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Essential Hand Embroidery Craft Supplies You Can Order from Amazon

Collage of essential hand embroidery supplies, including patterns, thread, embroidery book, needles, a hoop stand, and more

Do you struggle to find all of the craft supplies for a project all in one place? Lately, I've been feeling disappointed after going to the craft store, because they're out of one or two items I need to finish an embroidery project. Thankfully, I'm finding more and more essential hand embroidery supplies on Amazon.

Here's some of my go-to hand embroidery craft supplies that you can order on Amazon.

Two hands embroidering a hot air balloon design while using a hoop stand.

Hoop Stand

Any time I teach a workshop, I often get asked, "What is that wood thing?" and "Do you use it outside of teaching?" Yes and yes.

This wood thing is a hoop stand. It holds my hand embroidery hoop so that I can use both hands when stitching. This is great for some stitches like French knots. Holding a hoop for long periods of time causes my hand to cramp up. A hoop stand helps prevent that. It's also adjustable so I can slide the side bars to fit various sizes of embroidery hoops.

Do I use the hoop stand outside of workshops? Yes and no. When I'm embroidering in a hoop, I like to use my hoop stand. Lately, I've been embroidering things that are too large or don't fit in a hoop, like pants and shoes. For those items, I can't use a hoop stand.

Three packages of DMC embroidery needles in sizes 1-10

Embroidery Needles

You can never have too many hand embroidery needles! And I find I use a different needle for almost every project. This is because needle sizes vary along with their length and eye size. Depending upon what you're stitching on or with, you might need a different needle. I usually recommend getting a variety package of hand embroidery needles so you can test out what you like and have various options available for when you want to try out different materials and threads.

Find this variety pack of DMC embroidery needles on Amazon.

Dritz NP-SM Needle Puller, Small/Medium, 2 Count, Pink

Needle Pullers

Needle pullers are like silicone thimbles. They're very comfortable and make it easier to grip the needle to pull it through the fabric. I find these extremely helpful for thicker materials. This is the small/medium pack, and they offer other size combos.

Transfer Pens

There are various ways to transfer an embroidery design onto different materials. A few of my go-to options include the Pilot Frixion Erasable pens, the DMC Transfer Pen, and the Clover White Marking Pen. The Pilot Frixion pens and the Clover pens are heat erasable, where as the DMC pen is water soluble. These are easy options for tracing or drawing a design on all sorts of fabrics.

DMC Embroidery Floss, DMC Embroidery Thread Pack,Exclusive Colors

DMC Embroidery Thread

Going to the craft store is such a gamble for me. They always seem to out of the ONE color I need to finish my project. Amazon makes it easy to search for the DMC thread colors you want. You can find them individually or in bundles like the one above.

ArtBin 6840JN Floss Finder Box, Sewing & Embroidery Organizer, [1] Plastic Storage Case, Clear

Thread Storage

I am a big fan of organization. I love sorting and storing my threads in color order. So much so that I have a box for reds, greens, blues, etc. These storage bins make it easy for my to find the colors I want and prevent thread tangles.

Hand holding the book How to Embroider Texture and Pattern with sample projects from the book hanging on the wall behind the book.

My Book: How to Embroider Texture and Pattern

Yes, you can also find my first hand embroidery book on Amazon! It's now available in both paperback and Kindle editions. My book shows you how to embroider stunning textures, patterns, colors, and 3D elements. It's a must-have guide for both beginner to advanced crafters and features 20 step-by-step embroidery projects of beautiful landscapes, desert canyons, unique flora, and more. The book includes 32 hand embroidery stitches with step-by-step-photos, 20 detailed patterns, and templates in the back of the book as well as available to download.

MCreativeJ Forest Forage - Peel Stick and Stitch Hand Embroidery Patterns

Peel Stick and Stitch Patterns

Yes, you can now find MCreativeJ Peel Stick and Stitch patterns on Amazon. This is my favorite way to transfer a design when embroidering. All 18 patterns packs are now available for you to choose from!

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