When you learn that a new baby is on the way, you'll probably start planning how to decorate the nursery. Or perhaps you're anticipating the arrival of a friend or family member's baby and you want to make them something special. These 10 embroidery patterns for the nursery will get you started!
Each of the patterns gathered here would make a special piece of wall art, but many would also be good for stitching other items, such as onesies, baby quilts, laundry bags, and more. And if a pattern is too big for one of these, think about how you could use one part of the design for your project.
You're sure to find something perfect to stitch for a special delivery.
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Vintage-Style Pram Kit or PDF Pattern
This precious pram embroidery design has a classic look to it but stitched in black and white, it works in modern nursery spaces too. I Heart Stitch Art offers this as both a PDF pattern and a complete kit for those who want to jump right into stitching.
In addition to the beautiful, yet simple stitching and sweet "Bébé" lettering, you'll love the accents of white tapestry wool that make this embroidered design stand out.
Pram Embroidery Pattern and Kit, $8-$32, I Heart Stitch Art
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Embroidery and Applique Hoop Art
Bring a touch of whimsy to the nursery with these patterns for hoop art that you'll want on display for years to come. Combining embroidery with appliqué, Cutesy Crafts offers a collection of free patterns featuring things like a rain cloud, a hot air balloon, a kite, and more. If you don't want to include the appliqué, you could always leave that off or use fill stitching in those areas.
Free Hoop Art Patterns, via Cutesy Crafts
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Vintage Baby Embroidery Patterns
Vintage embroidery patterns are always a good place to find designs that are sweet and charming. Not to mention, many are now available for free! French Knots collects and shares many vintage patterns, including these adorable baby booties. Stitch them as hoop art or on a little drawstring bag for a shower gift.
While you're visiting French Knots, be sure to look through the vast collection of patterns, both for baby and other occasions.
Vintage Baby Bootie Embroidery Pattern, via French Knots
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DIY Kantha Embroidery Baby Blanket
Introduce baby to world cultures (and world embroidery styles!) with this kantha-style receiving blanket. Kantha is a traditional embroidery form in Southeast Asia, and with the free pattern and tutorial from Studio Tea, you can try your hand. It's perfect for adding a handmade touch to a baby gift!
Kantha Embroidery Baby Blanket, via Studio Tea c/o Tea CollectionContinue to 5 of 10 below.
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Good Night Embroidery Pattern and Kit
Artist Tamar NahirYanai designs some of the sweetest embroidery patterns around. This Good Night design features a little princess tucking her bunny friend under the covers of a giant leaf. It's just the thing to display in the room of your wee little princess! Good Night is available as a digital pattern or a pre-printed kit that makes a little wall hanging banner.
Good Night Embroidery Pattern and Kit, $5-$26, Tamar NahirYanai
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Baby Border Hand Embroidery Pattern
With adorable details and tiny stitches, this free baby border embroidery pattern makes a great way to frame a custom name embroidery. Swap out the "baby" center and add the name of your little one, along with their birthdate or other details. You could even change the text to say "nursery" or "baby's room" and hang it on the door of the nursery!
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Sweet Dreams Little One Free Pattern
This simple and precious pattern is a perfect addition to a baby quilt. Amy from Nana Company offers the Sweet Dreams Little One pattern as a free companion to her Sleepy Time Animal Pals pattern, along with instructions to sew an embroidered patchwork pillow sham. And you could easily adapt the tutorial to transform it into a mini quilt.
Sweet Dreams Little One, via Nana Company
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Custom Birth Announcement PDF Pattern
Want to create a keepsake commemorating a new baby? This custom pattern incorporates a name, birth date, location and other details, all in subway-style, typographic embroidery. What a unique way to stitch something special. Not to mention, this project uses basic stitches, making it suitable for even the most novice of stitchers.
For nursery decor that becomes an heirloom, this is the pattern for you.
Custom Birth Announcement Pattern, $8, via Daisyeyes HandmadeContinue to 9 of 10 below.
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Baby Name Art Embroidery DIY
Using negative space embroidery and felt, this DIY hoop is a precious gift for a little one. The free tutorial includes pattern pieces for the hill and dimensional sheep and flowers. You just create the letter templates for the custom name. Although probably best suited for shorter names, using a narrow font for the name will allow room for more letters.
The combination of techniques creates a soft and sweet hoop for any nursery wall.
Baby Name Art Felt DIY Embroidery, via Crafty Little Secret
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Modern ABC Embroidery Pattern
What could be more appropriate for a baby's room than the ABCs? This modern alphabet pattern is a piece that will take your little one into their early childhood days and beyond.
At a stunning large (11in x 16in) size, Kelly Fletcher Needlework's pattern shows each letter along with an object starting with that letter. From that standpoint, it's a traditional alphabet design, but the style makes this fun and fresh too. Plus, you could use the letter motifs individually as well!
Modern Alphabet Hand Embroidery Pattern, $17, Kelly Fletcher Needlework