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Tote Bag Boutique
Tote Bag Boutique

Tote bags are essential for trips to the farmer's market, the library, and for toting around coloring books and crafty supplies. New machine embroidery designs bring a bright and colorful look to your tote bags. Add them to blanks, or use one of the free tutorials featured in the new Lookbook as inspiration!

Scroll down the page to find hundreds of designs perfect for totes!

The new Lookbook can be read right here, and it's filled inspiring ideas and links to tutorials. And, a new video shows each of the steps for making a classic, roomy tote bag.

It's all right here - new designs, free projects, inspiring ideas, and video tutorials!


Who can add a toucan to a tote bag? You can! In this design, the colorful bird is wreathed in flowers. It's an eye-catching addition to bags, as well as pillow covers.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.76" x 7.78" and 6.88" x 6.90"
5.84" x 5.85" and 4.84" x 4.85"
  Available in one size:
3.81" x 3.89"


Shake your tail feathers! A flamingo is wreathed in hibiscus flowers. Olive, pink, and yellow hues bring a blend of retro and vibrant styles. It'll "pop" from dark denim, and shine from lighter colors, too.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.82" and 6.90" x 6.92"
5.85" x 5.87" and 4.85" x 4.87"
  Available in one size:
3.84" x 3.61"


Add a sweet and tasty look to tote bags with this tropical pineapple design. It's encased in colorful flowers. Taking a trip to Hawaii, or the Caribbean? A tote embellished with this motif makes an excellent carry-on bag.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.75" and 6.93" x 6.89"
5.89" x 5.85" and 4.89" x 4.86"
  Available in one size:
3.86" x 3.47"


The hibiscus flower is an excellent sign of warm, sunny days. Add this splash of summer to beach bags, throw pillows, and chair back covers for the patio!
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.69" x 7.78" and 6.87" x 6.95"
5.82" x 5.89" and 4.83" x 4.89"
  Available in one size:
3.82" x 3.54"



Under the Sea Mehndi


Colorful sea creatures are framed against a backdrop of geometric Mehndi elements. The background elements are running stitches, so these designs will be excellent on smooth fabric, like lightweight canvas, linen, and denim.
 
 
Available in four sizes:
7.82" x 7.75" and 6.91" x 6.85"
5.90" x 5.85" and 4.90" x 4.85"
  Available in three sizes:
6.79" x 7.80" and 5.86" x 6.73" and 4.87" x 5.58" 

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These designs use a beautiful variety of stitch types. In the image show here, you can see the lightness of the running stitch background contrasting with the slightly raised satin and fill stitches.

Embroidery Library artists and digitizers create each design with careful consideration to the stitch types that will be used. The variety, and the colors used, are two of the key ingredients in making embroidery extraordinary.
 


A tropical fish and a sea turtle have elegant detail of whirls and swirls. Blue filigree, reminiscent of splashes and waves, are paired with delicate Mehndi detail.

Add these designs to canvas or denim tote bags - and they're excellent for tea towels, too!
 
 
Available in three sizes:
7.58" x 6.85" and 6.49" x 5.86" and 5.38" x 4.86"
  Available in three sizes:
7.81" x 6.90" and 6.63" x 5.86" and 5.50" x 4.86"



Perched with Petals Bird Wreaths


Cheerful birds perch on flowering branches. These designs were stitched in a contemporary and fashion-forward color palette. Black stems and leaves are paired with cool yellows and purples. The circle shape is an excellent fit for tote bags, pillow covers, and round placemats.
 
 
Available in five sizes:
7.82" x 7.80" and 6.86" x 6.85"
5.87" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.86"
3.87" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.81" and 6.91" x 6.91"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.85"


The new Lookbook is filled to the brim with tutorials for making tote bags, so you can make them to your own size and specifications.

You might also find blank totes at craft stores and discount chains. Use a seam-ripper to open up one of the side seams, and that's usually enough to be able to hoop the bag flat.

Use one piece of cutaway stabilizer when embroidering on tote bags.
 
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A goldfinch and hummingbird are wreathed in flowers, and these cheerful designs will have
you wreathed in smiles! Add them to either side of a tote bag - and then stitch them onto cushions, summery mini-quilts, and table linens for outdoor dining.
 
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.85" x 6.85"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.86"
3.85" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.81" and 6.91" x 6.91"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.85"


Sweet sentiments are perfect for tote bags. They're like bumper stickers, showing your philosophy and good spirit! Positive, uplifting, and eye-catching.
 
 
Available in three sizes:
6.89" x 7.70" and 5.85" x 6.53" and 4.85" x 5.41"
  Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 7.52" and 6.90" x 7.52" and 4.85" x 5.29"


Librarians, readers, and dreamers will adore these designs on bookbags. Experiment with colors to create an artful and unique look.
 
 
Available in five sizes:
6.91" x 10.10" and 5.86" x 8.56"
5.33" x 7.80" and 4.69" x 6.85"
3.18" x 3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
6.86" x 7.81" and 5.86" x 6.67"
4.82" x 5.48" and 3.39" x 3.85"


These designs are perfect for bookbags - but then make a pair of pillows for your favorite reading chair. It'll be the coziest literary nook around!
 
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.74" and 6.92" x 6.86"
5.91" x 5.86" and 4.89" x 4.86"
3.85" x 3.83"
  Available in five sizes:
7.64" x 7.81" and 6.90" x 7.06"
5.85" x 5.98" and 4.85" x 4.96"
3.77" x 3.86"

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In this example, black fabric was chosen to enhance the idea of "nighttime," or "bedtime."

The colors of the thread are bright, but muted, bringing a sleepy feeling. If giving this tote as a gift, add your favorite book and a reading light. That present will be treasured forever!


Sunflowers have an overwhelming spirit of cheerfulness, and they're a positive addition to tote bags. And, stitch it on mug rugs and tea towels, too!

Hydrangeas are happy and resilient flowers, and the accompanying phrase is a positive reminder to have an attitude of gratitude.
 
 
Available in three sizes:
7.52" x 6.90" and 6.38" x 5.85" and 5.28" x 4.84"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81" x 6.67" and 6.87" x 5.86"
5.69" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.30"


 
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In addition to the new designs above, we've hand-picked more than 200 favorites from the collection that are a perfect fit for tote bags.

Scroll down the page to see the incredible variety: crafting, collages, flowers, birds, fruits, veggies, and more.


Birds in Bloom (Toile)   Birds of a Filigree Feather
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 8.45" and 6.36" x 7.80"
5.83" x 7.15" and 4.85" x 5.94"
  Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.13" and 5.86" x 7.75" and 4.80" x 6.34"

Flight of the Butterflies   Butterflies at Tea Time
 
Available in three sizes:
6.83" x 7.80" and 5.86" x 6.69" and 4.89" x 5.58"
  Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.49" and 5.68" x 7.81" and 4.86" x 6.67"

Baking Birdies (Vintage)   Teddy Bear Party (Vintage)
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 8.51" and 6.32" x 7.80"
5.86" x 7.22" and 4.84" x 5.97"
  Available in three sizes:
6.82" x 7.83" and 5.85" x 6.72" and 4.85" x 5.57"

Beach Bum Birds (Vintage)   If You Like Pina Coladas (Vintage)
 
Available in four sizes:
6.85" x 10.33" and 5.86" x 8.83"
5.20" x 7.83" and 4.55" x 6.85"
  Available in four sizes:
6.91" x 8.71" and 6.20" x 7.81"
5.86" x 7.38" and 4.85" x 6.10"

Make Something Beautiful Wreath   Sew Fabulous Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.83" x 7.80" and 6.87" x 6.85"
5.88" x 5.86" and 4.88" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.81" and 6.85" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.89" and 4.84" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.90"

Be Creative Wreath   Get Crafty Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.71" x 7.79" and 6.89" x 6.96"
5.82" x 5.88" and 4.83" x 4.89"
3.84" x 3.89"
  Available in five sizes:
7.77" x 7.79" and 6.90" x 6.91"
5.86" x 5.87" and 4.86" x 4.87"
3.88" x 3.89"

Hummingbird Wreath   Bluebird Wreath
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79" x 7.45" and 6.13" x 5.86"
5.07" x 4.83" and 3.86" x 3.67"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81" x 7.55" and 6.07" x 5.86"
5.00" x 4.83" and 3.75" x 3.62"

Butterfly Wreath   Dragonfly Wreath
 
Available in four sizes:
7.67" x 7.78" and 5.86" x 5.95"
4.84" x 4.92" and 3.80" x 3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.67" and 5.95" x 5.85"
4.92" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.78"

Bluebird Love Nest   European Robin Love Nest
 
Available in four sizes:
7.58" x 6.86" and 6.43" x 5.81"
5.36" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.49"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 6.60" and 6.92" x 5.86"
5.73" x 4.85" and 3.85" x 3.26"

Goldfinch Love Nest   Rosy-Faced Lovebirds Love Nest
 
Available in four sizes:
7.76" x 6.72" and 6.73" x 5.82"
5.59" x 4.83" and 3.88" x 3.36"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79" x 6.90" and 6.61" x 5.85"
5.51" x 4.88" and 3.86" x 3.41"

Chicken Love Nest - Rooster   Chicken Love Nest - Hen
 
Available in four sizes:
7.19" x 6.90" and 6.10" x 5.85"
5.06" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.70"
  Available in four sizes:
7.02" x 6.90" and 5.96" x 5.86"
4.94" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.80"

Cardinals Love Nest   Chickadees Love Nest
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81" x 6.81" and 6.72" x 5.86"
5.57" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.37"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81" x 6.61" and 6.92" x 5.86"
5.71" x 4.83" and 3.86" x 3.27"

Don't Dream It Sew It   Enjoy the Little Things
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.16" and 5.86" x 7.78" and 4.86" x 6.45"
  Available in five sizes:
6.90" x 9.93" and 5.85" x 8.42"
5.32" x 7.66" and 4.78" x 6.89"
2.68" x 3.86"

Rhythm Of The Needles   Being Creative A Way Of Life
 
Available in three sizes:
6.88" x 9.75" and 5.50" x 7.80" and 4.84" x 6.87"
  Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.76" and 5.52" x 7.80" and 4.85" x 6.86"

Sew Like No One Is Watching   Sew Very Much
 
Available in four sizes:
6.49" x 7.80" and 5.85" x 7.04"
4.84" x 5.82" and 3.25" x 3.90"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81" x 6.87" and 6.67" x 5.86"
5.53" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.40"

Sew It Pretty Filigree   Be You Tiful
 
Available in three sizes:
9.88" x 6.90" and 7.80" x 5.45" and 6.86" x 4.80"
  Available in five sizes:
11.75" x 5.82" and 9.40" x 4.65"
7.80" x 3.86" and 6.85" x 3.39"
3.85" x 1.91"

Crafty Spools of Thread (Whitework)   Crafty Sewing Machine (Whitework)
 
Available in four sizes:
7.11" x 6.85" and 6.08" x 5.87"
5.05" x 4.87" and 3.85" x 3.73"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 6.56" and 6.96" x 5.86"
5.78" x 4.86" and 3.85" x 3.24"

Crafty Scissors (Whitework)   Crafty Dress Form (Whitework)
 
Available in four sizes:
6.85" x 7.67" and 5.85" x 6.55"
4.85" x 5.43" and 3.44" x 3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 8.99" and 5.85" x 7.63"
4.85" x 6.33" and 2.96" x 3.88"

Dress Form Blooms   Sewing Machine Blooms
 
Available in four sizes:
4.98" x 11.67" and 4.00" x 9.40"
  3.31" x 7.77" and 2.93" x 6.87"
  Available in three sizes:
7.80" x 6.56" and 7.02" x 5.90" and 5.80" x 4.88"

Cute 'n' Crafty Notions   Antique Scissors Collage
 
Available in three sizes:
6.85" x 9.78" and 5.48" x 7.81" and 4.81" x 6.86"
  Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 11.12" and 5.84" x 9.42"
4.84" x 7.78" and 4.25" x 6.83"

We Heart Sewing Collage   Keep Your Sewing Machine Close
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.49" and 5.68" x 7.81" and 4.85" x 6.67"
  Available in four sizes:
6.85" x 10.58" and 5.87" x 9.06"
5.06" x 7.81" and 4.44" x 6.86"

Back to School Clothesline   Teacher Clothesline
 
Available in three sizes:
9.38" x 5.18" and 7.77" x 4.29" and 6.85" x 3.78"
  Available in three sizes:
9.38" x 4.65" and 7.78" x 3.86" and 6.85" x 3.39"

Garden Tools Clothesline   Birds on a Wire Clothesline
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 5.59" and 7.80" x 4.63" and 6.89" x 4.06"
  Available in three sizes:
9.39" x 4.01" and 7.78" x 3.33" and 6.85" x 2.92"

Shopping Bag Clothesline   Clothesline Flip-Flops
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 4.69" and 7.80" x 3.88" and 6.87" x 3.40"
  Available in two sizes:
9.41" x 4.78" and 6.86" x 3.49"

Quilting Clothesline   Quilt Block Clothesline
 
Available in three sizes:
9.38" x 5.08" and 7.78" x 4.22" and 6.85" x 3.71"
  Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 4.92" and 7.78" x 4.08" and 6.85" x 3.59"

Embroidery Encore - Tote Bag Boutique    
When choosing designs to fill the space on a tote bag, squares and circles are excellent.

But clothesline designs are also a great shape. They're long and curved, and the colorful elements are a nice focal point on a tote bag.

Sewing Notions Clothesline   Embroidery Clothesline
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 4.40" and 7.80" x 3.65" and 6.85" x 3.21"
  Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 4.45" and 7.80" x 3.69" and 6.84" x 3.24"

Knitting Clothesline   Crochet Clothesline
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 5.26" and 7.80" x 4.36" and 6.86" x 3.84"
  Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 4.93" and 7.80" x 4.09" and 6.87" x 3.61"

Summer Getaway Bicycle   Summer Getaway Hot Air Balloon
 
Available in three sizes:
8.68" x 5.86" and 6.88" x 4.61" and 3.86" x 2.59"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 7.00" and 4.82" x 5.77" and 3.22" x 3.85"

Turtle Trio with Flower Shells   Summer Love
 
Available in four sizes:
11.74" x 6.44" and 9.41" x 5.16"
 7.81" x 4.28" and 6.85" x 3.76"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 6.69" and 6.83" x 5.85"
5.64" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 3.31"

Skate with Board   Surf With Board
 
Available in four sizes:
9.43" x 6.91" and 7.81" x 5.73"
6.64" x 4.87" and 3.86" x 2.83"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81" x 6.47" and 7.07" x 5.86"
5.84" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 3.20"

Lobster and Seaweed (Vintage)   Tropical Fish and Coral (Vintage)
 
Available in four sizes:
6.85" x 7.73" and 5.87" x 6.62"
4.85" x 5.47" and 3.44" x 3.88"
  Available in four sizes:
6.85" x 7.75" and 5.87" x 6.65"
4.84" x 5.49" and 3.44" x 3.87"

Frangipani and Starfish (Vintage)   Hibiscus and Conch Shell (Vintage)
 
Available in five sizes:
7.83" x 7.58" and 7.07" x 6.85"
6.07" x 5.88" and 5.03" x 4.88"
3.87" x 3.76"
  Available in five sizes:
8.57" x 6.85" and 7.82" x 6.25"
7.34" x 5.87" and 6.06" x 4.85"
3.88" x 3.10"

Groovy Owl 2   Groovy Owl 3
 
Available in two sizes:
4.46" x 6.86" and 2.50" x 3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.81" x 6.28" and 2.94" x 3.86"

Khokhloma Floral Bouquet   Garden Fresh Bouquet (Blackwork)
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.80" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.91" x 5.90" and 4.91" x 4.90"
3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.65" and 6.90" x 6.77"
5.90" x 5.79" and 4.90" x 4.81"
3.90" x 3.84"

Embroidery Encore - Tote Bag Boutique    
This classic, traditional tote bag can be made out of canvas or denim. Add your favorite embroidery design for a one-of-a-kind creation!

The written instructions are right here, and the free video tutorial is here.

African Blooms   Beautiful Blooms
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.41" and 7.23" x 6.89"
6.16" x 5.86" and 5.11" x 4.87"
3.86" x 3.68"
  Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 7.68" and 5.86" x 6.52"
4.86" x 5.41" and 3.51" x 3.90"

Cherry Blossom and Dogwood Bouquet   Avant Garden Bouquet
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.80" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.85" and 4.90" x 4.89"
3.86" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.39" and 6.91" x 6.54"
5.86" x 5.55" and 4.86" x 4.60"
3.87" x 3.66"

Graceful Art Nouveau Irises   Basket of Wycinanki Blooms
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.79" and 6.90" x 6.88"
5.85" x 5.83" and 4.85" x 4.84"
3.84" x 3.84"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.88"
5.87" x 5.85" and 4.87" x 4.86"
3.87" x 3.86"

Blooming Damask Beauty   Magnificent Mola Bouquet
 
Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.76" and 6.93" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.83" and 4.90" x 4.88"
3.88" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.87" and 4.86" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.86"

Sweet Suzani Bouquet   Bavarian Folk Art Bouquet
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.57" and 6.91" x 6.70"
5.86" x 5.68" and 4.86" x 4.71"
3.86" x 3.74"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.77" and 6.92" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.85" and 4.88" x 4.87"
3.87" x 3.86"

Dutch Tulip Bouquet   Pennsylvania Dutch Bouquet
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.66" and 6.90" x 6.78"
5.85" x 5.75" and 4.85" x 4.76"
3.85" x 3.78"
  Available in five sizes:
7.48" x 7.81" and 6.90" x 7.20"
5.86" x 6.11" and 4.82" x 5.03"
3.70" x 3.85"

Art Deco Lily Bouquet   Blooming Blue Willow Bouquet
 
Available in five sizes:
6.89" x 8.65" and 6.21" x 7.80"
5.86" x 7.36" and 4.87" x 6.11"
3.09" x 3.89"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.69" and 6.91" x 6.80"
5.91" x 5.82" and 4.90" x 4.83"
3.85" x 3.80"

Simply Red Rose Bouquet   Joyful Jacobean Bouquet
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.91"
5.86" x 5.87" and 4.86" x 4.87"
3.88" x 3.88"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.89"
5.87" x 5.86" and 4.87" x 4.86"
3.87" x 3.86"

Brilliant Talavera Bouquet   Fresh Paisley Bouquet
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.82" and 6.91" x 6.92"
5.87" x 5.88" and 4.85" x 4.87"
3.85" x 3.87"
  Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.80" and 6.91" x 6.94"
5.86" x 5.88" and 4.86" x 4.88"
3.85" x 3.86"

Texas Blooms in Cowboy Boot   Festive Rosemaling Bouquet
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 8.96" and 5.89" x 7.66"
4.88" x 6.34" and 2.98" x 3.88"
  Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.91"
5.87" x 5.88" and 4.87" x 4.88"
3.86" x 3.87"

Southwestern Bouquet   Celtic Bouquet
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.79" and 6.90" x 6.89"
5.85" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.87"
3.86" x 3.87"
  Available in five sizes:
7.61" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.07"
5.85" x 6.00" and 4.81" x 4.93"
3.77" x 3.87"

Majolica Blooms   Bright Ukranian Bouquet
 
Available in four sizes:
6.80" x 7.80" and 5.86" x 6.73"
4.86" x 5.58" and 3.40" x 3.91"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.73" and 6.90" x 6.84"
5.86" x 5.81" and 4.86" x 4.82"
3.87" x 3.83"

Blooming Poppies   Light and Lovely Flowers (Vintage)
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.51" and 7.17" x 6.90"
6.08" x 5.85" and 5.05" x 4.86"
3.85" x 3.71"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.28" and 7.39" x 6.90"
6.32" x 5.90" and 5.24" x 4.90"
3.90" x 3.65"

Wildflower Bouquet   Aloha Bouquet
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.39" and 7.30" x 6.90"
6.19" x 5.85" and 5.13" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.65"
  Available in five sizes:
7.59" x 7.79" and 6.89" x 7.07"
5.89" x 6.04" and 4.86" x 4.99"
3.76" x 3.86"

Bucket of Blooms   Victorian Roses and Bluebells
 
Available in four sizes:
6.65" x 7.81" and 5.85" x 6.84"
4.86" x 5.68" and 3.30" x 3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 7.78" and 5.86" x 6.61"
4.82" x 5.44" and 3.42" x 3.85"

Royal Bluebells   New England Wildflowers
 
Available in five sizes:
7.40" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.28"
5.85" x 6.17" and 4.85" x 5.12"
3.70" x 3.90"
  Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.77" and 6.91" x 6.89"
5.89" x 5.88" and 4.88" x 4.88"
3.87" x 3.86"

Brushstroke Bouquet   Colorful Cubist Bouquet
 
Available in three sizes:
6.89" x 9.55" and 5.62" x 7.79" and 4.86" x 6.73"
  Available in four sizes:
6.91" x 7.60" and 5.88" x 6.46"
4.86" x 5.34" and 3.51" x 3.86"

Cat in Asian Watercolor   Koi Fish in Asian Watercolor
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 7.37" and 4.86" x 6.11" and 3.07" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.79" x 7.80" and 4.86" x 6.54" and 2.86" x 3.86"

Panda in Asian Watercolor   Tiger in Asian Watercolor
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 7.82" and 4.86" x 6.49" and 2.89" x 3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 7.61" and 4.84" x 6.28" and 2.97" x 3.86"

April Showers Bring May Flowers   Bright Flower Wreath in Watercolor
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 10.95" and 5.89" x 9.40"
  4.91" x 7.80" and 4.31" x 6.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.19" x 7.78" and 6.51" x 7.04"
5.88" x 6.36" and 4.86" x 5.26"

Embroidery Encore - Tote Bag Boutique    

Denim and canvas are excellent fabrics to use when making tote bags. They're study and durable, so bags made with them will last for a very long time.

Those types of fabrics can also support designs of varying complexities. Choose simple designs, or complex ones, like the umbrella shown left.

When embroidering on denim or canvas, hoop the fabric with one piece of cutaway stabilizer. A size 11 sharp sewing needle works very well to penetrate the fabric fibers neatly and cleanly.
 

Fashion-Forward Garden   Tropical Oasis Medley
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 7.74" and 5.88" x 6.59" and 4.86" x 5.45"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81" x 7.63" and 7.06" x 6.90"
5.98" x 5.84" and 4.97" x 4.85"

Under the Sea Life Collage   Life is Better in Flip Flops
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 8.53" and 6.32" x 7.81"
5.85" x 7.24" and 4.85" x 6.00"
  Available in four sizes:
7.78" x 7.81" and 6.90" x 6.92"
5.86" x 5.88" and 4.86" x 4.87"

Just Because It's Handmade   Follow Your Dreams
 
Available in three sizes:
6.85" x 7.57" and 5.85" x 6.47" and 4.85" x 5.37"
  Available in four sizes:
6.91" x 9.29" and 5.81" x 7.81"
4.86" x 6.53" and 2.87" x 3.87"

Embroidery Encore - Tote Bag Boutique    

Chalkboard art is a top-trending style in embroidery. Stitch the designs onto black fabric to emphasize the chalkboard look!

These types of designs have energetic and fun lettering styles, and the quotes are uplifting and sweet.

Some chalkboard designs use only one color, making them quick to stitch. Others have bright pops of color - like the thread spools and buttons in the designs to the left - for extra eye-catching appeal.
 

 


It's Good To Be Queen   Chocolate Is Always A Good Idea
 
Available in five sizes:
6.92" x 11.54" and 5.65" x 9.41"
 4.69" x 7.81" and 4.12" x 6.86"
2.32" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
6.85" x 10.73" and 5.86" x 9.17"
 5.00" x 7.83" and 4.38" x 6.85"
2.47" x 3.85"

America the Beautiful Lighthouse Medley   Pledge of Allegiance Eagle Medley
 
Available in three sizes:
6.65" x 6.97" and 5.57" x 5.84" and 4.62" x 4.83"
  Available in three sizes:
7.14" x 7.00" and 6.00" x 5.87" and 4.96" x 4.87"

Fig Wreath   Cherry Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.79" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.84"
3.87" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.93"
5.85" x 5.88" and 4.83" x 4.85"
3.84" x 3.86"

Cranberry Wreath   Lemon Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.91"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.84" x 4.85"
3.85" x 3.85"

Cantaloupe Wreath   Papaya Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.62" and 7.05" x 6.90"
5.99" x 5.86" and 4.95" x 4.84"
3.85" x 3.77"
  Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.92"
5.86" x 5.88" and 4.85" x 4.86"
3.84" x 3.87"

Mango Wreath   Lime Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.92" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.85" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.74" and 6.95" x 6.90"
5.90" x 5.85" and 4.87" x 4.83"
3.86" x 3.83"

Orange Wreath   Banana Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.79" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.83" x 3.82"
  Available in five sizes:
7.76" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.94"
5.86" x 5.89" and 4.84" x 4.87"
3.84" x 3.86"

Blueberry Wreath   Apple Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.79" and 6.90" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.91"
5.86" x 5.87" and 4.84" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.86"

Strawberry Wreath   Watermelon Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.93" x 6.90"
5.88" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.85" x 3.84"

Embroidery Encore - Tote Bag Boutique    

Nylon screen is a unique fabric to use in tote bags. It's especially nice for toting around produce from the grocery store or farmers market.

The Nylon Screen Tote Bag tutorial shows the steps for working with this fabric and making the bag. And, there's a free video, too!

 


Plum Wreath   Pear Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.77" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.93"
5.86" x 5.88" and 4.84" x 4.85"
3.85" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.86"
3.87" x 3.87"

Peach Wreath   Apricot Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.76" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.93"
5.82" x 5.85" and 4.85" x 4.88"
3.85" x 3.87"
  Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.78" and 6.89" x 6.89"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.86"

Raspberry Wreath   Grape Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.86"
3.87" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.92" x 6.90"
5.90" x 5.88" and 4.88" x 4.86"
3.88" x 3.87"

Sweet Pea Wreath   Cauliflower Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.70" and 6.99" x 6.90"
5.94" x 5.86" and 4.89" x 4.83"
3.86" x 3.82"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.86"

Spinach Wreath   Radish Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.79" and 6.89" x 6.89"
5.86" x 5.87" and 4.87" x 4.87"
3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.77" and 6.93" x 6.90"
5.88" x 5.85" and 4.85" x 4.84"
3.85" x 3.85"

Porcini Mushroom Wreath   Onion Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.73" x 7.78" and 6.89" x 6.93"
5.83" x 5.87" and 4.87" x 4.90"
3.85" x 3.88"
  Available in five sizes:
7.47" x 7.78" and 6.89" x 7.17"
5.89" x 6.13" and 4.89" x 5.09"
3.72" x 3.87"

Morel Mushroom Wreath   Leek Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.76" and 6.93" x 6.90"
5.89" x 5.86" and 4.88" x 4.86"
3.88" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.75" and 6.94" x 6.90"
5.89" x 5.86" and 4.89" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.83"

Jalapeno Pepper Wreath   Carrot Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.79" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.60" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.09"
5.86" x 6.02" and 4.76" x 4.88"
3.76" x 3.85"

Broccoli Wreath   Bell Pepper Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.72" and 6.98" x 6.91"
5.92" x 5.86" and 4.87" x 4.82"
3.86" x 3.82"

Beet Wreath   Artichoke Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.92"
5.86" x 5.87" and 4.86" x 4.87"
3.85" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.77" and 6.93" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.84" and 4.87" x 4.86"
3.87" x 3.86"

Leafy Salad Greens Wreath   Corn Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.76" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.94"
5.86" x 5.89" and 4.81" x 4.84"
3.84" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.61" and 7.09" x 6.91"
6.01" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.73"
3.86" x 3.76"

Celery Wreath   Asparagus Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.73" x 7.79" and 6.88" x 6.93"
5.88" x 5.93" and 4.89" x 4.93"
3.84" x 3.88"
  Available in five sizes:
7.69" x 7.80" and 6.91" x 7.02"
5.86" x 5.95" and 4.88" x 4.96"
3.86" x 3.92"

Tomato Wreath   Turnip Wreath
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.81" and 6.89" x 6.90"
5.86" x 5.87" and 4.86" x 4.87"
3.86" x 3.87"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.85"

Farmers Market Vegetables   Garden's Best Tomatoes
 
Available in two sizes:
7.38" x 5.86" and 6.10" x 4.84"
  Available in two sizes:
5.85" x 6.07" and 4.85" x 5.02"

Strawberry   Apple
 
Available in two sizes:
6.85" x 4.70" and 3.84" x 2.64"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 4.90" and 3.84" x 3.86"

Embroidery Encore - Tote Bag Boutique    

The Go Green Grocery Tote tutorial pairs eco-consciousness with fashionable flair.

Embroider delicious designs onto canvas, then follow the steps in the tutorial to make a big, roomy reusable tote.

The addition of foam board at the bottom results in a sturdy base, nice for supporting those big trips to the grocery store.

 


Pear   Pineapple
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 5.04" and 3.70" x 3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.12" x 6.86" and 2.32" x 3.85"

Calico Cat (Heirloom Applique)   Gingham Dog (Heirloom Applique)
 
Available in three sizes:
5.19" x 5.99" and 4.36" x 5.03" and 3.37" x 3.88"
  Available in three sizes:
4.69" x 6.01" and 3.94" x 5.05" and 3.05" x 3.90"

Sunbonnet Sue (Heirloom Applique)   Fisherman Fred (Heirloom Applique)
 
Available in three sizes:
4.15" x 6.01" and 3.45" x 4.99" and 2.70" x 3.90"
  Available in three sizes:
4.16" x 6.03" and 3.47" x 5.02" and 2.70" x 3.90"

Umbrella Girl (Heirloom Applique)   Napoleonic Bee Flourish
 
Available in three sizes:
5.12" x 6.00" and 4.28" x 5.01" and 3.33" x 3.90"
  Available in four sizes:
11.80" x 5.64" and 9.40" x 4.48"
  7.81" x 3.70" and 6.85" x 3.26"


Dancers and dreamers of all ages will adore this tutu tote bag! Free project instructions are right here.

Organza and tulle are excellent fabrics to use to make the tutu. We chose yellow and black fabrics to match the bee design. Enjoy experimenting with other designs and color combinations!
 
  Embroidery Encore - Tote Bag Boutique

Peacock Flourish   Gallic Rooster with Baroque Background
 
Available in four sizes:
7.00" x 10.42" and 5.85" x 8.68"
 5.25" x 7.82" and 4.62" x 6.85"
  Available in three sizes:
7.00" x 7.49" and 5.86" x 6.24" and 4.85" x 5.18"

See You Later Alligator   After A While Crocodile
 
Available in five sizes:
7.72" x 7.79" and 6.89" x 6.96"
5.82" x 5.89" and 4.86" x 4.91"
3.82" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.75" and 6.96" x 6.90"
5.94" x 5.89" and 4.94" x 4.89"
3.90" x 3.85"

Embroidery Encore - Tote Bag Boutique    
Cleaning up after playtime can be a fun chore. Give your toddler a tote and make a game of putting the books and toys away.

Little ones will enjoy choosing their favorite designs for you to stitch on the tote bag, too.

 


Bye Bye Butterfly   Toodle-oo Kangaroo
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.80" and 6.86" x 6.85"
5.87" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.86"
3.87" x 3.87"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.76" and 6.89" x 6.85"
5.90" x 5.86" and 4.84" x 4.86"
3.85" x 3.86"

Be Sweet Parakeet   Give A Hug Ladybug
 
Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.74" and 6.93" x 6.89"
5.89" x 5.85" and 4.89" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.83"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.76" and 6.93" x 6.90"
5.88" x 5.85" and 4.86" x 4.84"
3.85" x 3.83"

See Ya Soon Raccoon   Out the Door Dinosaur
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.80" and 6.91" x 6.90"
5.87" x 5.86" and 4.87" x 4.87"
3.87" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.80" and 6.92" x 6.90"
5.88" x 5.86" and 4.87" x 4.86"
3.86" x 3.85"

Take Care Polar Bear   Blow a Kiss Goldfish
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.77" and 6.94" x 6.91"
5.86" x 5.83" and 4.84" x 4.82"
3.86" x 3.84"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.80" and 6.86" x 6.85"
5.87" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.87" x 3.86"

Hit the Road Toad   Til Then Penguin
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.78" and 6.92" x 6.90"
5.88" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.85"
3.86" x 3.84"
  Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.76" and 6.89" x 6.85"
5.90" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.83"
3.86" x 3.85"

Cup for a Book Lover   So Many Books So Little Time
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 10.22" and 5.85" x 8.67"
5.27" x 7.81" and 4.60" x 6.81"
  Available in four sizes:
7.32" x 7.79" and 6.88" x 7.32"
5.87" x 6.25" and 4.87" x 5.19"

Embroidery Encore - Tote Bag Boutique    
Readers and writers will love bags stitched with literary wisdom and book motifs. An excellent selection of designs is above and below.

Stacks of books and fun quotes are lively on totes (and pillows for your reading chair, too). Slip your favorite book inside the bag as an extra-special gift.

 


I Love My Library   Reading is a Hoot
 
Available in three sizes:
5.87" x 5.88" and 4.85" x 4.86" and 3.83" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
8.95" x 5.87" and 6.84" x 4.48" and 3.87" x 2.50"

Reading Rocks   Be Book Smart
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 4.07" and 6.88" x 2.97" and 3.85" x 1.67"
  Available in three sizes:
9.42" x 5.37" and 6.84" x 3.88" and 3.82" x 2.18"

Books Are Awesome   I Love Reading
 
Available in three sizes:
7.86" x 5.83" and 6.50" x 4.82" and 3.85" x 2.86"
  Available in three sizes:
7.66" x 5.82" and 6.34" x 4.81" and 3.88" x 2.95"

Love Your Library   Parchment and Feather Quill
 
Available in three sizes:
8.04" x 5.81" and 6.65" x 4.80" and 3.86" x 2.79"
  Available in three sizes:
5.82" x 6.23" and 4.80" x 5.15" and 3.61" x 3.87"

Whoooo Loves An E-Book?   I'd Rather Be Reading
 
Available in three sizes:
5.81" x 6.14" and 4.81" x 5.08" and 3.66" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
8.55" x 5.26" and 6.81" x 4.21" and 3.86" x 2.41"

Roots of Reading   Imagination
 
Available in two sizes:
5.81" x 8.11" and 4.81" x 6.71"
  Available in two sizes:
5.80" x 8.23" and 4.85" x 6.86"

Once Upon A Time   It Was A Dark And Stormy Night
 
Available in three sizes:
9.26" x 5.81" and 6.86" x 4.31" and 3.85" x 2.42"
  Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 4.93" and 6.84" x 3.61" and 3.85" x 2.02"

READ   Book and Butterflies
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41" x 2.43" and 6.81" x 1.77" and 3.87" x 1.01"
  Available in two sizes:
9.12" x 5.86" and 6.86" x 4.40"

Reading Is An Adventure   Reading Is Groovy
 
Available in three sizes:
5.87" x 5.86" and 4.87" x 4.86" and 3.87" x 3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
6.24" x 5.84" and 5.16" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 3.64"

Books Make Me Happy   What Are You Reading?
 
Available in three sizes:
8.82" x 5.81" and 6.83" x 4.51" and 3.84" x 2.53"
  Available in three sizes:
6.83" x 5.82" and 5.65" x 4.83" and 3.87" x 3.28"

Fern the Reading Fairy   Dany the Reading Fairy
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86" x 7.53" and 4.85" x 6.22"
  Available in two sizes:
6.11" x 5.86" and 5.05" x 4.83"

Diary   Journal
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41" x 5.50" and 6.88" x 4.09" and 3.87" x 2.27"
  Available in three sizes:
9.41" x 5.58" and 6.88" x 4.10" and 3.88" x 2.31"

Protagonist   Antagonist
 
Available in three sizes:
9.33" x 4.25" and 6.80" x 3.10" and 3.89" x 1.94"
  Available in three sizes:
9.33" x 4.27" and 6.81" x 3.11" and 3.85" x 1.78"

Lego Ergo Sum   Heroine
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 5.40" and 6.88" x 3.95" and 3.86" x 2.49"
  Available in three sizes:
9.34" x 5.76" and 6.88" x 4.23" and 3.88" x 2.45"

Hero   Villain
 
Available in three sizes:
9.33" x 2.32" and 6.85" x 1.71" and 3.86" x 0.96"
  Available in three sizes:
8.22" x 5.51" and 6.81" x 4.60" and 3.86" x 2.63"

I Read, Therefore I Am   Book Smart
 
Available in three sizes:
9.33" x 5.86" and 6.80" x 4.26" and 3.86" x 2.42"
  Available in three sizes:
6.39" x 5.86" and 5.28" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.55"

Beverly Hills Fashion Plate   London Fashion Plate
 
Available in four sizes:
7.82" x 7.82" and 6.88" x 6.88"
5.87" x 5.87" and 4.87" x 4.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.82" x 7.81" and 6.88" x 6.87"
5.87" x 5.86" and 4.87" x 4.86"

Milan Fashion Plate   Rome Fashion Plate
 
Available in four sizes:
7.82" x 7.82" and 6.88" x 6.88"
5.87" x 5.87" and 4.87" x 4.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.82" x 7.82" and 6.88" x 6.88"
5.87" x 5.87" and 4.87" x 4.87"

New York Fashion Plate   Paris Fashion Plate
 
Available in four sizes:
7.25" x 7.81" and 6.90" x 7.42"
5.80" x 6.25" and 4.85" x 5.21"
  Available in four sizes:
7.82" x 7.82" and 6.88" x 6.88"
5.82" x 5.82" and 4.87" x 4.87"


Questions? Let us know! Send an email to stitch@emblibrary.com.