The May/June issue of Creative Machine Embroidery is hitting newsstands, and we’re so excited to share it with you! We’re very proud of this issue—we think you’ll love the breezy summer garments, pool wear and party décor we’ve packed into it.
On the cover is the beautiful Fiesta Flair table runner. Perfect for a Cinco de Mayo party, but also a lovely table addition all summer long, this brightly colored project gets extra pop from flower trim and handmade tassels.
On a hot summer day, nothing’s better than a loose, swingy linen top to keep you cool and breezy. And since the embroidered garment trend is still going strong, it also makes a great canvas for a simple monotone embroidery design. One of our editors spotted a top just like this at a department store the other day (with different embroidery, of course). Embroider and sew this trend yourself with the pattern and design, which are free on cmemag.com/freebies until June 30, 2018.
We’re especially fond of the CME exclusive collection featured in this issue. The collection is a set of eight tiny freestanding lace charms with a tropical/beachy theme. Each one is less than an inch and a half in any direction and has an eyelet at the top to use when attaching it to something. Make quick and easy jewelry following the instructions in the magazine, or find your own garment, décor or accessory use for these cute little gems. Download the pineapple design for free until June 30!
If you want to challenge your embroidery skills, check out the Prom Perfect feature on page 70. Katrina Walker lays out in detail how to use a heavy embroidery design to create an all-over embroidery princess-seamed bodice for a special occasion dress. Check out her tips for choosing the design, planning the process, choosing the best needle and stabilizer, and matching the designs for an almost-seamless flow across the body.
The adult coloring trend has been around for a while now, but we put our own spin on it by combining coloring with embroidery! The in-the-hoop Painted Pouch is a great project even without the twist—the black outline embroidery on the front that you can color in with fabric markers.
There’s lots more in this issue, including cute ITH blackboard fabric beverage labels, a refreshing tote bag and embroidered beachwear for kids and adults. Find the issue on newsstands until June 11, 2018, and at shopsewitall.com indefinitely.
Don’t miss out! Find more great projects and ideas in our newest issue, available on newsstands and at shopsewitall.com!