Author Archives: Kate

DIY Mittens From Sweaters

DIY mittens from sweaters is a fun project to make and give. If you’re looking for a cute last-minute embroidered gift we’ve got you covered! The Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Creative Machine Embroidery just hit newsstands, and it happens to … Continue reading

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Luggage Tags – DIY

Travel in style with a personalized luggage tags. Luggage tags are always a good idea for quick identification in crowded luggage carousels.  If you’re looking for a jazzy set luggage tags then the Travel Tags featured in the Nov/Dec 2017 … Continue reading

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Sewing Mini Christmas Stockings

One of our favorite parts of each issue of Creative Machine Embroidery is the “In the Hoop” column. In-the-hoop projects are so fun — it’s really interesting to see how Lisa Archer, our columnist, designs the projects to go together … Continue reading

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Sew An Apron For A Holiday Hostess

Today we’re bringing you a guest post from Meg Healy, online editor of She made an adorable holiday apron using designs from Creative Machine Embroidery’s Cross Stitch Christmas collection and the Internet Embroidery Club’s Retro Christmas collection. Find her … Continue reading

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Holiday Dresses For Girls

It’s always an interesting challenge to decide how to feature a new CME embroidery design collection. We went through several possibilities for ways to use the Christmas Cross Stitch designs before we settled on the baby girl holiday dress pattern … Continue reading

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Holiday Snow Globe Machine Embroidery Designs!

Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? One of my favorite things to decorate with is the Creative Machine Embroidery Snow Globe Ornaments, featured in last year’s November/December issue. I had the enviable job of testing and checking these designs … Continue reading

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Basic Training: Working With Blanks – Tips & Tricks

What do you do when you have a whole lot of gifts to give and not much time, but you still want each one to feel personal? You turn to blanks, of course! A “blank” is a general term for … Continue reading

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Mantel Decorating Ideas For Fall

Many families have Thanksgiving traditions that span generations while others embrace the old and occasionally add something new to spice up their celebrations. We’re pleased to bring you something new to add with this embroidered mantel cloth, courtesy of the … Continue reading

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Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine New Issue Preview

I have a confession to make — the Nov/Dec issue is always my favorite. I love the fun gift ideas, cute décor and holiday finery that we always pack into the issue. The 2017 issue is hitting subscribers’ mailboxes now, and it … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes: A Creative Machine Embroidery Photo Shoot

There’s an old saying in the theater — never work with animals, children or drunks. Basically, they’re hard to control and make a lot of extra work for everyone. Sometimes it’s worth it, though, like when we brought seven kittens … Continue reading

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