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With Halloween approaching quickly, I’ve started dreaming about the Halloween outfits and Halloween decor that I can embroider. (And new ways to use my new glow-in-the-dark embroidery thread!)
I’ve also started looking for new Halloween embroidery designs online.
For the bargain hunters like me, I’ve put together this big list of where to find free Halloween machine embroidery designs.
While I’m all for digitizing my own designs, I have two kids and I have to weigh the cost-benefit ratio of spending an hour creating my own design vs .downloading a design that someone else has already made.
If I can find a cute, affordable pre-made design, the choice is easy!
(If you’re new to machine embroidery and not a digitizing expert yet, I also have a post on where to download free machine embroidery designs. And, if you like a free design from a designer, consider purchasing from them the next time you need a design!)
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My Favorite Sites With Free Halloween Machine Embroidery Designs
I can only update this so frequently, so if you know of any other cool designs or if website freebies have changed, please let me know!
I’ve also put the site link in each section’s heading. Click that underlined link to be taken directly to the download site.
Without a doubt, this is my favorite site to download free Halloween machine embroidery patterns!
There is a large selection, there’s no limit to the number of downloads, and you don’t have to give any personal information. Plus, the designs are cute and will appeal to many demographics!
The decorative “Spooky” design that I stitched on the towel above is from here,
While this site definitely has the largest number of Halloween machine embroidery design freebies, the one caveat is you can only download 3 per week.
So, you need to start downloading several weeks before the holiday if you want a large selection of designs! Of course, you can purchase designs and get more for free.
Also, while there are many designs, some aren’t digitized the best–you do have to sort through to find designs that don’t look awkward.
Luckily, there’s also a review system where users can submit ratings, so check that out before you start stitching!
This is my absolute favorite website for free in-the-hoop machine embroidery designs.
They also have many free Halloween in-the-hoop designs. Most of them are Halloween coasters, bookmarks, or gift bags. So cute!
Downloads will be sent to your email address or you can access them if you create an account.
I love their in-the-hoop designs, and I’ve purchased so many when they’re on sale.
For example, above is a pumpkin that I made with a KK design.
And then here’s a haunted house I made out of felt using their design.
And lastly, here’s a felt skeleton I embroidered using glow-in-the-dark thread as the outline stitch. He’s taller than my 4-year-old!
This site also has several free Halloween patterns!
One really cute design is a pumpkin bean-baggie that’s an in-the-hoop design.
There are also blackwork designs and my absolute favorite, a pumpkin doll outfit! Do a search for pumpkin applique, and you’ll find cute free Halloween appliques, too.
If you enjoy embroidering free-standing lace, you can purchase many Halloween FSL designs.
You do have to create an account to download designs to your library.
The link above will take you to just her freebies page, so you’ll have to scroll to find the Halloween designs.
There’s a cute trick-or-treat one I’m considering stitching on little bags for my daughters this year!
No account or personal information is required to download.
While not a huge number of freebies, there are several cute designs on Embroider This!
My favorites are by far the skull scroll borders. I think they will look perfect with the glow-in-the-dark thread on towels in our guest bathroom.
The haunted house is really cute, too!
These free designs change out regularly depending on the season, but right now, there is a free Jack-O-Lantern applique, a free Halloween font, a free skull applique, and a cute “Just boo-tiful” applique.
One downfall is lots of personal information has to be given to create an account and download the designs.
There are several Halloween machine embroidery appliques featured here.
They have a few character Halloween patterns also, but be careful as some of the characters may be copyrighted.
If you see the little medal on the top left of the design, that means the design is only free to premium (ie paid) club members.
To download designs, you do have to create an account.
Sometimes my computer bugs out when trying to log in to download. It might be them, might be me. So, keep that in mind if you are also having problems downloading!
I hope you enjoyed this big list of Halloween design freebies!
Happy Halloween, and happy stitching! (Also, check out 500+ free fall and Thanksgiving designs for your embroidery machine!)