Combining Designs and Discussing Their Use by Hazel of Grace Embroidery

When I create a collection of embroidery designs I usually create at least four sets for several sizes of hoops. In doing so I am trying to create lots of designs that contain the elements of the collection so you have plenty of choice and can mix and combine the designs to embroider the area required for most embroidery projects. In the last set of designs in the Une Petit Princesse collection there are some lovely panels and borders as these designs were created for the 14.2″ by 6″ hoop. I would like to share just a few uses for these designs to help you create your heirloom project. Embroider a pair of GFE-UPP-5-2, mirror imagining them and placing GFE-UPP-1-12 underneath them.


Notice the lovely shape that you get when this is done. The shapes that embroideries create are as important as the actual embroidery. The third design in the set has been digitized to create an interesting shaped panel. Stitch a row of these out using the outline alignment stitches as a guide, or remove the small segment on the left of the designs for a totally different look.


I took two of my favorite scalloped designs combining them to create this design shown below. I have adapted them somewhat but you will find that GFE-UPP-1-1 will join them nicely at the bottom and GFE-UPP-1-2 fits well above it.


In the instance of stitching this combination out I would combine the two smaller designs in your machine embroidery software, stitching them out first and then placing GFE-UPP-5-4 each side aligning carefully along the bottom.


GFE-UPP-5-5 has the scalloped button holes added so you can thread ribbon or strips of matching fabric through each pair of holes. If you require a wider band then edit the design to create another section to place each side including the button holes or just the scalloped segment. However some of you may prefer to use the middle section each side without the cross. It will depend on the width of embroidery that you require. I plan to create a tutorial on embroidering a Christening gown with this collection and would be interested to hear which your favorite designs are and what possible designs would enhance the versatility of this collection. Feedback from my customers is vital and I encourage it so that in the future I can improve my designs or add to collections.


I have gone into some detail on four of the designs in collection 5, however there are 8 more in this set, several of which are narrow borders like the one shown above.  There will be more ideas in the accompanying PDF which comes with the designs! I hope I have inspired you and that you will be able to create beautiful heirloom embroidered garments fit for a little princess or heirloom style accents for your home.

Une Petit Princesse 1   Une Petit Princesse 2   Une Petit Princesse 3

Une Petit Princesse 4   Une Petit Princesse 5

                                                      Happy embroidering from Hazel



5 Cute Machine Embroidered Bags for Your Kids

Cute bags are the ones that are always loved by children. If you’re looking for bags for your kids, check out our cute machine embroidered bags. All of these designs are easy to create. You can personalize them to your liking by adding pockets, names, adjustable straps and more.

1. Applique Kitty Treatbags –

Applique Kitty Treatbags set is digitized by designer “Stitch Delight.” You can use the kitty treatbags to store your treats or as a cute little handbag for a child to hold their treasures. This treat bag set is available in the hoop size of 5X7.

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2. Book Bags Galore –

Book Bags Galore set is digitized by designer “Emerald Originals.” It’s a fun tote bag and you can whichever designs you wish. Create these bags as gifts as well as for yourself to pack all sorts of stuff including books, groceries, etc. A step-by-step instruction guide is also available with this set. These Book Bags Galore embroidery designs are available in the hoop size of 4X4, 5×7, 6×10, and 8×12. Just make sure to hoop and stabilize designs properly as some of these embroidery patterns are very large.

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3. Spring Bloom Favor/Tote Bags –

Spring Bloom Favor tote bags are digitized by designer “Embroiders Eye.” These big, bright, and colorful tote bags with peep-holes in the corners are available in three different sizes. You can use these bags as a perfect gift bag. The bags span from a 4×4 (for smaller gifts) across, 5×7 (for medium size gifts) and 6×10 bag (for large gifts), each with unique freestanding lace corners. The tote bags are easy and quick to put together and are available with full instructions.

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4. ITH Bags –

ITH Bags are digitized by designer “JHB Creations.” It’s a completely ‘in-the-hoop’ project and girls can use these bags to store their treasures. A complete set of instructions is available with this ‘in-the-hoop’ machine embroidery design. The designs are available for the hoop size of 8×8.

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5. Sweet Sewing Box –

Sweet Sewing Box is digitized by designer “Enchanting Designs.” Give this fantastic project to the junior seamstress in your family to encourage their interest in this enjoyable hobby. Decorate the top with the beautiful design that has thread spools, scissors and stained glass window.  Create the perfect sewing box to keep all your sewing notions together. A complete set of instructions, step-by-step photos as well as applique instructions are available with the sewing box to make it easier for you to complete. These embroidery patterns are available in the hoop size of 5×7.

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 Stitch up one of these designs to create a unique and cute bag for your kids to carry or store their stuff.  For more designs, you can visit OPW Mall – where YOU are always #1.


DIY Machine Embroidery Projects for You

Create your own custom decor to add some fun flair to your home. These DIY embroidery projects are very easy to create. Just follow the step-by-step guides available for a fun and affordable projects. Here are the 5 DIY machine embroidery projects for you:

1. Kaola Handbag –

Kaola Handbag is digitized by designer “Embroidery Delight.” It’s ‘in-the-hoop’ project and includes some sewing to assemble the handbag. You can also use the 4 applique panels as a placemat. You get full instructions for how to stitch the 4 panels and how to make the handbag along with the set. The kaola machine embroidery design is available in the hoop size of 5X7.

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2. Dogwood Hot Pad Potholder –

Dogwood Hot Pad Potholder project is digitized by designer “Oma’s Place.” This attractive hot pad is an ‘in-the-hoop project’ available in the hoop size of 6×10. The borders of the potholder are attached during the embroidery process in the stitch and flip method. The center is stipple quilted and only a small opening on the bottom of the hot pad needs to be closed by hand stitching or can be fused shut. A small amount of machine sewing is required as well. Thorough instructions in pdf format will guide you through the process of making this beautiful hot pad.

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3.Bean Bags –

Bean Bags project is digitized by designer “Embroidershoppe.” Bean bags are simple and easy ‘in-the-hoop’ projects. You also need to do a slight amount of sewing to close the bag opening after you stuff it with beans, buckwheat or rice. The set includes 32 machine embroidery designs including the complete alphabet, an apple, daisy, ice cream, star, heart, and scottie designs. Your kids will surely love these bean bags in their room to use as toss toys or use them as fun learning tools. The designs are available in the hoop size of 4X4.

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4. Newborn Door Hanger –

Newborn Door Hanger is digitized by designer “U&I Unique Embroidery.” It’s completely ‘in-the-hoop’ project. The door hanger set is available along with complete photo instructions. The designs are digitized for the 180 x 130 mm i.e. 5X7 inch. The embroidery designs are available in various formats including ARTV4, ARTV6, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, JEF+ PES, VIP, VP3, and XXX.

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5. Table Runner White Passion –

Table Runner White Passion project is digitized by designer “Alinaline.” It’s a wonderful, versatile design which can be used for a table runner, and many other design ideas. The crochet style FSL table runner is available with detailed, and illustrated instructions to create the table runner. The designs are available in two sizes i.e., 5X7 inch and 8X12 inch.

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We are sure that these projects will help you to decorate your home in a creative way without breaking the bank! For more designs you can always visit OPW Mall – Where your dreams become a reality, one stitch at a time!

5 Monogram Embroidery Designs To Spice Up Your Home Décor

It’s really amazing how a little personalized embroidery can help you to customize your sewing projects and make them ultra-special. Adding monograms are one of the easiest ways to personalize gift and home décor items. Check out the following 5 fancy and fun monogram embroidery designs to spice up your next projects!

1) Bullion Rose Quilt Monograms – Bullion Rose Quilt Monograms is digitized by designer “Artistic Designs.” These beautiful rose monograms are great to enhance a special blouse, to personalize quilts, bedding and towels. You can also stitch them on any gift project, etc. These beautiful Bullion embroidery designs are available in the hoop size of 4×4.

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2) Bugs Life Alphabet – Bugs Life Alphabet is digitized by designer “Embroidershoppe.” The bug alphabets stitch out beautifully and are ideal to create personalized projects. The alphabet machine embroidery designs are great for quilts, tote bags, linen covers, etc. Each alphabet fits the 4×4 hoop and will be an elegant addition to any project.

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3) Cutwork Monograms – Cutwork Monograms set is digitized by designer “Enigma Embroidery.” This set features 26 unique cutwork embroidery monogram designs. You can use them for pillow covers, bedsheets, and for various home décor items. The cutwork designs are available in the 4X4 hoop size. Cutwork instructions are included and companion cutwork sets available.

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4) Rose Monogram – Rose Monogram set is digitized by designer “Attic Treasures.” These monograms are 3 inches tall. Use your own color choices and make beautiful projects for everyone. These classy rose monograms are suitable for keepsakes gifts for graduations, weddings and any sentimental projects that to honor the recipient’s name. These lovely and versatile embroidery patterns are available in the hoop size of 4X4.

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5) Christmas Cheer Monograms – Are you looking for a fun, versatile monogram embroidery font to use on gifts or home décor for this Christmas season? Consider this elegant, attractive Christmas monogram collection. This set is digitized by designer “Enid & Celeste’s Designs.” This beautiful Christmas monogram set will surely brighten up your holidays. Each letter is approximately 60mm high by 50mm wide. The designs are available in the hoop size of 4X4.

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Give meaningful, tailored personalized gifts to your loved ones this season! Stitch your favorite monogram on everything from tote bags to quilts. We are pretty sure that your family and friends are going to love their presents and enjoy their visits to your home, decorated with your favorite embroideries. For more designs, you can visit The OPW Mall – where YOU are always #1.

Make Your Quilt Pop With Trapunto Machine Embroidery Designs

Trapunto quilting is done to add texture and dimension to projects. Puffy and raised areas offer a unique fullness and beauty to your quilt. It is also known as “stuffing technique” because specific parts of the quilt are filled. Trapunto embroidery designs offer an elegant, sophisticated look to your design projects. Here is a list of some of the Trapunto designs that you can use to make your quilt pop:

1) Trapunto Cats – Trapunto Cats set is digitized by designer “Always J Designs.” This amazing set contains 10 unique machine embroidery designs that you can use for your quilts. You can also use these designs for creating tote bags, cushion covers, table covers and many more items. These easy to stitch cat designs are available in the hoop size of 4X4.

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2) Trapunto Aqua Marine Quiltblocks – Trapunto Aqua Marine Quiltblocks set is digitized by designer “Sunshine Embroidery.” Give your quilt an elegant look with these fun and attractive quilt blocks. You can also use them on towels, curtains and for shower curtains in the bathroom. These will decorate an absolutely stunning beach ensemble! The designs are available in the hoop size of 5X7.

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3) Trapunto Flower Blocks – Trapunto Flower Blocks set is digitized by designer “Designs By Lizette.” The set features 10 unique embroidery designs, done beautifully in any color. A complete PDF instruction guide with photos is available with the set. They are available in both the 4×4 and 5×7 hoop size.

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4) Timeless Trapunto – Timeless Trapunto set is digitized by designer “Rease’s Realistic Designs.” This beautiful set can be used as just trapunto, applique or redwork. These 18 unique designs are available in three different hoop sizes 4X4, 5X7 and 6X10.

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5) Angel Wings Trapunto Quilt Blocks – Angel Wings Trapunto Quilt Blocks set is digitized by designer “JHB Creations.” These simple angel wings come to life with the trapunto technique, ready for your next quilt, nappy bag, and toiletry bag or to whatever your imagination takes you. A plain stippling block has been included in the set to enable you to add baby’s name. These designs are available in the hoop size of 5X5.

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Give Trapunto quilting a try on your next project. Add it to your pillow top, a baby quilt and more! If you are looking for more trapunto machine embroidery designs as well as 1000’s of others, visit OPW Mall ­ – where YOU are always #1.

Unique Embroidery Designs That Are Completely Free

Looking for free embroidery designs to enhance your home décor, clothes, tote bags etc? Let us help you out! Just click on the image below and begin downloading free embroidery designs from the OPW Mall. You can also visit most of the designers’ stores just by clicking on the names of designers to find more fantastic embroidery patterns and great offers by each designer.

These embroidery machine designs available at OPW Mall are easy to stitch out and available for free. Download these free embroidery designs and many more today!


In addition to free designs, OPW Mall offers different types of Machine Embroidery Designs such as:  Applique, Redwork, In-The-Hoop, Free Standing Lace, Cross Stitch, Filled, Colorwork, Cutwork, Satin Stitch and many more. The designs are available in different hoop sizes and file formats that will work with your machine.

Take your time and choose from the designs on the link above.  There are also free designs in the designers’ sections which can be access from the Main Embroidery Index. And you can sign up for our Newsletters, which give you access to Exclusive Free Designs, new ones are added every week!  Don’t forget to BOOKMARK for your easy reference later.


Our designs have brought smiles to millions of people. They used our free designs to enhance their home décor and created unique and amazing projects for their loved ones. Give us an opportunity to put a smile on your face as well. Visit OPW Mall today!

Find free and best machine embroidery patterns at reasonable prices when you shop at The OPW Mall, where YOU are always #1.