Have you got the embroidery bug? Yes, it usually starts off with some Instagram scrolling . . . then Pinterest . . . then more scrolling their #embroideryart hashtags. Before you know, it you are wondering just what are the best embroidery kits for beginners.
We asked our parent readers, among whom there are quite a few embroidery enthusiasts. We heard good suggestions for the best overall kit for beginners, as well as kits for kids. And what about a good starter embroidery kit for florals? We compared 14 different kits before picking these choices.
For the best embroidery kit for beginners, we liked Caydo’s starter kit.
This kit is a good place to start, with a complete set of tools (scissors, thimble) plus 30 needles. Yes, you read that right—30 needles.
What We Liked
• Great for beginners.
• Affordable. We liked the overall value here—this kit is soup to nuts!
• Nice range of colors—50 different colors of cotton thread are included.
• Includes needle threading tools.
• 5 different sized wood embroidery hoops. We prefer wood better than plastic, based on the advice of our embroidery-loving readers. Wood is more sturdy, in our opinion. And that makes it easier for beginners.
• Wood hoops can double as frames when you hang your artwork! Plastic hoops don’t look as nice.
What Needs Work
• Thread is just basic quality. Yes, there are better quality threads out there . . . but this kit is a good place to start.
• No patterns are included. Lots of folks who want to try embroidery want a kit that not only includes supplies, but also has several patterns. This kit doesn’t have any . . . just supplies and tools. If you want a kit with patterns, try our next recommendation.