Embroidery Blog

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Cute Embroidery for Tiny Tots

By Hope Yoder
Cute Embroidery for Tiny TotsWho doesn’t love cute kids clothes? You see them in mail order magazines, designer boutiques, and in the malls. Lucky for you, if you own an embroidery machine, you can create these adorable embellishments yourself. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Enjoy Free Patterns!

By Craftsy
Free PatternsIt's Friday, which means it's time to celebrate the end of a great week with a new roundup of beautiful free patterns. From a cute cardigan to a breezy blouse, pretty placemats, and more, be sure to download the ones you like! Read more »

Tips for Successful In the Hoop Projects

By Marjorie Busby
In the Hoop ProjectsOne of the really nice things about an embroidery machine is making items “in the hoop” (ITH). These items include personal effects (eyeglass cases, tissue cases, purses), children’s crafts (crayon rolls, bibs, door hangers), and many household pieces (potholders, towel toppers, coasters). The advantages are that you always get a consistent product and one that’s quick to make. This is a great way to create gifts, bazaar crafts, and things for yourself. And there are some simple tips that will help you make these projects come out just the way you want them. Read more »

Embellishing with Continuous Borders with Machine Embroidery

By Marjorie Busby
Machine Embroidery BordersMother’s Day is just days away and nothing is more special than something you make for mom. Join along as we create some travel organizers embellished with machine embroidery borders as Mother’s Day gifts. The organizer pattern I chose is one that my daughters, both now young mothers, made when they were in 4-H. The machine embroidered borders give this simple organizer an elegant appeal! Read more »