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15 stylish embroidery fonts

Personalise your next project with these amazing embroidery fonts from our favourite creators.

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Published: November 3, 2021 at 10:00 am
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Creating text on embroidery can be tricky, but with the assistance of these patterns and templates, you can turn anything into a professional-looking project! Whether you use hand or machine we have put together a list of our favourite embroidery lettering, fonts and monograms for you to browse. We've included lots of styles from simple to floral, so you will find something suitable whatever your project might be.


Most of the hand stitch projects on this list are suitable for beginners, so no need to have lots of experience. If you are using an embroidery machine, there are some lovely fonts on the list which would take your makes to the next level. Adding a special message to an item, whether that's t-shirts and hats or home decor and gifts, always makes any project extra special, especially if you are giving it away as a gift.

Are you new to embroidery and would like some extra guidance on how to start? Try our comprehensive guide on embroidery for beginners, and the embroidery stitches library - which is a fabulous resource for anyone interested in embroidery.

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15 stylish embroidery fonts


Embroidered Lettering by Debra Valencia

This gorgeous book contains 25 embroidery lettering projects for coasters, tote bags, monograms, an eyeglasses case, throw pillows, luggage tags, and more, so you won't be short on exciting ideas. Inside the book, you'll also find step-by-step instructions for 24 useful stitches, useful advice on tools and materials, and 7 alphabet templates to use in customising your own designs. It is an ideal book for beginners because it will walk you through all of the techniques to from different stitches to top tips. Personalising items really add something extra to your makes, especially if you are giving them away as gifts to friends and family. These can work for any occasion too, in particular, they make fabulous stocking stuffers.

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Embroidery fonts bundle for machine embroidery

We love these handwriting style embroidery fonts, they allow you to add a big hit of personality to any project, or if you just want to add yours or someone else's name to an item of clothing or even a tote bag. With each font, you will receive 26 letters in both upper and lowercase so you will have plenty of choices for your designs. These machine embroidery fonts can be bought as an instant download so can be used with your embroidery machine right away.

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Floral embroidery font

If you want to make an impact try these gorgeous hand-stitched letters created with a multitude of flowers and leaves, perfect for anyone who loves botanical crafts and artwork. This pattern is available as a PDF download and includes a link to a video tutorial, so is ideal for beginners and anyone new to embroidery. You will learn a variety of stitching and pick up the basics whilst creating this lovely pattern. This pattern can simply be left in the loop and hung up on a wall at home, or you could complete the project on a tote bag which would make a good gift.

Floral embroidery font on Etsy

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Modern Monogram: Everything You Need to Stitch 12 Elegant Lettering Patterns by Kelly Fletcher

Embroider unique, elegant monograms that make a mark. Embroidery Designs: Modern Monograms makes it easy to create classic designs, then add initials and monograms to tea towels, handkerchiefs, wedding favours, new baby gifts, and more. Everything you need to create stunning, personalised items is included in this kit. It includes two needles, three iron-on transfer sheets, two pieces of fabric, ten skeins of embroidery floss, and a six-inch bamboo embroidery hoop. It also includes detailed step-by-step instructions and pictures for every pattern as well as an introduction to basic embroidery stitches. So this book works well for beginners.

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Hand embroidery pattern PDF

This collection of monogram letters is the perfect way to personalise tea towels, napkins, maybe even a cute tote bag! They are a really great way to add a personal touch to any gifts. This is a set of 26 letters with floral wreaths, ready to be printed at home and transferred onto your fabric. This is a PDF download of the pattern which also includes a general tips PDF plus full instructions for using the designs.

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Floral letter hand embroidery

A lovely project with plenty of detail once finished would look fabulous anywhere in your home or be given as a gift to your loved ones. This design is available as a digital download from Moody Green, on their shop you will find a choice of letters available, plus lots of other beautiful lettering designs. In this PDF download package, you'll receive the pattern, plus lots of tips and advice on creating it, and a simple step-by-step guide to follow along with.

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Simple embroidery font

If you're looking for some really simple hand embroidery lettering, this may be the pattern for you! It makes your embroidery project extra personal when you add a name or date or anything you like. In the PDF download, you'll receive the embroidery alphabet plus instructions and guidance on things like stitching and transferring the design to your fabric.

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Chain font for machine embroidery

One for you embroidery machine users out there. This beautifully simple, yet elegant font is the perfect finishing touch to any project, whether it's a jumper, robes or wedding napkins, it will add an extra touch of sparkle. You will of course need an embroidery machine to use this one, once you download will be available to use it right away with your machine.

Find the Chain font for machine embroidery on Etsy

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Alphabet embroidery bundle

In this stunning PDF download, you receive the template to make all 26 letters of the alphabet! Plus a guide on how to embroider the stitches required for the project, so you could even take on this project if you are a complete beginner and learn along the way. These would make some fab presents to give for Christmas too.

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Floral initial hoop

If you are looking for a wedding gift this floral lettering would be a thoughtful keepsake for the newlyweds (you'd of course have both initials on there). It would also simply make a sweet gift for a friend to hang on their wall. This floral pattern uses 7 different stitches, it is suitable for beginners whilst also giving you the chance to practice. Along with the digital download, you'll also receive a lovely step-by-step guide, packed with top tips for your project.

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Modern initial printed pattern

Add a splash of modern to your decor with this personalised initial printed pattern. You can choose which initial you would like and then you will receive a printed fabric ready to be stitched - no printer needed! This is perfect for absolute beginners because it only contains one stitch type and blocks of colour, you'll also be able to follow along with the easy instructions included.

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Floral machine embroidery

Take your home decor to the next level with this professional-looking floral lettering embroidery. It would make any fabric look gorgeous, we particularly love the cushion below, but it would also work well on blankets, tea towels or simple framed and hung up on the wall with your chosen phrase. This set includes 26 uppercase letters in gorgeous floral design in one size for 4x4 hoops for machine embroidery. Suitable for an embroidery hoop size 4" and bigger.

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Magnolia machine font

This gorgeous machine font would easily spruce up any old clothes, t-shirts, hoodies, even tote bags. Compatible with embroidery machines, you'll be able to download the file instantly and get stitching! Now you just have to choose what you want to write on your fabrics!

Find the Magnolia machine font on Etsy

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Ombre embroidery font for machine

This unique ombre effect font looks gorgeous and we just know anyone with an embroidery machine will fall in love with it! There are endless ways to use this alphabet of letters, as the digital download includes five sizes, each size includes uppercase letters, small letters, numbers and punctuation.

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Floral embroidery name kit

This one is a little different from the rest on the list because it is a complete kit and personalised to whichever name you would like! That means this embroidery font would make a wonderful gift for any budding stitcher you might know. Printed onto 100% white cotton fabric to fit a 6” embroidery hoop. This kit is aimed at beginners and features just 2 stitch types. Every step is explained in the complete instructions.

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We hope you loved our round-up and found something that sticks out to you! If you are looking for lovely gifts for embroiderers, check out our buyers guide for lots of ideas and inspiration for any occasion. Try these must-have needle minders, or these stylish embroidery books, perfect for any stitch fanatic. Know someone who would love to give embroidery a try? Get started with these gorgeous beginner embroidery kits, which contain everything they’ll need to complete their first project. If you’re looking to level up your embroidery be sure to take a look at our best embroidery machines.


katie dolan
Katie DolanDigital Assistant, Gathered

Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!

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