Free hand embroidery fireworks design

Use our free hand embroidery fireworks design to stitch something for Bonfire night.

embroidered fireworks on hoop

Forget firecrackers, whip up your own fireworks display with our free embroidery design by Mollie Johanson.

Brighten up your walls with a bouquet of embroidery hoop art and create your own display on Guy Fawkes’ Night. There are three free embroidery designs which you can download from our templates. All you need to do is choose your thread – neons work best! We’ve got tons of embroidery patterns here on Gathered for you to stitch up so let us know your favourite over on Instagram using #gatheredmakers.

If you’re an embroidery newbie learn how to embroider with our free guide and our embroidery for beginners step by step tutorial.

You will need:

  • Tissue paper
  • Templates from Mollie Makes issue 3
  • Pen
  •  Pins
  •  Embroidery hoops: 3″, 4″, and 5″
  • Dark grey or black wool felt: 2 standard sheets or 7″ x 20″
  • Variegated embroidery floss in several colours
  • Embroidery needle
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush

Fireworks embroidery design


You Will Need

  • Thread
  • Paint
  • Embroidery hoop

Total time:

Step 1

Free hand embroidery fireworks design step 1

Trace the pattern onto tissue paper. Place the felt into the embroidery hoop, then pin the traced pattern onto the felt.

Step 2

Free hand embroidery fireworks design step 2

Stitch through the felt and tissue, following the pattern, using running stitch, backstitch and French knots wrapped once.

Step 3

Free hand embroidery fireworks design step 3

When all the stitching is done, tear away the tissue paper, being careful not to tug at the stitches. If bits of tissue remain, use a needle or tweezer to remove them.

Step 4

Free hand embroidery fireworks design step 4

Remove the embroidery from the hoop, then paint the outer ring. Take extra care around the area with the metal fastening. Paint several coats until the paint is even and has a flat finish.

Step 5

Free hand embroidery fireworks design step 5

After the paint is dry, place the embroidery in the internal hoop. Trim around the felt, leaving a small border and clip the felt to make small tabs. Glue the tabs down along the inside of the hoop.

Step 6

Cut a length of floss to form a hanger. Loop floss through the screw on the hoop, then tie the two ends together, and that’s it! Now you can hang your display and enjoy your fireworks embroidery design.


We hope you’ve enjoyed stitching your fireworks embroidery design. Check out our free machine embroidery designs and our sashiko embroidery patterns for more fabulous projects.