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What is it about spring that inspires such pleasant feelings? Maybe it's the flowers blooming, the butterflies returning, the birds chirping, and the bees buzzing! This week's new spring designs burst with beautiful flowers and fresh color.

Get a jump start on spring with elegant Art Nouveau designs perfect for adding color to your decor. Continue adding to your project palette with lovely early blooming single flower designs, glowing with watercolor-like shades.

Bring springtime blooms into your home with fresh flower bouquets, blending brilliant color and delicate stitches in a vintage style. Unique oval designs feature black and white spring scenes against pastel colored backdrops. Add a touch of whimsy to your spring with sweet deer frolicking with their woodland friends, in designs sure to please kids and adults alike!

Scroll down the page to see all these fresh new designs!


Stitch a new handbag for the season! A lovely faux suede purse with embroidery is perfect for spring. Click here for project instructions.



Spring into Art Nouveau

Welcome spring with style! Beautiful Art Nouveau designs capture the spirit of the new season, with stylized flowers and swirling leaves. Graceful and energetic designs are perfect for decorating home decor projects, spring tote bags, and apparel!

Happy bumblebees greet the first flowers of spring, in warm designs just right for pillows, wall hangings, quilts, and more.
     
An Art Nouveau machine embroidery design with spring flowers and bumblebees.   An Art Nouveau machine embroidery design with spring flowers and bumblebees.
Available in three sizes:
6.98"X9.37" and 5.82"X7.81" and 4.85"X6.51"
  Available in three sizes:
6.94"X9.03" and 5.86"X7.62" and 4.88"X6.34"


Blooming flowers draw the birds and butterflies, in pretty designs perfect for sprucing up home decor and garments.
     
Bluebirds float in the flowers in a beautiful Art Nouvea spring design.   A butterfly and a bird welcome spring in an Art Nouveau floral machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.95"X10.09" and 5.87"X8.49" and 4.72"X6.85"
  Available in three sizes:
6.94"X9.38" and 5.86"X7.89" and 4.86"X6.52"

Embroider a sketch pad cover with this free tutorial.
Dress up a sketch pad and protect your artwork at the same time with this stylish sketch pad holder. This holder can also be used as a notepad -- bring it with to sewing class or take it with you to the grocery store!

Customize the holder by choosing fun embroidery designs and coordinating fabrics that match your style. Click here for Kenny's free project instructions!


Dragonflies hover among spring flowers, while hummingbirds float in balanced harmony. Bring a beautiful garden scene into your home!
     
Dragonflies and flowers decorate an Art Nouvea spring design.   Hummingbirds and flowers decorate an Art Nouvea spring design.
Available in three sizes:
6.97"X10.43" and 5.86"X8.76" and 4.55"X6.80"
  Available in three sizes:
6.94"X10.12" and 5.86"X8.54" and 4.69"X6.84"


Spring into Art Nouveau Design Packs


Create a fresh look for your spring decor with lovely Art Nouveau designs. Pretty vignettes highlight the blooming beauty and winged creatures that symbolize the season of growth and new life!
 

Spring into Art Nouveau Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 7"x11.8"
**Md - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



Watercolor
Flowers

The first flowers of spring shimmer and glow in watercolor-like designs full of brilliant hues and natural light. Plant a watercolor garden of your own, with flowers so beautiful they look just picked!

Pansies always look so brave and hopeful in the early spring, while daisies are one of the happiest of flowers. Stitch a bouquet with one of each for your next project!
     
Shimmering colors give a watercolor effect to a pansy machine embroidery design.   A daisy flower machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.63"X5.86" and 5.48"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.45"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.23" and 4.80"X5.11" and 3.60"X3.83"


Tulips and crocuses bloom early and let us know of the new life beginning in the garden. Pillows, towels, table linens, and more will come to life with these beautiful blossoms!
     
A lightly shaded tulip machine embroidery design.   A crocus machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.76" and 4.85"X5.59" and 3.36"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
6.05"X5.86" and 5.01"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.72"

Create a hobo bag using machine embroidery designs with this free tutorial.
Spring into fashion with a hip new hobo bag. This purse is fully lined on the inside and has a large inner pocket to store personal items. Use coordinating colors and fabrics with your favorite embroidery designs to create a unique look that's all your own.

Click here for instructions on how to make a stylish bag of your own.


Some snowdrop species are threatened in their wild habitats, and in most countries, it is illegal to collect bulbs from the wild. Capture this elusive flower on T-shirts, tote bags, wall hangings, and more!

The lovely and early-blooming daffodil is actually a narcissus. "Daffodil" is its common English name, and the name used by the American Daffodil Society. Let this darling blossom on your home decor!
     
A blooming snowdrop machine embroidery design.   A daffodil flower machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.81"X6.10" and 4.80"X5.04" and 3.70"X3.89"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.81" and 4.86"X5.64" and 3.32"X3.85"


Watercolor Flowers Design Packs


Shimmering colors glow in a watercolor garden! Stitch these early gifts of spring onto pillows, table linens, T-shirts, towels, and more to welcome the new season.
 

Watercolor Garden Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Springtime in Bloom

Vivid colors outline fresh flowers, with more lightly stitched background flowers bringing to mind a vintage hand-stitched style. Springtime bouquets are just right for bringing a splash of cheerful color to pillows, wall hangings, and framed embroidery.

These fresh roses are so lush you can practically smell them, while pretty pansies smile out of a delicate floral frame. Stitch onto your next project for stunning spring beauty!
     
Roses bloom against lightly stitched flowers and leaves.   A pansy bouquet machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.81"X6.84" and 4.80"X5.66" and 3.27"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.82"X7.08" and 4.80"X5.86" and 3.18"X3.88"


Sunny daffodils and bursting tulips symbolize the optimism of the new season! Let these beauties bloom on quilts, garden banners, book bags, and more.
     
A bouquet of daffodils and other spring flowers.   A springtime bouquet of tulips machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.82"X8.50" and 4.65"X6.80" and 2.66"X3.88"
  Available in three sizes:
5.83"X6.62" and 4.82"X5.48" and 3.42"X3.90"

Embroider on flour sack and tea towels with this free tutorial.
Let springtime bloom throughout your kitchen. Stitch a set of classic flour sack towels and tea towels to freshen up your kitchen decor -- or make a delightfully simple gift for friends and family.

Read Kenny's tips and tricks for stabilizing, needle choice, design choice, and more in his handy Fabrics 101 article for embroidering on tea towels and flour sack towels.


Poppies are sometimes used for symbolic reasons, such as in remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. Lilacs are a species of flowering woody plants in the olive family. Both are lovely reminders of the glories of spring!
     
Poppies in a spring bouquet machine embroidery design.   Lilacs machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.82"X6.88" and 4.81"X5.69" and 3.28"X3.88"
  Available in three sizes:
5.84"X7.11" and 4.84"X5.88" and 3.21"X3.90"


Springtime in Bloom Design Packs


Blooming flowers in bright colors create a brilliant splash, while lightly stitched flowers and swirling leaves give a hand stitched vintage look. The combination is irresistible! Stitch onto pillows, quilts, wall hangings, tote bags, and more for a unique and vibrant decoration.
 

Springtime in Bloom Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Spring Ovals

Color is one of the greatest gifts of spring, and new spring oval designs are brimming with it. The black and white flowers and butterflies, dragonflies and birds are highlighted against the pretty pastel backgrounds in a wonderfully pleasing composition.

Butterflies flutter through lilies in a delightful design for pillows, wall hangings, tote bags, and more!
 
A spring oval machine embroidery design with black and white flowers and butterflies against a lightly colored backdrop.
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.88" and 4.85"X5.69" and 3.30"X3.87"


Dragonflies' wings burst out of the oval shape, while flowers petals gently overflow the frame. A lovely look on pillows for fresh springtime decor!
 
A spring oval machine embroidery design with black and white flowers and dragonflies against a lightly colored backdrop.
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.05" and 4.85"X5.83" and 3.20"X3.86"


Hummingbirds hover in the blooming garden, and their wings flutter right out of the frame. Stitch onto wall hangings, or highlight in framed embroidery!
 
A spring oval machine embroidery design with black and white flowers and hummingbirds against a lightly colored backdrop.
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.82" and 4.86"X5.64" and 3.36"X3.87"


Springtime Frolicking Friends

Baby deer celebrate spring by dancing and playing with their woodland buddies. These fawns are a festive bunch in their flower wreaths and bright ribbons!  All this cuteness make these designs the perfect match for children's clothing, pajamas, baby blankets, and quilts.

One deer keeps an eye on a bright butterfly, while the other says hello carefully to a friendly skunk. Very sweet spring designs for home decor and apparel!
     
A fawn in a flower wreath frolics with a butterfly machine embroidery design.   A baby deer plays with a skunk machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
4.69"X7.09" and 4.53"X6.85" and 2.80"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.02" and 4.88"X5.85" and 3.53"X3.85"


A chipper chipmunk says "come this way and play!" and a bluebird says a happy hello to his fawn friend, in adorable designs for baby bibs and blankets.
     
A deer and a chipmunk frolic in the woods machine embroidery design.   A baby deer and his bluebird friend enjoy spring.
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.27" and 4.86"X6.03" and 3.21"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.87"X7.30" and 4.86"X6.05" and 3.18"X3.88"

Create a fabric story book using machine embroidery designs with this free tutorial.
A soft-covered fabric storybook will make a great gift for little ones! These adorable frolicking friends are a great design choice for an spring-themed storybook. Mix these designs with your favorite fabrics and alphabets to "publish" your own pretty page-turner or action adventure.

Follow Kenny's step-by-step instructions to create a book for any them you'd like. Click here to get started!


Making friends in the forest one raccoon and bunny at a time is what these baby deer are up to!
     
A raccoon and a deer frolic together machine embroidery design.   A fawn says hello to a bunny rabbit machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.02" and 4.86"X5.82" and 3.21"X3.84"
  Available in three sizes:
6.75"X5.85" and 5.59"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.34"


Springtime Frolicking Friends Design Packs


Frolicking through the forest, baby deer and their springtime friends are perfect for bringing smiles to everyone. Stitch onto children's' items and home decor for a very sweet look!
 

Springtime Frolicking Friends Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Signs of Spring

It seems like everywhere you look, you see signs of spring! Stitch your own sign of spring with the festively patterned letters and spring symbols below. A very bright design for garden flags, wall hangings, seasonal pillow shams, and more!
 
An umbrella, a butterfly, and flowers decorate the word spring in a machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
8.75"X5.14" and 6.85"X4.03"


Let these flowers "grow" on your next project! Tote bags, table linens, and towels will all be so fresh with this pretty design.
 
The word 'grow' is made of patterned letters covered with flowers and leaves.
Available in two sizes:
9.00"X3.64" and 6.85"X2.77"

 

 

Swing on over to the Stitchers Showcase to find bright and inspirational ways to welcome the beautiful spring season. From pillows to wall hangings, and pot holders to towels, other crafty folk like you have created amazing projects with festive springtime embroidery designs. There's nothing like seeing what other people stitch to create a spark of inspiration!

Six photos are shown below -- click on them to get a closer look at the projects and read more about how stitchers put them together. And, there are dozens more right here.

Get inspired, and send in photos of your work (email us: stitch@emblibrary.com). We'll admire your creativity and show off your projects to inspire others, too!

Soaring into Spring Wall Hangings
 
Bikes, Birds, and Blooms Spring-y Potholders
A spring wall hanging with machine embroidery designs. A pillow embroidered with birds, birdhouses, and bicycles. Potholders embroidered with spring chickens.
 
Think Spring Wall Hanging Think Spring
Lovely Spring Towels
 
A beautiful wall hanging with spring flowers machine embroidery designs. A little girl's dress embroidered with ladybugs. Spring flowers and ladybug embroidered on towels.
 


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