Punch needle (otherwise know and needle punch) is the hottest craft trend on the block. Creating gorgeous textured designs, it’s a craft that anyone can do all you need is the correct equipment and some helpful instructions. Buying punch needle tools and materials separately can add up which is why we love punch needle kits. Everything you need is including along with helpful instructions that are perfect for newbies.
We’ve gathered some of the best punch needle kits for beginners and some more advanced kits so that you can embrace this therapeutic craft. All these punch needle kits make great gifts too if you’re feeling generous. Before you buy your punch needle kit check out our needle punching for beginners post to learn all the basics.
What is punch needle embroidery?
Punch needle embroidery is the technique of using a punch needle tool to loop material (usually yarn) through a cloth base to create a design. It’s a form of embroidery because it involves pushing materials through a cloth! Punch needle pushes the material down into the cloth to create a design whereas hooking pulls material up. It’s a craft that started in the 1800s but has become increasingly popular in recent years because of its beautiful textured results.
What is a punch needle kit?
A punch needle kit is simply a box, set or bag which comes will all the materials, tools and instructions you need to start punch needling. They’re a great way to get started and there are hundreds on the market to choose from. Places like Etsy, Amazon, Wish, Hobbycraft and many more sell punch needle kits. Most beginner punch needle kits will come with the punch needle tool but some won’t. You can buy the tool separately from places like Amazon and Etsy.
There’s a mix of beginner punch needle kits and more advanced punch needle kits out there and we know it can be tricky to find the one perfect for you. We’ve split these kits up into beginner and more advanced to help you, no matter what stage of your crafting journey you’re at, to find a suitable one.
Punch needle for beginners – 18 kits
Love Max Design lion punch needle
This beginners kit is super cute and comes with everything you need. It’s £50 including the punch needle tool and you even get to personalise what colour you’d like the lion’s mane to be!
Stitchonomy Fern punch needle kit
Stitchonomy’s punch needle kit is a great price for a beautiful design. This affordable kit comes with easy to follow instructions and will ease you into the world of punch needle.
SUPVOX rainbow punch needle kit for beginners
Amazon have a few affordable choices but this is our favourite. Who wouldn’t want to make a rainbow? For more colourful crafts check out our rainbow craft ideas and make all your crafts the colour of the rainbow.
Studio Jepsen punch needle kit
Rico Design is the home of needle punch and this kit by Studio Jepsen comes with their famous punch needle tool. The design itself is easy to follow and you can use Rico Design’s Youtube video for extra guidance. How fun is this banana punch needle kit!
Whole Punching’s celestial punch needle kit
This celestial design comes with everything you need and will be delivered straight to your door, ready for you to make. It’s an eco-friendly craft kit and we think it’ll make a lovely birthday gift for anyone wanting to try something new.
DIY starry night punch needle kit
Recreate Van Gough’s famous starry night with this easy beginner punch needle kit. It would make a great Christmas gift for a crafty friend too because it comes with everything you need inside. It’s also really good value for money as some punch needle tools can cost over £20 themselves.
My Life Handmade’s punch needle kit
Make this abstract design with My Life Handmade’s beginners punch needle kit. We love its muted tones and funky design and think it’ll look fab hanging on your wall.
RISE Tailor Studio’s punch needle kit
Choose from these three punch needle kits and get needling! This punch needle kit includes the tool, monk cloth, hoop, design
and enough yarn to complete the design.
The Little Cloth Studio’s punch needle kit
This punch needle kit is on the more pricey side of our beginners punch needle round-up but it’s well worth it. It comes with 7 different yarns which you can then turn into this adorable sunshine. The kit comes with a 7 page booklet containing all the tips, advice and instructions you’ll need.
Full of Your Love’s Alpaca punch needle kit
Share the llama love with this punch needle embroidery kit. We love his floral crown! We can just imagine you crafting this little guy and hanging him over your desk to keep you company at work.
floral beginner punch needle kit
These mini punch needle hoops are great pocket-sized crafts that you can keep in your bag and practice on the go. Punch needle kits really can travel with you anywhere. Plus it comes with three in a pack so you can invite your pals round for a punch needle party!
Love Max Design’s rainbow punch needle kit
Get all colourful with Love Max Design’s rainbow punch needle kit. It’s beginner-friendly and you can even choose what four colours you’d like your rainbow to feature!
Lion punch needle kit
Punch needle kits don’t come cuter than The Modern Crafter’s sleepy lion kit. It comes with all the colourful yarn you need and some practice linen for you to test out the technique on.
Folk art chicken mini punch needle kit
The Modern Crafter also sells these adorable mini punch needle kits that are so small they’ll fit through your letterbox. As well as including all the materials and tools you’ll also get full printed instructions including step-by-step photos.
Letter punch needle kit
Punch needle your own initials with this funky punch needle kit for beginners. Simply tell Love Max Design what letter you’d like and she’ll send you a punch needle kit with everything you need and some detailed instructions. You’ll also be given full access to her YouTube tutorials which show you exactly how to needle punch.
Beginner pom pom tree punch needle kit
This funky punch needle kit comes with all the tools you need to make this pom-pom-looking treescape! Choose between several different colourways and select whether you want to make a large or XL project.
Geometric punch needle kit
Monstera punch needle kit
This punch needle kit would make a lovely gift for the plant-lovers in your life. This monstera leaf design complete with a matching border is by The Modern Crafter. It comes with everything you need including 100% British Wool and they can even pop a birthday note in there to make this an extra special gift.
Best advanced punch needles to use
The Modern Crafter sunset cushion
The Modern Crafter is an iconic punch needle brand and they have loads of gorgeous punch needle kits on their Etsy. For those of you looking to work with multiple colours, this is the kit for you. This cushion was actually designed for Mollie Makes and is now sold as a punch needle kit! They also have a subscription service if you’re wanting punch needle kits sent to your door every month.
Whole Punching’s cushion punch needle kit
If you’re looking to challenge yourself and go further than punch needle hoops then this is the kit for you. Whole Punching are selling this beautiful cushion punch needle kit which is rich in colour and texture. This kit is easy to follow and perfect for those of you wanting to slowly up your punch needle skills.
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Test your punch needle technique with this wonderful whale! Although this punch needle kit is still aimed at beginners the colour changes and eye detailing will make it a little harder than your standard hoop.
Chaumiereoiseau’s colourful punch needle kit
Test your punch needle skills with this incredible punch needle kit by C
Bella Filato Studio’s moon punch needle kit
This complex punch needle kit has a beautiful overlapping design and gives a celestial vibe. It comes with everything you need to make the hoop and is a great project for those of you wanting to move up to punch needling more intricate designs.
The Bee and Bear’s floral cushion punch needle kit
Once you’ve mastered the art of punch needle in a hoop try this kit and turn your designs into pillows. The Bee & The Bear have some great punch needle kits in their Etsy store so head over.
punch needle kit
This punch needle kit contains everything you need to start right after you open the box. You can choose between four different colourways meaning you can make your plant in your favourite colours. Although it comes with an easy to follow video, this kit is a little more advanced because of the technique used on the leaves.
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Shape punch needle kit
Whole Punching is back with another practical and pretty punch needle kit. Use their kit to create your own modern-looking cushion. Everything you need is inside the kit including full instructions and the punch needle tool but you’ll need to provide the pillow to stuff inside.
Festive punch needle kits
Since it’s the most wonderful time of the year we thought we’d start by sharing four wonderfully festive punch needle kits. Keep scrolling to find your punch needle kit and check out our Christmas crafts section for more festive makes.
Sumind Christmas punch needle kits
Make your own cute Christmas decorations with these affordable punch needle kits. There’s a range of designs to choose from (Santa, snowman or Christmas tree) and they’re all beginner-friendly. Perfect for festive crafternoons!
Christmas tree punch needle kit
We absolutely love this sweet Christmas tree punch needle pattern. This kit comes with the pattern and cloth but you’ll need to provide the wool and tool (colour suggestions for the tree come inside the box). This is the perfect Christmas project for more experienced punch needlers who are used to following patterns.
We hope you’ve found a new punch needle kit to work on! If you try any of these kits tag us in a picture using #gatheredmakers and check out our other crafty kits. We have a round-up of the best rug making kits for beginners and show you the best craft subscription box on the market. Plus we have a whole host of free daily craft patterns for you to choose from.