99 best holiday embroidery ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a reason! The holidays are a time to celebrate, create and (most importantly) give.

If you’re looking for holiday embroidery ideas to create for yourself, friends or family, these 99 timeless holiday embroidery ideas will keep you busy for years to come! 



1. Bibs

2. Koozies

3. Coasters

4. Turkey/fall leaves table runner

5. Happy Thanksgiving tablecloth

6. Decorative table napkins

7. Thanksgiving kitchen towels

8. Thanksgiving/fall throw pillow

9. Baby’s first Thanksgiving onesie

10. Table mats

11. Apron

12. Oven mitts

13. Appliqué turkey (different colored fabrics for each feather)

14. Free standing lace candle sleeve

15. Fall bath towels

16. Pumpkin burlap flag

17. Thanksgiving-themed kitchen rugs

18. Thanksgiving/fall burlap flag



19. Christmas stockings

20. Ugly Christmas sweaters

21. Ugly Christmas vest

22. Free standing lace snowflakes

23. Free standing lace ornaments

24. Free standing lace angel ornaments

25. Free standing lace christmas tree star

26. Free standing lace christmas tree ornament

27. Free standing lace ornament cover

28. Christmas tree skirts

29. Santa Hats 

30. Santa suits

31. Santa belt

32. Christmas pajamas

33. Gift bags

34. Santa bags

35. In the hoop stuffed animal (reindeer, santa, elf, snowman, gingerbread man!)

36. The last supper quilt/wall hanging

37. Baby’s first Christmas onesie

38. Slippers

39. Fuzzy socks

40. Tablecloth (Poinsettia)

41. Table Runner (Wreaths, poinsettias, mistletoes

42. Pet santa/elf suits

43. Pet knit/ugly Christmas sweaters

44. In the hoop pet booties

45. Christmas throw pillow

46. Christmas pillow case

47. Christmas kitchen towels

48. Christmas quilt or blanket

49. In the hoop candy cane holder

50. In the hoop santa tote/goodie bag

51. Gift ribbon

52. Monogrammed appliqué santa (christmas trees, reindeers and more!)

53. In the hoop stuffed ornament (snowmen, christmas trees, gingerbread men, candy canes)

54. Free standing lace coffee mug sleeves

55. Santa’s milk and cookies placemat

56. In the hoop gift card holders

57. In the hoop baby booties

58. Wall art (nativity scene)

59. Monogram appliqué beanie (santa, Christmas tree, reindeer and more)

60. Gift tags or luggage tags

61. Scarves

62. Reindeer stuffed animal

63. Embroidered decorative toilet paper

64. Mittens/gloves

65. Decorative bath towels

66. Free standing lace snowflake table runner

67. Dog/cat beds

68. Decorative tissue box covers

69. Wine bags

70. Robes

71. Snuggies

72. Hooded towel (Santa, reindeer, elf)

73. Christmas-themed kitchen rugs

74. Christmas keychain

75. Free standing lace angel christmas tree topper

76. Free standing lace Christmas tree earrings

77. Christmas comforters

78. Free standing lace snowflake bookmark 

New Years


79. New years sashes

80. New years hats

81. Free standing lace party masks

82. Face masks embroidered in the shape of the year

83. Baby’s First New Years onesie

84. New year’s champagne bags



85. In the hoop dreidel

86. Menorah table runner

87. Menorah napkins

88. In the hoop menorah keychain

89. Dreidel/menorah banner

90. Baby’s First Hanukkah onesie

91. Star of David Yamaka

92. Dreidel keychain

93. Free standing lace Star of David earrings

94. Star of David patch


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95. Baby’s First Kwanzaa onesie

96. Kwanzaa flag quilt

97. Kwanzaa flag banner

98. Kinara (Seven-pronged candle holder) napkins

99. Straw table-runner (mkeka)

Want more machine embroidery ideas?

Quite frankly, we’re really just scratching the surface. Dive deeper with these resources. 

  • If you’re interested in seeing how real embroiderers stitch these items and get even more embroidery ideas, join our Facebook group, Embroidery & Printing Business Help. In it, you’ll catch embroiderers posting all kind of projects from belts and leashes to sweaters and socks. You can even ask them how they did it, and they’ll be more than happy to help.
  • For full embroidery video tutorials, visit our YouTube channel.
  • You can also schedule a free virtual demo to see the embroidery process from start to finish. During your personal session, you can get all of your embroidery questions answered and even ask an expert how you can embroider any one of  these items.  Click here to schedule your one-on-one virtual demo. 

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