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Sewing with Santa

NEW THIS WEEK - September 2nd, 2009

 

Sewing with Santa

Free Project Instructions!

Have yourself a crafty little Christmas with these festive new designs! Santa, Mrs. Claus, and all the elves are hard at work at the North Pole, making gifts and trimmings for the holiday season ahead. Get in on the creative Christmas fun!

 

In two gorgeously detailed designs, Santa and Mrs. Claus use their crafty skills to create homemade and heartfelt gifts for each other. Decorate like they do at the North Pole with lighthearted festive flourishes on table linens, pillows, and more. And, let the adorable crafty Christmas elves keep you company for all your holiday stitching!

 

Make this year's Christmas cards extra special when you stitch them yourself! Fabric postcards were fashionable during the Victorian area and have recently seen a resurgence among today's crafters. Coordinating heirloom applique designs are wonderfully versatile, perfect for everything from towels to shirts, stockings to quilts. You'll find Hanukkah versions of the postcards and applique, too!

 

Scroll down the page to see this week's crafty Christmas designs!

A Merry Mailbox is a cheery addition to your holiday decor,
and is the perfect place to display your in-the-hoop postcards!
Click here for project instructions.


 
The Crafty Clauses

Santa and Mrs. Claus make their North Pole abode a cozy home with crafty skills honed by years in the workshop. In this beautifully detailed design, Santa puts the finishing touches on a patchwork quilt to keep Mrs. Claus warm while she sits by the fire.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X6.90" and 4.84"X5.71"



Mrs. Claus knits a mitten to keep Santa's hands warm while he's flying around the world and tending to the reindeer. Stitch this crafty couple on a pair of coordinating wall hangings!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.55"X7.81" and 4.81"X6.77"


Make it a crafty Christmas with this wonderful couple of designs! Stitch them on matching his-and-hers stockings to bring a crafty theme into your home for the holidays.

These richly detailed designs will look their best on heavier fabrics. Try them on wall hangings and sweatshirts, or hang them in a frame on the wall!


 
 
Festive Flourishes

Ring in the Christmas season like Mrs. Claus with these festive flourishes on table runners, placemats, curtains, pillows, and all kinds of cheery decor! These versatile, fashionable trees and swirls will look gorgeous on all kinds of projects, like a clever new Christmas tree napkin. Your home will shine for holiday parties with these designs!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"



Beautiful as a thick border or stand-alone rectangle, this tree design will look gorgeous on Christmas curtains, stockings, and more. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.39"X4.90" and 5.99"X3.26"



A thin border of bright red swirls makes a lovely, elegant accent to your Christmas tree flourishes. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.39"X2.36" and 6.00"X1.60" and 3.87"X0.99"



Tuck this festive design on the corner of
napkins and pillows.
 
 
This merry little tree brings a joyful touch to shirts, linens, and more.
 

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

  Available in one size:
2.14"X3.86"


A Festive Flourishes Value Pack

 

Deck the halls with a coordinating set of festive flourishes! The large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $12.97! The small pack contains 7 designs - priced at only $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

Want to tuck embroidery in the corner of classy holiday napkins? One great way to do this is to make them yourself! Kenny's instructions will show you how to create festive napkins from scratch. They're perfect for holiday parties and family dinners!


 
 
Crafty Christmas Elves

Nine cute elves are hard at work in Santa's workshop, preparing for the Christmas season! Knitting, sewing, quilting, painting, and more are all in a day's work when you live at the North Pole. Let them play on a holiday-themed cover for your sewing or embroidery machine (not that your machine will get much rest between now and Christmas)!
 

Snowflakes are even more magical when you
cut them out yourself.
  One of the elves puts the finishing touches on a finely crafted train engine.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.42"X5.01" and 3.41"X3.86"

 

Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.88" and 3.17"X3.86"


The tree gets trimmed the old-fashioned way -- with strings of popcorn!   This teddy bear has love in every stitch.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.16" and 3.62"X3.86"

 

Available in two sizes:
5.12"X4.84" and 3.84"X3.62"


 
Nothing keeps you cozy like a
Christmas quilt!
  Even gift-wrapping is an art in Santa's workshop.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.18"X6.54" and 2.46"X3.86"

 

Available in two sizes:
6.04"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.11"


This stocking is stitched with care to bring holiday love to your home.   At the North Pole, everyone knits
cozy scarves!

 

Available in two sizes:
3.63"X5.01" and 2.80"X3.87"

 

Available in two sizes:
5.27"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.56"



An elf finishes a doll in the workshop with an artist's touch.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.47"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.43"



A Crafty Christmas Elves Value Pack

 

Get crafty with these adorable Christmas elves! They're great on sewing room decor, wall hangings, craft totes, shirts, and more. All 9 of the Crafty Christmas Elves are available in a design 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

 
In-the-Hoop Christmas Postcards

Give a personal touch to holiday greetings with merry fabric postcards you create yourself! Each of these cards is made entirely in the hoop out of any fabric you choose, and embellished with applique designs and decorative stitching. Fabric postcards were popular in the Victorian era, and have recently seen a resurgence among today's crafters. Follow the step-by-step instructions to create your cards, and scroll down the page to find coordinating heirloom applique designs.
Hanukkah cards are available, too!
 
Santa Claus   Mrs. Claus

 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"

 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"


Reindeer   Sleigh

 

Available in one size:
4.00"X6.00"

 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"


Antique Ornaments   Gifts

 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"

 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"


Christmas Tree   Stocking

 

Available in one size:
4.00"X6.00"

 

Available in one size:
4.00"X6.00"


Moose   Cardinal

 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"

 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"


Snowman   Chickadee

 

Available in one size:
4.00"X6.00"

 

Available in one size:
4.00"X6.00"


Holly   Poinsettia

 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"
 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"


Polar Bear   Penguin

 

Available in one size:
4.00"X6.00"

 

Available in one size:
4.00"X6.00"


Fox   Snowflake

 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"

 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"


 

A In-the-Hoop Christmas Postcards Value Pack

 

Stitch a festive variety of Christmas postcards with this pack! All 18 In-the-Hoop Christmas Postcards are available in a design pack - priced at only $24.97! 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    

 

 

Christmas Heirloom Applique III

Heirloom applique designs derived from the postcards above are versatile, flexible, and quick-stitching. These homey blanket-stitched designs work wonderfully on everything from towels to shirts, stockings to quilts. If you like these festive fabric designs, don't miss Christmas Heirloom Applique and Christmas Heirloom Applique II! Click here for project instructions from Heirloom Applique.
 

Santa Claus   Mrs. Claus

 

Available in one size:
3.36"X3.51"

 

Available in one size:
2.86"X3.01"


Reindeer   Sleigh

 

Available in one size:
2.38"X3.85"

 

Available in one size:
3.86"X2.32"


Antique Ornaments   Gifts

 

Available in one size:
2.81"X3.85"

  Available in one size:
3.85"X2.56"

Christmas Tree   Stocking

 

Available in one size:
2.46"X3.85"

 

Available in one size:
2.25"X3.85"


Moose   Cardinal

 

Available in one size:
3.61"X3.31"

 

Available in one size:
3.85"X2.95"


Snowman   Chickadee

 

Available in one size:
2.59"X3.85"
 

Available in one size:
2.51"X3.52"


Holly   Poinsettia

 

Available in one size:
3.85"X2.37"

 

Available in one size:
3.85"X2.59"


Polar Bear   Penguin

 

Available in one size:
2.99"X3.85"

 

Available in one size:
2.49"X3.86"


Fox   Snowflake

 

Available in one size:
3.85"X3.23"

 

Available in one size:
2.93"X3.26"


 

A Christmas Heirloom Applique III Value Pack

 

Explore endless creative possibilities with these crafty Christmas designs! All 18 Christmas Heirloom Applique III designs are available in a design pack - priced at only $24.97! Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket. Complete the collection with Christmas Heirloom Applique and Christmas Heirloom Applique II!

All designs smaller than 4 x 4    

 

 

Hanukkah Postcards and Applique

Happy Hanukkah! Send joyful greetings to family and friends with these postcards and heirloom applique designs. Step-by-step instructions will show you how to craft these unique greetings.
Let the festive stitching continue with more Hanukkah designs!
 

Dreidel postcard   Star of David postcard

 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"

 

Available in one size:
6.00"X4.00"


Dreidel applique   Star of David applique

 

Available in one size:
3.69"X2.94"

 

Available in one size:
2.84"X3.25"


 

 

The Tweets have entered the information age! Computers, cell phones, and mp3 players help them keep in touch with the world and up to date on the latest news (and maybe even download a few embroidery designs!). Stitch this Tweet on wall hangings, sweatshirts, tote bags, and more for the technology aficionados in your life.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X9.24" and 4.30"X6.80"



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