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Flour Power

New flour power machine embroidery designs perfect for floursack and tea towels.

Free Project Instructions!

Christmas is truly just around the corner -- less than a month away. As the days fly by, Embroidery Library is happy to present new designs that are fast, fun, and perfect for quick-stitching gifts for the holidays!

Funny kitchen sayings put the humor in housework, while Delft Blue hens and roosters, redwork cupcakes, and fleur-de-lis and butterflies are perfect for turning flour sack and tea towels into thoughtful hostess and holiday gifts everyone will love.

Antique-looking silverware and flowers on table linens make any place setting a "tabletop treasure." One-color damask is just right for elegant hostess gifts, and "two of a kind" designs would make excellent towel gift sets.

Free project instructions for a stay put tea towel with a machine embroidery design.

Practical yet personal, embroidered stay-put towels make great holiday decorations and gifts. Click here for free project instructions!

 

Stitchin' in the Kitchen

Fun and sassy sayings are just right for stitchin' in the kitchen, onto towels, aprons, the cook's sweatshirts, table linens, wall hangings, and more!

"Calories, schmalories" expresses an enthusiastic, live-for-the-moment, carefree philosophy! With a pink swirl cupcake, it's a sweet calorie-free design perfect for garments and kitchen decor.
 
 
A cute cupcake and 'Calories Schmalories' machine embroidery design for the kitchen.
Available in three sizes:
8.62"X5.82" and 6.86"X4.66" and 3.87"X2.63"


Whisk up some kitchen humor with the saying, "The only reason I have a kitchen is because it came with the house." Fun on towels, aprons, wall hangings, and more!
 
 
A funny kitchen saying machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.81"X6.71" and 4.85"X5.59" and 3.36"X3.85"

Read the fabrics 101 article to find out how to embroider on tea towels and flour sack towels with machine embroidery designs.
Flour sack towels and tea towels are staples at craft fairs everywhere and have graced kitchens for centuries. They make a delightfully simple way to gift the perfect embroidery designs to friends and family -- just in time for the holiday season!

Read Kenny's tips and tricks for stabilizing, needle choice, design choice, and more in his handy Fabrics 101 article for embroidering on tea towels and flour sack towels.


Create a custom 'Help Wanted' sign for your kitchen! A chef's hat and wooden spoon add whimsy to a simple and heartfelt expression.
 
 
A humorous kitchen 'Help Wanted' sign machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
8.69"X5.86" and 6.84"X4.62" and 3.86"X2.62"


"This kitchen is seasoned with love" is a sweet sentiment for any kitchen. The little pink heart for the letter O in 'love' adds a very cute touch.
 
 
This kitchen is seasoned with love machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.35"X5.22" and 6.89"X3.84" and 3.87"X2.16"


Stitch the saying "Life is short. Eat dessert first" onto tote bags, sweatshirts, towels, pillows, and more to let everyone know you've got your priorities in order!
 
Life is short eat dessert first machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.77"X6.85" and 4.81"X5.72" and 3.32"X3.89"


A very funny saying for kitchen towels and aprons. "If you can read this, dry the dishes" says it all!
 
Kitchen humor about the dishes machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.82"X7.44" and 4.81"X6.15" and 3.08"X3.87"


"If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen" on wall hangings and towels adds humor to any kitchen!
 
Humorous saying for the kitchen machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.33"X5.87" and 5.20"X4.82" and 3.86"X3.58"


Guests will chuckle when they read "Make yourself at home. Clean my kitchen!" Perfect for making friends and family feel comfortable and right at home.
 
 
Make yourself at home clean my kitchen machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.81"X5.96" and 4.87"X5.01" and 3.75"X3.85"


When the cook is away, hungry family members must fend for themselves. "Out to lunch! Help yourself!" lets everyone know the kitchen is self-serve only at the moment.
 
 
Kitchen humor machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.96" and 4.86"X4.94" and 3.80"X3.86"


Warm up tote bags, towels, aprons, and more with ornate tiles spelling the word "Bake."
 
Letter tiles form the word 'Bake' machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
9.38"X2.47" and 6.83"X1.81"
The smaller size is available as a split design version for the 4 x 4 hoop.
The two files are both smaller than:
3.38"X1.81"


Stitch "I am not a paper towel" onto cloth kitchen towels as creative reminder to the household to conserve trees by using cloth towels instead of paper towels!
 
 
I am not a paper towel machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
4.36"X9.37" and 3.19"X6.86" and 1.96"X3.86"


Stitchin' in the Kitchen Design Packs 


Stitch cute and creative sayings onto towels, aprons, wall hangings, and more for kitchen humor! If laughter is the best medicine, these designs will keep everyone in the household healthy and happy.

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 11 designs, priced at only $19.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


Delft Blue Country Kitchen

Shades of blue create the classic Delft Blue style in these designs, with a country touch! Wonderful on kitchen towels, curtains, table linens, tote bags, and pillow shams, too.

A hen and a rooster stand among delicately detailed flowers, for a classic country kitchen look.
 
 
Delft Blue hen and rooster machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
7.20"X5.85" and 5.95"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.15"

Create a topsy towel with this free project for machine embroidery.
Transform an ordinary dishtowel into a handy hanging topsy towel. Add your favorite embroidery designs and coordinating fabric to make this one-of-a-kind towel. Add Christmas fabric and a coordinating festive embroidery design to make an "over the top" Christmas gift that friends and family will adore!

Click here for Kenny's free project instructions for making this clever topsy towel!


Run a graceful Delft Blue floral border along table linens, towels, quilts, and more. This design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
 
Delft Blue floral border machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.16" and 6.00"X2.22" and 3.85"X1.65"


Add a Delft Blue hen or rooster and floral corner to napkins, towels, pillows, and more for a stylish touch. If you're looking for new ideas about how to use corner designs, see this article showing both classic and creative uses for corner designs!
     
Delft Blue hen and flowers corner machine embroidery design.   Delft Blue rooster and floral corner machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X4.86" and 3.84"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.74"X4.86" and 3.75"X3.85"


A rose nestled in leaves makes up a pretty corner, a lovely embellishment for pockets, placemats, towels, and more.
 
 
Delft blue rose corner machine embroidery design.
Available in one size:
2.48"X2.47"


Delft Blue Country Kitchen Design Packs 


Beautiful on table linens, curtains, pillows, lightweight kitchen towels, and more, Delft Blue designs add a classic artistic touch to any project!

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all of the designs.
 

The large and medium packs contain 8 designs, priced at only $11.97! The small pack contains 5 designs, priced at only $7.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


Wine and Dine Damask

Eat, drink, and be merry with sophisticated wine and fruit damask designs. One-color designs are ideal for table linens and contemporary kitchen decor!

Embroider a graceful wine and grapes design onto table linens, kitchen towels, canvas tote bags, and more.
 
 
A damask wine and grape machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.81"X6.80" and 4.86"X5.67" and 3.31"X3.86"


An elegant wine glass and grapes make up a lovely decorative border. This design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
 
A damask wine and grape border machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.43" and 6.00"X2.46" and 3.86"X1.41"


Adding embroidered corners and accessories are great ways to embellish table linens and garments. Celebrate life with the fruit of the vine!
     
A damask wine and wineglass corner machine embroidery design.   A damask wineglass and grapes accessory machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.97" and 3.79"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X3.37"


Wine and Dine Damask Design Packs 


Stitch a sophisticated, classic look with elegant damask designs. Wine and grape designs are perfect for adding style to table linens, towels, tote bags, wall hangings, and more.

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all of the designs.
 

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

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


Tabletop Treasures

Sketch-like stitches give these designs a beautiful antique look. Fast and fun on a variety of projects, from kitchen-related wall hangings to towels, table linens, and more!

Ornately designed handles give a set of utensils the look of a lucky antique store find! A classic look for any kitchen or tabletop decoration.
 
 
Sketchbook style antique fork, knife, and spoon machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.02"X9.40" and 3.66"X6.85" and 2.06"X3.85"

Create a handy-loop dish towel with free instructions for machine embroidery.
Add a dash of cheer (and creativity!) to your kitchen with this handy-loop dish towel. A stylish alternative to flour sack towels, this towel is both fashionable and functional. This towel makes great Christmas gifts for friends and family.

Click here to find Kenny's free project instructions and get started today!


A pretty floral and filigree border with an antique "patina." This design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
 
Sketchy floral border machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.15" and 5.94"X2.34" and 3.85"X1.29"


Stitch an elegant flower and filigree corner or accessory to any project for a traditional touch!
 
     
An antique floral and filigree corner machine embroidery design.   An antique style flower accessory machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.86"
  Available in one size:
3.80"X1.60"


Tabletop Treasures Design Packs 


Add quick-stitching antique style designs to table linens to make your own tabletop treasures. Also great for towels, pillows, wall hangings, and more!

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all of the designs.
 

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

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


Fleur-de-Lis in Flight

What could be more graceful than a beautiful fleur-de-lis? A butterfly! New fleur-de-lis and butterfly designs are delicate and perfect for adding a stylish touch to quilts, pillow shams, table linens, garments, and more.
 
 
A butterfly and fleur de lis machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.89"X6.83" and 4.89"X5.64" and 3.39"X3.87"

Create a tea towel tote using machine embroidery designs with these free project instructions.
Now you can bring your creativity with you everywhere you go! Transform three tea towels into a handy tote -- perfect for trips around town, sewing classes, and more!

In these
unique instructions, Kenny will show you how to make a tote bag using pre-existing towels. Click here for these free tote bag project instructions!


A study in flowing lines and balance, a fleur-de-lis and butterfly border is perfect for stitching onto table linens, pillows, towels, and more. This design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
 
A butterfly and fleur de lis border machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.42"X3.85" and 6.00"X2.54" and 3.87"X1.60"


A butterfly and fleur-de-lis corner and accessory make a lovely decoration for napkins, pillows, shirt fronts, quilts, and more!
     
A butterfly and fleur de lis corner machine embroidery design.   A butterfly and fleur de lis accessory machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.14" and 3.67"X3.87"
  Available in one size:
2.32"X3.28"


Fleur-de-lis in Flight Design Packs 


Create a stylish look on any home decor project, or add a regal touch to tote bags and attire, with graceful fleur-de-lis and butterfly designs!

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all of the designs.
 

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

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


Baking is Sweet (Redwork)

Dress up your kitchen decor or table linens with pretty redwork cupcake and flower designs, with a cherry on top! Quick-stitch, one-color redwork designs are delightful additions to tea towels, shirts, tote bags, quilts, and wall hangings.

Swirling flowers give a cheerful cupcake a more formal look. A sweet combination for any project!
 
 
A redwork cherry cupcake and flower machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.64" and 6.80"X4.08" and 3.85"X2.30"

 
A redwork cherry cupcake and floral border machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.79" and 5.98"X2.02" and 3.84"X1.14"


Quick-stitching redwork is a fast and fun addition to kitchen towel sets, table linens, garments, and more! Add a cupcake corner or accessory for a delicious embellishment.
 
     
A redwork cherry cupcake and flower corner machine embroidery design.   A redwork cherry cupcake and flower accessory machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"
  Available in one size:
2.36"X2.71"


Baking is Sweet (Redwork) Design Packs 


Cupcakes and flowers in redwork are quick to stitch and make sweet additions to tea towels, table linens, T-shirts, and more!

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all of the designs.
 

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

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


Two of a Kind

Some things just go together, like tea and sugar, salt and pepper, and sugar and spice. Stitch individually or as a pair onto towels, wall hangings, aprons, and table linens to spice up your home decor!

A redwork teapot and tea cup with the phrases, "Fancy a brew?" and "One lump or two?" are just right for stitching onto flour sack towels.
 
     
A redwork 'fancy a brew?' teapot machine embroidery design.   A redwork 'one lump or two?' tea cup machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
5.80"X7.67" and 4.84"X6.39" and 3.04"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"


The words "Salt" and "Pepper" with classic shakers in a sketchbook style. Perfect for a pair of towels or for table linens.
 
     
A vintage salt shaker and the word 'Salt' machine embroidery design.   A vintage pepper shaker and the word 'Pepper' machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
4.06"X9.41" and 2.98"X6.90" and 1.67"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
4.28"X9.41" and 3.13"X6.88" and 1.76"X3.86"

Get tips and tricks for embroidering on flour sack and tea towels with machine embroidery designs.
Stitching on linen towels is a quick and easy project. It's just the thing you need just weeks before Christmas. Stitch up some gifts for everyone on your list, or add some flair to your own decor and stitch a pair of flour sack towels for your kitchen.

Click here for tips and tricks for embroidering on flour sack towels and tea towels.


These fun designs feature a fork, a piece of cake, and the words "Eat" and "Cake." No further instructions required here! Cute individually or together on attire, table linens, towels, and more.
 
     
The word 'Eat' and a fork machine embroidery design.   The word 'Cake' and a fork holding a piece of cake machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
4.53"X4.71" and 3.78"X3.93" and 2.95"X3.07"
  Available in three sizes:
5.76"X5.94" and 4.80"X4.95" and 3.75"X3.86"


Kitchen canisters, towels, aprons, and more will be adorable with a little "Sugar" and "Spice" added to them.
 
     
The word 'Sugar' with a piece of candy machine embroidery design.   The word 'Spice' with a coriander leaf machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.64" and 6.87"X1.93" and 3.87"X1.09"
  Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.79" and 6.87"X2.04" and 3.87"X1.15"


Two of a Kind Design Packs 


Simple but sweet designs are just right for a new look in the kitchen, or as a hostess gift for someone special. Stitch two of a kind designs onto towels for a delightful kitchen set for you and for a friend!
 

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 8 designs, priced at only $14.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


 



It's crafty and collectible! 2011 is a year to celebrate crafting and all the joy that it brings to our lives. To celebrate our love of sewing and embroidery, a new Crafty Collectibles design will be offered each Wednesday in 2011.
 

This week's Crafty Collectible is: Crafty Snowflake


Soon lots of real snowflakes will fly in many parts of the world. Until
then, bring some cool to your craft with a pretty blue snowflake, in a style resembling knitting or cross stitch.
 
A blue snowflake in a cross stitch pattern crafty collectible machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.39" and 3.49"X3.86"

 
Soak up some inspiration to create tea towels and flour sack towels with machine embroidery.

Soak up the inspiration and stitch a set of tea and flour sack towels for friends, loved ones, and yourself! Every weekday, we post photos of projects by crafters just like you in the Stitchers Showcase. Peruse some of the fabulous tea and flour sack towel creations, and feel free to show off what you've made by sending a photo to stitch@emblibrary.com! And don't forget to check out Kenny's new Stay Put Kitchen Towel project -- the perfect tutorial to help change up your decor this holiday season.

Click on the images below to soak up a specific tea or flour sack towel showcase, or click here to see them all!

Toile for Tea
 

Christmas Tea Towels
 

Color-Matched Toile Towels
 
 

Very Berry Tea Towels
 

Cozy Coffee Towels
 

Two for Tea and Cocoa for Me
 
 

Darling Days of the Week Towels
 

Christmas Turkey Kitchen Set
 

Fruity Flour Sack Towels
 
 


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

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