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Terms of Use

Last updated – January 2022

Thank you for your interest in our Embroidery Village embroidery designs!

Please take a moment to read our Terms of Use.



Terms of Use

You must have an embroidery machine to use these designs. All designs are digital files and not a finished product.

These designs are licensed ONLY to the person who purchases the design(s).

If you would like something stitched onto a product, please have the person that is stitching the embroidery purchase the files. Our designs may NOT be purchased and given to someone else to stitch on a product.

We will not forward purchased designs to any email address or physical address other than the one used to purchase the designs.

Our digitized embroidery designs, either purchased or free designs that are downloaded, MAY NOT be sold, traded, shared, given away, or included in any design set.  This includes purchasing with the intent to copy and share with your family or friends.

You may not use ANY portion of our design or our exclusive artwork as a basis to create a new design and call it your own.

Many hours have gone into the artwork to bring you unique, high-quality designs at extremely affordable prices. Please respect our work.

By purchasing our designs, you are purchasing a SINGLE USER  license to use them. Only the actual purchaser of the designs holds this license. This license is NON-transferable. You may not at any time, pass the files to anyone else for any reason without the express written permission from Embroidery Village.

You may NOT get together with your friend or relative to make a purchase together.  This is sharing and is strictly prohibited by our terms of use. We work hard to keep our prices extremely low to make our designs affordable to everyone. Please purchase your own design sets. (See information below for business use).

Please note that we will not respond to emails with order issues in which two parties split the purchase with the intent of sharing designs.

We reserve the right to immediately terminate repeat downloading abilities to any account holder who is known to be sharing designs.

You may not alter designs and call them your own or sell the altered designs. You may, of course, edit the designs for your own personal use.

The designs and all copyrights therein belong to Embroidery Village and are protected under international copyright laws.

You may NOT under any circumstances include any of our designs in any “package” with the sale of a machine or other items. This is strictly forbidden in our terms of use.


Important: Due to the digital nature of our designs and their ability to be downloaded instantly, refunds and exchanges are not offered.

If you have difficulty downloading your designs, please send us an email and we will be happy to assist you. If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours, please re-send. Please note that we are closed on Sundays and all major holidays. You can email us at


You may not share your login information to our website with any another individual(s). As a convenience to our customers, we have provided a venue for you to view all previous purchases and re-download your designs should you lose them or experience a computer crash.

Please do not share your login or password with anyone. All downloads are tracked and monitored on a regular basis.

If we find designs being downloaded to multiple computers of one account holder, downloading abilities will be suspended without notice and further rights to future downloads will be revoked.


Please note that due to the digital nature of our products, it is not permissible to purchase our designs and give them to another individual, even as a gift. We do offer gift certificates for sale. If you would like to give a gift from our website, please purchase a gift certificate for the recipient.  You can contact us at: for more information on purchasing a gift certificate.


Our designs MAY be stitched on items to be sold as long as they are not mass-produced (i.e., hiring someone else to sew the designs or sewing them on a production line).

As long as only the individual purchaser sews the designs, there is no limit to the number of times you may stitch them on items for sale.

According to our terms of use, designs used on items for sale must be purchased. You may NOT use our free designs on items for sale. You must purchase the designs if you are going to make a profit.

We encourage the use of our designs to be stitched on items you sell! While you may stitch the designs on items to be sold, including iron-on applique patches, you may not claim to be the creator/designer of the designs themselves. Please credit Embroidery Village by stating “Embroidery designs purchased from Embroidery Village” and kindly link to our website at:

Most of our designs are digitized from artwork purchased exclusively for Embroidery Village. This policy is to protect our copyrights and that of our exclusive artists. Thank you so much for your understanding of and cooperation with this copyright.

In the event of a joint business where there are two or more embroiderers, a license MUST be purchased for *each person*. Again, our designs are licensed ONLY to ONE individual. Each embroiderer must purchase their own copy. In the event of a business partnership, each individual must have purchased their own copies.


We do allow the use of our designs for embroidery and sewing classes. Each student in the class MUST purchase the design for their personal use and therefore will have a Single User License to use the design. Sharing designs is NOT allowed.


If you have a website for your business, or sell on EBay or Etsy, or you offer your customers a choice of what they want stitched on the item you are making, then you are welcome to display our images from our website. If you are using our images, you must give credit to Embroidery Village by stating “These designs are purchased from Embroidery Village” and use this link to our website

If you do not wish to credit our website, you may NOT use our design images to sell your products.

Embroidery Village does NOT grant permission to use our marketing images used on Facebook,  Instagram, Pinterest etc for your stores or pages without written permission from Paula Norris, owner of Embroidery Village.

If ever in doubt, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Please email us at

You may use our design images ONLY if you have already purchased the designs.


Our designs are for machine embroidery purposes only. All designs, including the graphic images, used to create the designs are copyrighted.

Graphics may not be used for purposes other than machine embroidery such as scrapbooking, silk-screen printing, vinyl designs, smocking, SVG files etc.

You may not use the artwork/image of any of our designs to create a manual applique design.

You may not use ANY portion of our design or our exclusive artwork as a basis to create a new design and call it your own.

All artwork if for the exclusive use to Embroidery Village and is solely for the purpose of OUR machine embroidery designs.

You may NOT create derivative works with our artwork to sell, including SVG or cut files.

You may NOT use our artwork or appliques as a basis for new designs.

Our artwork is licensed exclusively to Embroidery Village and is for *machine embroidery purposes only*


Thank you so much for respecting our work and following our terms of use.

I hope you enjoy our Embroidery Village designs!