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Snips and snails and puppy dog tails! They're rough-and-tumble, mischievous, and energetic, with wild imaginations. Let's hear it for the boys!

This week's new designs have all the energy that boys do, and a slice of sweetness, too. Begin with super-creative superhero designs (with a villain thrown in for good measure). Stitch 'em on bibs or T-shirts, or use them in a bean bag toss game (shown at left).

Stitch sports-themed designs in your favorite team's colors, and use them to adorn shirts, bibs, sweatshirts, and athletic bags. And if your favorite boys love music, then retro music designs (including big ol' headphones and cassette tapes!) will be a perfect fit.

Scroll down the page to see all these stylin' new designs!


A Tic-Tac-Toe Bean Bag Toss is
fun for the whole family! Click here
for free project instructions.



Superhero Power

New superhero designs add creative flair to your powerful projects. And these designs aren't just for little ones! Comic book fans span all ages. Stitch these colorful characters onto T-shirts, quilts, wall hangings, and more.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.59"X6.87" and 2.02"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.58"X5.64" and 2.65"X3.30"


A mad scientist, or an evil genius? Superheroes worth their salt are always ready to battle for justice, and this villain is the perfect accompanying character to your superhero projects. Also add classic comic book illustrations -- like Pow! You'll have everyone saying "Wow!"
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.10"X5.80" and 2.44"X3.47"
  Available in four sizes:
6.76"X5.85" and 5.59"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.35" and 2.51"X2.18"


Colorful and energetic comic book illustrations add a clever touch to your superhero project. Crash! and Bam! make an impactful statement.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.88"X5.85" and 5.69"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.30" and 2.50"X2.15"
  Available in four sizes:
6.04"X5.86" and 4.99"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.74" and 2.50"X2.43"

Stitch a T-shirt for little ones using machine embroidery designs with this free tutorial.
These designs will look "super" on T-shirts and onesies!

Sometimes stitching designs onto stretchy Jersey knit can be a little tricky. We've provided a free tutorial that shows you tips and tricks for stitching on this type of fabric.

Take a look at our step-by-step photo and video guide to embroidering on T-shirts to help your tees look their best.

Click here for these free instructions!


Kaboom! and Kapow! When superheroes battle supervillains, there's much adventure and mayhem. These designs are colorful accessories to your super projects!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.68"X5.86" and 6.36"X4.85" and 3.86"X2.95" and 2.51"X1.92"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79"X5.86" and 6.44"X4.86" and 3.86"X2.92" and 2.50"X1.87"


Zap! Modeled after vintage and classic comic book illustrations, these energetic expressions add the finishing and complete touch to your superhero projects.
 
Available in four sizes:
6.35"X5.86" and 5.23"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.56" and 2.51"X2.32"


Superhero Power Design Packs


The above designs are now available in a design pack! Get superheroes, supervillains, and the comic book-inspired power-illustrations in one low-priced design pack.

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all the designs!
 

Superhero Power Design Pack

The large and medium packs contain 18 designs, priced at only $24.97! The small pack contains 15 designs, priced at only $21.97!

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"


 


Wild for Sports

Little ones will love these colorful and energetic critters! A turtle runs (slow and steady wins the race!) while a little pup keeps his eye on the ball.
   
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X4.99" and 3.74"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
6.62"X4.78" and 3.84"X2.77"


There's no tougher player on the field than this fierce rhinoceros! And a kangaroo leaps to stunning heights while playing basketball.
   
 
Available in two sizes:
4.81"X6.39" and 2.89"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.80"X5.85" and 3.18"X3.86"

Stitch a minkee baby block using machine embroidery designs with this free tutorial.
There are oodles of ways to use these young-at-heart sports designs. One of those ways is to make a soft, plush, and colorful baby block out of soft Minkee fabric. Oh, baby!

Friends and family will "go wild" for this embroidered baby block. Click here for Kenny's step-by-step instructions, and incorporate these new designs!


A penguin is right at home on the ice playing hockey, while a giraffe gets ready to bump the volleyball.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
6.39"X4.81" and 3.86"X2.89"
  Available in two sizes:
4.68"X6.79" and 2.67"X3.85"


Wild for Sports Design Packs


Ready? Set? Go! Stitch these energetic and active critters on bibs, shirts, diaper bags, and more. Little ones will love the colorful antics of these professionally cute players!
 

Wild for Sports 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 2 sizes:

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


 


Extreme Echoes

Sports fans of all ages will enjoy these fast and furious designs. Light, airy, and open, they're subtle embellishments for shirts, jackets, and bags.

In the designs below, a soccer ball and a baseball are imposed on energetic action lines. Stitch them in your favorite team's colors for a personal touch!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
8.10"X5.86" and 6.72"X4.86" and 3.87"X2.80"
  Available in three sizes:
7.21"X5.83" and 5.96"X4.82" and 3.87"X3.10"


The energy of a basketball game is reflected in the design below. Note the background mesh, used to emulate a basketball net! On the right, skateboarders speed along, fast as flames.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.91" and 4.81"X5.68" and 3.26"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.12" and 4.86"X5.90" and 3.18"X3.86"

Stitch a minkee baby block using machine embroidery designs with this free tutorial.
Need a bag to carry shirts, jackets, and sports gear? The roomy Camo Carryall project was originally made out of camouflage fabric and intended for hunters. However, a few little changes and it'll be just right for your favorite athlete.

Click here for Kenny's free project instructions, and incorporate these new designs!


A football flies over a field of green, with silvery swirls of air. And the design on the right is sure to bring a hat trick of fun to shirts and bags!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.89"X5.86" and 4.84"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
6.74"X5.86" and 5.59"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.36"


Extreme Echoes Design Packs


Get all six sports-themed designs in a pack! Stitch 'em in your team's colors, and add them to shirts, jackets, totes, athletic bags, and more.
 

Extreme Echoes 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"



Snippets & Sayings
 

What's the definition of a boy? Mischief, with dirt on his face! Adorable on bibs and onesies, and just one color, so it's quick to stitch!
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.01" and 6.86"X1.47" and 3.86"X1.95"


Do you know someone who can't be parted from his DS or game controller? Inspired by early '80s games, this design has precious and pixilated style.
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X4.12" and 6.86"X3.02" and 3.85"X2.34"

 


Crank Up the Cool

Crank up the cool with retro music and fashion designs! A high top sneaker and electric guitar are colorful and fun additions to shirts and sweatshirts.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
6.08"X4.86" and 3.88"X3.11"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.84" and 3.21"X3.85"


Remember cassette tapes -- and giant headphones? The "size" of music today is quite different from yesterday! Bring a dash of nostalgia from the '70s and '80s with these classic designs.
   
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X3.65" and 3.84"X2.90"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.88"


Add color and style to your boyish embroidery projects with a star-studded skateboard, and a tape-playing boom box!
   
 
Available in two sizes:
5.52"X3.27" and 3.86"X2.28"
  Available in two sizes:
5.96"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.14"


An amp and lightning bolt are essential for projects for the boys. Lightning bolts look great on sleeves of T-shirts, both long and short sleeved!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.45" and 3.86"X3.53"
  Available in two sizes:
4.51"X4.85" and 3.60"X3.87"


Fan the flames of creativity! Stitch onto sleeves of T-shirts. Change the colors, too! Stitch flames in cool grey, icy blue, or bright red, for colorful or tone-on-tone work.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.52"X3.12" and 3.86"X2.19"


Crank Up the Cool Design Packs


Crank up the cool and retro embroidery vibe with these colorful and essential new designs -- available in a design pack!
 

Crank Up the Cool Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $12.97!

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


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

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


 
Visit the Stitchers Showcase to find more inspirational ways to stitch for the men in your life. From quilts to wall hangings, and T-shirts to bibs, see what other crafty folk like you have created with fabulous embroidery designs. There's nothing like seeing what other people stitch to create a spark of inspiration!

Nine 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!

A Boy and His Pajamas...in Pajamas
 
Speedy Cleanup Organizer Little Boy Blue
 
Tees for Tots High-flying Airplane Shirt
Baby Jon's Bibs
 
 

Spiffy Baby
 
Start Your Engines Quilt Hoppy Big Brother
 


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