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Christmas Couture
Christmas Couture
Free project instructions
NEW THIS WEEK - August 21st, 2013
Create a holiday style that is uniquely beautiful with new Christmas Couture designs!

Fine filigree Christmas trees celebrate the season, lush Christmas floral arrangements are stunning against etched charcoal backdrops, and pine bough and ornament bouquets are festive and lovely.

Ride into Christmas with adorable little birds on bikes, and stitch warm holiday greetings for family and friends.

And, in-the-hoop ornaments add old-fashioned charm to the tree, as well as warm sentiments to gift bags.

Happy holiday stitching! 

Create a Santa bolster pillow that is big on style and fun! Click here for free project instructions!


Festive Filigree Christmas Trees

Christmas trees are a timeless decoration, and bring tradition and elegance to a wide variety of holiday projects. Add bright filigree trees to towels, table linens, tree skirts, and stockings for a wonderful seasonal embellishment!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.81" x 9.20" and 4.31" x 6.84" and 2.46" x 3.85"
   Available in three sizes:
5.84" x 8.83" and 4.54" x 6.85" and 2.60" x 3.89"


Create a classic yet contemporary look with flowing filigree trees. The curving lines and geometric shapes complement each other in style, for festively fashionable gifts and decor.
     
   
Available in three sizes:
5.67" x 9.39" and 4.14" x 6.86" and 2.36" x 3.89"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 8.45" and 4.75" x 6.88" and 2.71" x 3.87"


Christmas Boutique

Christmas has never been more elegant! Holiday florals get a whole new look in Christmas Boutique designs. Exquisite flower arrangements stand out boldly against fancy charcoal filigree. Flowing first letters give the words in the designs a classic look, and contrast stylishly with the rest of the letters. And the flowers! Vivid reds, snowy whites, and fresh greens make these panels really pop.

Christmas roses bloom. Let them bloom year after year on your embroidery projects!
 
Available in four sizes:
6.89" x 9.83" and 5.89" x 8.40" and 5.45" x 7.78" and 4.79" x 6.85"


Pair the brilliant poppies in the "Merry" design with the "Christmas" panel above on a pair of pillow covers for truly spectacular holiday decor.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.88" x 9.49" and 5.62" x 7.78" and 4.85" x 6.69"


French for "Merry Christmas," "Joyeux Noel" makes a graceful composition with lilies and roses. Lovely on holiday banners, pillow covers, towels, and more.
 
Available in four sizes:
6.89" x 9.91" and 5.83" x 8.39" and 5.46" x 7.79" and 4.80" x 6.88"


Flowers and flowing lines create a sense of movement in this design, and a unique addition to holiday decor. Just gorgeous!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.88" x 9.50" and 5.63" x 7.78" and 4.86" x 6.70"


Christmas Bouquets

Christmas bouquets of fresh pine boughs and ornaments are so merry and bright! Spruce up pillows, table linens, wall hangings, and more with bursts of classic holiday elements.

"Peace on Earth" and "Love & Joy" fill the season, and your home when you stitch these designs.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.30" x 6.95" and 7.82" x 5.81" and 6.51" x 4.88" 
  Available in four sizes:
9.87" x 6.98" and 8.26" x 5.86" and 7.82" x 5.55" and 6.86" x 4.87"
 


"Merry Christmas" and "Happy Christmas" accompany festive ornaments and mistletoe. Both are so pretty on towels and holiday wall hangings!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.00" x 9.56" and 5.74" x 7.84" and 4.86" x 6.63"
  Available in three sizes:
6.98" x 9.56" and 5.72" x 7.85" and 4.86" x 6.65"


A fabulous bow tops off this sweet arrangement. Stitch your "Joy to the World!"
 
Available in three sizes:
7.00" x 9.32" and 5.86" x 7.81" and 4.86" x 6.49"


Ride into Christmas

Everyone loves a shiny new bike for Christmas! And so does this chickadee, as he rides in style on the handlebars. With wrapped gifts and potted poinsettias on board, he's ready to ring in the holidays.
 
Available in three sizes:
8.75" x 5.86" and 7.80" x 5.22" and 6.84" x 4.56"


A cardinal rests on a tandem bicycle all decked out for the holidays. Add a bicycle built for two onto pillow shams, towels, totes, and more for a classic yet original Christmas decoration.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 5.49" and 7.80" x 4.54" and 6.85" x 3.98"


A candy cane peeks out of the stocking on the handlebar of this holiday scooter. With a pile of presents and a basketful of poinsettias, it's ready to ride into Christmas!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80" x 6.54" and 6.97" x 5.84" and 5.76" x 4.85"


Enjoy a fast and fabulous holiday with a Christmas motorcycle! It will turn heads anywhere you stitch it.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.06" x 5.85" and 7.80" x 5.07" and 6.84" x 4.46"


Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer abounds in designs filled with heartfelt greetings and holiday wishes. Pillow shams, mini-quilts, gift bags, tree skirts, stockings, and more are ideal blank canvases for these thoughtful words.

Stitch blessings from above for family and friends this holiday season.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.94" x 5.86" and 5.65" x 4.77" and 3.86" x 3.26"


Soft yet traditional colors light up this peaceful design. A true classic in the making!
 
Available in three sizes:
8.71" x 5.85" and 6.77" x 4.55" and 3.88" x 2.59"


Have a holly jolly Christmas this year, with a crisp and lovely winter-fresh design.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.33" x 5.86" and 6.79" x 4.27" and 3.86" x 2.52"


Christmas cheer will bloom anywhere you stitch this design. Festive and fabulous on holiday wall hangings, and placemats!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41" x 4.88" and 6.81" x 3.53" and 3.87" x 2.01"


The holiday season is a time for joy, and these little birds in their Santa hats raise their songs to the heavens in celebration.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41" x 4.74" and 6.78" x 3.42" and 3.87" x 1.95"


Stars sparkle in this bright design. Lovely on seasonal tote bags and towels!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.23" x 5.86" and 6.80" x 4.32" and 3.85" x 2.45"


A cozy house and a Christmas tree give this design a timeless appeal. Stitch a merry little Christmas scene for someone you love!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41" x 4.44" and 6.78" x 3.20" and 3.86" x 2.16"


Ring in the holidays with a charming wreath-shaped greeting -- so festive on towels.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.32" x 5.86" and 5.17" x 4.79" and 3.87" x 3.58"


A candle lights up the night in this joyful design. Perfect for brightening stockings, tree skirts, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.83" x 5.86" and 5.52" x 4.73" and 3.85" x 3.21"


In-the-Hoop Ornaments

In-the-hoop ornaments are a fun and fast way to make cheerful Christmas tree decorations, as well as tags that spruce up any gift. In-the-hoop project instructions show just how easy it is to stitch charming vintage-style ornaments. Whip up a bunch in a jiffy to have on hand all season long. They make great hostess gifts, too!

"Merry Christmas" and "Happy Christmas" greetings warm up these ornaments.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.86" x 3.87"
  Available in one size:
3.86" x 3.87"


Choose fabrics in colors you love to create personal and unique in-the-hoop ornaments.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.86" x 3.87"
  Available in one size:
2.99" x 3.86"
 


Enjoy a Christmas decoration with French flair, as "Joyeux Noel" is "Merry Christmas" in French. The "Noel" ornament on the right has a Victorian flavor, framed by fancy filigree.
     
   
Available in one size:
3.49" x 3.85"
   Available in one size:
2.99" x 3.86"


Stitch holiday joy with "Joy to the world" and "Joy" ornaments! In-the-hoop ornaments make great gifts for teachers and pastors. See step-by-step instructions about how to make them!
     
   
Available in one size:
3.53" x 3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.99" x 3.86"
 


Wish family and friends "Peace on earth" and "Goodwill to all" with embroidered ornaments that are colorful and classic.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.49" x 3.85"
  Available in one size:
3.53" x 3.86"


Christmas trees shine inside traditional ornament shapes. Just gorgeous hanging on real Christmas trees!
     
   
Available in one size:
3.53" x 3.86" 
  Available in one size:
3.49" x 3.85"
 


Special Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us your terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. This space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

June requested an embroidery design of Peggy's Point Lighthouse. She is interested in preservation efforts, and certainly this iconic Canadian image is an important part of Nova Scotia's heritage. The first lighthouse at Peggys Cove was built in 1868, and was a wooden house with a beacon on the roof. That lighthouse was replaced by the current octagonal structure in 1914, and is one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world. This bit of history is beautiful on tote bags, pillow covers, and in framed embroidery. Thank you, June, for the excellent suggestion!
 
Peggy's Point Lighthouse
Available in three sizes:
8.24" x 5.85" and 6.81" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 2.76"


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