Cute Machine Embroidery Designs ideal for kids and babies



When I design embroidery collections, I always think in terms of coordinates. Fabric coordinates make it easy to design and sew a quilt with a variety of print sizes and color combos in one collection. The same principle applies to embroidery designs—a single motif, a grouping of that same motif—large and small, or an embroidery ideal for a border. Yes, coordinates make it easy to embroider!

Seven Cute for Kids Embroidery Coordinates

I started by sketching what I thought would be classic designs for newborns to toddlers: mid-century modern baby toys; playful elephants; fluttering butterflies; smiling flowers; curious puppies and kitties; turtles & leaping frogs; and animated trucks. Then, talented Sewing With Nancy artist, Laure Noe, took my rough designs and made my visions come to life.


How To Create Machine Embroidery Sewing With Nancy




How To Create Machine Embroidery Sewing With Nancy



Embroidery Coordinates

I rarely just stitch one embroidery design on a project. Rather, I like two or three of the same motif on the design. For example, the fluttering butterflies motif has ten coordinates. If you look at the product cover above, you can see the individual designs. Here the options are grouped together so that you can see the versatility of the embroidery coordinates.


Cute for Kids Butterfly Embroidery by Nancy Zieman



I’m in the process of embroidering a baby layette. The playful elephants embroideries will someday make a great baby shower gift of a top, pants, and bib!



Cute for Kids Embroideries by Nancy Zieman



Bonus Bib Pattern

Three motifs are included within the Cute for Kids Embroidery Collection that are designed to fit a curved bib. Download the free bib pattern, cut two layers of fabric, fuse interfacing to the back of the fabric if needed, embroider one of the three curved embroidery designs, stitch right sides together using 1/4″ seam allowances, and add a snap or Velcro closure.


Cute for Kids Embroideries by Nancy Zieman



Note from Nancy: I used a No-show Fusible Mesh stabilizer in the hoop and a Wash-Away topping stabilizer. 

Embroideries are Great for Quilts


Cute for Kids Embroideries by Nancy Zieman



The Cute for Kids Embroidery Collection CD purchase includes a FREE Baby/Lap Quilt Showcase Pattern.

  • Alternate embroidered blocks with Log Cabin blocks. The 36″ square quilt is an ideal palette for showcasing embroidery.


Cute for Kids Embroideries by Nancy Zieman



  • Position the single embroidery motif in the center of the Log Cabin quilt block—it’s a perfect fit!


Cute for Kids Embroideries by Nancy Zieman



  • Use the  linear design as embellishment for the quilt border.


Cute for Kids Embroideries by Nancy Zieman



Say it with Needle and Thread!

Cute little sayings, especially those relating to babies and toddlers, can’t help but bring a smile. There are eight timeless phrases that complete this embroidery collection. Hmm, just think of where you can say a word or two.


Cute for Kids Embroideries by Nancy Zieman




Cute for Kids Embroidery Phrases by Nancy Zieman



Embroidery Lessons on Sewing With Nancy

Polish your embroidery skills by watching Machine Embroidery in Six Easy Lessons Part One and  Machine Embroidery in Six Easy Lessons Part Two with guest Eileen Roche.

 


Machine Embroidery in six easy lessons Sewing With Nancy Zieman and Eileen Roche



Nancy Zieman's Giveaway

For a chance to win a Cute for Kids Embroidery Collection, please leave a comment sharing where you’d add these adorable embroideries.


How To Create Machine Embroidery Sewing With Nancy



Nancy Zieman's Giveaway WinnerThe random winner of Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares is Precilla Palmer. She said, The smallest scrap I keep is 1″; you never know when you might need it for an appliqué!


Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares Sewing With Nancy Zieman



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