Periodic Table Custom Applique File.
Full periodic table of the elements for reference.
Candy applique on pink shirt, spelled out of 3 periodic elements.
"Mother" appliqued onto a towel, spelled out of 3 periodic elements.

Custom Periodic Elements Machine Applique Embroidery Design

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Number of Characters
File Type

Write your own phrase using the periodic table of elements! Price is based on how many individual elements (characters) you need to create your word or phrase. The rectangle around each element is applique.



Keep in mind, not all letters are available as not every letter of the alphabet is included in the periodic table. Please look at the periodic table image in the listing images (2nd image) to choose your elements.

A, D, E, G, L, M, R, T, X, and Z don't have an element without a second lower case letter next to them, so if you need any of these letters and the existing pairings don't match your phrase, we can just omit the lower case letter to complete the phrase. You can also choose to do an alternate spelling of the word to convey your phrase, as we have done with Custom in the primary listing image.

The letters J and Q do not exist within the periodic table.

Each individual element cannot be smaller than 2.5 wide. We do separate hoopings for each element if the whole phrase doesn't fit within your specified hoop size.

Be sure to allow one to two weeks processing time for us to create and test your design if you are working with a deadline. If you need the file sooner, please send us a message to see if rush service is available and a quote on rushing the order.


Please follow the steps below to complete your order:

1) After looking at the periodic table (see listing images) select the number of elements needed for your phrase from the Number of Characters dropdown menu at the top under the price.

2) Select the File Type needed from the dropdown menu. Options are - DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PEC, PES, VP3, VIP, XXX or PNG (image not for embroidery).

3) After adding the item to your cart, when checking out please indicate the word or phrase you want in the order notes. Use spaces between each element and if an element has more than one letter, make the second letter lower case.

For example, for the word mother using 3 elements, you would enter Mo Th Er as your requested phrase and purchase 3 characters.

4) Indicate your hoop size and if you have a specific total width you need for the finished design, please indicate that in the order notes upon checkout as well. Remember that no individual element can be smaller than 2.5 wide. We do separate hoopings for each element if the whole phrase doesn't fit within the specified hoop size.

Stitching Order

Steps are separated by color changes. Please do not color sort or combine colors. If you are using a multi-needle machine, please set it to stop for color changes.

What's Included?

**Only the text described (if any) is included in the design.**

THIS LISTING IS NOT FOR AN ACTUAL STITCH OUT, BUT FOR THE FILE. Sample stitch is for demonstration purposes only.

Any extra items shown in the image do not come with the design unless specified here that they are included. These are just examples of what can be done with the designs.

Required Tools

Note: This is a machine embroidery design, not a PDF for hand embroidery. You must have an embroidery machine and a method in which to transfer the design files to your machine in order to use this design.

Your files will come in a ZIP folder. You must have software to unzip the files. Once they are unzipped, you can transfer them from your computer to your embroidery machine.


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