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how to embroider on a beanie

How to embroider on a beanie

It’s fall, Y’ALL – which means it’s time to break out your cute knit hats to keep your noggin toasty during your outdoor activities. And just like the embroidered baseball cap you have been rocking all summer, the beanie is the perfect accessory to personalize using your embroidery machine.  Never tried it?  Here’s how to […]


how to embroider on a paper card

How to embroider on paper cards

Call me nuts, but I really don’t get the embroidery on toilet paper craze.  I mean – it was fun during a shortage, but I don’t think I would do it again. I’m just that big on novelty gifts.  But you know what I am interested in? Embroidery on paper cards. Why? What a quick […]


Janome MB-7 review

Janome MB-7 review: a perfect entry-level multi-needle

Lucky, lucky me.  One of my best friends from childhood (Ellie) and owner of the sewing/embroidery company, Gracefully Hatched, just purchased the Janome MB-7 embroidery machine and let me check it out! Her embroidery business has grown so rapidly that she knew it was time to upgrade to a multi-needle embroidery machine.  Ellie has been […]


BX fonts for machine embroidery

What are BX fonts for machine embroidery?

Are you stitching out a lot of names with your embroidery machine? If so, have you noticed how tedious it is to assemble all of the different letters together to make a word or a name? Well – it doesn’t have to be. BX fonts make assembling names, words and monograms super quick and easy. […]


how to digitize a patch using sewart and sewwhat pro

How to digitize a patch using SewArt and SewWhat Pro

A while back I created a tutorial on how to make a patch using your embroidery machine. Perhaps you may recall that the patch I created was comprised of my silly lego face design, which really leant itself to being turned into a patch.  But what if you want to turn any old embroidery design […]


jewelry to make on an embroidery machine

Machine embroidery jewelry designs that you will actually want to make

If you had asked me last week if I had ever made jewelry with my embroidery machine, my answer would have been a resounding no. First of all, I don’t wear a ton of jewelry. And secondly, many of the machine embroidery jewelry designs I have seen are frankly, pretty tacky.  I’m just not into wearing […]


how to organize machine embroidery designs

How to organize machine embroidery designs

If you are a true embroidery geek, you probably collect A LOT of embroidery and appliqué designs, especially when there are so many great sources for free ones. But, once you start amassing a collection, it can be challenging to find the one you are looking for which is why it’s important to implement some […]


how to embroider on towels

How to embroider on towels

If you were a fly on the wall in my house, you may be under the impression that my children were living in a homeless shelter based on the way they complain about their towels. The problem is that they are used to seeing a lot of monogrammed towels coming out of my sewing room […]


embroidery machine maintenance

Embroidery Machine Maintenance Tips

It’s a lesson that is taken taken me a long time to learn. When you take care of things –  they last longer. I know it may seem obvious, but for me it took years to appreciate that sentiment. And, it is one that definitely applies to your embroidery machine. The better you take care […]


machine embroidery projects for kids

Machine embroidery projects for kids (to make with kids)

If you have kids, you’re probably seeing a lot more of them than usual these days. So why not do a fun project together using your embroidery machine – especially now that you may have a little extra time together at home.  There are a ton of great machine embroidery projects for kids that you […]


free machine embroidery designs: 20 sources

Free Machine Embroidery Designs: 20 Great Online Sources

If you are new to machine embroidery, you may be a bit reluctant to buy machine embroidery designs. Heck – you may not even know how to use your machine. But – guess what? Great news – there are lots of free machine embroidery designs available for you to download and stitch out. The only […]


organizing sewing and embroidery supplies

10 hacks for organizing sewing and embroidery supplies

I have to admit, my sewing room is currently a mess. Wait – isn’t that a sign of a creative mind? Maybe? But all I know – it’s not pleasant at the current moment to be in there. I really need to get is it straightened out. So I’ve hit up my Facebook friends for […]