Category Archives: Embroidery Tips

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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Tips For Embroidering On Sweater Knits

Sweater knits are lovely to wear, sew and embroider on. Sweater knits are available in a wide variety of types from sheer and lightweight to heavy, textured and dense. Single knits have a knit look to them on the reverse … Continue reading

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Cosplay with Freestanding Lace

Every September, there’s an anime convention in Denver called Nan Desu Kan. Some friends of mine run the registration desk, and for many years I have been volunteering for them. While registration can get very busy, there are usually some … Continue reading

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You’ll LOVE These Embroidery Designs!

Lovely new embroidery designs for machine AND hand embroidery. The best of both worlds from Jenny Hart! New designs just arrived! Hand Embroidery Designs For Your Machine As I watch more episodes of Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery, I’ve become much … Continue reading

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When & How To Use Stabilizers + Free Stabilizer Organizer Project

Stabilizers are an important part of machine embroidery. But, the different types of stabilizers can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips for when and how to use stabilizers. Paper-release and water-activated adhesives stabilizers are a must-have in any machine … Continue reading

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5 Quick Tips for Interfacing!

The proper application of interfacing can create a polished professional look. Interfacing provides stiffness, support and structure to fabric. It is often found in bags, home dec projects, collars, cuffs and curved areas on knit garments. Discovering the inherent helpfulness … Continue reading

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Tips For Embossed Embroidery Projects

Learn how easy it is to create the embossing effect on fabrics with your embroidery machine. Follow these easy tips to create subtle designs on your next project.   If you’re in need for great embroidery designs to use for … Continue reading

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11 Tips for Embroidery on Oilcloth, plus a Free Tote Bag Project!

With April showers soon headed our way, oilcloth is a great fabric option for creating weather-resistant projects, such as raincoats, hats and tote bags. However, with its extra slippery, shiny texture, you might be wary to try machine embroidering on … Continue reading

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5 Quick Tips for Using Cotton Thread!

Happy Friday Embroidery Enthusiasts! The weekend is just hours away, are you gearing up for a few days of sewing and embroidery? Consider using cotton thread to finish a project this weekend and use the following tips for stitching success! … Continue reading

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