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Make Fireworks POP with Trapunto

Have you started using trapunto in your machine embroidery projects? We have a great feature in the latest Creative Machine Embroidery magazine. Here are a few tips and tricks to combine machine embroidery with trapunto techniques to create striking projects.

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How To Place Machine Embroidery Designs

How to Achieve Perfect Placement for Machine Embroidery Designs by Kay Hickman Properly placed embroidery designs add a professional touch to any project. Learn to use paper templates and embroidery software to achieve perfect placement. Template Tips Paper templates are … Continue reading

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Embroidery Embellishment With Liquid Bleach

Feeling artistic? Put on your art hat and create bleached fabric designs to embellish with embroidery. It’s a breeze with plain household liquid gel bleach and your choice of stencils, stamps and assorted found objects.

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Earth Day Tote Bag Project

Celebrate Earth day by using sustainable fabric to create a reusable tote bag perfect for everyday use or trips to the farmer’s market. Embroider the tote with a lovely leaf-and-vine design, either by hand or machine.

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High-End Hack: Shoe Embellishment Tutorial

Bedazzled shoes are everywhere and adorned with everything: embroidery, pom-poms, tassels, beading — you name it. With a few simple steps, it’s easy (and inexpensive!) to transform a pair of basic flat mules into designer flats. Follow these simple step-by-step photos … Continue reading

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Mantel Decorating Ideas For Fall

Many families have Thanksgiving traditions that span generations while others embrace the old and occasionally add something new to spice up their celebrations. We’re pleased to bring you something new to add with this embroidered mantel cloth, courtesy of the … Continue reading

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Easy To Sew Gifts + FREE Designs!

Easy Does It In this crazy busy time of the year, the last thing we need is complicated projects to sew. Here are a few suggestions for  sewing projects that you can do in a few hours. Use these ideas … Continue reading

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Easiest Beach Bag Ever Tutorial + 3 Free Designs!

Embroider and stitch this cute beach bag for summer trips! Get full instructions below plus two free designs! Download the Sea Shells and Sandy Toes design free from Embroidery Library here. Hurry, the design is only free until July 31! Download the anchor … Continue reading

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Learn to Embroider on Shoes!

Breathe some life into your shoe collection by adding embroidery! It’s easier than you think to embroidery shoes, whether with hand sewing, textile adhesives or fusibles. Here are three great methods to try. Sheer Embroidery For freestanding embroidery, try organdy … Continue reading

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Free Stabilizer Organizer Tutorial

Hello machine embroiderers! I know many of you are omni-crafters who enjoy sewing, knitting, crochet, etc. When you have a creative mind, sometimes one craft is not enough! With that in mind, allow me to direct you to nearly 100 … Continue reading

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