Category: Difficult Materials

How to embroider on a puffy vest

How to embroider on a puffy vest (or coat)

A few years ago, I kicked off my Christmas shopping when I stumbled upon the most adorable, shiny, silver, plush, pink-lined vests in the girls section at Walmart. I scooped them up immediately with the intention of personalizing them for my two little nieces. And, in my haste, I didn’t even consider how difficult it […]

How to embroider on fleece

How to embroider on fleece

It’s officially fall! And, do you know what that means? It’s fleece season! Fleece is a dream fabric for embroiderers. There are so many fun and practical items you can make with fleece, and embroidery looks great on it. But, if you’re new to embroidery, perhaps you are wondering, how to embroider on fleece? Products […]

how to embroider on a baby onesie

How to embroider on a onesie

A few days ago, I helped my machine embroidery buddy, Rosselyn, set up her embroidery machine.  It was actually quite satisfying. In the course of less that an hour – we went from her embroidery machine sitting in the box to personalizing a towel! Are you wondering why the embroidery machine was still in the […]

how to embroider on chiffon using an embroidery machine

How to embroider on chiffon using an embroidery machine

Machine embroidery is a great way to add unique embellishments to your clothes and accessories. But what if you want to embroider something delicate, like chiffon? Don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as it might seem. With a few tips and tricks, you can embroider on chiffon just like any other fabric. To be honest, […]

How to create an embroidery design into an SVG file

How to use prewound bobbins with your embroidery machine

If you’re into machine embroidery, then you know that stitching out a design can mean using a lot of embroidery thread as well as bobbin thread. And when you are doing a lot of embroidery, you will need to change your bobbin frequently. Having to stop and wind a bobbin each time you run out […]

how to machine embroider on ribbon

How to machine embroider ribbon

Ribbon is a versatile material. It can be used for ties, straps, trim, and probably countless other things I’m unaware of. It’s also fairly inexpensive and it comes in a wide variety of textures, shades and patterns. If you own an embroidery machine, it’s probably only a matter of time before you want to machine […]

best fabrics for machine embroidery

Best fabrics for machine embroidery

If you’re just getting started with machine embroidery, it’s important to choose the right fabrics. Not all fabrics are created equal – some will hold up well to the embroidering process, while others will not. In this article, I’ll discuss the best fabrics for machine embroidery and why they make good choices for beginners. I’ll […]

How to machine embroider on satin

Machine embroidery on satin

Machine embroidery on satin is a popular technique for adding a luxurious look to garments and home textiles. This blog post will show you how to machine embroider on satin with tips from professionals, as well as provide you with advice about choosing the right materials. Products mentioned in this post Satin sheets Satin pillowcases […]

Machine embroidery on faux fur

Faux fur is a popular material for many designer jackets and coats, throws, and more. It looks just like the real thing, but costs significantly less due to its man-made origins. And guess what? You can actually personalize faux fur clothing and accessories using your embroidery machine. And….machine embroidery on faux fur is easy. But […]

machine embroidery on burlap

How to embroider on burlap

Machine embroidery on burlap is a popular technique used to make many different types of projects. It creates an interesting texture that you can’t get with other types of fabric. But, perhaps you have noticed that burlap is also quite porous, which may make you wonder, how it might handle embroidery. In this post, we […]

machine embroidery on cork fabric

Machine embroidery on cork fabric

Machine embroidery on cork fabric is a fun and creative way to make a range of projects. Cork fabric can be used for anything from placemats, coasters, jewelry, or aprons – the possibilities are endless! In this blog post we’ll cover how to machine embroider on cork as well as some examples of beautiful projects […]

machine embroidery on denim

Machine embroidery on denim

My kids say that I’m a true hippy at heart which may explain why I love the look of machine embroidery on denim.  The contrast of the glossy embroidery thread against a deep indigo denim simply makes me swoon. In fact, when I first got my embroidery machine, it was probably the first fabric I […]