Several sites, such as EmbroideryDesigns.com, MadeiraUSA.com, Embroideres.com and JensOriginalsEmbroideryDesigns.yolasite.com, offer digitized embroidery patterns for free download. Most sites offer a limited number of patterns for free and have more designs available for purchase.
Digitized embroidery patterns are designed for embroidery machines to read. Many embroidery websites have sections devoted to free pattern downloads. EmbroideryDesigns.com has an extensive library of free designs and allows users to modify searches by file type, design type or vendor. Madeira, an embroidery supply company, offers several free patterns for download on its main page. Digitized by Jen is a smaller site that offers a limited number of free patterns but does request donations for free items. Most of the free patterns are available for immediate download.