Embroidery Library
'50s Sock Hop

NEW THIS WEEK - April 25th, 2007:


'50s Sock Hop!

It's a blast from the past! Relive the fabulous fifties in stitches. From saddle shoes and cat eye glass, to greasers and nerds, it's all here and it's "fat city."
 

Stitch up fifties-themed home decor with milkshakes, burgers and even a cutie car hop. Rock around the clock with jukebox and record designs on rec-room quilts, wall hangings and throw pillows. Or have a blast embellishing placemats, napkins and more for a really cool table setting. Sew much fun!

 

Borders perfect for clothing, decor and more use favorite fifties icons like saddle shoes and poodles. Burn rubber with classic car designs like the Chevy Bel Air or the Ford Sunliner. Plus, dollar delights feature quick-stitching neon signs with classic diner, drive-in and sock hop appeal. Fondly remember the days of 5 cent cups of coffee and soda fountains.


Can you dig it? Stroll on down the page, Daddy-O, and check it all out!


Fabulous '50s

From head to toe, the fifties meant serious style. These cool cats (and dogs and rabbits) are modeling the finest fashions from the decade. Add a little fifties flair of your own by stitching roller skates, saddle shoes, poodles and more on clothing and accessories. Burger, soda bottle and milkshake designs are perfect for kitchen linens or even tasty T-shirts!
Charlie Cat   Pauline Poodle
 
Available in two sizes:
4.34"X6.85" and 2.43"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.39"X6.84" and 1.90"X3.87"

Dwayne Duck   Jack Rabbit Jock
 
Available in two sizes:
4.25"X6.84" and 2.39"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
2.56"X6.86" and 1.43"X3.86"

Records and Notes   Jukebox
 
Available in three sizes:
4.97"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.78" and 3.35"X3.29"
  Available in three sizes:
4.16"X6.87" and 2.34"X3.87" and 2.04"X3.37"

Burger   Saddle Shoes
 
Available in three sizes:
6.20"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.05" and 3.37"X2.63"
  Available in three sizes:
6.86"X3.69" and 3.87"X2.09" and 3.36"X1.82"

Poodle   Retro Boomerang
 
Available in three sizes:
5.31"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.55" and 3.37"X3.08"
  Available in three sizes:
4.94"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.79" and 3.36"X3.31"

Milkshake   Soda Bottle
 
Available in three sizes:
3.02"X6.86" and 1.70"X3.86" and 1.48"X3.36"
  Available in three sizes:
2.54"X6.85" and 1.43"X3.85" and 1.25"X3.35"

Roller Skates   Cat Eye Glasses
 
Available in three sizes:
5.61"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.35" and 3.35"X2.92"
  Available in three sizes:
6.85"X3.33" and 3.87"X1.89" and 3.35"X1.63"

Soda Pop Sam   Car Hop Carol
 
Available in three sizes:
2.91"X6.85" and 1.64"X3.85" and 1.43"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
3.21"X6.85" and 1.80"X3.85" and 1.57"X3.35"

A cool car was a must-have. Whether parked at a drive-in restaurant, or wailing down the road, these machines looked great. Perfect for reminiscing, stitch a hot rod on sweatshirts, T-shirts, patches for hats and much more! Pop the clutch and wind your bobbins, Father's Day is right around the corner.
 
1956 Ford Sunliner
Available in three sizes:
6.86"X3.11" and 3.86"X1.76" and 3.36"X1.54"

1957 Chevy Bel Air
Available in three sizes:
6.85"X2.82" and 3.85"X1.59" and 3.35"X1.39"

1955 Chevrolet
Available in three sizes:
6.85"X2.98" and 3.85"X1.68" and 3.35"X1.47"

1956 GMC Pick-up Truck
Available in three sizes:
6.85"X2.68" and 3.85"X1.51" and 3.35"X1.32"

Borders featuring classic fifties imagery will look great on table runners, cardigans or towels!
The middle size borders are formatted for use with both the Endless Hoop and standard hoops.
Neon Cherry Border
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.60" and 6.00"X1.27" and 2.16"X1.02"

Rockin' Records Border
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X1.58" and 6.00"X1.20" and 3.76"X0.97"

Pretty Poodle Border
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X1.50" and 6.00"X1.27" and 2.98"X0.94"

Saddle Shoe Border
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X1.83" and 6.00"X1.47" and 2.10"X1.17"

Boomerang Border
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.97" and 6.00"X1.48" and 1.85"X1.21"

Poodles and Glasses Border
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.58" and 6.00"X1.32" and 2.89"X1.00"


A Fabulous '50s Value Pack


Well it's one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and save cat save! Keep your nickels and dimes for a milkshake and night at the roller rink. The above 26 fabulous '50s designs above are available in a value pack - priced at only $29.97!  Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and add this value pack to your shopping basket!
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Neon Signs - Dollar Delights

Have it made in the shade with quick-stitching line art designs, wonderful for kitchens and other fifties-themed home decor. Stitch them on dark fabric for a contrast that really pops, or embellish T-shirts, aprons and other enviable wearables. At only a $1.00 each, they're definitely the cat's pajamas!
 
Sock Hop Duo Neon Sign - only $1.00   Cocktails Neon Sign - only $1.00
 
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X6.30" and 4.80"X5.16" and 3.61"X3.87"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.96" and 4.80"X5.71" and 3.27"X3.88"

Soda Fountain Neon Sign - only $1.00   Coffee Cup Neon Sign - only $1.00
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.93" and 6.80"X4.30" and 3.85"X2.46"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.82" and 4.86"X5.68" and 3.31"X3.86"

Drive-in Neon Sign - only $1.00   Fabulous Fifties Neon Sign - only $1.00
 
Available in three sizes:
7.16"X5.86" and 5.87"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.16"
  Available in three sizes:
6.55"X5.86" and 5.36"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.46"


Requests 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 quests, this space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."
Here is the request this week:
 

"Mairzy Doats"
Debbie and her husband stay busy Saturday nights by singing at a local sandwich shop. "It is just sort of an 'anyone can chime in' sort of thing," she wrote. Their performances include the novelty song "Mairzy Doats," with its silly lyrics and hidden meaning. Debbie provides a variety of visual effects to help children remember the words. "I bought some lambs at the dollar store to give to the kids," she wrote. "I have a have puppet that I use, too, with a branch of ivy."

She was looking for goat and doe designs to go along with the horse and lamb she already had; hoping for something fun and cute to excite the audience. We've rounded up the whole gang with their food of choice and text designs featuring the merry lyrics of this amusing song. So warm up your vocal chords and your embroidery machines!
 
Mairzy doats and dozy doats
(Mares eat oats and does eat oats)
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.98" and 6.86"X2.91" and 3.86"X3.30"

And liddle lamzy divey
(And little lambs eat ivy)
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.18" and 6.84"X2.31" and 3.82"X3.69"

A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
(A kid will eat ivy too, wouldn't you?)
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.78" and 6.84"X2.03" and 3.64"X3.88"

A kiddley divey too, wooden shoe? -- An alternate version
(A kid will eat ivy too, wouldn't you?)
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.78" and 6.84"X2.03" and 3.64"X3.88"

Mairzy oats...
(Mares eat oats)
 
...and dozy doats.
(And does eat oats)
 
Available in three sizes:
6.03"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.10" and 3.35"X2.73"
  Available in three sizes:
5.93"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.16" and 3.36"X2.73"

And liddle lamzy divey.
(and little lambs eat ivy)
  A kiddley divey too, wooden shoe?
(A kid will eat ivy too, wouldn't you?)
 
Available in three sizes:
4.85"X5.58" and 3.33"X3.86" and 2.91"X3.36"
  Available in three sizes:
5.51"X4.86" and 3.89"X3.42" and 3.36"X2.97"


A Mairzy Doats Value Pack


Sing along! The 8 Mairzy Doats designs above are available in a value pack - priced at only $10.97! Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and add this value pack to your shopping basket!
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4


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