Embroidery floss has dozens of uses, whether you’re using it for the classic friendship bracelet or creating amazing needlework. And no matter how you’re using it, quality embroidery floss can make or break your project. Finding floss with beautiful colors, the perfect texture, and no fraying can be a challenge.
That’s why we’ve found the 10 best embroidery floss brands for you. Whether you want all the tools you need to start embroidering, or you need the perfect colors for your next project, we’ve got you covered. Take it from this cross stitch addict: floss makes all the difference. Don’t let yourself buy something subpar.
Are you ready to start embroidering? Let’s check out this floss.
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If you’re a long-time embroiderer or cross-stitcher, there’s one name that you have to know in the floss game: DMC. DMC is the powerhouse of embroidery floss. If you’ve ever looked at a pattern and seen the colors numbered for your convenience, they’re using the DMC numbers.
Of course there is a downside to using DMC: it’s more expensive than many smaller brands. But as a starting point, nothing can beat DMC for feeling confident about quality.
Let’s say you want an easier entry into the world of embroidery floss. Hohoto is a great option. You can get 150 colors for just $11, plus it comes with plastic bobbins (which are absolutely the best way to store your floss).
Vibrant colors, a wide range of hues, and good quality.
If you don’t want to piece together the tools for your embroidery or needlework, this Toopify embroidery floss set is the right bet for you. You can kickstart your collection with 100 colors of floss, plus an extremely handy organizational system, needles, scissors, and needle threaders.
Trust me: you’re going to want all of these things.
You might be looking at this picture and asking yourself why we’ve shared two kits that look surprisingly similar. There are two main reasons:
The first is that this kit comes with all the thread pre-wrapped on plastic bobbins that have the colors numbered on them. Your organizational work is all done for you. Past me is wishing I had known about this when I spent eight hours winding embroidery floss on bobbins.
But the second reason is because this kit features multicolored flosses for an extra punch. So. Cool.
Every pack of threads we’ve shared so far has right around 100 skeins of thread. That’s great for some people, but if you’re like me you need more. About twice as much in fact.
This pack from Le Paon takes us to the next level with 240 skeins in a wide range of colors. The best part is that you’ve got two of each color, so you can keep on stitching even through the biggest projects.
Maybe you’re not sold that an online brand can stand up to your favorite craft store embroidery floss. If you need some convincing, just check out this review:
“I’m impressed with this floss! It has such a variety of colors & I haven’t noticed any doubles. It came with black, white and with the main primary colors as well. The quality is nice, shiny & just like the floss I’ve gotten at the craft store.”
And what’s the amazing thread she’s talking about? Zoutog.
Ok, we’ve arrived my friends. If you want to get all the embroidery floss you can possibly get your hands on, look no further. This package from Lovimag comes with 447 skeins of floss. The reviews reveal that you can expect only a few duplicate colors, which means over 400 unique threads.
I didn’t even know there were 400 colors in the world, but Lovimag has proven me wrong.
Let’s say you want more colors, all the extra tools, an organizational bin, multicolored floss, and a way to carry it all with you.
You can have that, and it’s all in one kit from Shynek. This is an amazing deal for all the materials you might need.
There’s no way I could write this article and not include the unicorn and mermaid color palettes. While most floss packs include a wide and somewhat random array of colors, this one has built two specific and beautiful color palettes.
This set would be particularly perfect for a young someone who loves fantastical creatures.
If you’re getting started cross stitching for the first time and don’t want to go searching for all kinds of materials, this set is the perfect fit for you. It has literally everything you need, from a huge variety of embroidery flosses, to fabric, to embroidery hoops.
One purchase and you’ll be ready to start embroidering.