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Why Don’t You Use Your Embroidery Machine? What’s Holding You Back?

Life gets in the way of sewing doesn’t it? I love my embroidery machine but I just don’t make the time to use it. Usually what I do is cut out a garment pattern and sew it together in a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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  … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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. Speaking … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Steampunk, for the uninitiated is a sub genre of science fiction that masterfully blends Victorian and futuristic elements. Don’t confuse it with Goth or Emo. Steampunk in my opinion is far more artful, especially when its done right. Here is … Continue reading

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