Embroidery fans, assemble! We’re huge fans of creativity, art, and making things with your hands. We wouldn’t be Bored Panda if we weren’t. And the r/Embroidery subreddit never fails to impress us!

An online community of nearly 703k ‘stitchers,’ it’s a space that’s dedicated to hand and machine embroiderers to exchange tips, techniques, resources, and ideas. Not to mention share their incredibly impressive creations!

We’ve collected some of the most impressive recent projects that were shared and praised on the r/Embroidery subreddit to inspire you Pandas to give embroidery a shot. So scroll down and upvote the works that wowed you the most. And if you’re ever in need of some additional inspiration, check out Bored Panda’s previous features about r/Embroidery here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

#1

I Think This Is The Greatest Thing I’ve Ever Stitched

I Think This Is The Greatest Thing I’ve Ever Stitched

_kiriki Report

#2

Morning On Mt. Sanitas, 8" Landscape. This Took Absolutely Forever!

Morning On Mt. Sanitas, 8" Landscape. This Took Absolutely Forever!

alphapinene Report

#3

My 9 Year Old Son Did This Free Hand And Wanted To Share

My 9 Year Old Son Did This Free Hand And Wanted To Share

Fearsomeguns Report

Truth time, Pandas. Yours truly is absolutely horrible with a needle and thread. I’ve certainly tried embroidery in the past, but I was pretty darn bad at it. I was impatient, clumsy, and the furthest you can get away from neatness without leaving Planet Earth. You should see me trying to sew in a button.

Embroidery certainly isn’t my go-to hobby (it’s painting and drawing!), but I really appreciate quality crafts with all of my heart. Especially when they demonstrate amazing results that I myself couldn’t aspire to without putting in years and years of dedication.

#4

Whats The Best Quality Embroidery You’ve Ever Seen? This Cat Embroidery Is By Hiroko Kubota And The Attention To Detail Is Amazing

Whats The Best Quality Embroidery You’ve Ever Seen? This Cat Embroidery Is By Hiroko Kubota And The Attention To Detail Is Amazing

JustAnEnglishman Report

#5

Lots Of French Knots On 9” Hoop

Lots Of French Knots On 9” Hoop

Miuembroidery Report

Shyla Bouche
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful flowers. I want to sit in this meadow and paint.

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#6

It Took Me Several Months To Finish This 8" Pet Portrait - I Even Ombré Dyed The Fabric Myself!

It Took Me Several Months To Finish This 8" Pet Portrait - I Even Ombré Dyed The Fabric Myself!

Florally Report

𝕜𝕖𝕣𝕞𝕚𝕥
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

1. the dog is absolutely lovely and a very good boy and 2. wow simply incredible

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Like all skills and hobbies, embroidery requires a lot of patience, the ability to adapt on the fly, and the willingness to embrace your mistakes and move past them.

Learning any new thing or skill will certainly have its frustrating moments. Nobody truly enjoys failing. But developing a different perspective and seeing failure as an opportunity for growth is well worth it. In all aspects of life.

#8

Coral Reef Day/Night

Coral Reef Day/Night

mrszubris Report

Kel_how
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So there's glow-in-the-dark thread?? Very cool

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Founded all the way back in early 2010, the r/Embroidery subreddit has enjoyed 12+ years of moderate success. It’s seen massive growth the past two years. The online community is slowly on its way to getting a solid million members. Since Bored Panda’s last feature about the sub, in June, the group has grown from 628k to almost 703k members.

#10

Velociraptor Piece I Am Working On!

Velociraptor Piece I Am Working On!

Bustedflush91 Report

#11

Thread Painting On 8” Hoop. This One Is Challenging, I Struggle A Lot On The Body

Thread Painting On 8” Hoop. This One Is Challenging, I Struggle A Lot On The Body

Miuembroidery Report

#12

After Having Many Conflicted Thoughts About This Piece, It Is Finally Finished And I Am Quite Happy With How It Turned Out!!

After Having Many Conflicted Thoughts About This Piece, It Is Finally Finished And I Am Quite Happy With How It Turned Out!!

HoopsEmbro1dery Report

A lot of the subreddit’s growth is down to the current moderator team, running the entire show. Previously, one of the moderators, u/kallisti_gold explained to Bored Panda that they asked to take over the online community via r/RedditRequest. Originally, the sub was created by a spam bot.

After clearing out all of the spam and doing a bit of spring cleaning, the new mod let the community grow organically. "I wanted a place to talk about embroidery, and I've tried to foster that kind of environment for the community to flourish in,” they told Bored Panda earlier.

#13

The Four Seasons Of Homer Disappearing Into A Bush. What Do You Think- Are The Fabric Choices Ok?

The Four Seasons Of Homer Disappearing Into A Bush. What Do You Think- Are The Fabric Choices Ok?

clure04 Report

#14

First Time Entering A Competition

First Time Entering A Competition

L1veFrom0akland Report

GlassHalfWay
Community Member
2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I mean, how could you not win?! This is great!

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#15

Mixed Material Embroidery. What Do You Think?

Mixed Material Embroidery. What Do You Think?

DitiBaruah Report

“[The] community is full of passionate hobbyists and enthusiasts, always ready with a compliment, constructive suggestions for improvement, or to answer any questions for folks who need some guidance,” the moderator said.

"We've seen huge growth in the community since early 2020. Being cooped up inside will make anyone frustrated enough to stab something a couple of thousand times, I guess,” u/kallisti_gold quipped, referring to the subreddit’s tagline, “Embroidery: When you don't know whether to make art or stab something.”

#16

Made A 9” Thread Painting Landscape. Can’t Tell Which One Is More Time Consuming, French Knot Flowers Or Tiny Stitches Trees

Made A 9” Thread Painting Landscape. Can’t Tell Which One Is More Time Consuming, French Knot Flowers Or Tiny Stitches Trees

Miuembroidery Report

irishgoatgirl
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How? It looks so real! This is absolutely FANTASTIC

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#17

Today Is World Mental Health Day And I Just Want To Say To Each And Every Person That Reads This, You Are Magical & Deserve To Be Here, Hold On And Always Have Hope

Today Is World Mental Health Day And I Just Want To Say To Each And Every Person That Reads This, You Are Magical & Deserve To Be Here, Hold On And Always Have Hope

jadeillustrates Report

One of the other moderators, redditor u/Zesparia, created a fantastic FAQ page 10 months ago for new members and embroidery enthusiasts both new and veteran alike. In it, the moderator shares tips and tricks that any beginner will find useful. Meanwhile, it’s a nice refresher even for those embroidery enthusiasts who already have years or even decades of experience under their belts.

#19

First Post, Make It Count

First Post, Make It Count

NoConsequence7947 Report

Ahimsa Soul
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For the person who didn't get it, it's a reference to abortion. I gather, more precisely illegal/non medical abortions and how the law has changed in the US.

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#20

First Piece Ever. I Wanted To Share With Y’all Since I Have Nobody In Real Life To Share It With! This Thing Was So Frustrating

First Piece Ever. I Wanted To Share With Y’all Since I Have Nobody In Real Life To Share It With! This Thing Was So Frustrating

Redheaded_Loser Report

irishgoatgirl
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You did a great job! It looks really cool

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#21

Another ~ Spooky ~ Design!

Another ~ Spooky ~ Design!

kenz024 Report

The subreddit only has three rules. First of all—don’t be a jerk. That one’s pretty straightforward. Just treat others like you’d expect to be treated. Follow the Golden Rule and suddenly the internet becomes a far friendlier place.

Secondly, you should always strive to give credit where it’s due. If you aren’t the original embroiderer of a particular project, you have to mention the original artist. And finally, self-promotion ought to be limited to mod-posted mega threads.

#22

Portrait For A Friend Who Lost A Child. This Was His Favorite Hiking Trail

Portrait For A Friend Who Lost A Child. This Was His Favorite Hiking Trail

sew-important Report

#23

My Third Attempt- Very Much A Beginner So Please Be Kind!

My Third Attempt- Very Much A Beginner So Please Be Kind!

franticporcupine Report

#24

A Tale As Old As Time…

A Tale As Old As Time…

Axora Report

Shyla Bouche
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It does look like stained glass. Very nice job.

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The best way to start embroidering is to get some supplies. The basics include a hoop, a needle, some fabric, and some 6-stranded embroidery floss. A pair of scissors is also useful.

The FAQ notes that “a very good way to start from the absolute beginning is to order an embroidery kit. It will have your thread, a needle, a hoop, and a design already worked onto the fabric provided. No analysis paralysis as you stare at the 60+ shades of red, wondering which one might be the best.”

#25

My Beautiful Octopus Ready To Go Back To The Ocean

My Beautiful Octopus Ready To Go Back To The Ocean

PaulinaRossellArt Report

#26

Fox For My Housemate On Her Jacket

Fox For My Housemate On Her Jacket

FulmarusGlacialis Report

Shyla Bouche
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If your roommate wasn't a foxy lady before, she sure is now.

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#27

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

kenz024 Report

What’s more, these embroidery kits also explain what stitches you should be using in what section. “Once you complete your kit you then have a hoop and needle to use for other projects as well. When finding a kit, it's a good idea to buy from and support a small business rather than purchasing off of Amazon. Almost all of the embroidery kits on Amazon contain stolen patterns from other embroidery artists,” moderator u/Zesparia writes.

#28

I’ve Been Working On This For A While And I’m Happy To Finally Be Able To Put It Out There. The Last 1.5 Years Have Been Rough, With Multiple Life Changing Events, And Stitching Kept Me Sane. Worked On The Back Looking Better Too. Design By Trish Burr

I’ve Been Working On This For A While And I’m Happy To Finally Be Able To Put It Out There. The Last 1.5 Years Have Been Rough, With Multiple Life Changing Events, And Stitching Kept Me Sane. Worked On The Back Looking Better Too. Design By Trish Burr

ThistleAndWool Report

𝕜𝕖𝕣𝕞𝕚𝕥
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like to buy this honestly and hang it up on the back of my door or something so I can see it all day

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#29

My Grandpa Wrote This To Me On My Wedding Day (To Be Read On Our First Anniversary). He Passed Away Suddenly Two Months Later So I Embroidered This Note To Memorialize Him

My Grandpa Wrote This To Me On My Wedding Day (To Be Read On Our First Anniversary). He Passed Away Suddenly Two Months Later So I Embroidered This Note To Memorialize Him

Difficult-Prize6546 Report

Rachknits
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a lovely idea perfectly executed

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#30

Giant Jungle Update! Come A Long Way Since Last Post

Giant Jungle Update! Come A Long Way Since Last Post

V_MACD Report

𝕜𝕖𝕣𝕞𝕚𝕥
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gosh, that's incredible. I'm running out of adjectives. I wanna see the finished piece

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Have you ever given embroidery a shot, dear Pandas? How did you enjoy it? Perhaps you’re an embroidery grandmaster with tons of experience? We’d love to hear your thoughts about the hobby as a whole, as well as the works we’re featuring in this list, so drop by the comments and share your two cents. Meanwhile, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a couple of buttons to try and sew on… Go on without me, this might take a while.

#31

First Time Embroidering A Sweater! It's Far From Perfect, But I'm V Proud

First Time Embroidering A Sweater! It's Far From Perfect, But I'm V Proud

Noodlebri Report

TheDemonicCat
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the hungry hungry caterpillar is putting his skills to good use it seems

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#32

Bleached Out Coral Reef Embroidery This Has Been A Stop, Start Piece Of Work. I Have Found It A Conflicting Piece To Work On. I Have Made Some Good Progress This Week And Am Determined To Finish It

Bleached Out Coral Reef Embroidery This Has Been A Stop, Start Piece Of Work. I Have Found It A Conflicting Piece To Work On. I Have Made Some Good Progress This Week And Am Determined To Finish It

sewnbycollette Report

𝕜𝕖𝕣𝕞𝕚𝕥
Community Member
2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If only bleached coral reefs were that beautiful, seeing there's so many of them now :(. I am in love with the colour scheme

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#33

Detailed Pet Embroidery Portrait. It’s Really Challenging Fo Do A Such Realistic Portrait

Detailed Pet Embroidery Portrait. It’s Really Challenging Fo Do A Such Realistic Portrait

OksanaBalanovska Report

Marie re re
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow those eyes are so beautiful! I think this one is my favourite.

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#34

So, After A While I Made A Post Asking For Help Here, And I Finally Finished My First Embroidery, What Do You Guys Think? I Need Some Feedbacks

So, After A While I Made A Post Asking For Help Here, And I Finally Finished My First Embroidery, What Do You Guys Think? I Need Some Feedbacks

marcoshe1 Report

#35

All The French Knots In The World Haha

All The French Knots In The World Haha

Many-Cardiologist-77 Report

#36

My 2-Year-Old’s First Embroidery Piece! She Calls It “Sprinkles”

My 2-Year-Old’s First Embroidery Piece! She Calls It “Sprinkles”

colormuse Report

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#37

Starling Work In Progress

Starling Work In Progress

FulmarusGlacialis Report

#38

Gift For The Vet Who Spent Four Hours With An Endoscope Extracting Embroidery Needles And Bits Of Pincushion From My Idiot Dog's Stomach

Gift For The Vet Who Spent Four Hours With An Endoscope Extracting Embroidery Needles And Bits Of Pincushion From My Idiot Dog's Stomach

alphapinene Report

Lakota Wolf
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is why all my sewing items go back into a drawer if I am done with them - or even if I am walking away from sewing for a sec just to use the restroom. XD I have two cats and I do not want to risk an obstruction or a linear foreign body. Cats and doggos are too clever for their own good XD

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#40

A Sunday Afternoon, 6” Hoop

A Sunday Afternoon, 6” Hoop

Miuembroidery Report

irishgoatgirl
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cannot get over how realistic these all are! Just WOW

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#41

Sophie From Howls Moving Castle In A 12 Inch Hoop!

Sophie From Howls Moving Castle In A 12 Inch Hoop!

DiagonKitty Report

𝕜𝕖𝕣𝕞𝕚𝕥
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my goodness, The fact that people can create just gorgeous pieces in incredible. I struggle to draw stick figures, let alone embroid!

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#42

Just Finished! Any Advice On How To Keep Definition When Working On Small Details?

Just Finished! Any Advice On How To Keep Definition When Working On Small Details?

BluePoo4U Report

#43

"Grasses Of Great Britain" - A Winner From The Designer Bookbinders Competition

"Grasses Of Great Britain" - A Winner From The Designer Bookbinders Competition

mindemonster Report

#44

First Attempt Shoe Embroidery - Regretting Choosing * White *, Dirty Way Too Easily

First Attempt Shoe Embroidery - Regretting Choosing * White *, Dirty Way Too Easily

ACuriousCheshire Report

irishgoatgirl
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

SO PRETTY! I need to learn how to do this

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#45

Peony And Butterfly

Peony And Butterfly

iLabrador Report

#46

Just Finished This Jean Jacket!

Just Finished This Jean Jacket!

catherine237 Report

Shyla Bouche
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Achoo! See? It looks so good it made me sneeze.

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#47

I Like To Take Photographs Of Plants After It Rains. So I Decided To Try And Make An Embroidery Mimicking Those Photographs. Here's My First Sample

I Like To Take Photographs Of Plants After It Rains. So I Decided To Try And Make An Embroidery Mimicking Those Photographs. Here's My First Sample

natstitches Report

#48

Progress Update - Almost Complete

Progress Update - Almost Complete

Island_of_Aiaia Report

#49

My New Mixed Media Embroidery

My New Mixed Media Embroidery

DitiBaruah Report

#50

Patty And Selma

Patty And Selma

sewvulgar Report

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