Embroidery Library
Timeless Twenties

NEW THIS WEEK - October 20th, 2010

 

Timeless Twenties

Free Project Instructions!

This week, take a look back at the 1920s and get some inspiration for fresh new embroidered looks! The Jazz Age is back in a big way, and these designs will help you craft timeless style just about everywhere.

 

The Roaring Twenties are nothing if not full of character ... stitch a band of musical jazz cats and a bunch of finely dressed flappers and liven up your stitching with color and energy. Dress up your fashions in gilded floral embroidery (including a beautiful neckline!), and accessorize your home with two different collections of art deco designs. Plus, take a trip to the cinema with a bunch of designs perfect for family movie night fun!

 

Playful and energetic, elegant and classy, these Timeless Twenties designs will be delightful and up-to-date on gifts, decorations for your home, wearables, and anything else you can imagine. Browse below and enjoy a step back in time!

The cloche hat (French for "bell") is an icon of 1920s style -- and you'll find lots of them in stores today, too. Learn to make your own -- it's surprisingly simple!

 

 

Cool Jazz Cats


Dance the night away with these cool jazz cats! A couple of dancing kitties shake their tails while a  quartet on sax, trumpet, bass, and keys belts out a lively ruckus. These adorable designs are a fun pick for your favorite musicians. They're sure to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step!
 

Jazz Cat Dancer

 

Jazz Cat Flapper

 

Available in two sizes:
3.97"X6.86" and 2.23"X3.85"

 

Available in two sizes:
4.47"X6.87" and 2.51"X3.86"


Jazz Cat on Saxophone

 

Jazz Cat on Trumpet

 

Available in two sizes:
4.14"X6.86" and 2.33"X3.86"

 

Available in two sizes:
4.43"X6.86" and 2.49"X3.86"


Jazz Cat on Bass

 

Jazz Cat on Piano

 

Available in two sizes:
4.77"X6.89" and 2.67"X3.85"

 

Available in two sizes:
4.88"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.82"



A Cool Jazz Cats Value Pack

 

Mee-yow! The Cool Jazz Cats design packs contain 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! 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 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

 

Blooming Art Deco


Dress in timeless style, whether you're getting as dolled up as a flapper or just want to bring a little beauty to everyday wear! Angular, geometric shapes popular in 1920s decor and fashion mingle with light, open flowers for embroidery that will be flowy and flexible on lots of fabrics. Metallic thread makes them really sparkle! Picture this design adorning a shirt, a purse, a hat, and lots more.

 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.10" and 6.84"X3.70" and 3.87"X2.09"



A trio of silvery flowers mixed with golden decoration will make an enchanting decoration for garments and handbags ... and maybe some home decor, too!
 

Available in three sizes:
7.24"X5.82" and 5.95"X4.79" and 3.86"X3.10"



Splash this design on the shoulder of a blouse or dress for a bit of timeless style.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.83"X6.73" and 4.86"X5.58"



A border of glimmering, light embroidery will bring elegance to hemlines and more. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.37" and 5.99"X1.76" and 3.85"X0.99"



Symmetrical and perfect, this corner design will find all sorts of uses on fashionable creations.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.86" and 3.88"X3.87"



A Blooming Art Deco Value Pack

 

Adorn your fashions in timeless embroidery. The large and medium Blooming Art Deco design packs contain 7 designs, priced at only $10.97! The small Blooming Art Deco design 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

Combine a couple of these delicate designs on an outfit for a classy, coordinated look! A skirt with a border design stitched along the hemline will be the star of your wardrobe. Learn how to repeat a border perfectly for such a beautiful result, you could only have done it yourself.

 

Click here for these free instructions!


 


Complete your fashionable '20s look with perfectly curved embroidery for the neckline of a dress or shirt! This design is available in sizes to fit all ages, and split or whole to suit your machine's embroidery area -- see below for sizing details. These instructions will show you how to place your neckline perfectly!
 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.59" and 6.86"X4.08" and 5.27"X3.13"

Split designs are available in three sizes (Each split design contains 2 files both smaller than):
4.85"X4.99" and 3.76"X3.85" and 2.98"X3.12"



 


Neckline Sizing:
Designs are available in one piece or split, so that those with smaller hoops can embroider necklines too. Each neckline design comes in three sizes to fit all ages:

  • Large design (Whole and split - 6"x10")

    • Women's medium to women's 3X

  • Medium design (Whole and split - 5"x7")

    • Child's small to women's small

  • Small design (Whole and split - 5.25" wide)

    • Infant's 0-3 months to child's x-small
      (all infant and toddler sizes plus child's x-small)

Check out the written and video instructions too!
 


 

 

Swing into Style Flappers


The Roaring Twenties brought women more freedom than ever before. Increasing numbers worked outside the home, voting was finally an option, and fashion followed suit. Flappers bobbed their hair, danced to jazz music, lived independently, and wore loose, comfortable clothes. Stitch the lovely ladies below and let them dance their way into your heart!
 

Fiona

 

Flora

 

Available in two sizes:
4.84"X6.42" and 2.91"X3.90"

 

Available in two sizes:
4.51"X6.86" and 2.56"X3.86"


Faye

 

Florence

 

Available in two sizes:
3.31"X6.85" and 1.83"X3.85"

 

Available in two sizes:
4.12"X6.86" and 2.33"X3.87"


Frannie

 

Farrah

 

Available in two sizes:
4.89"X5.80" and 3.26"X3.86"

 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.86" and 2.76"X3.86"



A Swing into Style Flappers Value Pack

 

It's a party with all these designs! The Swing into Style Flappers design packs contain 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! 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 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

 

Debonair Art Deco


Art Deco evolved from Art Nouveau's organic forms into something that was sophisticated, geometric, and modern. These magenta and gold designs embody the elegance of this majestic style. Sweeping curves and rays of color combine in unique embroidery that's sure to make an impression.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.09"X5.83" and 5.07"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.71"



Stitch this bold shape just once, or repeat it as a fashionable border. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.31"X4.69" and 6.00"X3.21"



Symmetrical swirls make up an elegant design that'll be perfect as a border on distinctive home decor. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.31"X2.34" and 5.99"X1.66" and 3.86"X0.98"



Frame your sophisticated creations with this colorful corner design.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.83"X4.83" and 3.88"X3.87"



A Debonair Art Deco Value Pack

 

Surround yourself in sophisticated embroidery. The large Debonair Art Deco design pack contains 7 designs, priced at only $10.97! The small Debonair Art Deco design pack contains 6 designs, priced at only $10.97!  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

 

 

Rays of Art Deco


Recognizable from majestic buildings and cinema marquees all over, the radiant step motif is an icon of the Art Deco look. Pick any colors you like, and let art deco embroidery shine on pillows, linens, and lots more.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.15"X6.36" and 4.85"X5.26" and 3.55"X3.84"



A bold burst of color makes this classic Art Deco design and inspiring choice for timeless decor. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.27"X4.63" and 5.98"X3.22"



Craft a border of Art Nouveau decoration on linens and more. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.31"X2.34" and 6.00"X1.85" and 3.86"X0.98"



Geometric angles and curves make this little corner design a perfect accent to your creative Art Deco stitching.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.81"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.85"



A Rays of Art Deco Value Pack

 

Stitch nostalgic style with these dynamic designs. The large Rays of Art Deco design pack contains 7 designs, priced at only $10.97! The small Rays of Art Deco design pack contains 6 designs, priced at only $10.97!  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

A great way to expand your embroidery horizons is by using corner designs to frame a central piece of embroidery. You can do this all on one piece of fabric to create the illusion of a larger design ... or you can do it in layers, as with this popular Picture Window Pillow project.

 

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Made for the Movies


The Roaring Twenties were when film really took off. As with so many things in the '20s, it was the end of one era and the beginning of something new -- silent films had their last blast, and the talkies arrived to stay. They've been amusing and inspiring families ever since!

Stitch up some blankets, towels, pillows, and more as a gift for your favorite film buff, or just as a little treat to make family movie night extra special. These designs' bright color and subtle art deco flair will have you dreaming of the big screen.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X5.01" and 6.80"X3.63"



Whether you're partial to the megaplex or the art-house theater, this design is sure to entertain, with nostalgic lettering and decoration hinting at '20s styles.
 

Available in two sizes:
7.88"X5.81" and 6.52"X4.80"



Lights, camera, action! A clapboard, film reel, and movie tickets make up a colorful ensemble.

 

Available in two sizes:
8.10"X5.81" and 6.70"X4.80"



Make movie night -- at home or out on the town -- extra fun with this design! A pair of tickets and a bucket of freshly popped popcorn frame this "Move Night" marquee.
 

Available in two sizes:
7.26"X5.81" and 6.00"X4.81"


Move Camera

 

Popcorn

 

Available in two sizes:
4.80"X4.98" and 3.69"X3.86"

 

Available in two sizes:
4.78"X5.38" and 3.45"X3.86"


Clapboard

 

Film Projector

 

Available in two sizes:
5.72"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.22"

 

Available in two sizes:
5.77"X4.80" and 3.86"X3.22"


Movie Tickets

 

Film Reel

 

Available in two sizes:
6.80"X4.54" and 3.85"X2.59"

 

Available in two sizes:
6.82"X4.67" and 3.86"X2.67"



A strip of film curls along a design that's equally great as a border or stitched just once. Stitch it in classic gray, bright blue, or any color you like! The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.17" and 6.00"X2.12" and 3.85"X1.32"



Tuck this winding curve of film into the corners of all sorts of magical movie projects.
 

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



A Made for the Movies Value Pack

 

Stitch a whole "scene" of movie-themed creations. The Made for the Movies design packs contain 20 designs, priced at only $25.97! 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

Movie night at home can be a fun tradition to share with family -- and it's a lot cheaper than going out to the theater! Cheri stitched these towels with classic dancing snacks to make home entertainment a little more colorful. Try stitching blankets or pillows for your own little "home theater," too!


 


Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred are flashing back to the twenties! Fred is looking dapper in a fancy striped suit, and Sue has traded in her sunbonnet for a fashionable cloche hat and fringed flapper dress. Stitch these playful, nostalgic designs on quilts, bags, and lots more!
 

Fisherman Fred

   Sunbonnet Sue

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.44" and 4.86"X6.14" and 3.07"X3.86"

  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.43" and 4.87"X6.16" and 3.08"X3.86"


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