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Stitch the Trend: Embroidered Trench Coats

If you’ve got a need in your wardrobe for a stylish spring coat, join our Luzerne Trench sew along on the Sew News blog. We’re joined by the Deer & Doe team, and we’re talking all things trench style, colors, … Continue reading

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Date Night Inspiration: 4 Embroidered Looks Perfect for Going Out

If one of your personal goals for the new year includes more date nights, you’re in good company! And, if you’re like me, you tend to think about date night the morning of…as in, too late to make a totally … Continue reading

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Easy Embroidered Boy’s Pajama Set

I have two young boys in my life (and one girl!), and I have to admit that at this point, the handmade gifts tally tips very heavily in favor of my daughter. I’m working to remedy that: Christmas PJs to … Continue reading

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Monogrammed Holiday Pillow Wraps + FREE ALPHABET!

Every year, my favorite CME issue is a toss-up between the Halloween issue and the Christmas holiday issue. There are many things to love in both issues, this year – and I have a ton of favorites from both issues! … Continue reading

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Embroidered Paper Cards Project + Tips for Embroidering Paper

Create a personalized greeting in no (or bow!) time! Embroidering on paper is easy with a few tips and special tools. Generally speaking, when you embroider on paper, you’ll want to avoid dense satin stitch designs; pick paper that feels … Continue reading

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Easy Cross Stitch Ornaments

Our Cross-Stitch Christmas Collection is easily one of my favorite collections. Aside from my favorite set of mushroom ornaments, I’m surprisingly traditional when it comes to Christmas decor and these designs are the perfect fit for that. The cross stitch … Continue reading

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4 Techniques for Embroidered Pants

We hope you’ve been enjoying pants month, here and on the Sew News blog. Machine embroidery is one of the best ways to customize your pants creations. Today we’ll discuss 4 techniques for embroidery that are easily customized to a … Continue reading

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Easy Embellishment Ideas for Holiday Sewing

As soon as the pumpkins come out each year, I know I should probably get started with handmade Christmas gifts. I love adding embroidery to simple sewing projects. A simple design can add a lot of impact to a basic … Continue reading

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New Issue Preview: Creative Machine Embroidery September/October

Like it or not, fall is coming, friends! And we have a lovely issue to help you get ready…er, wrap your head around the fast-approaching cooler temps! We love Halloween around here, so if fall has a silver lining, it’s … Continue reading

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Technique in Focus: Piecing

If there’s something I love more than embroidery, it’s embroidery AND quilting together. If you’re new to piecing, start with basic quilt blocks, as they’re more approachable and serve as a good basis for perfecting basic quilting techniques. And they’re a … Continue reading

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