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Sweatshirt Soiree

 


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The changing seasons bring cooler weather, and cozy embroidered sweatshirts are perfect for keeping warm in style. This week's new designs are just right for adding a personal touch to sweatshirt fronts, and with so many different designs, you can create a unique look for everyone!

Peace and Love designs feature an amazing variety of passions, from rock & roll to reading, from craft to dance, and many more. Wish the world peace and love while showcasing what you love!

New clothesline designs are bright and festive with Christmas ornaments, autumn leaves, western wear, wine glasses, and much more. Terrific on T-shirts and sweatshirts!

Folk art designs are here as well, with leaves and snowflakes in stylish sprays and singles that will add graceful beauty to sweatshirts and other projects, too.

Scoop up these designs today!

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Peace and Love

Wish the world "Peace" and "Love" while showcasing what you love. Rock and roll, chocolate, reading, sewing, knitting, praying, football, and even more interests and hobbies mean you'll find something for everyone in these designs! Stitch onto sweatshirts, tote bags, towels, jacket backs, and lots more for a look that's eye-catching and tons of fun.

Stitch a rockin' design for your favorite music lover with Peace Love Rock & Roll. Rock and roll fans of all ages will dig this message!
     
   
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.48" and 7.81"X2.89" and 6.86"X2.53" and 3.86"X2.38"
 

Kenny looks jazzy in his rockin' sweatshirt embroidered with a classic design.



Celebrate two irresistible loves -- chocolate and cupcakes! Stitch onto aprons, towels, and totes for a calorie-free treat sure to bring smiles and nods of agreement everywhere you go.
     
   
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.93" and 7.81"X3.25" and 6.86"X2.85" and 3.87"X1.60"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.36" and 7.81"X3.60" and 6.86"X3.15" and 3.86"X1.77"


Cozy sweatshirts were just made for snuggling up with a hot cup of coffee and a favorite book. Peace Love Coffee and Peace Love Books designs are also great on lots of other projects, too, such as reusable grocery bags, E-reader covers, book bags, and holiday gifts for teachers.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.72" and 7.81"X3.90" and 6.86"X3.42" and 3.87"X1.92"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.98" and 7.81"X3.29" and 6.86"X2.89" and 3.86"X1.62"


Peace Love Stitch -- with a needle and thread and with an old-fashioned sewing machine -- are crafty and cute and just right for sewing room decor, pillows, towels, and of course, sweatshirts, too!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.93" and 7.81"X3.25" and 6.86"X2.85" and 3.86"X1.60"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.98" and 7.81"X3.29" and 6.86"X2.89" and 3.86"X1.63"


Stitch one of these designs onto a comfy sweatshirt and you'll be cozy all winter long as you crochet or knit the winter days away.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X3.63" and 7.81"X3.00" and 6.86"X2.63" and 3.86"X1.48"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.06" and 7.81"X3.36" and 6.85"X2.94" and 3.86"X1.66"


The Peace Love Pray design is perfect for book bags and church wall hangings, while the Peace Love Shop is sure to be a hit on handbags and tote bags.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.42"X5.23" and 7.82"X4.32" and 6.87"X3.79" and 3.87"X2.13"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.92" and 7.81"X4.07" and 6.86"X3.57" and 3.86"X2.00"


Relax with a Peace Love Wine design, the pick of the crop for aprons and wine bags, while  Peace Love Dance is a moving design for your favorite ballet star or fan.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.73" and 7.81"X3.90" and 6.86"X3.43" and 3.86"X1.93"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.71" and 7.81"X3.90" and 6.89"X3.45" and 3.86"X1.94"


If you're a football fan, Peace Love Football is the design for you. You'll never wonder what to wear on a football Sunday again with this on a cozy sweatshirt!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.40"X3.94" and 7.80"X3.26" and 6.85"X2.86" and 3.85"X1.60"


Line 'Em Up

The bright clotheslines below join our ever popular line up of clothesline designs. They have lots of fun details but are light enough to work on T-shirts as well as sweatshirts. Clotheslines as varied as Christmas ornaments, shopping bags, western wear, musical notes, and more are terrific on all kinds of projects.

Christmas is coming, and this merry Christmas clothesline will help you get in the spirit!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.94" and 7.79"X4.09" and 6.88"X3.61"
 

Caitlin looks comfy and cozy in her festive new sweatshirt!



Frosty has hung his clothes on the line to dry, while a sweet Christmas ornament clothesline will brighten sweatshirts, stockings, gift bags, table linens, and lots more holiday items.
     
   
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.38" and 7.79"X4.46" and 6.86"X3.93"
  Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.01" and 7.79"X3.32" and 6.87"X2.93"


Bright autumn leaves dance in the breeze, and a Thanksgiving clothesline is perfect for holiday garments, table linens, towels, and more.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.91" and 7.79"X4.07" and 6.83"X3.57"
  Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.18" and 7.79"X3.46" and 6.86"X3.05"


If you can't beat winter, celebrate it! A frosty winter clothesline and a cozy winter wear clothesline are ready to land on your next project. Very cute on fleece scarves, turtlenecks, and sweatshirts.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.73" and 7.79"X3.09" and 6.85"X2.72"
  Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.83" and 7.79"X4.00" and 6.85"X3.52"


Shopping bags are all in a line, with bold prints and colorful polka dots, while cowboys and cowgirls will want to saddle up a Western wear clothesline on jacket backs and fleece.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.69" and 7.80"X3.88" and 6.87"X3.40"
  Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.07" and 7.80"X4.20" and 6.89"X3.72"


Wine lovers unite! A delightful wine connoisseur design is just right for sweatshirts, gift bags, and aprons. On the right, a high fashion clothesline will be the hit of the runway on handbags, tote bags, T-shirts, and lots more.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.05" and 7.80"X4.17" and 6.87"X3.66"
  Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.53" and 7.78"X3.75" and 6.84"X3.30"


Music lovers take note! Harmonious designs -- a treble clef design on the left, a bass clef design on the right -- are very sweet for garments as well as music stand covers and book bags.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.43" and 7.79"X3.67" and 6.87"X3.24"
  Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.41" and 7.79"X3.66" and 6.87"X3.24"


Folk Art Leaves

Rosemaling, Suzani, Wycinanki, Art Deco, and Art Nouveau styles are all represented in the gorgeous folk art leaves below. Trios and single leaf designs create fall beauty wherever they land! Coordinate the single leaf designs on shirts, towels, and table linens, and stitch the trios onto sweatshirts, pillows, wall hangings, and more. You can also combine the trios and single leaves for a composition sure to be striking and unique.

Rosemaling is a Norwegian decorative folk art which is a form of decorative painting. The superb leaf designs below borrow the stylized flower ornamentation, scrollwork, and geometric elements of classic Rosemaling, creating lovely designs for any project.
 
   
   
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.56" and 7.80"X4.62" and 6.87"X4.07"
 

A cheerful Rosemaling leaf trio brightens Julie's sweatshirt. 



A Rosemaling maple leaf, cottonwood leaf, and oak leaf make delicate and decorative embellishments.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.87"X3.45"
Available in one size:
2.88"X3.87"
Available in one size:
3.28"X3.50"


Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative textile make in Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries. Flowers, leaves, vines, and fruit are popular Suzani design motifs. This Suzani autumn leaf trio is bright, bold, and ready to spice up home decor and apparel!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.20" and 7.80"X4.32" and 6.87"X3.80"


Suzani patterns decorate a maple leaf, cottonwood leaf, and oak leaf. Stitch onto linen napkins and tablemats for a very pretty autumn or Thanksgiving holiday table setting!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.86"X3.54"
Available in one size:
2.71"X3.85"
Available in one size:
3.85"X3.46"


Polish Wycinanki is a version of the art form of paper cutting. Wycinanki varies by region, with some all one color, and others using multiple colors. In some towns and villages, contests were held to determine the most beautiful Wycinanki.

Intricate lines and detailed shapes form a Wycinanki-inspired leaf triptych, in a dramatic design for sweatshirts as well as pillows, towels, wall hangings, and more.
 
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.74" and 7.81"X4.76" and 6.81"X4.15"


Let these bold Wycinanki leaves fall onto your next project!
     
Available in one size:
2.90"X3.86"
Available in one size:
3.42"X3.85"
Available in one size:
2.97"X3.86"


Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920's. At its best, Art Deco represented elegance, glamour, and modernity. Art Deco's linear symmetry was a distinct departure from the flowing curves of its predecessor, Art Nouveau.

The symmetrical lines of Art Deco pair gracefully with the organic curves of autumn leaves. Stunning on a sweatshirt and a tote bag!
 
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.27" and 7.81"X4.37" and 6.81"X3.81"


Even within the flowing shapes of leaves, Art Deco lines retain their symmetry. Arrange individual leaves on table runners and wall hangings for a unique design composition!
     
Available in one size:
2.83"X3.57"
Available in one size:
2.84"X3.85"
Available in one size:
2.91"X3.86"


The name "Art Nouveau" is French for "new art." Art Nouveau was most popular in Europe, but its influence was global. The combination of autumn leaves and Art Nouveau style creates energetic, flowing designs with vibrant possibilities for all kinds of projects!

Stitch an Art Nouveau leaf trio onto garments and home decor for a very fashionable look.
 
Available in three sizes:
8.89"X5.86" and 7.80"X5.14" and 6.85"X4.50"


Simple yet elegant Art Nouveau leaves are just right for sprucing up kitchen towels and potholders.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.06"X3.86"
Available in one size:
3.00"X3.85"
Available in one size:
2.78"X3.86"


Folk Art Snowflakes

The delicate lines and swirling curves of Rosemaling were just made for snowflakes, as you can see in the designs below. Stitch a Rosemaling snowflake trio onto sweatshirts and fleece for a cozy yet elegant winter look.
 
   
   
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.18" and 7.78"X3.46" and 6.85"X3.05"
 

Kim looks stylish in a sweatshirt decorated with Rosemaling snowflakes.



Stitch a single Rosemaling snowflake onto towels and shirts, or combine them to create your own beautiful snowstorm.
     
     
Available in one size:
3.43"X3.84"
  Available in one size:
2.79"X2.77"


With the curling vines and flowers, this Suzani snowflake design almost looks like an early spring snow shower. Lovely on shirts, wall hangings, pillows, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.38"X4.63" and 7.75"X3.83" and 6.86"X3.38"


Let these lovely Suzani snowflakes fall onto your next project!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.84"X3.35"
  Available in one size:
3.39"X3.84"


An intricate Wycinanki snowflake trio is stunning on sweatshirts, towels, and table linens.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.42"X3.72" and 7.80"X3.08" and 6.87"X2.72"


Kids love to cut paper snowflakes, so snowflakes inspired by the art of paper cutting are a natural fit. Stitch these beautifully intricate snowflakes onto Christmas stockings and gift bags for a classic yet unique look.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.35"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
2.83"X2.55"


Art Nouveau snowflakes swirl in graceful lines. Elegant and lovely on sweatshirts, table linens, towels, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.58" and 7.81"X3.80" and 6.86"X3.34"


Individual Art Nouveau snowflakes are elegant on Christmas stockings and holiday table linens.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.10"X3.46"
  Available in one size:
2.40"X2.68"


The symmetry of Art Deco is a perfect match for the natural symmetry of snowflakes. Stitch onto sweatshirts, towels, and more for a very striking embellishment.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.44" and 7.81"X2.85" and 6.86"X2.51"


Pretty Art Deco snowflakes are just right for T-shirts and tree skirts!
     
   
Available in one size:
3.27"X3.70"
  Available in one size:
3.70"X3.70"

 
All of the designs featured on this page are great on sweatshirts but will also look nice on T-shirts and towels. Check out the helpful (and free!) tutorials below to learn more about embroidering on stretchy sweatshirts, lightweight T-shirts, and soft terrycloth towels.

More than 700 free projects are available for downloading at www.embroiderylibraryprojects.com. Along with the three terrific projects listed below, you can also learn how to line up monograms, create pretty pillows, stitch holiday decor, and so much more.

Show us what you made with these new designs!
We'd love to see them! Send photos and details about your work to stitch@emblibrary.com.
 
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