Category: Difficult Materials

how to embroider on a puffy vest

How to embroider on a puffy vest (or coat)

Yes, I realize Christmas is still 2 months away, but I actually started my shopping a few weeks ago when I found 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 […]

Machine Embroidery with Metallic Thread

Back in 2009, my three-year old wanted her name embroidered on her new beach towel, so I let her choose the thread. Naturally – she chose the option with the most bling: the dreaded metallic thread. In her defense, the silver metallic thread did match the color of the shark on the towel. But I […]

Facts About Glow in the Dark Thread for Machine Embroidery

It’s almost Halloween! So, you know what that means?? It’s the perfect time of year to try out stitching out embroidery designs with some glow-in-the-dark thread. Sound tricky?  It’s actually not too bad. Plus – there are SO MANY fun thinks you can do with it! But before you go too crazy stitching up some […]

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? Why […]