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Winter Warm Up

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When chilly winds blow, sweatshirts are a must-have for staying warm and comfortable. New designs this week are perfect for turning an ordinary sweatshirt into a unique expression of your style!

Sprays and wedges are ideal for sweatshirt fronts and shoulder areas. Butterflies, snowflakes, cardinals, and snowdrops make for beautiful winter fashion.

Trios and singles of whimsical animals bundled up tight for the weather, an ice fishing polar bear, and hot cocoa mugs are delightful additions to sweatshirts.  Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred make an appearance, too!

Polar bears, snowmen, realistic animals, and crest-like animal scenes round out these designs tailored just right for sweatshirts. And if you're new to stitching on sweatshirts, make sure to check out the helpful (and free!) tutorial Embroidering on Sweatshirts for tips on stitching on these stretchy garments.

Scoop up these new designs today!

Free project instructions

Add a collar to a sweatshirt for more fashion -- and embroidery area! Click here for free project instructions!

 


Sweatshirt Sprays & Wedges

Fluttering butterflies and graceful snowflakes make a magical spray, and are a combination we can only have through the magic of embroidery! Stitch this fabulous design onto sweatshirts for winter fashion, and also onto tote bags and towels. A lovely addition anywhere it lands!
 
Available in four sizes:
11.80"X5.98" and 9.38"X4.75" and 7.79"X3.95" and 6.86"X3.51"


A vertical spray of snowflakes and butterflies gives lots of placement options -- up the sides of towels, pillowcases, and sweatshirt shoulders. Let your imagination fly! See Perfect Placement: A Way with Wedges for a guide to shoulder shirt placement.
 
Available in four sizes:
6.99"X11.80" and 5.55"X9.37" and 4.63"X7.81" and 4.08"X6.87"


Scoop up a whimsical spray of snowflakes and spruce up your winter wardrobe!
 
 
Available in four sizes:
11.78"X6.48" and 9.40"X5.19" and 7.77"X4.29" and 6.85"X3.78"


Stitch this pretty snowflake design onto table runners and placemats -- as well as sweatshirts -- for a very lovely winter look.
 
Available in four sizes:
6.31"X11.79" and 5.06"X9.42" and 4.19"X7.79" and 3.68"X6.87"


A brilliant cardinal outshines the winter berries in a stunning design for sweatshirts, towels, pillows, and more.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
11.55"X7.00" and 9.39"X5.69" and 7.83"X4.74" and 6.86"X4.17"


A beautiful vertical spray features a bright cardinal perched on a snow covered branch. A wonderful design for bird lovers on garments, towels, and tote bags.
 
Available in four sizes:
6.96"X10.98" and 5.80"X9.14" and 4.96"X7.82" and 4.36"X6.85"


Snowdrops form a lovely neckline for sweatshirts and sweaters.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
11.75"X6.12" and 9.40"X4.91" and 7.80"X4.07" and 6.87"X3.58"


Snowdrops and filigree make a delicate vertical spray.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
6.77"X11.79" and 5.42"X9.42" and 4.48"X7.80" and 3.93"X6.87"


Winter Trios

Cozy up with animals in winter wear! Owls are wise to wear their ear muffs and scarves as the snowflakes fall. A darling design for sweatshirts for all ages! See the great tips in Embroidering on Sweatshirts for outstanding results every time.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.11" and 7.80"X4.24" and 6.85"X3.72"


Single owls are sweet, too.
         
   
Available in one size:
1.83"X3.09"
  Available in one size:
2.69"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.00"X3.13"


Bundled up foxes are cool in their cozy winter gear. A very clever design for sweatshirt fronts!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.23" and 7.79"X4.33" and 6.84"X3.80"


Brighten sweatshirts and all kinds of projects with adorable fox designs.
         
   
Available in one size:
2.57"X3.60"
  Available in one size:
2.46"X3.73"
  Available in one size:
2.65"X3.85"


These bright-eyed and bushy-tailed raccoons want to come home with you!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.93" and 7.79"X4.09" and 6.80"X3.57"


Create your own design composition with single designs. Dress up sweatshirts, towels, pajamas, bibs -- anything you can think of.
         
   
Available in one size:
2.67"X3.14"
  Available in one size:
1.92"X3.50"
  Available in one size:
2.42"X2.99"


Warm up with hot cocoa treats. Marshmallows, peppermint stick, whipped cream, cinnamon -- delicious on sweatshirts and all kinds of projects!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.56" and 7.81"X4.61" and 6.86"X4.05"


Sweeten mug rugs with festive and fancy cocoa. Combine with hot cocoa mix and mugs for a fabulous hostess gift.
         
   
Available in one size:
2.27"X2.97"
  Available in one size:
1.94"X3.85"
  Available in one size:
2.28"X2.90"


Ice fishing is fun for polar bears! Very sweet on sweatshirts, and great on fleece, too.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.74" and 7.80"X3.94" and 6.89"X3.47"


This kitty gets a ride in a sled from Sunbonnet Sue, in a darling design for sweatshirts.
 
Available in two sizes:
8.65"X5.62" and 6.83"X4.45"


Fisherman Fred pushes his pal in a sled. Very sweet on little boys' sweatshirts.
 
Available in two sizes:
8.24"X5.88" and 6.81"X4.86"


It's a polar bear pile up! Let these fun guys tumble onto your sweatshirt project.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.83"X5.86" and 5.62"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.31"


A sketched look gives a snowman and friends vintage appeal. His smile will warm your heart all winter long.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.32"X5.86" and 5.19"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.61"


Celebrate winter with a Let It Snow snowman stamp. It's airy and bright -- just like a snowy winter day!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"


A snowman creates his own weather front with frosty breath, in a wintry design just right for cozy sweatshirts.
 
Available in three sizes:
8.64"X5.86" and 6.87"X4.67" and 3.86"X2.62"


Winter Wildlife

Outdoors lovers will love a realistic design of white-tailed deer. Poised and alert, these deer will be striking on sweatshirts, as well as jacket backs and gear bags. And you'll be wild about the tips in Embroidering on Sweatshirts, which has all the ins and outs of stitching on these garments.
 
Available in three sizes:
8.80"X5.86" and 7.79"X5.22" and 6.86"X4.59"


Single deer make handsome additions to sweatshirts as well as other projects.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
2.96"X5.11" and 1.65"X2.88"
  Available in two sizes:
3.60"X6.86" and 2.01"X3.86"


Gray wolves scan the horizon, ready to report back to the pack.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.79" and 7.79"X3.96" and 6.85"X3.49"


Lone wolves are natural additions to shirts and towels.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
3.12"X4.49" and 2.04"X2.92"
  Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.93" and 3.19"X3.88"
  Available in two sizes:
3.22"X4.57" and 2.11"X2.99"


American black bears are depicted in three natural poses. A dramatic addition to sweatshirts.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.24" and 7.79"X3.53" and 6.86"X3.10"


Single bears look great, too.
         
   
Available in two sizes:
4.18"X3.81" and 2.77"X2.52"
  Available in two sizes:
4.84"X5.86" and 3.19"X3.87" 
  Available in two sizes:
4.30"X3.86" and 2.83"X2.55"


A snowy mountain backdrop shines in the moonlight as a wolf prowls the night.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.65"X5.86" and 5.46"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.40"


A handsome moose pauses to check the breeze on his moonlit journey.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.97"X5.87" and 5.76"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.27"


Two smiling sled dogs enjoy a winter trek. A striking design -- perfect for sweatshirts!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.36"X5.86" and 5.26"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.55"


Special Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us tons of terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. As a way to expand on designs for specific requests, this space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

Nancy requested a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel design, and when you see this face, you'll understand why.
Beautiful eyes, silky ears, and wonderful markings make this Spaniel a terrific design for dog lovers everywhere. Thanks for the inspiration, Nancy!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.55"X7.79" and 5.85"X6.03" and 4.88"X5.01"


All of the designs featured on this page will look fabulous on a cozy sweatshirt. Check out the helpful (and free!) tutorials below to learn more about embroidering on sweatshirts, along with other fun ways to create a look as unique as you are.

More than 800 free projects are available for downloading at www.embroiderylibraryprojects.com. Along with the three terrific projects listed below, you can also learn how to line up monograms, create pretty pillows, stitch towels for festive home decor, and so much more.

Show us what you make with these new designs!
We'd love to see them! Send photos and details about your work to stitch@emblibrary.com.
 
Embroidering on Sweatshirts
 
Sweatshirt Conversion: Adding a Collar Sweatshirt Conversion: Adding a Turtleneck
 
Crewneck Conversion
 
Perfect Placement: A Way with Wedges No-Sweat Tote
 
 


Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!