Embroidery Library
Summer Fashions

NEW THIS WEEK - May 15th 2013
As summer days heat up, bring cool chic to your embroidery. Add style to your projects with new designs filled with glamour, and humor!

Fashionista medleys include hot new looks for day and night, at the cafe and at the beach. Add a bit of catwalk fashion to your summer stitching!

Power shoppers will find an excellent variety of designs celebrating the joy of shopping -- the world's greatest indoor sport. Fashion collages highlight handbags and shoes in four stunning styles, while blooming accessories put the "summer" in summer fashion. There's also a new clothesline!


Summer is on the horizon, and it's time to ditch the sweaters and bid farewell to bulky coats. These fashionistas do just that, with style to spare! Sleek medleys highlight sassy seasonal accessories designed for any setting and every time of day.

A leopard print handbag sets the tone for this fashionista -- oh-so-glamorous and just a little wild. Let this timeless pattern shine on pillow shams, tote bags, wall hangings, and more!
Available in two sizes:
7.75"X5.86" and 6.36"X4.83"

Breezy and bright, this collection brings to mind cool ocean winds, the sound of the surf, and bobbing sailboats. Classical nautical elements appear on the purse, and coordinate with this fashionista's flowing scarf and one-piece swimsuit. Perfect for beach bags!
Available in two sizes:
7.57"X5.87" and 6.26"X4.85"

Cooling off at the beach is a summer tradition. Whether you're visiting the ocean or relaxing at a nearby lake, this colorful arrangement will make a splash on tote bags, beach towels, and more.
Available in two sizes:
7.78"X5.87" and 6.38"X4.83"

This fashionista is ready to step out on a sultry summer evening. Lipstick, clutch, and cocktail dress include all the essentials for a trendy look. Dress up pillows with this design for a fun yet sophisticated look.
Available in two sizes:
7.75"X5.87" and 6.41"X4.85"

Power Shopping

If the shoe fits, do you buy one in every color? If the answer is yes, the designs below will suit you to a tee! Just right for purses, tote bags, shirts, and humorous wall hangings, these designs will bring a smile no matter where you stitch them.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X1.86" and 7.81"X1.54" and 6.86"X1.36"

Crowded parking lots, frenzied bargain hunters, crying babies -- none of this ruffles a true power shopper, who knows how to keep calm and shop on. Fast and fun designs for shirts, totes, and more.
Available in three sizes:
5.34"X9.42" and 4.42"X7.82" and 3.87"X6.87"
  Available in three sizes:
4.34"X9.42" and 3.59"X7.82" and 3.15"X6.87"

Create a peaceful feeling with a Peace Love Shoes design!
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.63" and 7.81"X3.01" and 6.86"X2.64" and 3.86"X1.49"

Sometimes the malls can feel like a jungle. Declare your shopping prowess with a classic "I came, I saw, I shopped" design. Very striking on sweatshirts, and perfect for tote bags.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.95" and 7.81"X4.94" and 6.85"X4.34"

Charge! The rallying cry of dedicated shoppers everywhere, this design captures the excitement of an excellent shopping trip in fine fashion.
Available in three sizes:
8.41"X5.86" and 7.81"X5.43" and 6.86"X4.78"

When a hard day of shopping wears you out, there's no need to go home. Just sit down and try on shoes! A fun design for shirts and towels.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.15" and 7.81"X2.61" and 6.86"X2.30"

Shopping bags form the heart of this sweet design.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.50" and 7.81"X4.56" and 6.85"X4.01"

Add this laugh-out-loud design to totes and shirts for a big dose of retail humor.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.40" and 7.81"X3.65" and 6.85"X3.20"

A whimsical take on Auguste Rodin's classic sculpture The Thinker, this design will speak to a shopper's soul!
Available in two sizes:
7.75"X5.86" and 6.38"X4.83"

Fashion Collages

Classic damask, pretty paisley, tropical beauty, and western wear unite these attractive collages, and include fashion to suit every taste. Their square shapes makes them a natural fit for pillows, and an artistic addition to tote bags and wall hangings, too!
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.78" and 5.84"X5.84" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.86"

Paisley is a very old pattern adopted from Persia or India, and is sometimes called "Persian pickles" by American quilt-makers, or "Welsh pears" in Welsh textiles as far back as 1888. Stitch a contemporary version of paisley on this pleasing purse and pump!
Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.79" and 5.84"X5.85" and 4.83"X4.84" and 3.87"X3.88"

Create a tropical look on beach bags, towels, and more with a bright hibiscus collage. The handbag dangles from a stem, and a flower and leaf twine along the sole of the sandal. Whether you're island-hopping or just mall-shopping, this design will be a cheerful addition to summer projects.
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.77" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.84" and 3.87"X3.86"

Leather tooling is the look in this collage. Western flair is a hot summer trend!
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.82" and 4.79"X4.80" and 3.87"X3.87"

Git along, little clothesline! Create a rugged yet charming look on shirts and more, with a cowgirl clothesline that is the prettiest thing this side of the Rio Grande.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.38" and 7.79"X4.47" and 6.87"X3.94"

Blooming Fashion

Let colorful fashion and beauty accessories bloom on your summer projects. Embellish handbags, makeup pouches, wallets, e-reader covers, and more with floral fashion.

A purse overflows with cheerful flowers, and a hair comb is festive with fresh blooms.
 Available in two sizes:
4.75"X6.87" and 2.68"X3.88"
Available in two sizes:
4.79"X6.40" and 2.89"X3.86"

Star-shaped flowers sparkle on a perfume bottle, and a classic cloche hat gets a new look with fresh blossoms. Very stylish on purses and on powder room hand towels, too!
Available in two sizes:
3.84"X6.86" and 2.20"X3.88"
  Available in two sizes:
4.83"X6.65" and 2.80"X3.86"

A shower of flowers rains down on this pretty parasol, and a sassy pump is covered with petals.
Available in two sizes:
4.82"X5.51" and 3.36"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.75"X4.88" and 3.85"X3.27" 

Create a one-of-a-kind look with this exotic shoe! Peacock feathers rival any fashion trend, with their natural color and stunning beauty. A fantastic design for hand towels, pillow shams, and framed embroidery.
Available in three sizes:
7.56"X6.98" and 6.33"X5.86" and 5.25"X4.86"

The Signs of Summer design joins the other popular "Signs of" designs, Signs of Spring and Signs of Winter. Fresh watermelon, bright flowers, and a chirping songbird -- all signs that summer is here! Cheerful on pillows, towels, shirts, and more!
Available in three sizes:
9.38"X4.89" and 7.79"X4.06" and 6.79"X3.54"

Special Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us tons of terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. This space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

This week's request comes from Sharon, who is lucky enough to live close to the St. Simon's Light, a lighthouse on the southern tip of St. Simons Island, Georgia. It guides ships into St. Simons Sound and warns of the many sandbars in the area. The original lighthouse was built in 1810, destroyed during the Civil War, rebuilt in 1872, and lovingly restored in 2010. Thanks for the great design idea, Sharon!
Available in two sizes:
7.61"X5.85" and 6.30"X4.85"

Free project instructions

Free Project Instructions

Protect your iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook Color -- any tablet -- with an embroidered oilcloth cover.

This tablet cover features a large front pocket, soft inner lining, and even a handy loop for a pen.

Stylish and functional, it looks great while providing a safe place for your tablet, at home and on the go! 

Click here for free project instructions!

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