A Little Red Coat: Free Patterns With Class

When I saw this Little Red Coat I thought of my own little red coat I had as a kid. Mine was made out of wool had a faux mink collar, black lining and big glossy black buttons. I LOVED that coat and every time I wore it I felt so grown up and chic like my big sisters.

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If you know of a little girl who needs a beautiful coat for winter and spring celebrations join Connie Palmer, master of children’s’ clothing design and construction, as she takes you through the  little red coat’s creation, step-by-step, sharing the best techniques, helpful notions, favorite tips and more from her children’s clothing toolbox.

The adorable A-line swing coat is fully lined and full of special details, giving you plenty of opportunities for adding new skills to your own sewing practice. Patterns are included with course purchase.

I think machine embroidery on the coats collar and cuffs is a must for this coat to be more perfect. There are so many design possibilities for this one-of-a-kind garment. Pink or white wool would be adorable. Of course, this coat would be delightful in light-weight denim too – for a more casual outing. Plus, you’ll also receive a free 18″ doll coat pattern too!

On-demand courses can be accessed any time and anywhere, with your computer, laptop, tablet even a smartphone. There are in-depth videos to help your learning experience and no set class time! Take this when and where you want.

red coat A Little Red Coat: Free Patterns With ClassThis course is great for beginners too. You’ll learn:

  • Tips for accurate and easy cutting
  • Great stay stitching and under stitching techniques
  • How to apply piping, including trimming and clipping for smooth, bulk-free results
  • All about making and inserting linings
  • Top tips about interfacings: how, where, why
  • Application of facings for a flawless finish
  • How to achieve a smooth hem when the hemline is curved
  • How to add buttonholes, even on thick layers
  • …and many hints and Connie’s best tricks for trouble-free sewing

This darling coat is sure to delight any little girl (and her mother). Now picture her holding her 18” doll in a companion version of this adorable coat having a pleated ruffle instead of an overlay and snaps instead of buttons. All buttoned up in sweetness, your little one will be admired everywhere she goes. Are you ready to get started?

Pattern includes girls’ coat in sizes 3 – 6 plus the matching 18” doll version. Suitable fabrics include wool, corduroy, velveteen, pique, and other moderate weight woven fabrics. The lining can be solid or … mini-checks to coordinate with the piping and buttons. It’s time to use your creative imagination and create the coat of your little girl’s dreams.

Sign up today, so you’ll be ready for the Easter Parade, spring weddings and other ‘dress-up’ occasions!

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Who Cares About Embroidery – Are Fiber Arts A Dying Craft?

Ever since we’ve been introduced to Jamie Chalmers aka Mr. X Stitch we, in the office have been having some lively discussions about the state of embroidery, machine and hand. We wanted to include you in the discussion too, because  you’re on the front lines of keeping this craft alive. We also want to introduce you to a new generation that is working to keep embroidery in all forms alive and kicking well into the future.

One person responsible for bringing embroidery into a new shiny light is  Mr. X Stitch, aka Jamie Chalmers . He is from the UK and is passionate about bringing embroidery to a wider audience. Since he comes from the UK many here stateside may not be familiar with his work and  ascetic. He’s energizing the world of embroidery (hand, machine, cross stitch) like no other. He constantly brings new talent to the arena to make us think, gasp and chuckle.

And, guess what? Young, old, from all over the world are watching, experimenting and engaging in the world of embroidery. It’s a shot of adrenaline the embroidery world needs to keep a younger generation interested and an older one curious.

Let me introduce you!

Since establishing the Mr X Stitch site in 2008, Jamie Chalmers has been showcasing new talent in the world of textiles and stitch and has curated a number of stitch-based exhibitions in the UK and Ireland.

Spam Stitch Series spam Who Cares About Embroidery   Are Fiber Arts A Dying Craft?A stitcher for over fifteen years, he is an internationally exhibited artist and the curator of PUSH Stitchery, featuring 30 contemporary embroidery artists from around the world. He has also written articles for textile publications across the world, including FiberArts magazine and Surface Design Journal, and is the regular columnist at CrossStitcher magazine.

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Mr X 1 Cat Lane 3 Who Cares About Embroidery   Are Fiber Arts A Dying Craft?He believes in the benefits of stitching, both from a relaxation and a sustainability perspective and is honored to introduce new artists that inspire and encourage new people to take to the needle and thread.

His designs and creations, although not always safe for ‘work’ time viewing, (i.e. some may find offense to his designs) are important in a broader context.

We need to support and empower people who think, create differently regardless of age, gender ethnic background. Without pushing the limits of [fill-in-the blank] we’ll be missing out on so much in the areas of art, science and technology. By opening our eyes to something different we advance any art in question. Some may find beauty and others might be totally turned off.

What do you think? How has embroidery machine or hand changed in the last 5, 10, 30 years. Do you like where things are going? What about these new kids on the block?  What are your suggestions for enticing, engaging a new generation of embroidery lovers and artists. How do you keep inspired, who are your heroes in this craft? What do you think about gender and a man being at the front of what is typically a woman’s craft?Schoolkids Stitching Who Cares About Embroidery   Are Fiber Arts A Dying Craft?

If you want to be inspired please check out Jamie’s webinar Embroidery Inspiration: The View From The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge. You’ll discover exciting embroidery and textile artists from around the world.

You’ll see how people are pushing the boundaries of your favorite craft of embroidery in all it’s unique forms. If you are looking for more than the usual in way of embroidery, I highly recommend  Jamie’s live webinar. on February 24 @ 11am MDT. Let’s meet to discuss your thoughts on where the art of embroidery is going and what you would like to see in the near and distant future. If you are interested in a discuss after the webinar, please leave me a comment below.

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Trends In Machine Embroidery + A Freebie!

Trends in Machine Embroidery
If you love machine embroidery you’re in luck. 2017 looks to be the year of the embroidery machine. From sewing machine manufacturers to rock videos to rocking the red carpet machine embroidery is leaving its mark. Let’s look at a few outstanding examples of this exciting take on embroidery.

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Elliot Schultz, only 23 years old. He’s a graduate of the ANU School of Art and studied at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, he is working as graphic artist and web designer in Canberra Australia. One of his most recent works has combined machine embroidery and animation. Watch his video and you’ll be hypnotized by the embroidered figures moving across the screen.

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For more animated machine embroidery watch the heavy metal band Thrones music video Tharsis Sleeps. The creator Nicos Livesey sings and plays guitar in the band and is also co-creator of this unusual video. His inspiration came from metal band patches. Just like stop motion animation this process is tedious and time consuming. For just this video it took over 3000 frames, production took eight months and there are over 45 million embroidery stitches.  Livesey had no idea how all consuming this effort would be, but he persevered and made an outstanding, unique piece of art. Watch it below. Warning: This is a heavy metal band.

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On to the high fashion runway. Salvatore Ferragamo’s men’s wear collection saw a parade of embroidery sashay down. With Ferragamo’s ultra clean lines, the rough embroidery popped with a unexpected splash. Seen on backs of coats and tailored shirts, it gave a bit of youthfulness to an otherwise prosaic garment.

For the ladies, spring and summer 2017 will bring plenty of embroidered flowers and other pretties. Resort wear such as Valentino collection for 2017 brought influences of Cuba as well as ornate embroidered coats and dresses. The embroidery has a folk quality to it. On the evening gowns for spring and summer, not only were there embroidered flowers but the well-heeled insect was seen flirting amidst the blooms. Very sweet and beautiful.
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Every haute couture and couture design uses hand embroidery in their collections. These are not machine embroidery designs. But, it’s important that we view these collections for the inspiration that will inevitably trickle down towards ready-to-wear and into our own designs and creations.

For trends that are closer to home and budget, in-the-hoop projects and designs continue to be in high demand. For those new to machine embroidery, in-the-hoop designs are constructed entirely inside the hoop. These projects tend to be small (the size of your hoop) and don’t require any paper patterns. ITH projects are perfect for the beginner and for those that want something quick to make. For 2017 we continue to give you easy and fun ITH projects with every issue. Check out our free Valentine Treat bag to get you started.

Looking for a new machine? Embroidery machines continue to wow us every year. Almost every single big name sewing machine manufacturer has a hot new embroidery machine out this year. However, with new makes and models coming on the show room floor it can be a bit overwhelming to find the right one. Fortunately, dealers are eager to help you in finding the right embroidery machine. A bit of advice: test drive, test drive test drive. Ask your friends what they like and dislike in their machines. Finally, take your time in making a decision. The deal will be there tomorrow (or the next week), and it’s a purchase you’re going to have and enjoy for a long time.

What trends do you seen for 2017? What designs and motifs are you seeing on the Internet or your magazines or in retail?

Great News for fans of CME! Creative Machine Embroidery magazine is happy to announce that we are growing! Because of the demand for great machine embroidery content, articles, contributors and designs we must increase or pages count. In our newest issue (hitting newsstands February 15) we’ll have an additional 15 pages of new articles from the contributors you want and so much more! Join us as we celebrate all things machine embroidery. And, please tell us what you think and who you’d like to see in upcoming issues!

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With our biggest issue in years, don’t miss out on more fun-filled pages of Creative Machine Embroidery. We’ll be stuffing the magazine with fun, easy projects, beautiful embroidery and plenty of tips and techniques for those new to machine embroidery. Look for the best features from the best machine embroiderists around. Find new columns, interviews from leaders in the industry and so much more. We’re quite excited over here and hope you are too!

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Modern & Fun Embroidery Designs!

Need to know the ins and outs of successful machine embroidery? This fantastic machine embroidery book from Pickle Pie teaches you how to embroider like a pro, giving your sewing projects and purchased items a truly personalized touch.

Included are step-by-step instructions for 11 projects, along with essential information about stabilizers, threads, fabric choices, hooping, and more. Learn how to create stylish appliques and unique monograms, or create all the pieces for your project in the hoop taking advantage of author Lisa Archer’s in-the-hoop embroidery approach.

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In-The-Hoop Projects

Love in-the-hoop projects? This collection is for you! In it you’ll find all six of the designs by Lisa Archer featured in Creative Machine Embroidery‘s popular “In The Hoop” column in 2016.

The six projects include a fleecy sleep mask (Jan/Feb), adorable Easter egg holders (Mar/Apr), a lovable piggie softie (May/Jun), a useful thumb drive holder (Jul/Aug), fun photo props (Sep/Oct) and a pretty glasses case (Nov/Dec).

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Free Designs + New Columns & More for 2017!

Is It Spring Yet?
It’s kind of funny, but as soon as January rolls around my thoughts move to spring. We have at least 3 months of winter left so I’m in for a long tortuous time of it.

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Pantone’s color of the year

Speaking of spring did you see the newest color of the year from Pantone? It’s called Greenery. I have several plans for using it in garments.  There should be no trouble using it in spring time designs. Do you like the color? I’m a big fan.

Our newest issue has lovely spring inspired designs and projects. My favorite is the Valentine treat bag by Lisa Archer. Be sure to check out the new issue, we have a new column called Quilt This from Lori Baker. This series is focused on quilting for the beginner, or for those that need refresher tips.

Since this is the first newsletter of the New Year, I need to know how you did on your sewing resolutions. I unfortunately, did not get to the embroidery machine as much as I planned. But, there’s a whole brand new year ahead. What about you? Let me know what machine embroidery plans you have for 2017.

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What Are Your Sewing & Embroidery Resoultions for 2017?

Time For New Year’s Resolutions

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  I make them, but as is the case for 2016, I rarely keep to them.One of my resolutions for 2016 was to learn more about my embroidery machine and to create more garment projects using my machine.

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Although I didn’t use the embroidery machine for any garments, I did manage to crank out a few projects. I didn’t do as much machine embroidery as I would have liked, but I did learn that with the little amount I did do, I really love it.

I’m sure at the end of 2017 you’ll be seeing many more embroidered projects from me. Let me know on the blog what your sewing and embroidery plans are for 2017.

Tell me the things you’d like to sew, plus what you would like to see in the pages of CME magazine? We’d love to help you reach your goals for 2017 and beyond!

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No Time For Stress – Find Easy Gifts To Make

‘Tis the season to not be stressed out.

Thanksgiving is over and now the planning for December has begun. Have you started to make gifts for family and friends? I love embroidering tea towels for gifts. Working with cotton is so easy and the results look like I bought them from a nice department store.

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Recently, I made a set for my mom and the compliments I received for my ‘hard work’ were quite flattering! Plus, it’s a project that is fast from start to finish.

What types of holiday projects are your go-to gifts for gift giving? I gave a few ideas last week, but I would love to know what your favorites are! I can use

Easy Holiday Ornament Project

We need to start off our easy project list with these super adorable and easy to make snow globe ornaments. I think these would be super cute as gift tags too. You could even embroidery someone’s name on it or date for a personalized touch.

Let me know how you use these in your holiday decorating and gift giving on the blog!. We would love to see how you’ve made these up!   Plus, you can download the snowman globe for free until December 31, 2016!

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Snow Globe Ornaments

 Easy Machine Embroidery Project

Butterfly Kisses

I must admit, I’m in love with these butterflies. butterfly Effect 300 180x300 No Time For Stress   Find Easy Gifts To MakeI have been ever since they debuted in our Mar/Apr 2016 issue. I’ve made up half a dozen or so (probably more). This time around I’m making them in gorgeous colors of chartreuse, plum, raspberry, gold and turquoise. I’m going to use them on sachet packets.

This is a really easy project and can be modified to suit your needs and your fabric scraps. I used 5″x5″ scraps of various cotton prints and solids.

  • Pick one scrap of fabric for the top side. Once you have stitched your butterflies, take a butterfly and tack it down on your 5″x5″ piece of fabric.
  • Take another 5′x5″ scrap and with right sides together stitch all three sides using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
  • Stitch the top of the bag about half way, turn right side out.
  • Stuff with your favorite smelly potpourri such as lavender or orange peel.

You could put in some dried lentils to give it a bit more weight if so desired. Hand stitch the remaining bit closed. And, you’re done!

Easy Gifts All In-the-Hoop

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Hoop Sisters

Nothing is easier than in-the-hoop projects. You could whip up several of these babies in no time flat. Here we have a freebie for you to use as a gift giving idea or make one for yourself. Better yet, these whip up so fast you can make a bunch.

My favorite in-the-hoop project from Lisa Archer is the USB case. Such a tiny project, but my do they come in handy! For more ITH projects that finish up fast, check them all out here!

Let me know in the comments below!

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Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery: Preview 12

Hello fans of Creative Machine Embroidery magazine. We are excited about the latest launch of a new machine embroidery series. This series teaches and inspires both new and experienced machine embroiderers to get the most out of their machine investment and create beautiful embroidered projects.

If you are new to machine embroidery, you’ll love this new series. If you need a refresher this series might just be the thing to get you back to creating beautiful machine embroidery garments, crafts and quilts.trans Absolute  Beginner Machine Embroidery: Preview 12

You can purchase a subscription to the series on QNNtv or purchase the entire series now for 24.99. 

Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery will guide you through a variety of topics including:

  • different types of embroidery designs
  • stabilizers and threads that are available
  • how to embroider on ready-made-projects
  • embroidering on difficult fabrics
  • different stabilizers & how to use them
  • the basics of embroidery software, and so much more.

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This series is great for those that sew garments, quilts and/or crafts. As long as you have an embroidery machine and you want to learn all there is to it, you’re all set! Just sit back and find out how fun machine embroidery can be.

Each month on the Sew News and CME blogs will be presenting a very quick preview of the latest episode.

Episode 12 is all about Hoopless Embroidery. Watch the preview below!

You can purchase this as a subscription to QNNtv.com or purchase the entire series (26 episodes) here for only 24.99

 

 

 

 

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Easy To Sew Gifts + FREE Designs!

Easy Does It
In this crazy busy time of the year, the last thing we need is complicated projects to sew. Here are a few suggestions for  sewing projects that you can do in a few hours.

Use these ideas for your gift giving this year or modify them for any time gifts.

Easy Holiday Ornament Project

We need to start off our easy project list with these super adorable and easy to make snow globe ornaments. I think these would be super cute as gift tags too. You could even embroidery someone’s name on it or date for a personalized touch.

Let me know how you use these in your holiday decorating and gift giving on the blog!. We would love to see how you’ve made these up!   Plus, you can download the snowman globe for free until December 31, 2016!

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Snow Globe Ornaments

 Easy Machine Embroidery Project

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Butterfly Kisses

I must admit, I’m in love with these butterflies. butterfly Effect 300 180x300 Easy To Sew Gifts + FREE Designs!I have been ever since they debuted in our Mar/Apr 2016 issue. I’ve made up half a dozen or so (probably more). This time around I’m making them in gorgeous colors of chartreuse, plum, raspberry, gold and turquoise. I’m going to use them on sachet packets.

This is a really easy project and can be modified to suit your needs and your fabric scraps. I used 5″x5″ scraps of various cotton prints and solids.

  • Pick one scrap of fabric for the top side. Once you have stitched your butterflies, take a butterfly and tack it down on your 5″x5″ piece of fabric.
  • Take another 5′x5″ scrap and with right sides together stitch all three sides using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
  • Stitch the top of the bag about half way, turn right side out.
  • Stuff with your favorite smelly potpourri such as lavender or orange peel.

You could put in some dried lentils to give it a bit more weight if so desired. Hand stitch the remaining bit closed. And, you’re done!

Easy No-Sew Project

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I love buttons, the older the better. I go to button conventions at least once a year to find one-of-a-kind buttons to use in my garment sewing. I find all the good ones in the discount bins. These orange buttons came off a military band uniform from long time ago. I bought them from a very nice man and thought they’d look great as a bracelet.

If you want to recreate a button bracelet, check out this tutorial from Sew News. You’ll have so much fun making this, all your fashionista’s will want one in their silkstocking.

Easy Gifts All In-the-Hoop

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Nothing is easier than in-the-hoop projects. You could whip up several of these babies in no time flat. Here we have a freebie for you to use as a gift giving idea or make one for yourself. Better yet, these whip up so fast you can make a bunch.

My favorite in-the-hoop project from Lisa Archer is the USB case. Such a tiny project, but my do they come in handy! For more ITH projects that finish up fast, check them all out here!

Do you like these projects? What are your easy go-to sewing projects for the holidays? Leave me a comment below, and happy embroidering and sewing!

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Sew Cured: My Breast Cancer Story

It’s my one-year anniversary of hearing the words “you have invasive ductal carcinoma.” For those of you who don’t know that I’ve been battling breast cancer for the past year, the cat’s out of the bag. I had six rounds of aggressive chemotherapy, of which I had a 100% response; a double mastectomy; five weeks of daily radiation; Herceptin infusions every 3 weeks (which I’m still receiving); and I’m awaiting my second surgery, which happens in December. The fight isn’t over, but the cancer is gone (and so is my long hair).

Right away after my diagnosis, the sewing community rallied together in support. I received notes from strangers who found out on social media, anonymous donations to my Go Fund Me page from “a sister in sewing,” “a fan of Sew it All on PBS,” and more. Eileen Roche, editor of Designs in Machine Embroidery (one of our competitors), posted about it on her blog. My friends at Sulky of America sent me an incredible care package. My colleagues organized a meal train during my chemo weeks so my family wouldn’t have to stress about buying or making food. The outpouring from fellow sewists was amazing. It further proves to me that this is a community where I belong, where I feel like family, and where I want to stay.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart and the depths of my soul. You will never know how much your support means to me and I hope to repay it in some way.

I also want to take this opportunity to encourage you all to get a mammogram. I was “too young” for screening and not a candidate for early testing. My twins helped me discover my tumor when they rejected my left breast during feedings. Without them, I’m not sure how far this would have spread. They saved my life. If you feel something is not right, if you are worried or have a suspicion, go get checked. The quicker you find something, the faster you can heal.

Whether or not you know someone with a history of breast cancer, have lost someone to the disease, or are a survivor warrior yourself, here’s a free pink ribbon design to stitch onto whatever you choose. Show your support during this month of Breast Cancer Awareness, and all months that follow.

Ellen March

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November/December 2016 Issue Preview

Have you seen the November/December issue of Creative Machine Embroidery yet? I have my copy sitting next to me, and I have to tell you — I am so excited about this issue!

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In the Navy Bag

This is the last issue of our 15th Anniversary celebration, so inside you’ll find a feature on our mystery project. I think the secret’s out by now (spoiler alert!) — It’s a truly beautiful and professional-looking bag featuring a pretty embroidered fill stitch. It’s quite the complicated set of instructions, and I can hardly believe that so many of you followed along with the construction without actually knowing what you were making (at least at the beginning)! I’ve had the opportunity to see some pictures you’ve sent of the bags you made, and I’m so impressed by your talent.

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Festive Forest

This issue is chock-full of in-the-hoop projects, and I had the opportunity to stitch up samples of some of them (I love my job!). The first thing I got to work on was the Festive Forest chenille trees, which are such a great holiday/winter décor project. I was a little unsure about using white on the outside to make a “snow covered” version of the tree, but I think it turned out well. At least the art team liked it enough to use it! What do you think?

 

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Snowman Snow Globe

 

The other thing I had the opportunity to work on was the Snow Globe Ornaments. The staff had been working on this concept since before I started at CME, so when they asked me to test the stitch-outs to make sure everything was happening in the right order, I was a little intimidated. Then, when someone suggested that I should combine the testing with actual sample-making — as we did need a set to photograph — I was really intimidated! But I got the hang of them fast, and I’m really proud of the final set. They’re such a cool concept and so much fun to make. Here’s a fun fact: this is the neatest glitter-including project that you will ever make! Since you pour the glitter and then cover it with vinyl and stitch immediately, fully enclosing it, it never has a chance to get anywhere.

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Christmas Tree, Birds & Berries, and Holiday Home Snow Globes

The Snowman design is free until December 31, but I personally love the whole collection, which you can find at shopsewitall.com. The Birds and Berries is my very favorite design — look for a little video on our social media next month featuring yours truly making one.

Endless 233x300 November/December 2016 Issue PreviewI have to say one of the most helpful embroidery articles I’ve seen is the “Endless Possibilities” story that you’ll find in this issue. Ramona Baird, who is a genius with embroidery software, teaches a very cool technique for perfect alignment in multiple hoopings. The piece she made to accompany and illustrate the technique is absolutely gorgeous. I hope you learn as much from the story as I did! If you’re interested in the design that Ramona used please head over to Embroidery Designs and you can purchase them there.

In the issue you’ll also find two more in-the-hoop projects, some great embroidered gift ideas and ways to dress yourself up for the season.

The November/December 2016 issue of Creative Machine Embroidery can be found on newsstands now or purchased at shopsewitall.com in print or digital versions.

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