Embroidery Blog

Free Pattern Friday: Quilting, Sewing, Knitting, Embroidery & More

By Karen Kelty
Free Knittig PatternHappy Friday, folks! If you're looking for some crafting inspiration to get you through the weekend, you've come to the right place! Here's another fresh roundup of free patterns from some of the world's best independent designers. From a stylish knit iPad case to an adorable sewn tea set, a sweet embroidered pincushion, a bold statement necklace, and more, download these free patterns today! Read more »

Machine Embroider Bunting Flags

By Marjorie Busby
Owl Bunting FlagsMachine embroidered bunting flags are an adorable way to decorate a baby's nursery. Or, you can customize them for cute, trendy decor for the holidays or special events, like birthday parties or weddings. Here's how I made adorable owl bunting flags for a nursery. Take these tips and customize them any way you like! Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Sewing, Quilting, Knitting & More

By Karen Kelty
Free Knitting PatternHappy Friday! Let's kick off the weekend with another roundup of fantastic free patterns from talented independent designers from all over the world! From a fashionable, figure-flattering dress, to an adorable knit scarflette, a stunning pendant, and more, download your favorites now! Read more »

5 Tips for Decorating Quilts With Embroidery

By Angela Mitchell
Quilt with EmbroideryBy definition, embroidery is the process of adding decorative designs onto fabric by hand or machine. Many quilters like to add embroidery to their work. Before starting your next project, check out these 5 tips for embroidering on quilts. Read more »

How to Stitch a Word Cloud

By Marjorie Busby
Machine Embroidered Word CloudHave you seen those really cute graphics that have words fitted inside a shape? I have seen that done in machine embroidery and wanted to see if I could create my own word cloud using my basic embroidery software and my embroidery machine. It worked! Here's how I did it. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Quilts, Knits, Jewelry & More

By Karen Kelty
Free Quilting PatternTGIF! Let's once again celebrate the end of a great week with another roundup of fabulous free patterns created by talented independent designers from around the world! From a summery knit top to a cute crocheted headband, a bold beaded necklace, and more, download your favorite patterns now! Read more »

Fringing Around With Machine Embroidery

By Marjorie Busby
FringeMaking fringe using the embroidery machine opens up some unique three-dimensional opportunities for all kinds of projects from art quilts to embroidery on clothing. And it is so easy to do! Enjoy a quick tutorial on machine embroidery for fringe, and find out about available designs. Read more »

Cuteness Overload: 12 Pet-Inspired Projects That Will Make You Smile

By Craftsy
Your pets deserve the best! So why not create a handmade gift especially for them or a project inspired by the joy they bring you every day? Discover 12 cute ideas for crafts you can create based on your love for your pet. Then, show off your handmade pet projects by joining the #PetProjects Contest! Learn how here. Read more »

How to Make Machine Embroidered Doll Hair

By Marjorie Busby
Machine Embroidered Doll HairHandmade dolls are wonderful treasures for boys and girls. Adding hair to handmade dolls can take a lot of time if the yarn is hand stitched onto the doll. I wanted to make a doll quickly, so I set out to make hair using my embroidery machine. And now that I've tried it, I'd like to share the technique with you. Read more »