Free Thanksgiving embroidery designs

By on November 4th, 2023
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Are you ready to gobble up some fantastic Thanksgiving design freebies? Who would have guessed there are so many out there. If you are looking to stitch up some festive turkey-day decor but don’t want to break the bank – then you are in luck. We’re talking about designs that will make your embroidery project the star of Thanksgiving dinner. From cute and plump turkeys to intricate autumn leaves, these free patterns will give your creations that special Thanksgiving touch. So, get your embroidery machine warmed up, because we’re about to dive into a cornucopia of free, fabulous Thanksgiving embroidery designs!

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Where can you find free Thanksgiving designs?

You might be wondering where all these free Thanksgiving designs come from. Well, they are created by talented embroidery digitizers who want to share their passion and love for embroidery with others. These designs can be found on various websites, blogs and online marketplaces that specialize in embroidery patterns and designs. Many sites “bait” you with a free design if you sign up for their newsletter or join their Facebook group. That’s a great way to grab some freebies. However, the ones I’ve found are simply readily available within a couple of clicks.

Why do sites offer free Thanksgiving designs?

There are a number of reasons why websites offer seasonal freebies. Sometimes websites that sell embroidery designs or embroidery related project will offer a freebie so that you can check out the quality of the digitizing. If you like the freebie, then you might be more inclined to make a purchase in the future. Some sites will give you access to a free design if you make a purchase on their site.

If you are familiar with this blog, you know that I’ve done a lot of digging around for machine embroidery freebies. One trend I’ve seen is that some companies will offer a freebie for a limited time. This encourages shoppers to keep coming back to check out the latest freebie.

Why download free Thanksgiving embroidery designs?

There are so many reasons to download and use free Thanksgiving embroidery designs. First of all, they’re FREE! Plus, they add that perfect festive touch to your Thanksgiving decor or gifts. You can also use them to practice new stitches or techniques without investing in expensive designs. And let’s not forget the sheer joy of finding a hidden gem in the world of freebies – it’s like hitting the embroidery jackpot!

Plus, of course, you can easily personalize a freebie by adding a name or a monogram using software like Embrilliance Essentials or SewWhat-Pro.

Limitations of free embroidery designs

There is very little downside to downloading free embroidery designs. However, keep in mind that these designs are sometimes only offered for a limited time only. So don’t wait too long to download them!

Additionally, free designs may not come with the same level of technical support and customer service as paid designs do. They may also have limited file formats available, so make sure you check before downloading unless you are willing to convert the design to the format you need.

Finally, free designs also often don’t come in a variety of sizes. You get what you get and you shouldn’t throw a fit.

Where should you start?

With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start when looking for free Thanksgiving embroidery designs. But don’t worry, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up some amazing websites where you can find high-quality designs for free! From classic turkeys and pumpkins to modern and whimsical designs, these sites have something for every embroidery lover. So, what are you waiting for?

Free Thanksgiving Embroidery Designs

Pilgrims and Native American Designs offers a cute little Pilgrim giving thanks design that is perfect for adding a whimsical touch to your Thanksgiving table linens or towels. You can also find this darling little thankful couple on this site for free. The similar, simple style of these designs make them look like they go together. Consider adding a “Happy Thanksgiving” underneath and stitching them out on some kitchen towels.

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the Native Americans. This intricate Native American profile design from is a real show stopper and stands in stark contrast from the simpler Thanksgiving characters offered by

Free Thanksgiving design - Native American

Another fun nod to the Thanksgiving forefathers is this adorable pilgrim hat design from Kreative Kiwi. You can stitch it out as an appliqué design or a standalone feltie. Consider integrating names within this design and you could have the perfect Thanksgiving place cards!

Thanksgiving Nature Designs

Thanksgiving tends to be a colorful time of year. There are plenty of free late fall outdoorsy designs that would compliment any Thanksgiving themed decors.

Leaves and Acorns

SWAK offers this free variegated oak leaves design that would be lovely as a border element or turned into a wreath to frame a monogram. You could even combine it with this simple filled acorn from the same website. Or add in this lovely little cluster of leaves from or this acorn and leaves cluster or this acorn and leaf design from Oma’s Place and you have a nice variety of elements.

If you have a passion for appliqué, you won’t want to miss out on this delightful acorn design available exclusively at SWAK. It’s the perfect addition to any creative project, adding a touch of nature-inspired charm and warmth.


While we often associate pumpkins with Halloween, they also align quite nicely with the harvest vibe of Thanksgiving and there are quite a few free pumpkin embroidery designs available. You can find a very basic and simple pumpkin embroidery design on This great little pumpkin freebie from has a bunch of usable elements with a basic pumpkin: some acorns, leaves and even a squash. If you have a program like Embrilliance Enthusiast – you can easily extract various elements and pull out any of these. Another great free pumpkin option on is this pumpkin and squash design.

free pumpkin embroidery design

I think my favorite free pumpkin design is this adorable little pumpkin and berries design from Oma’s Place. I like it because it’s simple and modern and it could make a nice border element or it could be duplicated to frame a name or monogram.

Oh – and if you are into free-standing lace, check out this beautiful free standing lace pumpkin design from John Deer’s embroidery design collection.

Thanksgiving Feast Designs

Finally, the main event – the feast! What is Thanksgiving without all that food? These free designs will help bring a festive flair to your kitchen towels, aprons, or anything else you can think of.

When it comes to turkeys, there are a couple of free options. has a very realistic and detailed free turkey embroidery design and this turkey and pumpkin one. But if you are looking for a more jovial style, check out this other turkey freebie or this goofball turkey design. These little gobblers are so charming, you may change your mind about eating them for dinner.

free turkey embroidery design

Thanksgiving dinner isn’t just about the turkey, though. You can free foods like corn, eggplant and pumpkin in this country fruits and vegetables set at Bunnycup Embroidery. And of course, what is Thanksgiving without the pumpkin pie? Grab this pumpkin pie freebie to sweeten up your holiday.

Thanksgiving Sentiment Designs

If you’re looking to add some Thanksgiving spirit and sentiments to your embroidery projects, there are plenty of free designs to choose from. From cute and playful to heartfelt and sentimental, you can find the perfect free design to express your gratitude for this special holiday.

On the more serious side, SWAK offers this lovely “Give Thanks” crest which would be a perfect addition to a table runner or a throw pillow. Another more straightforward and serious free design is the “be thankful” with cornucopia from or the “Let us Give Thanks” with delicate flowers from Oma’s Place.

Let us give thanks free embroidery design

For a more light-hearted touch, check out this funny “it’s gobbling time” from Another silly one from you can grab for fee is “Keep Calm and Eat Pie.”

If you are looking for a more straight-forward “Happy Thanksgiving” freebie, check out this simple Happy Thanksgiving Harvest design or even the “Happy Thanksgiving” design in a frame with leaves and branches.

If you are feeling ambitious and want to take on an in-the-hoop project, check out this “thankful” mug rug from Oma’s Place. Pretty adorable.

Ready to download some Thanksgiving freebies?

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to express our gratitude, cherish our loved ones, and of course, indulge in the joys of creativity. With these free embroidery designs, you can add a festive touch to every corner of your home. So, why wait? Jump into the spirit of Thanksgiving, explore these delightful freebies, and let your creativity shine.

Happy embroidering and have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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5 thoughts on “Free Thanksgiving embroidery designs

  1. I can not find the turkey pattern that is featured in this picture, can you send me the link?

    1. It’s linked above in the paragraph about turkey designs. But here it is. I’m so glad you found this to be useful.

  2. I am not able to locate the pumpkin design that is pictured above. Would you be able to provide the link?

    1. Hi Pam – it’s part of the fruit and vegetable set.

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