown by the time I finish it so I'm switching over to machine stitching! I do love the look of hand embroidery though and have several vintage pieces that I have collected.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      OH, I love embroidery too. Love these. So cute!!! Another project to put on the list.