We’ve talked a lot about the upcoming licensing event from Martha Pullen Co. Serger Serger! event. This is really exciting because it is the first time that this course is offered online! No more traveling to other locations (although I think that’s part of the fun) you can now take the course in your own home.
You’ll study with the same fantastic Martha Pullen faculty during your online experience but just in your home on your schedule. Continue reading
A Whole Day of Sewing?! What Would You Do?
A while back I received an embroidery machine as a gift. It was one of the nicest surprises I have every received and actually brought tears to my eyes. Thing is, I haven’t had a lot of time to use it. I sew almost every day, but I sew, not machine embroider. Continue reading
Celebrated author and teacher, Katrina Walker is a long-time contributor to both CME and Sew News, and she is the creator behind the fabulous Lovely in Lace dress featured in our newest issue of CME. Katrina’s creations are always immaculately constructed and with impeccable style. Read on to learn more about Katrina, her inspiration, her favorite recent trends and her upcoming webinar, called Sewing for Style. Continue reading
Kim continues on with the CME Mystery Sew Along. I’m sure the mystery is growing more familiar. I love adding pockets to anything-dresses, pants, bags, whatever! And a small interior pocket for this project is no exception. This post will focus on creating an easy welt pocket and constructing the lining. You can also take this welt pocket technique and use it on another project. This technique is simpler than a traditional welt pocket, but looks just as good. Continue reading
The winner of last month’s blog post – For Machine Embroidery Fans Only on March 23 –
is Joi! I will reach out to you shortly and tell you how to get your gift pack.
If I don’t hear back within 30 days, I’ll pick another winner.
Thanks everyone for commenting and stay tuned for more giveaways!
One simple question for all you lovers of machine embroidery. I would love to know what types of machine embroidery projects you like to do? Are you primarily interested in machine embroidery for garments? Or do you like to do quick and easy projects with your embroidery machine, such as Lisa Archer’s in-the-hoop projects?
Perhaps you like to use your embroidery machine for quilting purposes or to make table runners and mug rugs? Are you interested in learning to digitize embroidery designs? Maybe you’re a beginner and want to learn the basics from pros like Lisa Shaw?
Maybe you would like to do something different such as make beautiful jewelry?
Whatever your tastes are, please leave a comment below as to what are your favorite ways to use your embroidery machine. Or if you are new to machine embroidery what would you like to get out of your machine?
Leave a comment on the blog as to your favorite ways you like to use your machine and you’ll be entered to win a sewing and embroidery gift pack.
This gift pack includes:
- Anita Goodesign special edition quilt block set
- Heidi Boyd Whimsy Kit
- Kaffee Fassette’s Simple Shapes – Spectacular Quilts book with 23 original quilt designs
- Busy with Buttons by Jill Gorski
- Embroidery Workshops by Rebecca Ringquist
And, maybe a few other goodies for good measure. So, please leave me a comment and one lucky winner will be picked on March 29th.
Winner has been announced. Thank you everyone for commenting!
Many of you who read this newsletter consider yourselves to be intermediate to advanced in your machine embroidery skills. Do you know all the inner workings of your embroidery machine? Do you know what it’s ‘guts’ look like? Have you ever wondered? If so, you you’ll want to check out the latest webinar Machine Embroidery 101 with Lisa Shaw.
We all know how expensive embroidery machines can be and you’ll want to protect that investment by knowing how it all functions beyond just turning it on. Machine Embroidery 101 with Lisa Shaw is all about the inner workings of a embroidery machine; important, need-to-know info! Continue reading
Finally, Part 3 of the Mystery Sew Along! Kim has been monitoring the comments and looks like we’re moving along. I’m sure some of you have already guessed what it is.
Here is the latest free design.
In this post we’ll finish constructing the exterior to get ready for the lining.
Position one handle tab wrong side up on a flat work surface. Place fusible tape to each tab short edge; fuse following the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove the paper backing. Fold each edge 1/4” toward the wrong side; press. Continue reading
It’s time to reveal a little more to this mystery project. In the first post, we listed all the supplies needed, and cut out the pattern pieces. Now it’s time to embroider and start sewing. Any guesses on what the project is yet? Continue reading
Seems that folks either LOVE Valentine’s Day or find it to be as artificial as the dye in those sweet candy hearts. I for one LOVE Valentine’s Day.
I love the colors pink and red. I love chocolate candy in the heart shaped box. I love the sweetness and love that it inspires in people. Sure we don’t need a day for this, we should be doing it EVERY day. For those folks that enjoy Valentine’s Day as much as I do, here are four fun and easy projects you can do for yourself or for that sweet loved one in your life.
The Tilda Doll is so cute. And, all though I’m not one for dolls (being that I’ve outgrown that hobby) this one is so adorable I would love to have her for my own. But, I think making her would be such a sweet experience too.
The Tilda kit sold out fast late last year, but she’s now back in stock. The kit includes everything you need EXCEPT the wadding and she is 12″ long.
If you don’t want to purchase the kit, we also have the book with all sorts of Tilda inspired projects.
Spell out your love and other secrets in with the Buds & Blossoms embroidery collection.
I like this little box to hold little notes and things. It’s easy to make and the intricate scroll embroidery design can be used on other fabrics. Would make a lovely scarf design.
If you have little ones these Valentine candy inspired designs will for sure be a hit. They’d also be great for a kid sized Valentine party.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more easy projects for Valentine’s and any day!