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Crazy for Paisley

NEW THIS WEEK - June 10th, 2009


Crazy for Paisley

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There's something about paisley that has stood the test of time. This ornate, swirling motif originated in Persia and India hundreds of years ago, was imported by English traders, and has been popular in the West ever since. The paisley pattern takes its name from the town of Paisley in central Scotland, whose weavers incorporated it into the finest shawls.

 

This week's new designs celebrate the beautiful spirit of the intriguing, classic, paisley motif. An exotic peacock in an Indian garden, with paisley shapes for the body, tail feathers, and leaves, makes a rich and complex design worthy to showcase on pillows and wall hangings.

 

Light and bold flower designs in coordinating pairs make it easy to take your paisley anywhere -- they'll work great on T-shirts, linens, skirts, dresses, and lots more. The Pretty in Paisley collection adds a bold look to jeans, sweatshirts, and pillows, while the delicate Light and Lovely paisley designs lend a beautiful touch to sophisticated fashions and home decor. A trio of neckline designs is perfectly curved to accent T-shirts, sweaters, and dresses.

 

Get creative with cute animals made out of paisley shapes, and celebrate paisley's stylish nature with women of fashion silhouettes. Scroll to see all this week's new designs, and go crazy for paisley!

Turn an ordinary pair of jeans
into an extraordinary jean skirt. 
Click here for free project instructions!


 

Paisley Peacock
 

Tiptoe into a lush Indian garden to catch a glimpse of a gloriously regal peacock.
This design is cleverly composed with paisley shapes for the body, tail feathers, and leaves,
in a colorful arrangement that's gorgeous enough to hang on the wall.

 

Available in three sizes:
7.82"X9.68" and 5.85"X7.24" and 4.87"X6.03"


 

 

Petals of Paisley


The teardrop-shaped paisley motif is everywhere, but what exactly it represents is open
for interpretation. Some quilters call paisley designs "Persian pickles" or "Welsh pears."
Depending on who you ask, the shape can be a mango seed, a floral spray, a pinecone,
a cypress tree, or a palm tree. Paisley has been associated with vegetation from the beginning,
so it's only natural that the designs would bloom in these lovely flowers. They're light-stitching,
perfect for tees, blouses, and skirts as well as home decor.

 

 

Available in three sizes:
5.87"X8.51" and 4.72"X6.87" and 2.65"X3.87"

  Available in two sizes:
5.08"X4.86" and 3.25"X3.14"


Bold swirls and light, open detail create beautiful contrast in this flower.

 

 

Available in three sizes:
5.87"X8.49" and 4.72"X6.86" and 2.66"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
5.17"X4.86" and 3.27"X3.07"


Scalloped edges give this paisley flower a delicate look.

 

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.52" and 4.69"X6.79" and 2.67"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.97" and 3.19"X3.26"


Sunny shades and peaceful swirls make this paisley flower design shine.

 

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.66" and 4.86"X6.33" and 2.96"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
4.64"X4.86" and 3.15"X3.26"


Bright and symmetrical, this paisley flower is a pleasant addition to your garden of embroidery.

 

 

Available in three sizes:
5.51"X9.28" and 4.06"X6.83" and 2.30"X3.87"

  Available in two sizes:
4.72"X6.79" and 2.27"X3.26"


Light, delicate detail adds interest to this playful paisley flower.
 

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.04" and 4.86"X5.82" and 3.23"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
4.89"X4.86" and 3.26"X3.26"


A Petals of Paisley Value Pack

 

Stitch a whole garden of paisley flowers on pillows, curtains, T-shirts, cardigans, skirts, and more.

 

The large and medium Petals of Paisley design packs contain 18 designs, priced at only $19.97!
The small Petals of Paisley design pack contains 12 designs, priced at only $14.97!

 Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the 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


 
 

These dynamic duos of paisley flowers are perfectly suited to the clever picture window pillow. Feature a larger flower design in the center, and frame it with matching flower heads in each of the four corners.

This pillow came out at the same time as the popular damask designs, and it's a great match for paisley, too. Click here for free project instructions!


 

 

Pretty in Paisley

Warm pinks, oranges, and browns make up this classic yet contemporary paisley design.
Bright and bold, it'll stand out on fashionable stitching for the young at heart -
including this week's new denim skirt project!
 

Available in three sizes:
6.72"X5.86" and 5.58"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.34"



These bold paisley shapes look great on their own, or repeat them for a lively border. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X2.77" and 6.00"X1.88"



A narrow border of tiny designs looks lovely on hemlines and more. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.09" and 5.93"X0.78" and 2.96"X0.70"



Paisley shapes and bold flowers scatter across this versatile design, useful as a corner or accent.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.71"X4.86" and 3.75"X3.86"



A Pretty in Paisley Value Pack

 

Get the whole pack and liven up your look by stitching these designs together.

 

The large Pretty in Paisley design pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $12.97!
The small Pretty in Paisley design pack contains 7 designs, priced at only at $12.97!

 Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

 

 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7


 
 

These bold, filled pretty in paisley designs are a good match for heavier fabrics like denim. Check out our tips and tricks to make sure your denim embroidery looks its best!

To start, check out the basic guide to embroidering on denim to learn what designs, stabilizer, and needle are appropriate for your project. Then, learn how to embellish jeans in tricky areas like pant legs and pockets, and stitch over seams for added interest. Check out these tips and you'll be Pretty in Paisley in no time!


 

 

Light and Lovely Paisley


If you like the look of machine-embroidered lace, you'll love the newest addition to our Light and Lovely collection! The swirling, delicate shapes of paisley are the perfect match for this innovative style. The light, elegant designs are stitched directly onto fabric, bringing a lacy look to fashion and decor.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.00" and 4.83"X6.61"



Sophisticated paisley swirls in this rectangle - use it once, or repeat it along the edge of tablecloths and curtains. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.75" and 6.00"X3.20"



A sweet and simple paisley border is beautiful repeated along fashionable hemlines. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X2.54" and 6.00"X1.91"
Smallest size contains two files both smaller than:
3.37"X1.85"



Tuck this paisley design in the corners of napkins, shirts, skirts, and lots more.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"



A Light and Lovely Paisley Value Pack

 

Indulge in lacy elegance with the whole pack of Light and Lovely Paisley designs.

 

The large Light and Lovely Paisley design pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $12.97!
The small
Light and Lovely Paisley design pack contains 6 designs, priced at only at $10.97!

 Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

 

 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

Paisley Pets

Clever and creative, these designs are sure to catch attention. Each merges a familiar animal shape with a colorful paisley motif, in an adorable style that will appeal to kids, teens, and adults alike.
 
The cat's out of the bag! Paisley is a
hot new trend in fashion and decor.
  Fish around in your fabric stash for lively
patterns to complement your paisley-fish!

 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.74" and 3.25"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
4.83"X6.66" and 2.81"X3.85"

This pretty hummingbird will have you singing.   Even the birds like to dress up in paisley.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.91" and 3.16"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
5.69"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.29"

You'll have a whale of a good time with this design!   Stitch this gecko on quilts, bags, and more.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.95"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.78"

  Available in two sizes:
4.84"X4.97" and 3.73"X3.85"

This colorful, patterned mouse
is anything but plain.
  This snail's pretty paisley wins the race!

 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.72" and 3.26"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
6.56"X4.84" and 3.86"X2.87"


Floral paisley wings make this butterfly a unique feminine flourish on shirts, linens, and more.
 

Available in two sizes:
6.10"X4.86" and 3.84"X3.07"



A Paisley Pets Value Pack

 

Get the pack and make your paisley come alive on shirts, bags, youthful decor, and more.

 

All 9 of the Paisley Pets designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $14.97!

 Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

 

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

All designs smaller than 4 x 4


 
 

These paisley pets are adorable for kids, hip for teens, and charming for adults! Solid-filled designs work well on heavier fabrics like sweatshirt knits.

Learn tips and tricks for embroidering on sweatshirts from Kenny's written and video guide. Avoid puckering and shifting with the right stabilizer choice and a good hooping method.

Worried about putting stabilizer next to soft skin? The guide to embroidering on onesies shows two clever solutions.


 

 

Paisley Necklines

Dress up T-shirts, sweatshirts, and even dresses with a trio of sophisticated neckline designs!
Based on the popular Nifty Necklines designs, these come in a curved shape perfect for face-
framing fashion. Kenny's helpful tips will help ensure your neckline placement is perfect! Designs
are available in one piece or split, so that those with smaller hoops can embroider necklines too.
Each neckline design comes in three sizes to fit all ages:
  • Large design (Whole and split - 6"x10") - fits women's medium to women's 3X

  • Medium design (Whole and split - 5"x7") - fits child's small to women's small

  • Small design (Whole and split - 5.25" wide) - fits infant's 0-3 months to child's x-small
    (all infant and toddler sizes plus child's x-small)

Heart-shaped leaves and floral imagery encircle the neckline of shirts and dresses in this soft design.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.44"X4.48" and 6.88"X3.27" and 5.28"X2.51"

Split designs are available in three sizes (each split design contains 2 files both smaller than):

5.78"X4.47" and 3.88"X3.00" and 3.24"X2.51"



Delicate and refined, this symmetrical paisley design adds a sophisticated look
to the necklines of shirts and dresses.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.42"X4.60" and 6.85"X3.35" and 5.25"X2.57"

Split designs are available in three sizes (each split design contains 2 files both smaller than):

4.64"X4.60" and 3.38"X3.35" and 2.60"X2.57"



Energetic, swirling shapes in this neckline design bring a beautifully bold look to your wardrobe.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.43"X4.96" and 6.85"X3.61" and 5.25"X2.78"

Split designs are available in three sizes (each split design contains 2 files both smaller than):

4.65"X4.96" and 3.38"X3.61" and 2.60"X2.78"



A Paisley Necklines Value Pack

 

Get all there paisley neckline designs and embrace this fashionable look.

 

The Paisley Necklines design packs contain 3 designs, priced at only $5.97!

Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the pack to your basket.

 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

All designs smaller than 5 x 7
Split Neckline Packs Split Neckline Packs Split Neckline Packs

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

All designs smaller than 4 x 4

All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

 

 

Women of Fashion

Display a passion for fashion with these elegant silhouette designs! Four fashionable ladies wear the latest in paisley on dresses, skirts, blouses, hats, and handbags. These sophisticated designs are great on bags, shirts, decor, and more for fashionable "girls" of all ages!
 
Fashionable Felicity   Chic Chloe

 

Available in two sizes:
4.23"X9.40" and 3.09"X6.86"

  Available in two sizes:
3.37"X9.40" and 2.46"X6.86"

Vogue Victoria   Stylish Samantha

 

Available in two sizes:
2.94"X9.40" and 2.15"X6.85"

  Available in two sizes:
3.91"X9.40" and 2.86"X6.86"


A Women of Fashion II Value Pack

 

Outfit your wardrobe with all four of these sophisticated, stylish designs.

 

All 4 of the Women of Fashion II designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $6.97!

 Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

 

 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

 

Celebrate the great outdoors with this Camping Tweet! Five cheery birds are all set to take a hike, then sit around the campfire and roast some s'mores. Outfitted with a tent, lantern, hats, and walking-sticks, they're enjoying the wilderness to its fullest. Stitch this design on jackets, sweatshirts, and tote bags for your favorite nature lover!

 

Available in two sizes:
5.82"X9.40" and 4.22"X6.80"



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