Posts by Debbie Henry

Debbie Henry is a published writer, photographer, editor and artisan. She also writes the Sew Easy column at AnntheGran.com.

5 Tips for Embroidering on Denim

denim pocket

Traditional denim is the workhorse of fabrics. It washes and wears extremely well and lasts for decades, but that does not mean it cannot be as pretty as it is practical! Denim also makes a great base for embroidery.

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A Stitching Compass: How to Align Embroidery Designs

Centering die cuts in the hoop.

It would be nice if there were a GPS device for embroidery. Just plug in some coordinates and, voila, perfect alignment! It’s not that easy, but not as difficult as you might think! There are plenty of easy fixes for this common stitching challenge.

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Make Everything Glisten With Glitter Vinyl Appliqué

glitter flex vinyl applique snowman mug rug

If you love embroidery that shimmers but dislike using metallic threads, this project is for you! Embroidering on glitter flex vinyl is a hot trend right now, and there's no better way to try it out than by stitching a cute snowman mug rug entirely in the hoop!

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The Best Time to Buy Cheap Embroidery Blanks

Joy cross stitch stocking

If you weren't busy enough, don't forget that Christmas is the best time of year for finding bargains on items you can embroider for next year! These designs will have you running to get the blanks in bulk.

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