Summer Subway Art — Free Design

I LOVE Summer!  I love wearing flip-flops, days at the beach, pool, or on the boat on the river!  I love slipping on sun dresses and flip flops to head out the door, without worrying about gloves, socks, scarves,…………… well, you get the idea! 
8x8 Summer Subway Art - Free Download

8×8 Summer Subway Art – Free Download

So today, I’m sharing a with you a Summer Subway Art embroidery design that I created in Brother’s BES Lettering software.  (Sorry, not the best picture — but I just wanted to get this out in time for the 4th)   I receive a lot of questions about how to create subway art for both embroidery & Silhouette Cameo. So, I thought that I would share a video to show you the process that I used to create my Subway Art!   Even though I’m using BES Lettering for my subway art — you can use any embroidery software that has text and editing features to do this!  PE Design, Embird, Sew What Pro, Viking, Bernina, etc!    So, I’m just going to share the general steps and guidelines that I used! 
First — Select the size hoop you want to uses.  I like using my 8×8″ square hoop — but you can choose whatever size works best for the project you are stitching.  But, your design is bound by the size of your hoop.  So, start by selecting your hoop — and placing it on your screen.  I decide a little video was the best way to show you this “not so exact” process!  So here it is: 

So, I have two versions of this design — one for the 8×8 size hoop (or larger), and a smaller version that will fit a 5×7″ hoop — And I’m sharing these designs as a FREE DOWNLOAD — You just have to register to be able to download them!   (They are in PES format — you will have to convert to whatever you use. )   And if you like the design and stitch it out — I would LOVE it if you would share a picture of what you have done — either here on my Facebook page —
I hope you find this video helpful!    And enjoy the summer design!!
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  1. Thanks so very much, Terri, for sharing your awesome Summer Subway Art. Loved it when you first created it and love it now. ♥

  2. Thanks Terri, nicely done & will enjoy using it on a bag or something like that for summer

  3. Thank you Terry, this is beautiful and bright and so much fun! I think I will use it on a tote bag! You do gorgeous work! Dana

  4. Hello, I came across your site about the retreat in PTC, Ga on a local Sil FB page. I have a question about the embroidery. Can it be made to use on a Husqvarna DE? I really need to take my machine out and use it more. thanks so much.

    • Hi Brenda! I’m not 100% sure if I understand your question — but yes, you can cut the applique fabric for your Viking in the Silhouette Cameo. However, I don’t have access to the Viking software & I’m not sure exactly how you would isolate that placement stitch to import into the Studio software. If you know how to do that (or your dealer can help) – -then you could follow the rest of the instructions using the Snipping Tool! Let me know if that helps or if you have other questions.