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Top 10 Machine Embroidery Projects to Make & Give

Top 10 Machine Embroidery Projects

To further celebrate National Embroidery Month, here are 10 machine embroidery projects that you can create for yourself or as gifts. These machine embroidery projects are fun ways to practice your skills and use your fabric (and design) stash.

Sewing Patches Tote

sew4home sewing patches tote

Show your sewing pride with these fun machine embroidery patches, made using Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Thread. Get the full tutorial and designs on Sew4Home’s blog.

Sunflower Wallet

embroidered sunflower wallet

This fun embroidered sunflower wallet is by Pam Damour and was introduced in our free webinar.

Grab the kit, which includes everything you need to make your own – simply add the coordinating fabrics of your choice for the inside of the wallet – and watch the webinar for the full instructions.

Monogrammed Water Bottle Holder

machine embroidery project

This machine embroidery project by Kelly Nagel goes together rather simply and just requires a couple of swivel clips to add a professional finish.

Freestanding Flowers

machine embroidery projects

This free webinar with Zandra Shaw of Embroider Shoppe takes you through all the steps to create beautiful flowers, which then can be clustered or used alone as pins, headband embellishments or scarf ties.

Buy the kit here and watch the webinar to get the instructions.

Monogrammed Beach Set

machine embroidery project

Just in time for spring break, this monogrammed beach set includes instructions for a straw hat, towel and beach bag.

Quick and Easy Vinyl Place Mat

easy vinyl place mat tutorial

Pamela Cox designed this wonderful tutorial for a quick and easy vinyl place mat. If you have never tried machine embroidery on vinyl, check out Pam’s blog post here and then try this great project.

Snowflake Embroidered Pillow

snowflake embroidered pillow

This machine embroidered pillow by Pamela Cox keeps winter in mind with embroidered snowflakes and a touch of metallic sparkle. Be on the lookout for the new one each month with our Pillow of the Month Series! Get the full tutorial here.

Cork Key Fobs


embroider on cork

Cork is a great fabric for embroidery. It looks and feels like leather, but is super simple to sew. Read this post to get started on your own today.

In-the-Hoop Scissor Case

machine embroidery projects

This scissor case design comes in both sizes. Create several of these to gift to your sewing friends.

Grab the kit here and register for the free webinar to get the instructions.

Unicorn Towel Hoodie

machine embroidery projects

This cute design by Desiree Habicht will make kids of all ages smile with delight!

Grab our kit and register for the free webinar to make your own Unicorn Towel Hoodie.

P.S. Want more unicorn projects? Check out her Lunch Bag tutorial here.

That’s all folks!

Choose your favorite machine embroidery project or make all 10! Just make sure you’re all stocked with stabilizer and thread before beginning.

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I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!