Embroidery Blog

Small stitches with a big impact! Get the best of new techniques, adorable embellishment ideas and gift-worthy projects, all in one place– right here on the Craftsy Embroidery Blog!

The Best Key Keeper Ever Tutorial

By Marjorie Busby
Machine Embroidery Key FobAlmost two years ago, a friend made and gave me a key fob that was a fabric loop attached to metal hardware. But alas, I have now worn out that wonderful gift and have had to re-create my own. To me, a key fob is the perfect place to showcase embroidery. Enjoy a tutorial for making a quick and easy machine embroidery key fob. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Quilts, Knits, Kittens & More

By Craftsy
Free Amigurumi PatternLet's celebrate Friday with a fresh roundup of free patterns created by the best independent designers from around the world. From an adorable children's dress, to a playful puppies quilt, amigurumi kittens and more, download your favorite free patterns now! Read more »

Create a Unique Wooden Embroidered Monogram

By Hope Yoder
Wooden Embroidered MonogramOwn an embroidery machine and want to make a quick-monogramed letter to embellish a bookcase, shelf or to create unique wall art? Enjoy a crafting project that includes machine embroidery, fabric covered buttons and woodcrafts. Read more »

Showcase Your Machine Embroidery

By Marjorie Busby
Embroidery BlanksStitching machine embroidery to make gifts is great fun. What isn't always fun is stitching the project itself before adding the machine embroidery. This is where embroidery blanks can be a real lifesaver. You can enjoy all the stitching fun and create a personalized gift very quickly! Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Quilting, Knitting, Sewing & More

By Craftsy
Free Sewing Pencil Skirt PatternIt's Friday, which means it's time to celebrate with a new roundup of free patterns created by the best independent designers from around the world! From a lovely cowl, to a gorgeous flower block, to a custom fit pencil skirt, and more, download the free patterns you like today. Read more »

Heirloom Embroidery Techniques: Sew Easy!

By Hope Yoder
Heirloom EmbroideryMost women are drawn to the romance of lace, ruffles and vintage reproductions so it’s a natural transition to translate traditional sewing techniques to new and exciting in-the-hoop techniques. Heirloom sewing is needlework that imitates the look of French hand-sewing styles created by women in the late 1800s and early 1900s. While traditionally made on a machine, (though it can still be done by hand such as with beads and ribbon embroidery) it can now be recreated with the embroidery units on home-based embroidery machines. Let's get started with our step-by-step tutorial! Read more »

Time for a Special Storybook

By Marjorie Busby
Machine Embroidery StorybookFabric books are quick and easy to make and are a wonderful children’s gift. Children love these books beginning as early as they can sit and all the way through the early elementary grades. In addition, this is a great way to use up embroidery designs that have been stitched as samples before starting a project or those that were leftover when a prior project was finished. Here’s a project that I made using samples of animal embroidery, photos on fabric, and novelty fabrics. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Crochet, Quilting, Sewing & More

By Craftsy
Free Crochet PatternHappy Friday! Let's celebrate with a new roundup of free patterns created by the best independent designers from around the world! From a cute crochet owl hat, to chic cozy, to a sunshine block and more, download the free patterns you like today. Read more »

Re-Embroidered Lace: The Vintage Look For Today

By Hope Yoder
Re-Embroidered LaceMachine embroidered appliqué is a very hot topic in today’s embroidery world. So this week lets look at some new ideas for lending a vintage feel to a traditional appliqué design you would normally use with printed cotton fabric. Read more »