Creative Machine Embroidery Spring 2021 Freebies

Move from snowy motifs to pastel colors and pretty florals with Creative Machine Embroidery Spring 2021. Play with 11 fabulous spring motifs to add to your wardrobe — including the freebies below!

Take a look at the free embroidery designs and patterns from the issue below. The freebie period expired on April 30, 2021. You can find the embroidery designs in the Sew Daily shop.

Embroidery designs are available in embroidery formats: CSD, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PCS, PES, SEW, SHV, VIP, VP3 and XXX.

A quilted pincushion with floral applique, featured in Creative Machine Embroidery Spring 2021.

Creative Machine Embroidery Spring 2021 Stitch-Along: Pins & Petals Pincushion

Stitch a pretty pincushion featuring an appliqué flower and covered button — we’ll walk you through it, step by step.

Buy the Pins & Petals Pincushion embroidery design!

This stitch-along started January 1, 2021. Get instructions for the Pins & Petals Pincushion here! The free period to download the design ended on April 30, 2021, and the design is now available in the Sew Daily shop.

Check out the other freebies from the issue:

The Cat’s Pajamas

Pattern: Caroline Hulse | Embroidery Design: Mollie Johanson

These simple linen shorts are as simple to wear as they are to sew. Easily stitched up in an afternoon, these can double as PJ shorts.

A model wears a pair of purple shorts with pink ruffled trim, embroidered with a lazy cat with the word "Sunday."
The Cat’s Pajamas by Molly Johanson

The free period ended April 30, 2021. Purchase the Cat Life Days of the Week embroidery collection in the Sew Daily shop. The Lounge Shorts sewing pattern is still available free.

Honeycomb Handbag

Bianca Springer

Create a high-contrast purse featuring a color-blocked honeycomb embroidery design and adjustable strap.

Model showing a small handmade backpack, half yellow and half black, with a honeycomb and bee embroidery motif on the center.
Honeycomb Handbag by Bianca Springer

The free period for the Honeycomb embroidery design ended April 30, 2021. The design is now available from

Light in Flight

Julia Griffey

Upcycle a worn-out lamp and shade found at a thrift store or update an existing lamp with chic embroidery perfect for any room in your house.

Handmade lampshade decorated with doves and a custom monogram machine embroidery.
Light in Flight by Julia Griffey

The free period for the Light in Flight embroidery designs ended April 30, 2021. The design is now available from

Peony Pouf

Julia Griffey

Create a custom ottoman with appliqué flower embroidery for a statement piece at a fraction of the cost.

A black pouf with a bright red peony in machine embroidery on top.

The free period for the Peony Pouf embroidery design ended April 30, 2021. The design is now available from

Posy Pockets Smock

Milinda Jay Stephenson

Add cute embroidered pockets to a readymade apron for a custom kitchen look. Plus, learn how to stitch an apron without a pattern.

An off-white apron featuring machine-embroidered floral bunches on the front pocket, with colored ribbon trim at the bottom.

The free period for the Posy Pocket embroidery design ended April 30, 2021. The design is now available from Milinda Jay.

Find the instructions for all these projects in Creative Machine Embroidery Spring 2021, on newsstands or for purchase online in print and digital formats. Check out the great articles, expert how-tos and fun projects in this issue:

  • Learn techniques for organizing embroidery designs
  • Fabric Foray: Vinyl + vinyl FSL bag project
  • Update favorite garment patterns with florals
  • Behind the Design: Janet Hayes of Golden Needle Design
  • Refashion ready-to-wear tees with three tutorials
  • And so much more in the Spring 2021 issue!

Learn more in the editor’s letter!

Purchase the digital issue or print issue online, or find Sew News on your local craft newsstand. Subscribe today to get future issues first, for the lowest price.

All photography by Molly Stevenson.

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