Category: For her

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 make a monogrammed hat

How to monogram a straw hat

Guess what next weekend is?  It’s Mother’s Day! EEEEEEEK.  And, if you are anything like my – you have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what to the special mothers in your life. Maybe it’s time to monogram a straw hat? Hey – I’d be doing it myself if I hadn’t already used up the idea a few […]

101 things to machine embroider

101 things to machine embroider

Got an embroidery machine but don’t know what to make. There are so many things to machine embroider! In this blog post, I will provide you with a list of 101 things you can embroider with your embroidery machine. From the basics like towels and aprons, to more advanced techniques like baby onesies and gloves, […]

how to make an in-the-hoop gift card holder

How to make an in-the-hoop gift card holder

Now that my kids are getting older and (gasp) even driving – they have the capability to buy any gift they want. So, these days, gift giving is a bit more challenging. Gone are the days when I could appliqué a goofy design on a sweatshirt and hit a home run.  My kids’ tastes have […]

how to make an embroidered-belt

How to make an embroidered belt

I have always wanted to make an embroidered belt. But, I have to admit, I was pretty nervous about the prospect of embroidering a repeated pattern again and again. I have never tried such a thing. My fear was that the patterns would not line up properly, and I would not be able to create […]

how to machine embroider on jeans

How to machine embroider jeans

If you love embroidered denim, you may wonder if you can actually use your embroidery machine to stitch out embroidery designs down the leg of a pair of jeans. Machine embroidery on denim is actually not difficult at all.  But to machine embroider jeans, you will have a couple of challenges.  But – I promise […]

in the hoop embroidery projects for beginners

In-the-hoop embroidery for beginners

Maybe you have heard of the term “in the hoop.”  It certainly gets thrown around a lot in machine embroidery circles. In fact, there is even a Facebook group called “Totally Addicted to In the Hoop Embroidery.”  But this new kind of embroidery can be a bit intimidating if you have never tried it. So […]

how to embroider on a swimsuit

How to embroider on a swimsuit

Now that it is officially spring, swimsuit season is just around the corner. I guess I must be hard on my swimsuits because every year, I have a few to throw out and replace. While it’s a bit of a bummer parting with the ones I love, it does present an opportunity to get creative […]

How to make a monogrammed infinity scarf

How to make a monogrammed infinity scarf

Last week was my mother-in-law’s birthday, and do you know what I gave her? Nothing. ugh. But, what do you give your mother-in-law in the midst of a global pandemic, and the most exciting part of her day is going out for a walk around the neighborhood? Well… how about something to keep her warm […]

how to make a monogrammed duffel bag

How to make a monogrammed duffel bag

I’ve monogrammed a lot of duffel bags over the years using my embroidery machine, because, frankly, a monogrammed duffel bag makes a GREAT GIFT. The only issue is that duffel bags can be challenging to get on your embroidery hoop. In fact, one time when I was monogramming a duffel bag for my nephew, I […]

20 personalized gifts to make on your embroidery machine for under $10

Gifts to make on an embroidery machine – personalized and under $10!

You know those people on your Christmas list who you just want to give a little something too? But then you don’t want the “little something” to look too…LITTLE? And cheap? Fortunately, you own an embroidery machine which means that you have the ability to turn very inexpensive items into personal and thoughtful gifts. Don’t […]

how to embroider on a visor

How to embroider on a visor

Monogramming a visor on my embroidery machine was not a project on my radar.  In fact, it wasn’t even close to my radar until a friend of mine asked me if I could do it. I actually didn’t know.  I had never even tried. But despite the fact that I had no idea how to […]