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It’s easier than you think! If you’ve done applique the old way and you have an embroidery machine…any embroidery machine and haven’t tried machine applique you don’t know what you’re missing…Yet! This video is brief and to the point showing you the simple steps you need to master in order to add machine embroidery to … Continue reading APPLIQUE USING YOUR EMBROIDERY MACHINE!
MAKING PILLOW INSERTS – have you ever wanted to make an odd size pillow or how about Pillow Covers? In either of these instances you can create any size pillow insert you want with some muslin and poly-fill.! A Pillow Insert is also called a Pillow Form. The other thing you can do with pillow … Continue reading DIY PILLOW FORMS
Have you tried sewing with Faux Fur Fabric? Not only is this fabric for those who sew, but also can be used in Craft Projects. How about the trendy Gnomes. I have seen so many cute Gnomes that have Faux Fur Fabric for their wild looking hair and beards. Fabric.com has just about every type … Continue reading Fabric 101: Sewing with Faux Fur Fabric
See VIDEO TUTORIAL https://youtu.be/kFMKe8KsVXs To make a 1″ wide adjustable strap you will need the following: two 1″ Swivel Lobster Claws, two- 1″ D- rings & a Tri-Glide Slider. For the Fabric Strap: Cut your fabric 4 times the width of the finished strap width. In this case it would be 4″ wide for a … Continue reading ADJUSTABLE STRAP TUTORIAL – 1″ Strap
Do you love a beautiful designer handbag? Have you ever noticed what it is that catches your eye? Next time you are walking through a department store and you get to the handbag section, notice what causes your head to turn. Most likely it’s that gorgeous hardware that is decorating the bag. Lovely print fabrics … Continue reading Choosing Handbag Hardware
If you do a lot of sewing, then you know how important pressing is as you go. This can make a world of difference in the finished project. The difference between looking homemade and professional. Well even if you stay strictly with machine embroidery – letting the machine do all the work, there is still … Continue reading IMPORTANCE OF PRESSING YOUR PROJECTS
If you’ve had the problem of making a mask for someone, especially a child, then you know it can be frustrating trying to “guess” how much elastic to use for their head size. Thankfully, this dilemma has been solved with the Adjustable Toggles. Here is a summary of what you need to make the ear … Continue reading FACE MASKS with ADJUSTABLE EAR STRAPS
This is a short tutorial about the differences there are between wash-away stabilizers. There are two different versions commonly used and can cause confusion, particularly for new machine embroiderers. When referring to wash-away stabilizer in our instructions we are referring to one that looks like this. It’s also called Backing. This is a woven stabilizer … Continue reading WASH-AWAY STABILIZERS…. understand the differences
Never used Mylar film in an embroidery project? Well, you’re in for a treat. It’s a very fun skill to add to your repertoire. This quick tutorial will show you just how inspiring Mylar film can be when used with embroidery. Here are several colors available. I got these at Dollar Tree a few years … Continue reading FUN WITH MYLAR FILM
If you are new to machine embroidery and you have purchased a design, you will get the design files, instructions plus a COLOR ANALYSIS DOCUMENT. You may be confused about how you use this document, but it’s very simple. Since 99% of our designs are In The Hoop Projects, you will have this Color Analysis as … Continue reading USING…. COLOR ANALYSIS SHEETS
CHARM PACKS, JELLY ROLLS, HONEY BUNS, JOLLY BARS, LAYER CAKES, FAT QUARTERS…Sounds like they ought to be in a dessert shop! But they aren’t! You will find these cute sounding names in fabric and quilt shops! We have a lot of customers who are quilters and many of these names are familiar to you, but … Continue reading YOUR GUIDE TO PRECUTS …….. all you need to know
Applique, commonly used as decoration, can be accomplished quite easily with your embroidery machine.
The right size insert or filler is essential to a great looking decorative pillow. Finding the correct size can be a problem when making custom accent pillows. Here is my recommend fix. Just make your own inserts. Watch my how-to video to learn more.
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