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Santa's Holiday Hobbies
Santa's Holiday Hobbies
NEW THIS WEEK - September 25th, 2013


Create ho-ho-holiday fun with new Santa's hobbies designs! Santa and Rudolph sew, garden, fish, and even enjoy a little wine tasting at the North Pole in very merry designs for wall hangings, quilts, tree skirts, stockings, and much more.

Coordinating in-the-hoop ornaments with elements from Santa's hobbies will brighten the Christmas tree and make fun little extras on gift bags and packages. Stitch up a bunch -- all in the hoop!

Enjoy these new designs! 

New project instructions demonstrate how to make classic stockings for your family and friends.



How does Santa relax at the North Pole? Whimsical designs show Santa and Rudolph sewing, gardening, fishing, reading, and enjoying themselves in lots of fun ways. Pair with coordinating designs for festive arrangements on stockings, tree skirts, wall hangings, pillow covers, and more! And in-the-hoop ornaments with matching motifs are perfect for dressing up the Christmas tree, and for attaching to gifts for a little something extra.

Santa prepares his fabric stash for an afternoon of holiday sewing. Rudolph and bluebird friend bring the thread. Very cute on a wall hanging for the sewing or craft room!
 
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.92" x 9.65" and 5.87" x 8.20" and 5.28" x 7.40" and 4.69" x 6.59"
  Available in four sizes:
4.93" x 5.90" and 4.18" x 5.00" and 3.74" x 4.47" and 3.17" x 3.86"


Unspool crafty holiday charm with holly and ribbon thread spool designs. See the project instructions for making in-the-hoop ornaments bursting with vintage charm.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
3.64" x 5.39" and 2.60" x 3.85" and 1.69" x 2.50"
  Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"


Craft holiday fun with scissors in a bow. Add to a stocking or towel for a crafty friend or the members of your quilting or sewing club.
     
   
Available in three sizes:
3.06" x 5.00" and 2.35" x 3.85" and 1.53" x 2.51"
   Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"

 
Pillows are a fa-la-la fabulous way to deck the halls -- and the living room -- for the holidays. Santa and Rudolph crafting, reading, wine tasting, and other fun activities are perfect for pairing together on holly jolly holiday throw pillows. Make one for yourself, and for a friend!


Santa plants smiles wherever he goes! He and his trusty assistant do a little gardening. Let these bright designs bloom on pillow covers and mini-quilts for very merry holiday decor.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
5.93" x 10.03" and 5.03" x 8.50" and 4.53" x 7.65" and 4.06" x 6.86"
  Available in four sizes:
3.96" x 6.54" and 3.36" x 5.55" and 3.00" x 4.95" and 2.34" x 3.85"


Gardeners and plant lovers will dig these designs! Plant on a tote bag and tie the in-the-hoop ornament to the handle for a fresh gift for your favorite green thumb.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
3.01" x 5.00" and 2.31" x 3.85" and 1.50" x 2.50"
  Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51" 


Santa and Rudolph head out for a little fishing. A fishing hat perches jauntily on Rudolph's antlers. Add to towels and stockings for your outdoors-loving family and friends! Or stitch onto pillow covers for an adorable pair of holiday toss pillows.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.91" x 9.70" and 5.85" x 8.22" and 5.27" x 7.40" and 4.88" x 6.85"
  Available in four sizes:
4.37" x 6.44" and 3.68" x 5.43" and 3.29" x 4.85" and 2.62" x 3.86"


Land Santa's catch of the season to make fun gifts for your favorite fisherman or woman. Step-by-step project instructions show how to make the ornaments in a jiffy.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
4.06" x 4.99" and 3.12" x 3.84" and 2.03" x 2.49"
  Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"

 
Stockings are very fun to make, and with so many exciting hobbies for Santa, it's easy to create stockings to match everyone's interests! Combine the coordinating motifs with Santa and Rudolph to create personal and festive stockings for all the names on your list.


Join Santa and his reindeer for a North Pole wine tasting! Wine lovers will adore these designs on aprons, towels, stockings, and more.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.04" x 10.03" and 5.12" x 8.50" and 4.60" x 7.65" and 4.14" x 6.86"
  Available in four sizes:
4.40" x 6.59" and 3.73" x 5.59" and 3.33" x 4.99" and 2.65" x 3.85"


Uncork this design for bubbly holiday fun! Stitch onto a wine bag for a fine holiday hostess gift, then attach the in-the-hoop ornament for an extra bit of flair.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
2.55" x 4.86" and 2.02" x 3.85" and 1.31" x 2.49" 
  Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"


Santa is a bookworm, spending long relaxing winter evenings at the North Pole with his favorite book. When he needs a new one his reindeer "book mobile" stops by with the latest best sellers! Completely charm book lovers by adding these designs to sweatshirts, stockings, book bags, and more.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
3.65" x 6.54" and 3.09" x 5.54" and 2.76" x 4.95" and 2.16" x 3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
6.93" x 8.25" and 5.90" x 7.03" and 5.34" x 6.33" and 4.91" x 5.82"


Anyone who loves to read will love this stack of books festooned in a bright bow. The in-the-hoop ornament makes fast and fa-la-la fabulous holiday gifts for teachers!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
4.73" x 4.86" and 3.76" x 3.86" and 2.43" x 2.49"
  Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"


Crafting special holiday gifts makes Santa smile. Combine Santa and yarn on a knitting bag for a very sweet gift, or make a seasonal holiday craft bag for yourself.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.93" x 8.99" and 5.89" x 7.62" and 5.28" x 6.86" and 4.89" x 6.33"
  Available in three sizes:
4.04" x 4.84" and 3.22" x 3.88" and 2.63" x 2.52" 


Crochet the day away with Santa! Balls of yarn lie at his feet as he makes a holiday stocking for Mrs. Claus. Add Santa to one towel with the yarn and crochet needle on another for a delightful seasonal set!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.94" x 8.99" and 5.89" x 7.62" and 5.28" x 6.86" and 4.89" x 6.33"
  Available in three sizes:
4.08" x 4.62" and 3.37" x 3.82" and 2.22" x 2.52"


Rudolph is festive in his special Santa-made holiday sweater, and is ready to help you craft cheerful holiday projects! Let his shiny nose glow on stockings, tree skirts, and mini-quilts.
 
Available in four sizes:
4.03" x 6.54" and 3.40" x 5.51" and 3.03" x 4.92" and 2.37" x 3.86" 


Whip up a batch of in-the-hoop ornaments, one with knitting needles and one with a crochet needle, for cute and crafty Christmas tree decorations! Project instructions show how fast they are to make.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"
  Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"


Stitch holiday treats with a baking Santa and Rudolph. Mix in a little extra love for your family and friends with sweet designs on aprons, towels, quilts, and more!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
5.49" x 10.03" and 4.65" x 8.50" and 4.19" x 7.65" and 3.75" x 6.86"
  Available in four sizes:
4.48" x 6.52" and 3.80" x 5.52" and 3.39" x 4.93" and 2.65" x 3.86"


Whip together holiday aprons and towels with the whisk on the left. An in-the-hoop whisk ornament makes a great addition to home baked gifts.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
2.35" x 5.02" and 1.81" x 3.87" and 1.45" x 2.61"
  Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51" 


Santa speeds toward Christmas in his sleek convertible. Classic car lovers will love this design on stockings and wall hangings. Rudolph and his key-carrying cardinal add holiday fun to gift bags and door hangers.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
10.84" x 6.90" and 9.19" x 5.84" and 7.81" x 4.97" and 6.86" x 4.36"
  Available in four sizes:
3.71" x 6.59" and 3.15" x 5.59" and 2.89" x 4.99" and 2.27" x 3.86"


Give your favorite car lover a new automobile for Christmas! Stitched onto tote bags and stockings, or decorating the tree as an in-the-hoop ornament, these designs are a fast way to create exciting holiday gifts.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
4.84" x 2.41" and 3.84" x 1.92" and 2.84" x 1.25"
  Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51" 


Model trains are a classic hobby that Santa and his elves enjoy. Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer mostly like to dress up in engineer caps and bandanas and look completely adorable.
     
   
Available in four sizes:
4.08" x 6.51" and 3.46" x 5.52" and 3.09" x 4.93" and 2.42" x 3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
5.87" x 10.04" and 5.01" x 8.51" and 4.50" x 7.66" and 4.03" x 6.86"


A train engine steams onto stockings and tree skirts in style! The ornament makes a fun addition to gift packages for train lovers of all ages.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
4.85" x 4.62" and 3.84" x 3.66" and 2.49" x 2.37"
  Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"


Let a classic caboose brighten quilts, wall hangings, tote bags, and more. Pair with the engine on pillow shams for a festive matched set!
     
   
Available in three sizes:
4.86" x 4.83" and 3.86" x 3.83" and 2.49" x 2.47"
   Available in one size:
3.51" x 3.51"


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."

Sylvia inspired us to make the breast cancer awareness Peace Love Cure design. To symbolize other causes and concerns, change the color of the ribbon. Stitch onto shirts, tote bags, towels, aprons, and more for a peaceful and loving tribute, and to raise awareness for causes near and dear to your heart. Thank you, Sylvia, for this heartfelt design idea!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 4.47" and 7.80" x 3.71" and 6.86" x 3.27" and 3.86" x 1.84"


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