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Fall 2019 Machine Embroidery Trends: Playful Plaid

The latest trend is dressing head to toe in one color hue. That trend has trickled over into prints — and plaid is where it’s at! Take the monochromatic trend to the next level with this look and elevate it … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie! Free Machine Embroidery Design

Mother’s Day is almost here! To celebrate all the wonderful mothers out there, we’re giving away a free design. The Tea Time Teapot design evokes the warm and cozy feeling of chatting with your mom over a cup of tea. … Continue reading

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Cute Dog Embroidery Designs

Cute dog embroidery designs are fun to use during National Dog Day (August 26) or any time of the year you want to show you love for a special furry friend. My family had a golden retriever when I was … Continue reading

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Sewing Themed Cookies

Bake what your heart really desires — sewing! Sewing Kit Cookie Cutters come in a set of four, featuring a sewing machine, a pair of scissors, a thimble and a thread spool. Each is made of silver-colored tin-plated steel.

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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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4 Techniques for Embroidered Pants

We hope you’ve been enjoying pants month, here and on the Sew News blog. Machine embroidery is one of the best ways to customize your pants creations. Today we’ll discuss 4 techniques for embroidery that are easily customized to a … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: MILK ITS WORTH To avoid adhesive overspray, cut the bottom off a plastic milk carton and spray through the lid. … Email your tips to info@cmemag.com and your tip could be featured in a future issue … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: COLOR MATCHING When embroidering on a towel (or anything else that you want to appear nice on the back), match the bobbin thread to the towel or fabric color rather than the top thread. … Email … Continue reading

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New Issue Preview: Creative Machine Embroidery September/October

Like it or not, fall is coming, friends! And we have a lovely issue to help you get ready…er, wrap your head around the fast-approaching cooler temps! We love Halloween around here, so if fall has a silver lining, it’s … Continue reading

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Bukhara Embroidery

Some of the most amazing embroidery comes from an old province in Uzbekistan.  I haven’t been to Uzbekistan yet. But, I was fortunate to see  a few pieces of embroidery work from the region from a local exhibit a few … Continue reading

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