Finding free embroidery designs can be tricky – especially if you don’t know anything about embroidery machine file formats! However, the good news is, Brother machines are top of the heap for home embroidery and that means there are LOTS of great designs for them.
What embroidery file format do Brother embroidery machines use?
Brother embroidery machines use the PES file format. So, make sure if you purchase or download any free embroidery designs that this file type is included! We’ve curated a list of free designs for you below that you can use too – all of which have PES files.
PS. If you find a design somewhere else that’s not in the format you need – we’ve got another article about some great, free embroidery software you can use to change formats!!
Romney Ridge Free PES Designs Collection
First up… is us of course!! Our free machine embroidery design collection features PES files for all our designs, and we offer our members a new free embroidery design every week as part of our Freebie Friday promotion! Just join our community and I’ll email it to you each week.
20+ Free PES Designs + get a new design every Friday!
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Free PES Designs At Creative Fabrica
Creative Fabrica is a GREAT site to get all kinds of downloadables, including free Brother machine embroidery designs. They have hundreds of free designs from multiple designers, which also rotate, so there is always something new.
Each download page will tell you what formats are available, but pretty much all designs will come with PES format for Brother machines, AND in multiple sizes usually too! The screenshot above shows a few examples of their freebies.
Free Kids Embroidery Designs For Brother
Romney Ridge Dinosaurs Embroidery Pack
Rawr! Our free dinosaurs embroidery pack will delight dinosaur fans young and old. These cute designs come in sizes suitable for 4×4 and 5 x7 embroidery machines. Click here to download the designs.
Romney Ridge Farm Sea Animals Design Pack
Know a little one that’s crazy about whales, sharks, and dolphins? If so, our free sea creature embroidery designs pack will be perfect. It features 5 designs: killer whale, humpback whale, shark, octopus, and dolphin. In Brother friendly design formats and various sizes. Click here to get the designs.
Romney Ridge Farm Fairy Tale Designs Pack
Our fairy tale designs pack is perfect for your favorite princess! Featuring a unicorn, princess crown, and a mermaid in brother friendly formats and home machine sizes. Click here to get the designs.
Embroidnew’s Free baby Designs Collection
Embroidnew has LOTS of designs, but they’ve also got lots of great baby designs you could use for a lot of different projects. You can see a small sample above, but they have even more available. Click here to see all of the free designs they have.
Free Halloween/Fall Embroidery Designs For Brother
Romney Ridge Halloween Embroidery Pack
Our free Halloween designs embroidery pack includes 3 Free 4×4 Brother (PES) embroidery designs for spooky season! This includes a black cat, witch, and a jack ‘o Lantern face. This size is great for cute kitchen or bathroom hand towels or even looks good on treat bags. Click here to get the designs.
Romney Ridge Happy Halloween Designs Pack
Yep, we’ve got more! These designs are cute Halloween lettering ones you can put on shirts, towels, treat bags, and more. There are 4 different spooky designs to choose from. Click here to get the designs.
Mylar Curly Halloween Embroidery Designs Pack
These cute, curly designs feature haunted houses, pumpkins, bats, candy, and witches. They are available in several different file formats – including PES, which is Brother machine friendly! Click here to see all the designs and download them.
Swak Embroidery Free Fall Designs
Embroidnew has lots of great and totally free embroidery designs for Brother machines! This includes some super cute towel designs for fall that I love. Click here to see the free ones.
Embroider This Free Halloween Designs For Brother
Embroider This also has a free Halloween selection which includes 15 formats for embroidery machines. This, of course, includes PES designs for Brother! They’ve got bats, black cats, pumpkins, ghosts, and a cool skeleton that looks really nice with glow in the dark thread! Click here to get the designs.
Jen’s Originals Halloween Designs
Jen’s Originals has several cute Halloween designs. Including these ghosts, “time warp design”, and a “best witches” design too. Click here to see all of her available free designs.
Free Christmas Embroidery Designs For Brother
Romney Ridge Farm Christmas Snowmen Embroidery Pack
Our new Christmas snowmen embroidery designs pack includes 4 cute designs! They all come in PES format (for Brother machines), and in sizes perfect for 4×4 and 57 embroidery machines. Click here to download these free embroidery designs.
Romney Ridge Farm Christmas Lettering Embroidery Pack
Our free Christmas lettering embroidery designs pack is perfect for decorating kitchen towels, shirts, sweaters, stockings, and more! They all come in PES format, and size ranges from 4×4, 6×5, and 7×7 for you to create with. Click here to get the free designs pack.
Embroidnew’s Free Christmas Design Library
Embroidnew’s free Christmas designs list is great! They have lots of cute designs for Brother embroidery machines that aren’t the same basic, boring stuff. You can see a sample of the selection above, but click here to browse all the freebies.
Jen’s Originals Free Designs
Jen’s Originals offers quite a few great, free designs – with a couple of limitations. They are all 4 x4 in size for the most part, and only available in PES. Thankfully, that’s the file type you need if you have a Brother machine! However, if you’d like a larger version of the design, you can pay a bit to the creator to get it. Click here to see the free designs.
Bunnycup Gingerbread Man Design Pack
Bunnycup as lots of free designs for Brother embroidery machines. This includes the super cute gingerbread man design pack you can see above. Click here to get these designs for free.
Ann The Gran Free Christmas Designs
Ann The Gran has quite a few nice free Christmas designs available. Be aware though that some of them are only “free” if you join the member’s club which has a monthly fee. BUT, there are still plenty of actually free designs to choose from including: santas, snowmen, snowflakes, christmas lights, and cute campers. Click here to see what’s available.
Free Easter Embroidery Designs For Brother
Embroidnew’s Free Easter Designs
Yet again, Embroidnew offers some great freebies for owners of Brother embroidery machines. Though not quite as extensive or varied as the Christmas or Halloween selection. You can see some of them above, but click through to the site to view them all.
Grand Slam Designs Freebies
Grand Slam has some nice Easter designs, as well as other holidays or general themes as well. BUT, they do limit how many you can download. It’s only 3 per week unless you buy something – so choose carefully! Click here to see all of the designs.
FreeEmbroideryDesign.net Easter Designs
This site has quite a few freebies, BUT you must create an account to download them, AND some of them are “subscription only”. This means you’ll have to poke around to find the actual free stuff, but they do have some good designs. Click here to get the bunny design above!
Free Wedding & Bridal Embroidery Designs For Brother
Romney Ridge Farm Wedding/Engagement Designs Pack
Know a recently married or engaged couple? Use these designs to make them a cute house warming gift! 5 wedding and anniversary designs total. Click here to get the designs.
Free Floral Embroidery Designs For Brother
Embroideres Community Forum Designs
Embroiders forums are a great place to find free designs if you don’t mind looking around! This forum has TONS of free files which community members upload. The floral designs above are an example, but you can find pretty much anything here. Just use “free” in the search box.
However, some designs may NOT have PES files (the files for Brother) available. So, make sure to read the description first. Click here to search for more designs.
Oma’s Place Free Floral Designs
Oma’s Place has some great free designs and they constantly create and give away even more new ones every week. Click here to find the above floral designs and many more.
Free Valentines Embroidery Designs For Brother
Kreative Kiwiw Free In The Hoop Valentines Designs
If you’ve heard of in the hoop designs and were wanting to try one out – Kreative Kiwi has some good ones available. This includes the above valentines coaster, but they’ve got plenty more Brother compatible designs to pick from. Click here to get this design.
Five Star Fonts Candy Hearts Applique
Five Star Fonts doesn’t have quite as many designs as the big sites, but they have some really cute ones! I really like these applique candy hearts for Valentine’s Day. Click here to get the freebie.
PS. Want more designs? You can also follow us on Pinterest! I’ve got several boards going where I will try to routinely share MORE free embroidery designs for Brother, Baby Lock, Janome, and other machines. Click here to find us on Pinterest.
OR, you can browse our FREE PES embroidery designs library. We are slowly building up this library of free designs in PES, JEF, DST and sizes which will work for most embroidery machines.
Tanya is a stay at home mom who blogs online to earn a bit of extra income from her hobbies. She also loves working on projects which she can involve her two kids in and teach them the valuable life-skill of sewing.