Best Embroidery Kits for Beginners

Embroidery has been a crafting favorite for generations, mainly because of the joy the crafting brings to people, but also the versatility of the medium, and the relatively low price point to get materials to get started.

If you or a loved one are looking to get into embroidery or cross stitch, but are not sure where to start, then I am going to show you everything you need to know and what are some of the best embroidery kits to start with. 

Picking the right embroidery kit will help you start easily, so that you know the best techniques without getting overwhelmed at the multiple rows of products at the craft store.

Compiled here are some of the best embroidery kits for beginners because they provide all the materials you need to get started.

Many of them are printed with an easy to follow pattern so that you can get started immediately on stitching. The prices vary slightly, but we have compiled a list that we feel is attainable for nearly any budget and any ability. 


Embroidery Kit Product Summary

Kissbuty Stamped Embroidery Kit

Great starter kit for a smaller budget that includes everything you need to learn the craft and create one hoop of art. The kit includes a bamboo embroidery hoop, different color threads, one embroidery cloth with printed pattern,embroidery needles, and a one page sheet of instructions.

Caydo Full Range of Embroidery Starter Kit

This is the most comprehensive kit in this review with a full rainbow of colored thread and a small arsenal of embroidery tools at your disposal.

Included in the kit are 5 bamboo embroidery hoops, 50 color threads, 2 white cotton aidas in 14-count fabric, 12 floss bobbins, 30 embroidery needles in 3 sizes, 4 crossstitch needle-threading tools, a pair of scissors, a thimble, an untwist tool and instructions.

Extra bonus: this kit comes with its own carrying bag which we love. Unlike all the other kits, however, there are no printed patterns included. This allows for creative freedom, but you will have to hunt down some online or in a craft store.

Caydo Sets of 3 Embroidery Starter Kit

This mid-range priced kit is great for beginners that don't want to stop with just one pattern. The kit includes a white, black, and dark blue pattern of different flowering plants.

Also included are 2 embroidery hoops at 6.3 inches and one 7.9 inch embroidery hoop, 3 sets soft embroidery threads, 6 embroidery needles, a pair of scissors, and instructions.

Three-Pack Embroidery Starter Kit

Another three-pack kit that includes all the same as the Caydo 3-pack kit, but with different colors. If the earth tones and cactuses of the desert are more your speed than this kit is for you. The cactus pattern is one of our favorites of the bunch!

Artilife Embroidery Kit

This kit includes all the things you need to create one hoop of embroidery art. What sets this kit apart from the others is the trendy word art on some of the available patterns. At a low price point, you could have all the materials to create that slightly off-color crossstitch you have seen in your Pinterest feeds. It adorable for the right crafter. 

Best Embroidery Kit Product Reviews

Kissbuty Stamped Embroidery Kit - Best Cheap Kit for Beginners

First, we have the Kissbuty Stamped Embrodiery kit. This set is a basic kit aimed at beginners who don't want an advanced kit but just need a full set with everything to start with. 

Price: Lower Range

What's Included:

  • 1 x Bamboo Embroidery Hoop
  • 1 x Embroidery Cloth w/ Patterns
  • Color Threads
  • Embroidery Needles
  • Instructions & Tutorial Book

What we liked most about this kit is the pre-design colored Floral Pattern on the cloth, making it very easy to start with. And the best part, you can actually wash the pattern after you finish it.

The finished DIY embroidery can be a meaningful and special present for your family and friends. It can be used as wall decor, sew it on a canvas bag or just hold it as photo props.

The bamboo embroidery hoop is 5.9 inch in diameter and is adjustable via a brass adjustment screw to tighten when necessary.

In the package also you can find a popular needlepoint kit, which will come in handy to finish your DIY embroidery.

Things We Liked

  • The stamped pattern on the cloth is color coded which made creating the design easier and quicker.
  • Price point is affordable and an easy entry for newbies without too much investment.
  • The cloth comes in more colors than just the basic white or off white.
  • Everything needed to complete the project is in the kit including cloth, hoops, needles, and thread.
  • The kit comes with its own carrying bag to keep all the small pieces organized.

Things We Didn't Liked

  • The included instructions were a bit confusing to follow. It might be difficult for a real beginner to understand the different stitches from the included instructions.
  • Canvas was a bit tough to thread the provided needles through.
  • The thread tended to fray because it was made of cheaper materials.

Caydo Full Set Embroidery Starter Kit - Best Essential Starter Kit

Next, we have the Caydo Embroidery starter kit. This is a full set option, with a small arsenal of crafting and embroidery tools at your disposal. 

Price: Mid-Range

What's Included:

  • 5 x Bamboo Embroidery Hoops
  • 2 x 14 Count White Cotton Reserve Aidas
  • 50 Color Threads
  • 12 x Floss Bobbins
  • 30 x 3 Sizes Embroidery Needles
  • 4 x Cross Stitch Needle-Threading Tools
  • Scissors, 1 x Thimble, 1 x Untwist Tool
  • 1 Circular Packing Bag & Instructions

Taking in consideration all the included tools in the kit, this is probably one of the most valuable sets for the money

The embroidery hoops have a brass adjustment screw so that you can tighten or loose the fabric when needed.

After you finish the DIY embroidery, it can make a precious gift to your family or friend.

Things We Liked

  • There are 50 colors of thread included covering the full spectrum of the rainbow.
  • The kit includes more tools than just the basic needles, thread, canvas, and hoop. If a beginner really started to enjoy the hobby, this kit could last them awhile without having to buy new tools.
  • There are 5 sizes of embroidery hoop included to make a wide range of projects.
  • The overall value for what you get included the mid-range price.

Things We Didn't Liked

  • There are no patterns included in the kit so you have to source that from elsewhere.
  • Beginners who have never stitched before may prefer a printed canvas until they get the hang of the different stitches.
  • Materials are lower quality, even if you get a lot of items for your money.

Caydo 3 Sets Embroidery Starter Kit 

Another starter kit from Caydo, the Caydo 3 Sets Embroidery Starter Kit offers materials and a detailed pattern to get started quickly in embroidery.

Price: Mid-Range

What's Included:

  • 1 x White Cotton Fabric w/ Flowering Shrubs Pattern
  • 1 x Black Cotton Fabric w/ Daisy Flower Pattern
  • 1 x Dark Blue Cotton Fabric w/ Botanical Garden Pattern
  • 2 x 6.3-inch Embroidery Hoops
  • 1 x 7.9-inch Embroidery Hoops
  • 3 Sets Soft Embroidery Threads
  • 6 x Embroidery Needles
  • Scissors & Instructions 

This full set is very beginner friendly, with included illustrations of embroidery, teaching you how to deal with embroidery floss, printed pattern and how to frame embroidery.

It has 3 popular style patterns, with each embroidery cloth has a printed flower pattern for various needs, which will fully disappear once you wash with water.

After you finish the embroidery, you can easily hang it in the living room as interior decoration or just simply gift it to your family or friend.

Things We Liked

  • The 3 patterns offer a fun starting point to have different works of art right away.
  • All thread is color-coded to its specific pattern which makes it easy to use.
  • Pre-measured and pre-sorted color thread means you should have less wasted thread. You also don't have to invest in a bunch of colors to start your collection. 

Things We Didn't Liked

  • Kit is fantastic for creating the three patterns included but doesn't offer much in learning or materials for future projects.
  • Some crafters may feel stifled by the rigidness of the project because there isn't any room for interpretation with color or design.
  • The darker canvas can transfer color to fingers or thread.

Simple 3 Pack Embroidery Starter Kit - Best 3-Pack Beginner Kit 

This 3 Pack Embroidery Starter Kit with Pattern and Instructions offers choices in which stamped designed you would like to create.

Price: Mid-Range

What's Included:

  • 3 x Cotton Classic Reserve Aida w/ Pattern
  • 1 x Embroidery Hoop
  • Color Embroidery Threads
  • Embroidery Needles
  • Scissors & Instructions

Each embroidery cloth is printed a beautiful pattern for various needs and great for beginners. The embroidery cloth can be washed off after you finish.

The set is easy to use, with simple to follow English instructions, great for beginners to learn needlework. The embroidery hoop have an adjustment screw to keep the cloth tight.

After you finish the embroidery, you can hang in the living room as an interior decoration or give it to a friend or family as a gift.

Things We Liked

  • Each pattern had the colors sorted and measured to complete the picture.
  • The cactus picture was a fresh image. The rest of the kits in this list all just had flower patterns.
  • Washable materials means the colorfast thread will not bleed if it gets wet or you would like to wash the art. 

Things We Didn't Liked

  • Quality of materials left something to be desired. Needles were easy to break.
  • While the cactus pattern was adorable, the other 2 flower patterns were too monochromatic for our tastes. 

Artlife Embroidery Kit 

The Artilife Embroidery Kit is for beginners that would like to try their hands at words and images.

Price: Low-Range (Very Affordable)

What's Included:

  • 1 x Embroidery Cloth w/ Pattern
  • 1 x Plastic Embroidery Hoop
  • 2 x Embroidery Needles
  • 2 x Colored Floss
  • 1 x English Instructions

Full range of embroidery kit, with everything you need to get started.

"Let it go" slogan on the embroidery kit, making it very creative and special for craft projects.

The pre printed pattern on the embroidery fabric can be easily washed off after you finish the projects.

The detailed instructions will help you easily finish the project, with printed patterns as well as detailed instruction to embroider.

This embroidery cross stitch kit is perfect gift for your friends or family after you finish and put it on a frame.

Things We Liked

  • This kit had the lowest starting price, so it is a good choice for crafters on a tight budget.
  • The patterns include fun and trendy phrases. All of the other kits just had flower patterns.
  • Complete kit to create the desired final product including all materials laid out specifically.

Things We Didn't Liked

  • There is only one pattern and one completed project. Not bad for the price point, but you would have to invest more if you fell in the love with the art form.
  • Some of the patterns to choose from have swear words. This doesn't bother us in particular, but parents should be careful before getting for a minor or for someone who is offended by swear words.
  • Instructions were not easy to follow. 

Our Favorite Embroidery Kit

For the money, Caydo Full Range of Embroidery Starter Kit is your best bet for a comprehensive kit to get started on embroidery projects. It provides the most materials and the most creative freedom. Plus, all items can be easily stored in the included bag.

While the printed-on patterns that the other kits had can be great for getting started on the process, we feel like it takes away from some of the fun and creativity of the art. The Caydo Full Range of Embroidery Starter Kit allows you to go and choose a pattern that you are really excited about, rather than utilize a paint-by-numbers kind of project.

This of course is our personal pick. Any of the embroidery kits would be fantastic to get started. Falling in love with the craft and art of the project is the most rewarding part, no matter how you get started.

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