Embroidery Library
Back to the Beach Essentials

Back to the Beach Essentials


Embroidering on Towels

Whether they're for bath, beach, or kitchen, terrycloth towels are like blank canvases, and fun to embellish with a variety of designs. See Kenny's tried and tested tips and tricks to make the process go smoothly, and create a fantastic finished result. Learn which designs and stabilizer to choose, and how to hoop thick towels so they stay hooped until you're done.

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  Playful Pirates make waves along the bottom of a thirsty beach towel.


Embroidering on Spandex

The pretty Princess design was stitched across the front of Jaidyn's swimsuit.  


Mesh Beach Tote

Stitch a breezy bag just for the beach! This mesh beach tote is perfect to hold towels, flip-flops, sunscreen, and more. Best of all, sand and water flow right through!

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And visit the Stitchers Showcase to see Judie's sand-sational Caribbean Crab Tote that is very similar to Kenny's mesh beach tote!
  A curiously curling seahorse is light and lovely on a mesh beach tote.


Swim & Stow Beach Bag

After a fun day at the beach or pool, slip your wet swimsuit into a waterproof Swim & Stow beach bag. This stylish bag features a waterproof nylon lining, a wrist strap for easy transport, and an inner zipper pocket perfect for sun tan lotion, sunglasses, and other small items.

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Summery hummingbirds come to life in this shapely, one-color design.  


Mermaid Tail Towel

  Merry mermaids bring an ocean full of cheer to towels and more!


Sunny Beach Hat

Create the perfect accessory for your day in the summer sun! Look great and protect your eyes and face while at the beach, in the garden, running errands, out for a walk, or every time you want to look great!

Sunny designs and darling buttons make this cute hat fashionable to wear all summer long.
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A colorful Sunshine design features a funky style with fun patterns.  


Beach Sarong

Wrap yourself in elegance with a sequined beach sarong. This fun and flowing sarong is perfect for warm summer days and nights ahead.

Use it as a wrap after a day at the beach, or comfortable and breezy lounge wear when lolling about on the porch or patio.

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  Kashmir Elephant designs are embellished with crystals for added sparkle to any garment.


Beach Beauties Wall Hanging

Animals at the Beach designs are dressed in their summertime best!  

Colors of the Sea & Crab Dress

Any little girl would be thrilled to wear this elegantly appointed dress and colorful crab dress that Serina created on her Janome 300E embroidery machine.

To make these oh-so-adorable projects, follow Kenny's tutorial for embroidering on T-shirts and project instructions for the easy breezy pillow case dress.

Click here to be inspired by more of Serina's work in the Stitchers Showcase!


  Caribbean Creature designs are a tropical treat on shirts, totes, towels, and more!


Beach Baby Skirt

Stitcher Kristy and her Janome 350E embroidery machine used beachy applique designs to embellish this handmade skirt for her daughter. Matched with a stylish store-bought shirt, this makes a fresh summer ensemble!

Coordinating designs for tops and bottoms makes a fashionable ensemble. And, get the little ones involved in the process, too. Work with them so they can choose their favorite designs, fabrics, and colors.

Applique designs are fast and fun embellishments for shirts, skirts, Capris, shorts, skorts, beach towels, beach bags, and more. They're a great way to use up small fabric scraps, as well as a creative use of your favorite prints and patterns.

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Beachy applique designs add a sun-kissed touch to embroidery!