Subscribe to CME!
Category Archives: Embroidery Tips
Cork is eco-friendly, renewable and very trendy. It’s also a great surface to embroider on. While it acts like leather, vinyl and other non-fibrous materials in many ways (don’t pin it!), its fabric backing allows it to take embroidery better … Continue reading
Use embroidery motifs to add space to your next project—literally. Designs can span openings, holding them an equal distance apart. Most embroidery motifs serve a purely decorative function stitched atop the fabric’s surface. However, they can also be used functionally … Continue reading
Stenciling can add a whole new element to your embroidery. To learn tips, tricks and techniques for stenciling, check out part 1. To learn the steps of combining stenciling and embroidery, read on! Ink and Paint Stippling Stencil diminutive baskets … Continue reading
Add stenciling to your embroidery for bold effects and added detail. Learn the basics of stenciling below, then discover ways to combine stenciling and embroidery in part 2. Getting Started Stenciling really requires only two tools: a stencil and a … Continue reading
Today we’re continuing our series on combining foil with embroidery! For ideas and info on how to get started, check out part 1 here. Today we’re talking adhesive! There are two ways to apply foil to a fabric surface—adhesive and … Continue reading
Add metal foil to the embroidery mix for extra bling! In this three-part blog series, we’re talking about foil made specifically for fabric—a lightweight clear substrate with a very thin metal coating on one side. With the proper adhesive underneath, … Continue reading
Which thread types make for great embroidery designs? The answer isn’t as easy as you may think. Read on and stock up on the thread you’ll use most so you’re prepared for whatever project comes your way. From rayon to … Continue reading
Whether the need is for an insignia or just for fun, patches are a quick and easy way to attach embroidery to any surface. The best and most common base fabric for patches is felt or twill, but any sturdy … Continue reading
Paper piecing allows you to use intricate pieces to create interesting blocks. Combine paper piecing and the embroidery machine for a faster and more accurate end result.