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If you’re in a Christmas embroidering frenzy like me these days, you’re likely dreaming about projects you can stitch and starting to collect designs. Luckily, I have a TON of Christmas embroidery designs already downloaded to my computer, but I always like to keep searching just in case I come across even more great designs. And, from year to year, I never want to accidentally repeat gifted designs, so it’s important to keep new, fresh designs incoming!
If you don’t have a huge stash of Winter, holiday, or Christmas embroidery designs, I’ve put together a quick list of this year’s best free Christmas embroidery design websites where you can download Christmas machine embroidery designs. If you like what you see in their freebies section, make sure to browse around the rest of their website and see if you find anything else you like to purchase. It’s important to keep supporting these awesome digitizers so they can continue to produce great free (and paid) designs!
And lastly, before we get started, you might also like reading these other posts:
- Where to Download Free Embroidery Machine Designs
- 200+ Free Applique Designs
- 20+ Free Embroidery Fonts
- Where to Find In-the-Hoop Design Freebies and Paid Designs
- Websites with Fall and Thanksgiving Embroidery Designs for Free
Free Christmas Machine Embroidery Design Websites
I’ve updated this in November of 2020, so if anything’s changed or you have other sites to recommend, please let me know. As a busy Mom of two, I can’t spend all my time checking these design websites every week to make sure things are the same!
To be taken directly to the freebies page, click on the link, which is the blue, underlined website name in the heading of each section. Some pages you may have to scroll through all the freebies to find the Christmas designs. Be sure that you select your embroidery machine’s correct file format when downloading. For instance, since I have a Brother embroidery machine, this means downloading my free Christmas designs in .pes format.
This is one of my favorite websites to download free embroidery designs as well as purchase designs. There are THOUSANDS of free Winter embroidery designs, and there are around 800 free Christmas machine embroidery designs available at the time I’m writing this. How exciting is that?! There are free redwork Christmas designs, free Christmas appliques, and so many fill-stitch designs as well.
You can download an unlimited amount of holiday embroidery designs, and there is no need to create an account to download. This is the best part of this website!
2. Ann the Gran
On the left side of the website, underneath category, click on Christmas, and you’ll find over 1100 free Christmas machine embroidery patterns. One of the only downsides of her website, though, if you can only download 3 designs per week. This means you need to pick and choose the designs you want carefully or start downloading 3 designs per week months in advance of the holidays if you want a nice selection!
If you do join her embroidery (paid) club, you can download many more designs, and if you purchase designs, you do get to download more, too. This digitizer is very good, and I’ve used many of her designs in the past with great results!
If you’re specifically looking for free Christmas embroidery designs, make sure to click the Christmas box underneath Categories to access those designs.
These are almost the same designs as Ann the Gran, although there is no Club membership. However, this means you can download 3 designs from this website, too, every week, in addition to Ann the Gran. That way you can build your embroidery design library a little bit faster. There seems to be another sister website, Grand Slam Designs, that has strikingly similar designs.
There’s a nice selection of 30+ free Christmas embroidery machine designs at Embroider This! There are several Christmas trees, snowflakes, wreaths, and Santa Claus designs. Several of these designs would be perfect for embroidering on towels to give as Christmas gifts.
I’ve sorted their Christmas designs from price low-high so you can view their free Christmas designs first. There are several cute redwork and continuous line Christmas patterns which would be cute when quilting. And, a split Santa applique that would be perfect for embroidering a onesie or shirt! Also, there’s a nice handful of in-the-hoop Christmas designs such as a Santa coaster, bookmark, and Christmas ornament. This is one of my all-time favorite embroidery websites because their designs are cute, unique, and so ingenious! Browse around their website and find more than just Christmas designs, too.
Make sure to sign up for their email for so many new free and paid goodies!
While not the largest selection of Christmas embroidery freebies, SWAK Embroidery has a handful of really sweet Christmas designs. If you like to embroider free-standing lace, there are a few FSL Christmas freebies. My two favorite designs are the “Joy” embroidery design and a “Jesus is the reason for the season” applique design that looks perfect on a towel to gift!
The link above will take you to their freebies page, where you’ll have to scroll through to find the free Christmas embroidery machine designs. There are angels, snowmen, Santa Clauses, and even a cute gingerbread village set. I love to purchase through Bunnycup embroidery when I’m looking for cute baby-themed appliques!
I’ve never downloaded embroidery designs from this designer, but I’m including them in case you want to give them a try. They have several cute Christmas and holiday-themed designs for free as well!
If you scroll through the two pages of freebies, you’ll find some really cute Christmas designs. For instance, a “so bring us some figgy pudding” applique, free Santa applique, Christmas tree applique, and a cute Believe applique.
Sometimes I have trouble logging into this site, which may be related to my password saver. Nonetheless, this site has around 10 free Christmas designs. If you see a little ribbon on the top left, that means you have to be a premium (paid) member to download. If not, you can download for free! Several cute Christmas appliques are worth looking at!
Other Free Holiday Embroidery Design Websites:
These sites don’t have a very extensive set of holiday embroidery freebies, but I’ll put them down here in case you find just the thing you are looking for! You may have to sort through the freebies or the sites to find them.
- Creative Fabrica: Their freebies change weekly, but if you subscribe to their newsletter, you’ll get first dibs on Winter embroidery freebies!
- Oma’s Place: You’ll have to sort through all the free designs, but there are some great Christmas options
- Five Star Fonts
- Sweet Pea Embroidery Designs
And that’s all I’ve got for now, guys! Happy embroidering, and I hope this list was helpful for you in finding the perfect designs for your holiday crafting!