Category Archives: Holidays

Valentine Embroidery Designs

Valentine’s Day is coming up… but not too soon! There’s still time to embroider some cute gifts, gift accoutrements and decor with a holiday flare. Below find some of our favorite love- and Valentine’s-themed embroidery designs, available at

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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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4th of July Embroidery Designs and Inspiration

Independence Day is less than a month away. Why not celebrate it by doing some seasonal themed embroidery? We’ve rounded up some great 4th of July and summer designs to embellish any of your holiday projects with. Available for free … Continue reading

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Easter Machine Embroidery Design Roundup!

Easter’s coming up in a little less than a month, so if you’re a fan of adding holiday-appropriate décor, accessories, etc. into your life, now’s the time to start thinking about Easter embroidery. I’ve gathered together some of the Easter-themed … Continue reading

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Date Night Inspiration: 4 Embroidered Looks Perfect for Going Out

If one of your personal goals for the new year includes more date nights, you’re in good company! And, if you’re like me, you tend to think about date night the morning of…as in, too late to make a totally … Continue reading

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Sewing Mini Christmas Stockings

One of our favorite parts of each issue of Creative Machine Embroidery is the “In the Hoop” column. In-the-hoop projects are so fun — it’s really interesting to see how Lisa Archer, our columnist, designs the projects to go together … Continue reading

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Sew An Apron For A Holiday Hostess

Today we’re bringing you a guest post from Meg Healy, online editor of She made an adorable holiday apron using designs from Creative Machine Embroidery’s Cross Stitch Christmas collection and the Internet Embroidery Club’s Retro Christmas collection. Find her … Continue reading

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Holiday Dresses For Girls

It’s always an interesting challenge to decide how to feature a new CME embroidery design collection. We went through several possibilities for ways to use the Christmas Cross Stitch designs before we settled on the baby girl holiday dress pattern … Continue reading

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Holiday Snow Globe Machine Embroidery Designs!

Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? One of my favorite things to decorate with is the Creative Machine Embroidery Snow Globe Ornaments, featured in last year’s November/December issue. I had the enviable job of testing and checking these designs … 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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