Embroidery Library
Stitching Up a Storm

NEW THIS WEEK - January 27th, 2010


Stitching Up a Storm

Free Project Instructions!

Spend the remainder of the wintry stitching, and celebrate your crafty loves with stunning new designs dedicated to stitching up a storm!


Half a dozen different styles of filigree sewing machines make must-have designs for stitching on shirts, machine covers, crafty tote bags, and more. There are a bunch of antique machines, a sleek modern model, and even an embroidery machine! Crafty tools and notions in a matching filigree style are great for knitters, quilters, fashion seamstresses, and more.


Invoke the free-spirited creativity of Art Nouveau with incredibly detailed designs of an antique sewing machine and a sewing basket, suitable for pillows, canvas tote bags, and more. Plus, express your love of your favorite crafts with swirling words from "Embroidery" and "Quilting" to "Creative" and "Sew Crafty"!

Fisherman Fred helps Sunbonnet Sue quilt -- in two adorable new designs! Scroll down the page and start stitching up a storm with these beautifully creative new designs.

Stitch up a storm and keep your  supplies handy with this Crafty Tool Belt! Click here for free project instructions!



Flourishing Stitches

Declare your affection for the timeless art of sewing with this antique sewing machine in silhouette! Graceful filigree swirls surround its shape, making this a beautiful design for creations that crafters will love. Stitch it on shirts, totes, sewing machine covers, and more stunning projects!
Available in two sizes:
6.81"X4.61" and 3.86"X2.63"

A sleek modern sewing machine is surrounded by pretty curls and swirls. Create up-to-date crafty fashions with this design!
Available in two sizes:
6.82"X4.60" and 3.86"X2.63"

An embroidery machine in silhouette surrounded by filigree swirls in a pretty design just for very special machine embroiderers.
Available in two sizes:
6.81"X4.26" and 3.86"X2.43"

The elegant lines of an antique sewing machine star in this romantic design.
Available in two sizes:
6.81"X3.69" and 3.86"X2.11"

A powerful tabletop sewing machine is a design any stitcher is sure to love! Embroider pretty sewing machines on gifts for crafty friends.
Available in two sizes:
5.99"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.11"

An unusual shape makes this antique sewing machine a one-of-a-kind treasure to stitch on tote bags and lots more crafty creations.
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.95" and 3.14"X3.86"

A Flourishing Stitches Pack

Get all these sewing machine designs and stitch them on gifts for sewing friends, or combine them all in a crafty quilt or wall hanging! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your cart.


All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Protect your treasured sewing or embroidery machine from dust, debris, and commotion with a custom-made sewing machine cover! We'll show you how to make a cover specially fit to your own sewing machine, and dress it up with some handy pockets and your favorite embroidery -- like these irresistible filigree designs!

Click here for these free project instructions!



Creative Filigree

Here's even more of the curling, swirling filigree style you love so much! Tools and notions for crafters of all kinds make wonderful embellishments for shirts, tote bags, crafty containers, and "sew" much more. These simple four-color designs are easy to adapt to coordinate with any fabric you like!
Dress Form Pin Cushion
Available in two sizes:
4.05"X6.80" and 2.31"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
6.39"X4.83" and 3.86"X2.91"

Scissors Thread Spools
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.90" and 3.84"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
6.66"X4.86" and 3.86"X2.82"

Thimble and Buttons Iron
Available in two sizes:
5.44"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.45"
  Available in two sizes:
6.13"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.07"

Spinning Wheel Yarn and Knitting Needles
Available in two sizes:
5.70"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.30"
  Available in two sizes:
5.30"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.54"

A Creative Filigree Pack

Be ready for any crafty project with these designs! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your cart.


All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Be prepared for any sewing emergency with a handy sewing kit stocked with needles, thread, buttons, and more! This compact little "book" is great to stash in a purse to have on hand so you can handle unexpected sewing jobs with finesse. These little sewing kits make great gifts for friends and loved ones so they can take care of themselves, too!

Click here for these free project instructions!



Art Nouveau Sewing Scenes

Art Nouveau has been making a big comeback lately, with some of these stylized whirling designs among Embroidery Library stitchers' all-time favorites! This antique sewing machine will bring back memories for crafters of all generations. Stitch this beautifully detailed design on tote bags, pillows, and more! It's a great start to a gift for a dedicated stitcher (even yourself!).
Available in three sizes:
8.58"X5.86" and 6.87"X4.69" and 3.84"X3.01"

A pretty sewing basket contains all the tools of the trade in this beautiful Art Nouveau scene -- thread, buttons, a pincushion, scissors, and a thimble. Flowers and a dragonfly frame this design, perfect for pillows, craft totes, and more.
Available in three sizes:
7.45"X5.86" and 6.18"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.79"



Sew Many Swirls

What's in a name? With these light and lovely designs, lots of pretty flourishes! From "Embroidery" and "Quilting" to "Creative" and "Sew Crafty," they'll have you inspired to stitch them on everything from T-shirts and totes to curtains for the sewing room. The medium size of each design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.39" and 6.00"X1.66" and 3.86"X0.98"

Fabric Lover
Available in three sizes:
9.37"X2.35" and 6.00"X1.66" and 3.86"X0.98"

Sew Crafty
Available in three sizes:
9.33"X2.34" and 6.00"X1.66" and 3.87"X0.98"

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.38" and 6.00"X1.71" and 3.86"X0.98"

Available in three sizes:
9.33"X2.35" and 6.00"X1.70" and 3.87"X0.99"

Available in three sizes:
9.39"X2.37" and 6.00"X1.62" and 3.86"X0.98"

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.38" and 6.00"X1.62" and 3.86"X0.98"

Sew Creative
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.37" and 6.00"X1.71" and 3.86"X0.97"

Available in three sizes:
9.42"X2.39" and 6.00"X1.87" and 3.82"X0.98"

Available in three sizes:
9.33"X2.37" and 6.00"X1.69" and 3.87"X1.12"

Sew Special
Available in three sizes:
9.42"X2.51" and 6.00"X1.83" and 3.87"X1.02"

Available in three sizes:
9.37"X2.37" and 5.96"X1.68" and 3.85"X1.13"

A Sew Many Swirls Pack

Say it all with these expressive crafty designs! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your cart.


All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

T-shirts need light, open embroidery to look their best ... and these expressive designs are just the thing! Learn how to stabilize and hoop T-shirt knits to embroider on T-shirts with terrific results. We experimented with different methods, and what we found might surprise you!

Click here for these video and written instructions!


Turns out Fisherman Fred is a big help around the sewing room! Here he carries bolts of fabric for the colorful patchwork quilt that Sunbonnet Sue is busily stitching together. These designs will be adorable on crafty tote bags, pillows, quilts, and more!

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

Quilting Sunbonnet Sue

  Fabric Lover Fisherman Fred


Available in three sizes:
5.87"X7.34" and 4.87"X6.07" and 3.12"X3.86"


Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.86"

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