Embroidery Library
Life's Little Frills

NEW THIS WEEK - September 15th, 2010

 

Life's Little Frills

Free Project Instructions!

Scrolls, swirls, accents and flourishes. This week, it's all about life's little frills! Decorate clothing, linens, and lots more with just a whisper of embroidery. These new designs are simple, versatile, and oh-so-pretty -- and they'll help you craft a look that's as classy as it is timeless.

 

Craft an elegant Victorian look with two-tone scrollwork and sweeping pen-and-ink style embroidery. Accent just about anything with simple one-color swirls and light-stitching baroque engraving designs. Go all-natural with leafy vines and sweet lovebirds. Tell a beautiful story with fanciful music and illuminated text. Infinitely versatile borders and corners in each of these styles can be incorporated into all kinds of projects! New quilt labels and text frame flourishes round out this stylish collection!

 

Browse, stitch, and enjoy life's little frills!

Accent a cute purse with elegant swirls! This fashionable monogrammed clutch lets you personalize your style -- and you'll learn how to embroider fancy buttonholes and use this week's new text frame flourishes along the way. Click here for free project instructions!

 

 

Elegant Scrollwork

Two-tone swirls make up this lovely ensemble of designs with fresh Victorian flair. Choose any pair of colors you like, and use this collection to accent clothing, linens, home decor, and anything else your heart desires. These great designs can look traditional or modern, depending on your project. The 6" size of each border have been formatted for the Endless Hoop; they may also be used in standard hoops.

Like this look? You'll love more Victorian scrollwork and wrought iron designs!

Wrought Iron Royalty

Available in three sizes:
6.52"X5.82" and 5.40"X4.81" and 3.83"X3.42"

Wrought Iron Royalty Border 1
Available in two sizes:
9.34"X4.66" and 5.98"X3.17"

Wrought Iron Royalty Border 2
Available in three sizes:
9.34"X2.35" and 5.99"X1.77" and 3.87"X0.98"

Wrought Iron Royalty Corner
Available in two sizes:
4.81"X4.81" and 3.88"X3.88"


A Elegant Scrollwork Value Pack

 

Accent your creations in elegant scrollwork. The large design pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $12.97! The medium design pack contains 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! The small design pack contains 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 4 x 4

 

Light as Leaves

These designs are the next best thing to a warm summer's breeze! Tiny leaves, curling vines, and little bitty butterflies make up a set of delicate designs perfect for lightweight fabrics like tea towels, T-shirts, and quilter's cotton -- and lots more too. The 6" size of the border has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; they may also be used in standard hoops.

Like this look? You'll love decorating with fanciful ferns -- and, of course, lots of butterflies!

Frilly Little Butterflies

Available in three sizes:
5.83"X6.30" and 4.87"X5.25" and 3.55"X3.83"

Frilly Little Butterflies Border
Available in three sizes:
9.34"X3.11" and 6.00"X2.19" and 3.86"X1.35"

Frilly Little Butterflies Corner   Frilly Little Butterfly
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.81" and 3.88"X3.85"
  Available in one size:
3.90"X3.85"


A Light as Leaves Value Pack

 

Let these pretty leafy designs grow on your next project. The large and medium design packs contain 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! The small pack contains 4 designs, priced at only $6.97! 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 4 x 4

 

 

Flourishing Love Birds


Beautiful swirls come together in serendipitous heart shapes -- and little bird silhouettes complete the pretty look! Stitch these delightful designs on classy Valentine's Day decor, wedding and anniversary gifts ... or just a little something to bring a smile to your face every day. The 6" size of the border has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; they may also be used in standard hoops.

Like this look? You'll love the abundantly lovely filigree designs!

Lovebird Heart

Available in three sizes:
6.03"X5.86" and 4.94"X4.80" and 3.87"X3.76"

Lovebird Heart Border
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.38" and 5.99"X1.70" and 3.87"X0.99"

Lovebird Heart Corner   Lovebird
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.87"
  Available in one size:
2.52"X2.24"


A Flourishing Love Birds Value Pack

 

Let these pretty designs perch on your crafty creations. The large and medium design packs contain 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! The small pack contains 4 designs, priced at only $6.97! 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 4 x 4

 

 

Intricate Ink Peacock


Draw inspiration from these intricate designs! Based on the flourishing Victorian penmanship that took flight beyond words to form decorative accents and images, these intriguing designs have a pretty peacock cleverly hidden among the graceful swirls and flourishes. The 6" size of the border has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; they may also be used in standard hoops.

Like this look? You'll love the inky journal and diary designs!

Inky Peacock

Available in three sizes:
5.80"X7.63" and 4.85"X6.36" and 2.96"X3.87"

Inky Peacock Border
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.14" and 6.00"X2.06" and 3.86"X1.29"

Inky Peacock Corner   Inky Peacock
 
Available in two sizes:
5.27"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.55"
  Available in one size:
2.79"X3.85"


A Intricate Ink Peacock Value Pack

 

The large and medium design packs contain 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! The small pack contains 4 designs, priced at only $6.97! 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 4 x 4

Complement these sweeping designs with a project worthy of their pen-and-ink style! Sew a fabric cover for a sketchbook or journal, and tuck a blank book inside. There's nothing like a personalized gift to provide some creative inspiration.

 

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Swirling Elegance

Sometimes one color is all it takes to make a big impression. These simple designs are symmetrical and traditional, but they're filled with a certain modern flair. Let them lend a lively effect to clothing, linens, and more! The 6" size of each border have been formatted for the Endless Hoop; they may also be used in standard hoops.

Like this look? You'll love the fashion medallion and elegant symmetry designs!

Simple Swirls

Available in three sizes:
7.15"X5.86" and 5.86"X4.80" and 3.87"X3.17"

Simple Swirls Border 1
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.40" and 5.98"X1.60" and 3.88"X1.00"

Simple Swirls Border 2
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.38" and 6.00"X1.67" and 3.87"X0.99"

Simple Swirls Border 3
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.39" and 5.96"X1.61" and 3.87"X1.00"

Simple Swirls Corner 1   Simple Swirls Corner 2
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.87"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.87"

Simple Swirls Corner 3   Simple Swirl
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.87"
  Available in one size:
2.53"X1.56"


A Swirling Elegance Value Pack

 

Mix and match these simple swirls to create elegant embellishments. The large and medium design packs contain 14 designs, priced at only $19.97! The small pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $12.97! 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 4 x 4

This trick is as simple as it is irresistible! Pick a corner, any corner ... then arrange four repeats of it into an elegant feature design. Perfect for purses, pillows, and more! Versatile corner designs are perfect for accenting the neckline of a shirt, the corner of a napkin, or the front of a purse. Take a look at our roundup of creative uses for corners, culled from your projects in the Stitchers Showcase!


 

 

Music in the Air

Listen to the music! Sweet notes drift along on a staff that breaks apart into exuberant curls and swirls. Stitch a sweatshirt, a tote bag, or something special for the home of the gifted musical performers and teachers in your life. The 6" size of each border have been formatted for the Endless Hoop; they may also be used in standard hoops.

Like this look? You'll love a symphony of musical embroidery!

Music's Soothing Swirls - Treble Clef

Available in three sizes:
7.74"X5.81" and 6.41"X4.82" and 3.86"X2.89"

Music's Soothing Swirls Border - Treble Clef
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.37" and 6.00"X1.75" and 3.86"X0.98"

Music's Soothing Swirls Corner - Treble Clef   Music's Soothing Swirl - Treble Clef
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.52"X2.27"

Music's Soothing Swirls - Bass Clef
Available in three sizes:
7.74"X5.81" and 6.41"X4.82" and 3.86"X2.89"

Music's Soothing Swirls Border - Bass Clef
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.38" and 6.00"X1.73" and 3.86"X0.99"

Music's Soothing Swirls Corner - Bass Clef   Music's Soothing Swirl - Bass Clef
 
Available in two sizes:
4.94"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.81"
  Available in one size:
2.52"X2.26"


A Music in the Air Value Pack

 

Stitch a sweet melody with this collection of musical designs. The large and medium design packs contain 12 designs, priced at only $14.97! The small pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $12.97! 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 4 x 4

 

 

Baroque Beauty


Embellish textiles of all sorts with an accent of baroque beauty! These light-stitching flourishes create a neat three-dimensional effect that echoes the look of an old-fashioned engraving. The 6" size of the border has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; they may also be used in standard hoops.

Like this look? You'll love more quick-stitch etching designs!

Baroque Flourish

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.86" and 4.85"X6.50" and 2.87"X3.86"

Baroque Flourish Border
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.94" and 5.98"X2.62" and 3.86"X1.62"

Baroque Flourish Corner   Baroque Flourish
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
3.87"X3.88"


A Baroque Beauty Birds Value Pack

 

Craft an air of timeless elegance with these light-stitching designs. The large and medium design packs contain 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!  The small pack contains 4 designs, priced at only $6.97! 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 4 x 4

Think outside the hoop! Border designs allow you to embroider a continuous line of embroidery. Stitch one design at a time, and take it as far as you want to go! Learn to line up borders with precision on skirts, linens, and anything else you like.

 

Click here for these free instructions!


 

 

Illuminated Inspirations

Dream up inspiring creations ... then bring them to life with this colorful embroidery! Inspired by medieval illuminated manuscripts, these designs mix historical and modern styles into beautifully timeless creative expression.

Like this look? You'll love more illuminated text!

Dream

Available in three sizes:
9.39"X4.51" and 6.81"X3.28" and 3.86"X1.87"

Faith
Available in three sizes:
7.93"X4.51" and 5.75"X3.28" and 3.25"X1.87"

Hope
Available in three sizes:
7.97"X4.51" and 5.91"X3.35" and 3.29"X1.87"

Love
Available in three sizes:
7.70"X4.51" and 5.59"X3.28" and 3.21"X1.88"


A Illuminated Inspirations Value Pack

 

Say it beautifully with illuminated text. The Illuminated Inspirations design packs contain 4 designs, priced at only $6.97! 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 4 x 4

 

 

Text Frame Flourishes
 

Here's an all-new way to accent monograms and more! Use these pairs of designs to frame a single initial, three-letter monogram, a name, or any word you like. The elegant damask styling turns your text into a work of embroidered art!

Simple letter designs from Embroidery Library's collection of alphabets will make these designs shine. Garamond and Hana are shown in the examples at left; Kenny used Curly Script in this week's purse project. More to consider:  Arnold, Bodoni, Carla, Courier, Dauphin, Flair Script, Monogram Script, Royale, Schoolbook -- the options go on and on. Take a look at the alphabets category to see them all!

Read the Text Frame Flourishes instructions to learn how to assemble your letters and flourishes into one grand design. Enjoy stitching your text with stylish flair!


Swirls and Whirls Label (Two Piece)
Split label designs are available in four sizes
(Each split design contains 2 files both smaller than):

7.51"X4.59" and 6.01"X3.67" and 3.87"X2.37" and 2.52"X1.54"

Stylish Symmetry Label (Two Piece)
Split label designs are available in four sizes
(Each split design contains 2 files both smaller than):

7.25"X2.88" and 6.01"X2.39" and 3.86"X1.54" and 2.51"X1.00"

 

 

Elegant Quilt Labels


Leave your signature on quilts and more with these pretty frame designs! Elegant swirls frame your initials, loving message, and more when you combine these labels with your choice of alphabet designs. See the quilt label instructions to learn how to combine text and frames.

Wrought Iron Label

Available in three sizes:
7.26"X5.85" and 6.00"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.11"

Stylish Swirls Label
Available in three sizes:
7.68"X5.75" and 6.35"X4.77" and 3.81"X2.87"

 


Get beautiful with Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred! She's a beautician, creating magical hairstyles with a blow-dryer and comb, and he's a barber in an old-fashioned barbershop. These designs will be so much fun on tote bags, wall hangings, and more!
 

Sunbonnet Sue

  Fisherman Fred

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.75" and 4.86"X6.41" and 2.92"X3.86"

  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.65" and 4.86"X6.31" and 2.98"X3.84"


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