10 Mini Embroidery Patterns You Can Turn Into Patches

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    Make Your Own Patches With Mini Embroidery Patterns!

    School Merit Badge Patterns
    Mollie Johanson

    There are lots of ways to make DIY embroidered patches or badges, but they all start with a pattern. The challenge can be finding a pattern that is the right size and level of detail. Look no further than this selection of mini embroidery patterns that would all make adorable patches!

    Some are designed with badges in mind, while others made it on the list because they'll easily work for this type of project. With so many choices, you'll find plenty of patch patterns to stitch!

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    Embroidery Pattern Merit Badges

    Merit Badge Embroidery Patterns
    Speckless

    These PDF merit badge patterns from Speckless are as clever as they are cute! With badges like "beating the odds" or "cool as a cucumber," you can display your embroidered achievements or award them to a friend. 

    Embroidery Pattern Merit Badges, $4, Speckless

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    Good Girl Hand Embroidery Motifs

    Good Girl Embroidery Motifs
    DMC

    DMC is known for their embroidery floss, and with all of the amazing free patterns they offer, you'll never run out of ideas for stitching. The Good Girl Sheet is a set of tiny patterns that will work for patches as well as stitching directly onto bags, tees, socks and more. They also have a Bad Girl Sheet that will mix in with these perfectly!

    Good Girl Hand Embroidery Motifs from DMC

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    Origami Animal Embroidery Patterns

    Origami Animal Patterns
    The Craftinomicon

    Origami fans, get ready to stitch! The Craftinomicon's origami animal patterns aren't designed to be pin or badge designs, but they'd work great as one. The lines are simple to stitch and they would look so cute attached to a backpack or denim jacket. The free PDF includes a bear, a dog, a squirrel and an elephant.

    Origami Animal Embroidery Patterns from The Craftinomicon

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    Fun and Cute Miniature Embroidery Patterns

    Mini Embroidery Motifs for Patches
    Mollie Johanson

    This collection of 12 miniature embroidery patterns features a mix of styles, so no matter if you want to make patches that are inspired by emojis, nature or embroidery, you're all set. They're pre-sized for badge stitching and best of all, they're free!

    12 Fun and Cute Miniature Embroidery Patterns from The Spruce

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    Quick Stitch Hand Embroidery Patterns

    Quick Stitch Hand Embroidery Patterns
    September House

    One of the fun things about embroidering patches is that they are small and, therefore, a fast finish. That's the inspiration for this set of 60 Quick-Stitch patterns by September House. The motifs are grouped by food, animals, plants and more fun designs. This one pattern set has something for everyone!

    Quick Stitch Hand Embroidery Patterns, $6, September House

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    Mini Hexie Embroidery Patterns

    Mini Holiday and Fun Pattern PDF
    Hudson's Holidays

    Celebrate some of your favorite holidays by making patch-style pins! Shirley from Hudson's Holidays shows off her mini hexie patterns in necklace form, but they can easily be stitched up as hexagon-shaped patches and pins. Most of the designs are connected to a holiday, but there's also a kitty, a unicorn and a few others that are appropriate for any time of the year. 

    Mini Hexie Embroidery Patterns, $9, Hudson's Holidays

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    Embroidered Mini Mandala

    Mini Mandala Tutorial
    MagaMerlina

    Not every patch needs to be a picture of something and sometimes it doesn't even need a pattern. MagaMerlina shows how to make a miniature mandala that would be beautiful stitched into a pin. The best part is that you can easily make it your own and no two designs will be the same!

    Embroidered Mini Mandala Tutorial from MagaMerlina

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    Cute Bunnies Embroidery Pattern

    Cute Bunnies Embroidery Pattern
    The Graffical Muse

    At The Graffical Muse you'll find these adorable bunny patterns in JPG format. And who doesn't love cute bunnies? Stitch all four of them for a set of patches to keep or share. While you're there, check out her fantasy creature patterns, tattoo-style designs and more!

    Cute Bunnies Pattern from The Graffical Muse

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    School Merit Badge Patterns

    School Merit Badge Patterns
    Mollie Johanson

    When back-to-school time comes, encourage your kids with merit badges that celebrate their school day accomplishments! The free PDF from Wild Olive includes designs for test scores, grade levels, subjects and a few more generic school icons. If you're a teacher, you could even stitch some of these to use in your classroom.

    School Merit Badges from Wild Olive

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    Mini Embroideries

    Mini Embroideries
    LiliPopo

    For more whimsical patches, you'll love these mini embroideries by LiliPopo. The faces are so sweet, as are the floral designs that accompany them. Stitch them up to look like you and your sisters for a customized wearable gift!

    Mini Embroideries PDF Hand Embroidery Pattern, $4, LiliPopo