This past weekend I was going through my Pinterest boards looking for a new hand sewing project to start for my kids. I love having a little hand sewing project that I can pick up whenever I have a spare minute or feel like relaxing – I love cross stitch, applique and have just started making embroidery hoops! When my kids were babies, I made lots of things for their nursery, but now I’m looking to make things they will continue to want to display as they get older. Luckily, there are some amazing projects out there – truly, there is something for everyone!
Last spring, I finished making my son this awesome pirate ship cross stitch from Satsuma Street, one of my favorite Etsy shops to look for new cross stitch patterns. I love how bright and colorful it is! It is now hanging in my son’s book nook in his bedroom.
Since completing the pirate ship, I have been having a hard time deciding on which project to start next – I love them all! The constellation embroidery hoops would be a big hit with my space-obsessed kiddos but the pretty butterfly and mermaid hoops look so fun to stitch!
Here are 32 of my favorite hand sewing patterns that would look amazing in kids’ rooms!! Many are found on Etsy, which is my go-to place for new hand sewing patterns!
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32 Handsewing Patterns Perfect for Kids’ Rooms
These adventure-themed cross-stitch and embroidery hoops would look amazing in any child’s room or nursery. Frame these in a wood grain embroidery hoop for additional rustic charm!
Diana Watters Handmade: Sea to Sky Modern Cross Stitch Pattern | Naive Needle: Camping Cross Embroidery Pattern | Six Little Stitches: Snowy Mountains Modern Embroidery Pattern | NikkiPattern: Arrow Cross Stitch Pattern
My kids are huge fans of space and these embroidery and cross stitch designs are out of this world… corny pun, but still so true! Keep it simple with a beautiful constellation embroidery hoop or, if you’re feeling ambitious, you can cross stitch each planet with Pixl Stitch’s patterns!
CozyBlue: Lunar Blossom | BugabooCity: Constellation Artwork | September House: Solar Flair Patterns | Miniature Rhino: Little and Big Dipper Constellation Embroidery Kit | Pixl Stitch: Planet Cross Stitch
Decorate your child’s room with any of these colorful designs that are sure to spark their imagination. I especially love the geometric animal and unicorn designs – they feel so fresh and bright. I love that any of these below could work for a nursery but are also perfect for older kids!
Satsuma Street: Voyage Pirate Ship | Rhiannons Cross Stitch: Geometric Unicorn | Nikki Pattern: Geometric Animals Cross Stitch | Lova Revolutionary: Dreamcatcher Embroidery | Namaste Embroidery: Little Fox Pattern | Tamar Nahir-Yanai: Mermaid Embroidery
Looking for something on the sweeter side? The next six patterns feature softer colors and lots of creativity! The Butterfly Embroidery Design by Honey & Cider is on my to-do list – either for my daughter or myself!
Satsuma Street: Pretty Little Baby | Fuzzy Fox Designs: Pastel Rainbow Hot Air Balloon Series | Cider and Honey: Butterfly Embroidery Design | Tamar Nahir-Yanai: Flying Fairy Embroidery | Flamingo Toes: Late for Tea Wonderland Embroidery Hoop Set | Oh Sew Bootiful: Clouds Modern Sampler Embroidery Kit
These next four embroidery hoops would feel right at home in a nautical-inspired room.
Kids who love their movie characters are in luck, you can find patterns for most of their favorites! These are a few of my favorites! I’ve stitched the Harry Potter pattern by Flamingo Toes as a wedding gift this past autumn, but think it would also look amazing in a child’s room so I had to include it here!
Flamingo Toes: I Solemnly Swear – Harry Potter Hoop Art | Stitchering: Death Star II Star Wars Cross Stitch | Helena Kovalchuk on Craftsy: Star Wars Cross Stitch Floral BB8 | Stitch Line: Harry Potter Cross Stitch | Natali Needlework: Super Heroes Cross Stitch Pattern | Ritacuna: Belle Cross Stitch Pattern and Cinderella Cross Stitch Pattern
What do you think? These all look so fun to stitch! What type of handsewing do you prefer? It’s a toss up for me between cross stitch and embroidery, so I think i’ll just keep yo-yo-ing between the two! :)