Category: For Beginners
What you need to get started with machine embroidery
If you’re interested in learning machine embroidery, then you need to make sure you have the right supplies. In this article, I will break down exactly what you need to get started with machine embroidery. Obviously, you need an embroidery machine (preferably one suitable for beginners). However, there are other things that are required as […]
Best machine embroidery projects for beginners
Getting started with machine embroidery can be a little bit intimidating. First, you need to make the time to actually get your machine out of its box and set it up, but then you need to decide what exactly to make. You don’t want to take on anything too complicated – as a failure at […]
Best embroidery machines for beginners
So you are thinking about learning how to machine embroider, but are not even sure where to begin? Well, the first thing you will need is an embroidery machine. But with so many different models on the market, which ones are are the best embroidery machines for beginners? For beginners, I would recommend starting with […]
What do I need to know before buying an embroidery machine?
So you are interested in an embroidery machine? Do you really know what you are getting into? While an embroidery machine can offer a lot of fun and creativity, it can also be a money pit if you don’t put it to good use. So, before you whip out your credit card to buy an […]
Is machine embroidery expensive?
Thinking about getting into machine embroidery, but worried about the cost? Yes – an embroidery machine is not cheap. In addition, there are quite a few extra accessories and supplies you will need to actually do the embroidery. So, is machine embroidery expensive? And if so – how much are we talking about? And, is […]
Common beginner machine embroidery questions and answers
I often receive emails with machine embroidery questions, but this most recent one from Randi really got my attention. Wow! Newbies have a lot of questions! “I received a Brother PE535 for Christmas last year and still haven’t figured out how to use it or get started. I was wondering if you know what I […]
Is embroidery hard?
The idea of owning an embroidery machine can be pretty exciting. You may have visions of stitching your kids’ names on every item of clothing, or fantasize about monogramming bags for all your friends. Or, maybe you would love to run an embroidery business out of your home. This is all very doable. But in […]
How to set up an embroidery machine
Is your embroidery machine still in it’s box? That’s a dang shame because you are missing out on tons of fun. But, believe it or now, you are not the only one. There are plenty of people who have purchased embroidery machines but still have them sitting in the box. The problem is – they […]
Sewing vs Embroidery Machine
Thinking about picking up a new hobby but are not sure where to invest your time and money? Sewing and embroidery are useful skills, but in order to do either one, you need to purchase a machine. These two machines provide wonderful creative outlets, but which one should you buy? Do you need one to […]
Embroidery Machine or Cricut?
If you have considered starting a craft business or just adding a new creative outlet to your life, maybe you have thought about buying either an embroidery machine or Cricut. Both can be used to personalize clothing and accessories, but do so in different ways. So, which one should you buy? As an owner of […]
Machine embroidery terms every embroidery geek should know
Machine embroidery terms and acronyms can be a little confusing, especially if you are new to the craft. Just scanning through forums and Facebook groups dedicated to machine embroidery, you may think that members are speaking another language. So, as your friendly neighborhood embroidery term translator, I thought I’d break it all down for you. […]