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Tres Chic - Embroidery Boutique

NEW THIS WEEK - August 22nd, 2007

Tres Chic - Embroidery Boutique

Free Project Instructions!


Step inside the embroidery boutique! A fun and fashionable variety of tres chic designs are ready to add a dash of color and a splash of spice to all of your embroidery projects.

Trio and triptych designs are the perfect fit for T-shirt and sweatshirt fronts, as well as fabulous as features on placemat purses. Choose from several themes, including wild butterflies and chickens, special sayings for red hatters and quilters, and a sweet sentiment for those that are positive, optimistic, and like to "Bee Happy."

Fruit-flavored magnets (made right in the hoop!) are fun to stitch and stick to refrigerators and filing cabinets. Sewists will enjoy magnet designs in the shape of scissors, thread cones, and a clever pin cushion. And, the best part? The new magnet designs are at a delightful price -- only $1 each!

Enjoy browsing through the embroidery boutique this week - and enjoy the new designs!

Make a purse from a placemat in a
Click here for free project instructions!

Checkered frames, a country-style star and flower, and a heart with hand-stitched effect,
make a terrific trio in this "Sew Many Quilts" design. Embroider onto sweatshirt fronts for
a "pieceful" show of fashion.

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X5.34" and 6.86"X3.89"

The squares from the above trio are also sold separately (below). You can use the individual
designs as accents to the larger design above. Or, if your machine has a hoop that won't accept
the large, full size of the design, you can embroider the designs below to get a similar effect!


Available in three sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86" and 3.36"X3.36"
  Available in three sizes:
4.90"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.82" and 3.36"X3.32"
  Available in three sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86" and 3.36"X3.36"

Bee positive...bee optimistic...bee happy! A trio of cheerful bees flit among
quick-stitching flowers. Perfect for sweatshirts, T-shirts, and towels!


Available in two sizes:
8.25"X5.85" and 6.83"X4.85"

The above bees are also available as individual designs. Use as accents to the larger design --
tuck one near a shirt cuff, or if embroidering a towel set, the singles are the right size and shape
for hand towels and washcloths.


Available in three sizes:
4.07"X5.00" and 3.13"X3.85" and 2.72"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
2.56"X3.57" and 1.97"X2.75" and 1.71"X2.39"

Blooming flowers in pots flank a colorful, heart-shaped blossom in the center.
The horizontal arrangement is perfect for shirtfronts, and great on totes, too!


Available in two sizes:
9.41"X5.39" and 6.82"X3.91"

The flowerpots are also sold separately from the above design. Great as an accent
to the larger design, or repeat a design in a row for a colorful border.


Available in three sizes:
2.85"X3.87" and 2.33"X3.21" and 2.03"X2.79"
  Available in three sizes:
5.01"X4.73" and 3.86"X3.64" and 3.36"X3.17"

Red Hat Society members will enjoy this trio of sassy, flashy hats, along with the text
"Red Hat Diva." Great on purple sweatshirts, totes, pillows, and towels!


Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.67" and 6.80"X4.11"

The hats from the above design are sold separately. Use them as accents to the larger
design above, or in separate projects. They're wonderful on purses, checkbooks, coin
purses, shirts, and more.


Available in three sizes:
5.00"X3.35" and 3.85"X2.58" and 3.35"X2.24"
  Available in three sizes:
5.00"X4.34" and 3.85"X3.34" and 3.35"X2.91"
  Available in three sizes:
5.00"X4.05" and 3.85"X3.12" and 3.36"X2.72"

Have a roaring good time with these butterflies. They're wonderfully wild!  Zebra, leopard, and
giraffe print fill each butterfly's wings, making a bold and beautiful statement on sweatshirts
and towels.


Available in two sizes:
9.40"X2.90" and 6.85"X2.12"

Each butterfly in its square frame is also available for individual purchase.
Have fun arranging them on towels, totes, shirts, and pillows. Use a variety
of thread colors to make brightly-colored quilt blocks. These designs are
simply "wild" with possibilities!


Available in three sizes:
4.87"X4.62" and 3.87"X3.67" and 3.37"X3.19"
  Available in three sizes:
4.87"X4.62" and 3.87"X3.67" and 3.37"X3.19"
  Available in three sizes:
4.87"X4.62" and 3.87"X3.67" and 3.37"X3.19"

Cluck, cluck, growl! A trio of chickens stand in delicate, dainty flowers. Their
gentle nature is belied by their fabulous animal print: Jaguar, tiger, and ocelot.
It's a fantastic new twist on a classic decor favorite.

Available in two sizes:
9.39"X2.93" and 6.85"X2.14"

Each "wild" chicken is also sold separately. Embroider one onto the corner of a linen
napkin, and use two or three others on a placemat or table runner! Then invite guests
over for a barbecued chicken dinner, and watch the grins begin.


Available in three sizes:
4.85"X4.73" and 3.85"X3.76" and 3.35"X3.27"
  Available in three sizes:
4.85"X4.73" and 3.85"X3.76" and 3.35"X3.27"
  Available in three sizes:
4.84"X4.74" and 3.85"X3.76" and 3.35"X3.27"

Dance your way into the closet and play dress-up with this colorful variety of clothing.
Each piece hangs from a curlicue hanger, and sways and shimmies in the breeze.

Available in two sizes:
2.05"X3.86" and 1.79"X3.36"
  Available in two sizes:
1.88"X3.85" and 1.65"X3.36"

Embroider skirts, dresses, pants, coats, and shirts onto laundry bags for students leaving
home for college. To see one that fellow embroiderer Susan made, click here. Or, make
a fun framed piece to brighten up your laundry room!


Available in two sizes:
2.18"X3.87" and 1.91"X3.37"
  Available in two sizes:
3.12"X3.86" and 2.72"X3.36"

These designs are beautiful on quilts, pillows, totes, and towels for fashion fanatics.  Use a
variety of different thread colors to tailor the designs to your personal preference and taste.


Available in two sizes:
3.07"X3.87" and 2.67"X3.37"
  Available in two sizes:
2.23"X3.86" and 1.93"X3.35"

The energy and movement in these new designs is incredibly fun. They really add a
splash of color and charm to runners for dressing tables and vanities. Embroider
several pieces in a row and add string or thread through the hanger curlicues to
create a clothesline -- and ultimately, a colorful border.


Available in two sizes:
2.43"X3.87" and 2.11"X3.36"
  Available in two sizes:
1.87"X3.86" and 1.64"X3.37"

Looking for more colorful clothes? Be sure to see the Passion for Fashion I designs that
were offered previously. They look great when paired with these new designs!


Available in two sizes:
2.40"X3.85" and 2.10"X3.35"
  Available in two sizes:
2.91"X3.85" and 2.54"X3.36"

A Passion for Fashion II Value Pack
Tres chic, unique, and in a value pack at a fabulous price!
All 10 designs are sold in a value pack for only $13.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in
the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
All designs smaller than 4 x 4     All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Keychain designs stitch up quick, right in the hoop. Raid your fabric stash for small
pieces and scraps -- they'll be just the right size for this in-the-hoop project. Some
keychain designs have pockets so you can tuck lipstick or lip balm inside. Oh-so-
handy and dandy! For instructions for making in-the-hoop keychains (including a free
video tutorial) click here.  To find more keychain designs, click here.


Smiling cartoon cars are cheerful elements on this keychain.
Great for new drivers, and new car owners too! And, make
a bunch for craft fairs and bazaars -- they'll be in hot demand!


Available in one size:
4" x 4"
  Available in one size:
4" x 4"

A flying cup of coffee for caffeine lovers,
and those that enjoy a cup of java during
a morning commute.

  This keychain has a celestial theme,
great for teenagers who disappear
with the car in the morning and at

Available in one size:
4" x 4"
  Available in one size:
4" x 4"

Cat enthusiasts will enjoy this
fabulously feline keychain.

  Those that style themselves with a
Southwest flair will appreciate this
desert dweller.

Available in one size:
4" x 4"
  Available in one size:
4" x 4"

When the Embroidery Library first offered in-the-hoop keychains, Lynda from Kentucky had
this to say: "Shame on you! How could you make key chain designs and not have any for
quilters?"  Lynda, you're absolutely right, and thank you for sending in that comment.
Following Lynda's advice, we thought it a great idea to "say it with stitches" and offer the
following designs for those that love to sew, and quilt.


Available in one size:
4" x 4"
  Available in one size:
4" x 4"

These oval-shaped keychain designs, with buzzing bees and charming ladybugs,
have handy pockets, just the right size for tucking lipstick or lip balm inside.


Available in one size:
4" x 4"
  Available in one size:
4" x 4"

A In-the-Hoop Keychains II Value Pack
The above in-the-hoop keychain designs are available
in a value pack.  Buy all 10 designs in the pack
for only $13.97!

Click on the image or link to the left to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your  basket. And, to find the In-the-Hoop Keychains I
value pack (12 designs for only $16.97) , click here.
All designs smaller than 4 x 4    

Stitch 'em, stick 'em, and smile. Colorful magnets (made right in the hoop!) are delightful
additions to home decor, whether it be on the kitchen refrigerator or the office filing cabinet.
Each new in-the-hoop magnet design is only $1!

For instructions for making in-the-hoop magnets, click here.
To find all of the in-the-hoop magnet designs, click here.


Get your daily dose of vitamins, minerals, and creativity! Fruit-shaped
designs are great on refrigerator doors as a gentle reminder that healthy
eating means more energy for sewing and embroidering.


Available in two sizes:
3.23"X3.87" and 2.84"X3.40"
  Available in two sizes:
2.86"X3.86" and 2.51"X3.40"

Stitching banana- and grape-shaped magnet designs means "bunches" of fun.
Make an entire set as a housewarming gift! And, if you know someone who is
"downsizing" into an apartment or condo, a set of these magnets is just the
right size.


Available in two sizes:
2.57"X3.87" and 2.27"X3.40"
  Available in two sizes:
2.70"X3.87" and 2.37"X3.40"

In-the-hoop magnet designs stitch up quick, and take just small pieces of fabric.
They're a great way to put those fabric scraps to good use!


Available in two sizes:
2.46"X3.88" and 2.14"X3.37"
  Available in two sizes:
3.25"X3.87" and 2.83"X3.38"

Sewists, quilters, and embroiderers will enjoy magnet-shaped scissors and thread cones.

Available in two sizes:
3.21"X3.89" and 2.80"X3.39"
  Available in two sizes:
3.55"X3.88" and 3.09"X3.38"

The butterfly (left) has a lot of open space so you can choose bright and bold prints
to fill in the wings. And the clever pin cushion (right) is fun on filing cabinets in the
sewing room.


Available in two sizes:
3.87"X3.07" and 3.38"X2.67"
  Available in two sizes:
3.88"X3.82" and 3.38"X3.33"

And of course, we couldn't leave out our furbabies, our best friends!

Available in two sizes:
2.16"X3.88" and 1.88"X3.38"
  Available in two sizes:
2.87"X3.88" and 2.50"X3.38"

Request of the Week

Renita, an embroiderer in Florida, is the incoming president of a women's golf group.
They're known as the "Niners" because they play nine holes. This fun and energetic group
of women were looking for a female-focused golf design with the phrase, "You Go Girl!"

Renita suggested a pair of women golfers on the 9th hole giving each other the high-five
handshake. This design will be their new emblem to embroider on golf towels as a way to
welcome new members to the club. Thanks, Renita, for sending in such a great request!


Available in two sizes:
5.85"X6.65" and 4.85"X5.50"

Fashion Statements: Inspiration and Projects!

Embroiderers can make plain pieces of clothing extraordinary with their creativity and skills.
From shirt sets and jackets, to sweaters and tunics, these impressive examples of artistry are
truly amazing. To help you get started on your tres chic path, we'd like to present some fantastic
projects that have been featured in the Stitchers Showcase, as well as some tips and techniques
for embroidering and transforming garments.

Click on the links and pictures below to read and see more about these fantastic and inspirational fashion statements. Be sure to check out new projects every weekday in the Stitchers Showcase
for even more inspiring ideas!

Terrific Tunic

  Symmetrical Sweater  

Honey Bee Shirt


Jacobean Jacket


Jazzy Jacket


Splendid Sweater

Lovely Laundry Bag   Fashion Plate Quilt   Sweet Sweatshirt

Fashionable (and Free) Projects!

Now that you have been inspired to make you own fashion statement, get started with free
project instructions! Be ready for fall by learning how to turn a crewneck sweatshirt into a v-neck
or a cardigan. Jazz up a pair of jeans, create a quilted vest, and much more! Create clothing
from scratch, or embellish an existing garment...it's up to you!

Click here to see all the free and fabulous projects on www.EmbroideryLibraryProjects.com.
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