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Savvy Stitchin'

NEW THIS WEEK - September 3rd, 2008


Savvy Stitchin'

Free Project Instructions!

 

Those who love to sew, quilt, and embroider can say it loud and proud with brightly colored, energetic designs. It's time for some Savvy Stitchin'!

Sewing machines take on a variety of fanciful looks, from antique to contemporary, with Savvy Stitches sewing medley designs, while the combination of an old-fashioned machine and art deco flair creates stylish feature, border, and corner designs that are perfect for jazzing up any sewing studio.

Put your treadle to the metal with a sewing machine detailed with flames, or wear a shirt sporting fighting fabric-aholics to your next yardage sale. These new whimsical designs bring lively personality to sewing machine covers, tote bags, and wall-hangings.

Vibrant, coordinated sets of scissor cases and pin cushions are so useful in the sewing room and make great gifts and stocking stuffers. Best of all, they're made right in the hoop!

These delightful designs are sew much fun - scroll down the page and enjoy celebrating with new stitches!

Keep sewing room scissors
and pins well-protected with fabulous, In-the-Hoop Scissors Cases and Pincushions!



Say it With Stitches

These stitches certainly aren't shy and have a lot to say! From sassy to sweet, the sentiments expressed in the sewing scenes are fantastic on craft carryalls, sweatshirts, and sewing studio
 wall-hangings. Evoke wonderful sewing spirit with the playful designs.
 

Watch out - it's a fabric frenzy! For trips to your local fabric store,
 carry a tote with this mischievous message to warn other shoppers.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.50"X5.85" and 5.38"X4.85"


For those with a need for speed, this flaming machine is ready to rock and roll! There will be no mistaking a sewist's saucy spirit when displaying this fiery design on a jacket back or sweatshirt.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.78" and 6.86"X4.22"

 

Make a sewing statement with a snazzy, chatty craft carryall! Perfect for toting sewing supplies to class or craft shows, create a babbling bag with a playful Say It With Stitches design.

Sew up your very own talking tote with these directions for the Sewing Tote.



A soft sewing silhouette with kind sentiment is full of quiet serenity. Use the
 tranquil design on samplers for those who find comfort and peace in stitching.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.31" and 6.86"X3.88"


A darling doll duo snuggles together under the heartwarming message 'Love is the thread that binds.'
 Friends will love to receive special gifts with the pretty country-style pals sitting on them.
 
Available in two sizes:
6.96"X5.85" and 5.75"X4.86"


Ah, the delicious feeling of procrastination! Use the
 tongue-in-cheek design as the center block of a quilt.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.84"X6.92" and 4.85"X5.72"


A Say it With Stitches Value Pack

Use sewing expressions to make a statement with out saying a word! The Say it With Stitches
design pack contains 5 designs, priced at only $6.97!

Click on the images below and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7


This lively applique blossom is the perfect way to show off a variety of your favorite
 fabrics. Enliven quilts, blankets, and throw pillows with the fanciful flower.

If you're new to applique embroidery, click here for information and a video tutorial!
 
Available in two sizes:
8.67"X5.86" and 6.88"X4.67"


Savvy Stitches

The sewing machine has undergone many updates throughout the decades, but they've
never been this colorful and exciting! With six unique sewing machines to choose from,
there is one to fit every sewist and crafter's personality. Some are a little bit country,
some are a little bit rock and roll -- one is even a bit disco!
 


A whimsical sewing machine and twirls of thread create a playful sewing
 scene - a wonderful match for sewing attire such as sweatshirts and tees.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X4.95" and 3.77"X3.85"

 

Stand tall in sewing-themed attire that crows about your favorite hobby or proud profession. Savvy Stitches sewing machines are a fantastic match for tailors, seamstresses, sewists, quilters, and crafters to wear on sweatshirts, shirts, tees, vests, jackets, and more!

Invigorate tees and sweatshirts with the magnificent machines. For instructions on how to embroider on sweatshirts, click here. And, for information about stitching on T-shirts, click here.



Just as projects are stitched with love, this country-style sewing machine is
 full of heart. Add the primitive design onto a cover for your sewing station chair.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.05"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.67"


Color blocks and geometric shapes create a funky, art deco look that will
 bring a fun energy to wall-hangings and framed art for the sewing room.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.39"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.48"


The sleek form of a stylish sewing machine is full of contemporary charm.
 Give a sewing carryall a bit of sass with the fashion forward design.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"


Cute, and a bit comic, this jolly machine is ready to stitch up a storm.
 Create a delightful door hanger with the thread happy design.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X5.01" and 3.73"X3.85"


This colorful sewing machine is bursting at the seams with 70's flower power.
 Bring the brilliance to denim items such as jackets, vests, shirts, and jeans.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X5.01" and 3.73"X3.86"


A Savvy Stitches Value Pack

Superb sewing machines in a variety of styles are great on gifts for fellow sewists!
The Savvy Stitches design pack contains 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on the images below and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


A Stitch in Time

Modern and antique elements meet and mingle to wonderful effect with the Stitch in Time
 feature, border and corner designs. An old-fashioned sewing machine gets festive, art deco
 flair from winding fabric swatches. Jazz up sewing studios by carrying the colorful theme from
 sewing machine covers to curtains to wall-hangings.
 


Fabric flows around a wonderfully embellished, antique sewing machine and gives the scene
 a delightful touch of the dramatic. The elegant design is a fantastic match for sewing machine
 covers and mats.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X6.18" and 4.86"X5.11" and 3.65"X3.85"

 

Don't keep stitching only in the sewing room - embellish home decor with a stylish sewing theme! Embroider the captivating designs onto blankets, quilts, throw pillows, and wall-hangings.

A Stitch in Time designs are a fashionable way to enliven a variety of rooms throughout the house. Click here for instructions on making a Reversible Pillow Cover.



The rectangular shape of the swirls and stitches design makes it a great choice for repeating
 along the edge of sewing room curtains and valances. 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"X3.98" and 5.97"X2.75" and 3.86"X1.63"


A splendid sewing machine corner is a terrific adornment for shirts and pants pockets.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.88"


A Stitch in Time Value Pack


Carry the sensational sewing machine and fabric swirls onto items throughout your sewing
 room! Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add
 the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
The large pack contains 4 designs, 
priced at only $5.97!
  The large pack contains 3 designs, 
priced at only $5.97!
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7


Birds and blooms bring a lovely, natural element to an antique sewing
 machine - a pretty match for patio cushions and outdoor table linens.
 
Available in two sizes:
7.06"X5.85" and 5.85"X4.84"


Brimming with Victorian verve, an antique sewing machine and heirloom shoe mingle with
 botanical corners. Use the exquisite design on the fronts of albums, binders, or journals that
 keep sewing information, pictures and designs neatly organized.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.74"X7.82" and 5.86"X6.81" and 4.88"X5.69"

 

Antique sewing machines become elegant when combined with fabulous florals and natural elements. The lovely designs and their square shapes are beautiful accents for the home when tucked into frames on coffee tables or walls.

Click here for instructions on Framing Embroidery.



In-the-Hoop Scissors Cases & Pincushions

Keep scissors sharp and fingers safe with vividly-colored sets of scissors cases and pincushions.
 A necessity for any sewist or crafter, the captivating projects are made entirely In-the-Hoop!
Stitch up two, twenty, or more to use as gifts, stocking stuffers, and "just because" presents.

Large cases hold scissors up to 3 3/4 inch wide by 10 inches long. (Click for instructions)
 Small cases hold scissors up to 3 inches wide and 4 3/4 inches wide. (Click for instructions)

For instructions for making in-the-hoop pincushions, click here.


Bring the charm of colorful, crewel flowers into the sewing room with
 these brightly-colored blooms on scissors cases and pincushions.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.69"X9.41" and 3.34"X6.81"
Available in one size:
3.86"X3.85"


Sewing tools of the trade are the perfect way to jazz up scissor cases and pincushions.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.69"X9.42" and 3.29"X6.77"
Available in one size:
3.86"X3.85"


Dancing butterflies in a vintage-style stitch are full of fluttery fun on scissor cases and pincushions.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.69"X9.42" and 3.34"X6.81"
Available in one size:
3.86"X3.85"

 

Sharp, fabric scissors are a must in the sewing room. If they are used to cut everyday items such as coupons or sale tags, they can dull quickly. To keep fabric scissors from getting mixed in with desk items, keep sewing scissors snugly housed in an In-the-Hoop Scissors Case.

The vibrant cases will serve as a fun reminder to only use the designated scissors in the sewing room. Click here for instructions on In-the-Hoop Scissor Cases - Large and click here for instructions on In-the-Hoop Scissor Cases - Small.



Let a cheerful and chubby goldfinch perch on your scissor case and pincushion.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.69"X9.42" and 3.34"X6.81"
Available in one size:
3.86"X3.85"


A big, bursting sunflower will always bring a sunny element
 into the sewing room no matter what the weather may be.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.69"X9.42" and 3.34"X6.81"
Available in one size:
3.86"X3.85"


Make a dynamic scissor case and pincushion with a graphic bloom and line motif.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.69"X9.42" and 3.34"X6.81"
Available in one size:
3.86"X3.85"


Fabric scissors housed in this scissor case will escape other uses and stay
 good and sharp, while a clearly marked pincushion proclaims its purpose.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.69"X9.42" and 3.34"X6.81"
Available in one size:
3.86"X3.85"

And, there's more!

Use the designs from the above cases and pincushions to carry the theme through
your sewing studio. Make chair covers, curtains, throw pillows, door hangings, and more!
 


Plant these crewel creations
 onto towels, cozies, and curtains.
 
 
A merry medley of sewing items are a
 great match for shirt plackets and pockets.
 
 
Available in two sizes:
3.29"X6.86" and 1.85"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.64"X6.85" and 2.65"X3.85"


Such sweet and simple vintage stitches will sew
 up quickly on items for little girls and 'tweens.
 
 
Bring a little gold finch home by
 adding him to table and bed linens.
 
 
Available in two sizes:
6.79"X4.86" and 3.87"X2.76"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X6.34" and 2.97"X3.86"

 

Curtains, drapes, and shades are terrific medium for embroidery designs. Shades provide a clean, stark background that will make colorful designs pop. Lightweight curtains and drapes let sunlight through to highlight pretty, dainty designs.

Place these design separations on window wear for an interesting accent.



Grow pretty sunflower petals onto
 Autumn home decor accents.
 
 
The geometric grandeur of this circular design is bold
 and beautiful on blankets, quilts, and throw pillows.
 
 
Available in two sizes:
2.95"X6.85" and 1.65"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.51"X3.51"


A In-the-Hoop Scissors Case & Pincushion Value Packs

In-the-Hoop Scissors Cases and Pincushions make fabulous gifts and stocking stuffers for your
 favorite sewists! Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and
 add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
Scissor Case Pack - Lg   Scissor Case Pack - Sm   Pincushion Pack

This pack contains 13 designs, 
priced at only $19.97!
 
This pack pack contains 13 designs, 
priced at only $19.97!
 
This pack contains 13 designs, 
priced at only $19.97!
   
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


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