Category: For her

how to monogram sneakers

How to monogram sneakers on a embroidery machine

Looking for a way to literally put a spring in your step? How about monogramming some sneakers? While I’ve seen this for years, I always assumed that it would be impossible to monogram sneakers on a single needle embroidery machine. But, guess what? It’s not. I did it myself and I’m going to show you […]

How to make an in-the-hoop face mask

As I’m sure you are probably aware, this whole COVID-19 outbreak has set off a mask making frenzy. Sewing and embroidery enthusiasts have turned their studios into mask making factories, cranking out 100s of fabric masks to sell or donate. I actually made a couple of fabric masks myself, sewing them based on a pattern […]

gifts to make for mom using an embroidery machine

Gifts for mom to make on an embroidery machine

OH man!  It’s that time of year again: the season in which I rack my brain trying to figure out what to give my mom and my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. Fortunately, I own an embroidery machine, and I have a fairly good track record for embroidering gifts personalized gifts that they have loved.  Since […]

How to embroider on a sweater with an embroidery machine

One of the best things about the end of the end of a season is scoring some bargain basement clothing. At (what stores consider to be) the end of the winter season (February) you can find tons of sweaters for next to nothing. For example, I hit Old Navy the other day and picked up […]

how to embroider on corduroy

Machine Embroidery on Corduroy

Corduroy is a polarizing fabric. Some people love it, some hate it.  Me? I’m in the former camp. I LOVE corduroy.  Maybe it’s because corduroy reminds me of my preppy uncles who all wear candy cane embroidered corduroy pants around the holidays. The texture of embroidery on lush corduroy fabric was, and still is, so […]

how to monogram a sweater using an embroidery machine

How to monogram a sweater with your embroidery machine

My mom’s birthday always presents a HUGE challenge,  because she is SOOOO incredibly difficult to shop for. A few years ago I was really stuck coming up with a gift idea. I had already given her my favorite gift for Mother’s Day (the monogrammed straw hat). 24 hours prior to her birthday, I still had […]

Free heart applique design

A heart appliqué for the perfect Valentine’s sweater

It’s sort of ironic that I make this heart appliqué sweatshirt and the fact that I love it so much.  You know why? I’m totally not into wearing holiday related apparel.  In fact, my kids even called me out on wearing a pink dress (with my black velvet pom pom shawl) on Christmas Eve. My […]

how to make a shawl with pompom trim

How to make a shawl with pompom trim

There is nothing better for a sewing and embroidery geek then coming up with a new idea for a project and having it turn out better than expected. My latest win was a velvet shawl that I made for my sister, sister-in-law, my friend Anna, and myself. It turned out AMAZING. So, I thought you […]

how to embroider on a baseball cap

How to embroider on a baseball cap

Are you an owner of a single needle embroidery machine who wonders if it is even possible to embroider on a baseball cap? I, too, at one point, had my doubts. And I waited a long time before I was brave enough to tried to embroidery on a baseball cap using my single needle embroidery […]

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 […]

Baby shower gifts to make on your embroidery machine

Baby shower gifts to make on an embroidery machine

These days, it’s not often that I get invited to a baby showers. My peers are (for the most part) done having babies.  And I’m still too young to be a grandma. (Or at least I hope. ) Anyway, what this means is that I haven’t had much of a need to come up with baby shower […]

how to make a monogrammed hat

How to monogram a straw hat

Guess what next weekend is?  It’s Mother’s Day! EEEEEEEK.  And, I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what to get my mom or my mother-in-law. They are both REALLY hard to buy for! They are in the mid-70s, have everything they need, and (fortunately), have the means to buy just about anything they want (within reason). So, […]