Embroidery Library
Friends Forever

NEW THIS WEEK - January 6th, 2010


Friends Forever

Free Project Instructions!

Friends bring smiles to our faces and support us through life's ups and downs -- and friendship even keeps us healthy! Show some appreciation for pets, family, and pals old and new with these designs that celebrate best buddies.

Craft elegant gifts for family members -- the friends you're born with -- featuring ornate frames filled with text spelling out "Mother," "Sister," and more. These simply stunning designs will be gorgeous on pillows, tote bags, sweatshirts, and more!

Celebrate family, friends, and pets with colorful designs perfect for shirt fronts and tote bags. An intricately detailed girl and pets scene and some cute kitchen companions are fun for aprons, two-of-a-kind tees, and more.

Keep things light with vintage animal best buddies in an airy stitched style -- from birds of a feather to friends happy as pigs in mud! These designs will stitch well on lighter fabrics such as T-shirt knits, and they'll be adorable on quilts, too. And finally, Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred go sledding in their first of many designs for 2010!

Scroll down the page to pal around with these designs and dream up unique projects for all kinds of friends!

Stitch a space to stash hats, mittens, and other warm winter accessories! Make a his-and-hers version featuring Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred, or add more pockets and choose a design for each family member.
Click here for project instructions!


It's All Relative

Make family members smile with these classy designs made just for them! Elegant frames are filled with text in a lively variety of styles, creating a joyful montage for grandparents, parents, children, and siblings. Stitch these classy designs on tote bags, sweatshirts, pillows, and more for wonderful gifts!


Available in three sizes:
7.91"X5.86" and 6.54"X4.86" and 3.86"X2.87"

Available in three sizes:
8.81"X5.87" and 6.84"X4.57" and 3.85"X2.58"

Available in three sizes:
8.36"X5.87" and 6.86"X4.83" and 3.87"X2.71"

Available in three sizes:
8.63"X5.87" and 6.88"X4.69" and 3.87"X2.65"

Available in three sizes:
7.57"X5.86" and 6.26"X4.85" and 3.86"X2.99"

Available in three sizes:
8.64"X5.86" and 6.87"X4.67" and 3.86"X2.62"

Available in three sizes:
8.69"X5.86" and 6.86"X4.63" and 3.88"X2.62"

Available in three sizes:
8.29"X5.85" and 6.85"X4.85" and 3.86"X2.72"

A It's All Relative Value Pack


Get this whole family of designs and stitch an abundance of classy gifts! The It's All Relative design packs contain 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


Friends & Family Samplers

Celebrate the wonderful moms in your life with this beautifully patterned design! Rose-filled letters spell out the word "Mother," with a single stem above. This design will be gorgeous on sweatshirts, tote bags, towels, and lots more!
Available in two sizes:
9.42"X3.37" and 6.87"X2.45"

Stitch fun and funky creations for sisters with this energetic patterned design. Flowers, vines, and zigzags make up this friendly design, easy to adapt to any colors you like!
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.12" and 6.85"X3.01"

Bring a little sunshine to good friends with this butterfly- and flower-covered design - pretty on sweatshirts, totes, and more!
Available in two sizes:
9.42"X3.94" and 6.81"X2.86"

Cats leave paw prints on your heart. This kitty-lover's design is purr-fect for bags, shirts, and more!

Available in three sizes:
6.31"X5.84" and 5.27"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.77"

There's a reason they say dogs are man's best friends! Celebrate your loyal canine companion with this doggone cute design!
Available in three sizes:
6.41"X5.83" and 5.36"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.79"

A bunny and a squirrel share their woodland treasures -- that's what friends are for!
Available in three sizes:
6.48"X5.83" and 5.28"X4.73" and 3.86"X3.46"

Showcase the friendly look of these designs on sweatshirts! Their thick, cozy fabric gets along nicely with a wide variety of embroidery designs, from light to solid. Kenny's free video and written instructions will show you how to make sure your sweatshirt embroidery looks splendid. What a great way to express yourself with stitches!

Click here for free video and written instructions for embroidering on sweatshirts!



Best Friends

A girl rests on a bench with her dog and cat at her side in this amazingly detailed design. Let your machine paint with stitches when you embroider this design on pillows, tote bags, sweatshirts, and wall hangings. These cuddly creatures are a girl's real best friends!
Available in three sizes:
7.44"X7.80" and 5.87"X6.12" and 4.89"X5.08"


Vintage Best Friends
Two pups play tug-of-war in this light-stitching vintage design - perfect for T-shirts and tea towels. A pair of penguins "fly" down a snowy hill
in their trusty toboggan.
Available in two sizes:
6.85"X4.23" and 3.85"X2.37"
  Available in two sizes:
6.49"X4.86" and 3.86"X2.87"

Friends get into mischief! Two kitties frolic around a ball of yarn. Birds of a feather flock together!
Available in two sizes:
6.71"X4.85" and 3.85"X2.76"
  Available in two sizes:
6.89"X4.86" and 3.89"X2.73"

These opossum buddies are just hanging around. These best friends are happy as pigs in mud!
Available in two sizes:
5.92"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.16"
  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X3.34" and 3.86"X1.87"

A cute pair of giraffes are all tangled up together. Monkey around with these light-stitching pals on bibs, tees, and more.
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X4.13" and 3.85"X2.31"

A Vintage Best Friends Value Pack


Keep these pairs of best friends company when you stitch them on everything from quilts to towel sets! The Vintage Best Friends design packs contain 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 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Prolific Embroidery Library stitcher Winnie specializes in creating cozy flannel rag quilts - and because so many of you have asked, she's shared her instructions! These vintage animal designs would be adorable on a quilt -- and because they're so light-stitching, they'll make a wonderfully soft embellishment on a blanket (for kids of all ages).

Click here for these free project instructions!



Friendship Pairs

Best friends stick together! Pals of all ages will find this peanut butter and jelly design delicious on shirts, totes, and more.
Available in three sizes:
6.85"X5.81" and 5.71"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.31"

We go together like cookies and milk! Stitch this yummy design for your own sweet friends.
Available in three sizes:
5.68"X5.83" and 5.05"X4.84" and 3.80"X3.86"

Friends are, indeed, the spice of life! On a bicycle built for two, these salt and pepper shakers make a wonderfully unique design for tote bags, shirts, and more.
Available in three sizes:
5.82"X6.15" and 4.78"X5.05" and 3.84"X3.86"

Like a fork and a spoon, friends are just better together! Stitch this cute design on friendly aprons, towels, and more.
Available in three sizes:
5.83"X6.19" and 4.86"X5.16" and 3.86"X3.86"

Proclaim your friendship to the world! These cute designs will look great on a T-shirt -- or even a matching pair for best friends! Kenny's free video and written instructions will show you how to stitch on a T-shirt with great results every time.

Click here for free video and written instructions for embroidering on T-shirts!


Everyone's favorite crafty characters, Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred, are making the most of the wintry weather! Sledding down a snowy hill in their old-fashioned toboggans, with a cat and a dog at their sides, they're sure to charm on all kinds of wintry creations.

Sunbonnet Sue and her companions have been traditional quilting and embroidery favorites for more than 100 years. Send your requests to stitch@emblibrary.com, and watch for the adventures of Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred!

Sledding Sunbonnet Sue

  Sledding Fisherman Fred


Available in three sizes:
6.86"X5.86" and 5.91"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.31"


Available in three sizes:
7.16"X5.86" and 5.91"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.16"

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