Category: Embroidery Designs

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 […]

satin vs fill stitches in machine embroidery

Satin vs fill stitch in machine embroidery

Perhaps you have hear the terms: satin stitch and fill stitch, but do you know exactly what they mean? Clearly they are two different types of embroidery stitches. When digitizers create a design they must designate lines and shapes to be either one. But, why does this matter to you as the embroiderer? Understanding the […]

What is free standing lace or FSL?

What is free standing lace (FSL)?

If you are new to machine embroidery you may not even be aware of free standing lace, otherwise known as FSL. And, if you don’t know what it is, I’m guessing you probably don’t know how to make it. But It is actually pretty cool. Free standing lace or FSL is essentially an object made […]

The best monogram fonts for Machine Embroidery

10 Best Monogram Fonts for Machine Embroidery

I have to admit, I’m in a bit of a monogram rut.  It seems like I keep using the same interlocking curly monogram over and over again. And while it’s attractive and serves it’s purpose, I’m frankly getting a bit sick of it. I need to invest in some new monogram typefaces, so I’m on […]

gifts for a machine embroidery enthusiast

Gift Ideas for Machine Embroidery Enthusiasts

OK – I know this is going to sound like a first world problem, but one of the more stressful parts of Christmas is not only coming up with gift ideas for other people, but also coming up with gift ideas for yourself. Inevitably, husbands, parents, children, Secret Santas, etc… ask what you want for […]

In-the-hoop toys and games to make for the holidays

So, have you tried making any in-the-hoop projects? Well, now may be your time to tackle it, especially since there are so many AMAZING in-the-hoop toys and games to make on an embroidery machine that make super cute and unique holiday gifts.  The kids will love them and parents will love them even more.  Here’s […]

in-the-hoop Halloween accessories

AMAZING in-the-hoop Halloween accessories

Sometimes my embroidery machine is a total life saver. Here we are, just a few days before Halloween, and I’ve got a bit of a costume situation.  I’ve got to do SOMETHING about my son’s Halloween costume.  But, instead of getting upset about the predicament, I’m just going to use this as an opportunity to […]