Everyone has at least one thing that they tend to hoard. Some people have a shoe problem, for others, it may be makeup, cleaning products, or collecting Rae Dunn. I have already told ya’ll about my craft supply problem . After I started machine embroidery, I had a few new craft supplies to hoard. Fabric, blank clothing, and embroidery designs are my latest obsessions. I have already shared my fabric supply and how I keep it organized along with blank clothing. Today I am sharing some of my favorite places to buy embroidery designs. Be prepared for cuteness overload!
If you are interested in any of the designs in this post just click on the picture to be brought directly to their site. Remember you will need embroidery software to personalize these designs and use fonts. Read here about the program I use and recommend.
The Itch 2 Stich
One of the first places that I bought designs from was Itch2Stich. They have the cutest embroidery designs and their quality is top notch! Here are a few examples from their shop.
Their applique designs are $4.00 and fonts are between $6-13 depending on the type. They usually have a sale going, so these prices can be less. Bonus, if you sign up for their newsletter they send you a code for 40% off your purchase of $6 or more. I get emails from them about once a week so I usually always have a code if I want to make a purchase .
Creative Appliques is another awesome resource for embroidery designs. The prices are the same as The Itch 2 Stich and they are usually running a sale as well. One great bonus is that they always offer a free design with a $10 purchase. They recently started selling SVG designs for electronic cutters such as Silhouette and Cricut. This is awesome because lots of times I run across adorable embroidery designs that I wish I could also create using vinyl . Other great things about Creative Appliques is that they offer FREE designs for you to download directly. They also have a Facebook Group that offers free designs. Lots of freebies are awesome in my book .
Another one of my favorite places to shop is Embroidery Boutique. They offer adorable embroidery designs, fonts, and SVG cutting files. Great sales (designs are $1.70 as I’m writing this!), free design with $5 purchase, FREEBIES, and an awesome Facebook Group are some of the great things that they offer. I am currently obsessed with their vintage stitched designs .
Whenever I am looking for a specific font, Applique Corner is the first place I look. There is nearly every font you can think of on this site and they come in a range of sizes. Also, I really like that you can print the font card and keep it in a binder so you can remember all the different fonts that you have when you are starting a project. Lastly, if you are using Embrilliance embroidery software, you can use the BX file to open fonts in the software and just type out the name or wording that you want to use. This is SO much better than having to merge a file for each letter ! They also have cute embroidery designs including faux smocks for all occasions. Don’t forget to also check out their FREE designs and Facebook group page.
The last of my favorites I’m going to share with you today is Planet Applique. This site not only grabbed my attention by their cute embroidery designs but also by the fact that they have 25 cent sales!!! I’m not sure how often they do this but my first purchase with them was for one of these sales during Valentine’s day and I got a bunch of cute designs for only a QUARTER each! And you thought I was excited about a DOLLAR in my fabric organization post ! Lots to love about this site including adorable designs, fonts, and applique alphabets. They always have awesome freebies with both a $5 and $10 purchase. FREE designs are always a plus in my book. I haven’t tried any of their in the hoop projects yet, but I need to do one soon cause they are too adorable!
So once I started writing this, I quickly realized that I have too many places that I want to share with ya’ll to be able to fit them all into one post. So let’s consider this Part 1, and who knows how many parts it will have by the time I am done . When I first started out, I was overwhelmed with the amount of cuteness out there. I quickly learned that I need to get the most bang for my buck. I want to make sure ya’ll get the best deals too. Save money on designs by joining Facebook groups and get coupon codes in newsletters. Also go download all of those free designs RIGHT NOW! Sometimes they change and you don’t want to pass up on something for free .
Another recommendation I have for you if you are just starting out is to make a word document or binder with all the designs and fonts you buy. I’ll try and write a post on how I put my binder together in the future. The reason I say this is because if you ever do start taking orders, it is nice to show someone all the designs you have available to choose from.
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So that’s it for now. If you have any places that you love to shop for designs please let me know in the comments below
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