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Learn How To Machine Embroider with Sara Gallegos – Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery Season 3

Sara Gallegos joins us again as host of season 3 of Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery. Expand on your machine embroidery skills and go beyond the basics with specialty embroidery techniques such as cutwork, freestanding organza, 3D lace, paper embroidery and … Continue reading

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Easy To Make Bottle Koozies – Perfect For Game Day

Create bottle koozies by repurposing a men’s shirt and outfit your guests with personalized drinks for the big game. by Susan Clark Supplies Button-down shirt Thread: matching all-purpose & embroidery Tear-away adhesive-backed stabilizer Water-soluble topper Rotary cutting system Removable fabric … Continue reading

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Sewing A Coat This Winter? Read Our Tips!

Warm Up in a New Coat This Season I grabbed my lighter weight puffy coat and headed out the door this morning not thinking about the frigid temperatures. Thankfully I was smart enough to don my snow boots, which are … Continue reading

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Basic Training: Color Theory For Machine Embroidery Projects

For expert use of color in your machine embroidery projects read below for tips and tricks. Follow these simple guidelines to successfully change the thread colors of an embroidery design for a professional look to all of your projects. HUE … Continue reading

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Sewing Toys For Your Pet

Did you get a Christmas puppy this year? I DID! This is Leia. And, she’s super into biting and chewing, so I had to buy some rope toys and nylon bones right away. Of course I want to make her … Continue reading

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24 Days of Holiday Giveaways!

We appreciate you, our readers, so very much. Please join us this December as we gift something new each day on our Facebook page! From now until Dec 24, we’re giving away a new sewing/embroidery prize to a lucky reader … Continue reading

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10 Embroidery Designs Perfect For Holiday Projects

Oh how I love holiday embroidery designs. Not only are they great for festive home decor, but using holiday themed designs for gifts is a wonderful way to bring a touch of handmade into the holiday season. Making your own … Continue reading

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DIY Holiday Stockings: Sew Stockings With Personalized Embroidery!

Stockings are great projects that are perfect for personalized embroidery embellishment. You can make an intricate stocking with piecing, applique, embroidery, beading–you name it. Or you can create a simple stocking using one fabric for the outer and lining stocking … Continue reading

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BurdaStyle + Spoonflower = Custom Creations

One of the best things about sewing is being able to completely customize a project, from the silhouette to the fabric to the embellishment. Creating your own fabric adds another level to customization, and lends itself well to the addition … Continue reading

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Gift Tags Printables! Free For Your Handmade Gifts

No ordinary gift tag will do for your holiday gift giving. Don’t settle for the old flimsy gift tag, top your gift with a tag that’s especially for the handmade present.  Creative Machine Embroidery magazine has created six fun gift … Continue reading

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