It may be July, but we’re already thinking about holiday embroidery projects. Though it may be early to start stitching for the holidays, the techniques you can learn in this project are timeless.

For those of you who simply want to stitch out this lovely ‘Holiday’ design, we’ve included the design in our .BE file format that you can use to create a file for any embroidery machine, free of charge, in the project download below.

Read on for a special offer from Embrilliance at the end of this post!

If you’re interested in learning how our Embrilliance Enthusiast software can make it possible for you to create multicolored treatments for text and designs like the one shown above, you’ll love this video from our friend Lisa Shaw. Watch the video below to learn how Enthusiast stitch editing on one of the built-in fonts from our Embrilliance Essentials program can be used to create the candy cane striped look!


If you need the ability to create color blocks like the ones seen in this video, edit stitches, fix jumps, or even add Knockdown Stitches to make your design stand out and run cleanly on high-pile fabrics like towels, sherpa, and faux fur, Embrilliance Enthusiast is the tool for you.

If you’d like to join the thousands of happy Embrilliance users, we’d like to offer you 10% off any purchase from now until August 31st, 2019.
Simply visit our store and enter code CSNL2019 at checkout to receive a 10% discount on Enthusiast or any of our helpful tools.

If you just want to stitch the finished design, we have included the complete ‘Holiday’ design and instructions in the project files below. If you own Embrilliance Enthusiast, we’ve also included the holly design separately so that you can follow along with the project instructions and to create your own design following along with Lisa’s video!

The design is provided in our native .BE format, enabling you to save a stitch file for any embroidery machine. If you aren’t already an Embrilliance owner, we provide a free method to use our software called Express Mode that will not only allow you to use any of the wonderful free designs found in our project blog, but also enables you to install and create basic text treatments with fonts distributed in our popular .BX format produced by many embroidery design creators.

To learn more about Embrilliance Express and for the instructions and links you need to download, install, and use our software with our free project files, please click here.