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Under the Sea

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Something about the ocean has captured the imagination and hearts of people since ancient times, and this week we continue that tradition with new designs showcasing all that is bright and beautiful under the sea!

Lush realistic flowers bloom from luminescent seashells, light-stitching sea creatures float against flowing baroque backgrounds, and vividly colored fish star in designs reminiscent of hand stitched embroidery.

Suzani makes a splash this week as well, with bold and beautiful marine motifs that will be a gorgeous addition to any home decor project.

Brilliant watercolor shading shines in glowing fish and shell designs, and Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred don scuba masks to see what they can see under the sea.

Swim on down the page to see all these wonderful new designs!

Free project instructions to make a shower curtain topper.

Dress up your shower curtain with a fabulous embroidered valance. Click here to find Kenny's free project instructions for making a shower curtain valance!



Scenic Seashells

Bring a bit of the seashore into your home, with gorgeous floral bouquets blooming from seashells. Realistic flowers bursting from an ocean shell are a natural fit for pillows, quilts, wall hangings, and framed embroidery.
 
A tiny crab scuttles around a conch shell filled with flowers and coral. Lush, gorgeous blooms coordinate beautifully with the soft tones of the shell, sand, and coral.
 
Fresh flowers blooming from a seashell machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
7.48"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.11" and 4.85"X5.05"


A lovely flower and coral arrangement flows from an intricate shell, and a small starfish completes the scene. A beautiful design for home decor projects!
 
Fresh flowers blooming from a seashell machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
7.44"X7.81" and 5.86"X6.12" and 4.86"X5.05"


Deep Sea Baroque

Baroque flourishes give a fresh look to sea creatures and replicate the swirling waters of their natural habitats. Delicate, light-stitching designs are perfect for low nap towels, T-shirts, bed linens, baby blankets, and more!

A sea turtle's shell has a lovely pattern, while a starfish has a tiny simple eye on the end of each arm, or ray. You'll see how pretty both designs are on T-shirts and onesies!
     
A baroque sea turtle machine embroidery design.   A baroque starfish machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.22" and 4.85"X6.82" and 2.73"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.84"X7.99" and 4.83"X6.60" and 2.78"X3.85"


A smiling bottlenose dolphin will add cheer to garments and home decor! On the right, an impressive looking swordfish is a sharp design for sport fishermen, boaters, and ocean lovers.
     
A baroque bottle-nosed dolphin machine embroidery design.   A baroque swordfish machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.66" and 4.63"X6.85" and 2.60"X3.84"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.83" and 4.84"X6.48" and 2.87"X3.85"


Baroque swirls and an octopus' tentacles wave in a graceful dance, while a seahorse floats elegantly through the water.
     
A baroque octopus machine embroidery design.   A baroque seahorse machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.05" and 4.84"X6.67" and 2.79"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.81" and 4.85"X6.47" and 2.88"X3.85"


Deep Sea Baroque Design Packs


Baroque flourishes add an elegant touch to deep sea creatures. Get all six light-stitching and colorful designs and stitch a whole collection of underwater elegance!

Deep Sea Baroque 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"



Underwater Adventures
Colorful, whimsical, and just a touch vintage, these cheerful underwater scenes will bring oceans of charm to garments and to home decor. We used special digitizing techniques to bring the charming look of hand embroidery to your machine. Light running stitches also contribute to a hand embroidered style, and make these designs perfect for low nap fabrics, such as flower sack towels, pillow cases, and T-shirts.

A bright seahorse bobs along the ocean floor, while an electrically outlined fish watches a small school of fish swim by.
     
A seahorse and starfish ocean vignette machine embroidery design.   Fish swim under the ocean machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.05"X5.82" and 5.01"X4.81" and 3.87"X3.72"
  Available in three sizes:
6.34"X5.85" and 5.21"X4.81" and 3.88"X3.55"


Bubbles, shells, and seaweed surround a bright fish, while off in the distance a sea turtle swims to the surface. On the right, an angelfish is the highlight of a peaceful and pretty coral reef and ocean flower composition.
     
Fish swimming under the ocean machine embroidery design.   Angelfish swimming under the ocean machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.14"X5.82" and 5.09"X4.81" and 3.87"X3.66"
  Available in three sizes:
6.37"X5.81" and 5.26"X4.80" and 3.86"X3.51"


Underwater Adventures Design Packs


Net all the Underwater Adventure scenes with the design pack, and stitch a bright and colorful ocean vignette onto your next project. Vivid colors and vintage stitches create a beautifully unique look.

Underwater Adventures Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 4 designs, priced at only $6.97!

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"



Under the Sea Suzani

Suzani is a very old textile art form originally from Uzbekistan, in Central Asia. Known for its brilliant color and worldly flair, suzani has brought a beautiful cultured look to garments and home decor for centuries. We've given this lovely embroidery style a fresh spin with contemporary colors and marine motifs.

A sand dollar makes a delicate focal point for the bold suzani designs below. Lots of sizes are available, so there are many options for stitching one of these contemporary suzani designs -- onto pillows, bathroom towels, and quilts, and onto table linens, E-reader covers, and jackets.
     
Suzani machine embroidery designs with marine motifs.   A Suzani machine embroidery design circle design with a sand dollar center.
Available in six sizes:
7.80"X11.01" and 6.99"X9.88" and 6.19"X8.75" and 5.49"X7.74" and 4.86"X6.85" and 2.74"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
6.78"X5.86" and 5.62"X4.86" and 3.68"X3.18"


A star bursts from the center of these pleasingly geometric suzani designs. Stitch onto home decor projects for a traditional yet very contemporary look. These designs would also make lovely gifts for any summer weddings!
     
A machine embroidery Suzani design with an ocean theme and seashells.   A beautiful star circle Suzani machine embroidery design.
Available in six sizes:
7.80"X10.90" and 7.00"X9.78" and 6.20"X8.66" and 5.59"X7.81" and 4.86"X6.79" and 2.77"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.13" and 4.85"X5.08" and 3.68"X3.86"


Waves of Watercolor

What better way to showcase ocean motifs than with watercolor-like designs, shimmering and shining and delicately shaded? A conch shell is luminescent on the shore, while a starfish glimmers with color. Create a fresh watercolor look on your next project!
     
A conch shell machine embroidery design.   A starfish machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
8.55"X5.84" and 6.95"X4.76" and 3.85"X2.62"
  Available in three sizes:
9.36"X5.78" and 6.83"X4.22" and 3.85"X2.37"


A clownfish swims through gently waving seagrass, and a betta, or Siamese fighting fish, is resplendent in his natural habitat.
     
A clownfish machine embroidery design.   A fighting fish machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.19"X5.87" and 5.19"X4.88" and 3.87"X3.65"
  Available in three sizes:
5.82"X6.01" and 4.86"X5.02" and 3.79"X3.87"


Waves of Watercolor Design Packs


Get all four fabulous designs in a pack, and stitch waves of watercolor onto beach bags, towels, quilts, and more. Your summer projects will shine with gorgeous glowing designs!

Waves of Watercolor Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 4 designs, priced at only $6.97!

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"



Scuba Diving Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred

Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred enjoy an underwater summer adventure, and meet new friends under the sea. Delightful designs for quilts, wall hangings, tote bags, and more!
     
Sunbonnet Sue goes scuba diving in the ocean machine embroidery design.   Fisherman Fred has a deep sea adventure machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.89"X5.85" and 5.71"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.26"
  Available in three sizes:
6.16"X5.85" and 5.10"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.66"


Grand Flourish Alphabet

Fancy flourishes frame formal looking letters in the Grand Flourish Alphabet. Elegant shading and flowing filigree surround intricately designed letters, making this alphabet truly grand. Just right for monogramming wedding gifts, quilts, wall hangings, pillows, and more, the feathery yet bold letters will also make bathroom towel sets stunning with just one initial!

If you're new to monogramming or working with alphabets, we invite you to read our tutorial on monogramming. This tutorial shows you how to arrange letters for monograms in both classic and contemporary ways. Click here for the monogramming with embroidery tutorial!

Letters and numbers are available for individual purchase for only $1 each, or buy the pack for only $19.97! For single letters, click on the A, B, or C below and scroll through the department, selecting the letters that you need.
 

Machine embroidery grand flourish alphabet.

Machine embroidery grand flourish alphabet. Machine embroidery grand flourish alphabet.

 

 

Embroidery Library's collection of seaside and underwater designs spans 20,000 leagues. Below you'll find links to even more designs that are sure to add a splash of color and style to your garments and home decor.

Choose from a variety of styles including Jacobean, watercolor, and damask. The subjects range from coral reefs to colorful tropical fish to classic seashells. These fresh designs are sure to bring buckets of color and style to your embroidery projects.

Click the links below to find these beautiful designs, and start stitching seaside dreams!

Watercolor Coral Reef and Fish
 
Jacobean Seashell and Sea greens 3 Island Paradise Sampler
 
Romantic Roses machine embroidery design. Romantic Roses machine embroidery design. Romantic Roses machine embroidery design.
 
Deep Sea Stitching - Sea Turtle
 
Lighthouse Beach Scene (Toile)
 
Blue Hue Bayou

 
Romantic Roses machine embroidery design. Romantic Roses machine embroidery design. Romantic Roses machine embroidery design.
 
Starfish Under the Sea Square
 
Summer Bliss Lighthouse

 
Watercolor Palm Trees

 
Romantic Roses machine embroidery design. Romantic Roses machine embroidery design. Romantic Roses machine embroidery design.
 
Damask Seashell
 
Jacobean Coral Reef Oval
 
Sound of the Sea Square 2
 
Romantic Roses machine embroidery design. Romantic Roses machine embroidery design. Romantic Roses machine embroidery design.
 


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