Category: For kids


How to make an in-the-hoop Easter egg

Easter is on the horizon, and for the machine embroidery enthusiasts out there, it’s not just a season to dye eggs; it’s a time to craft some adorable gifts and home decor. One fun and productive way to use your embroidery machine this Easter season is to whip up some in-the-hoop Easter eggs! They are […]

How to embroider on a puffy vest

How to embroider on a puffy vest (or coat)

A few years ago, I kicked off my Christmas shopping when I stumbled upon 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 haste, I didn’t even consider how difficult it […]

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.  Products […]

How to embroider on an umbrella using your embroidery machine

Using your embroidery machine to embroider on an umbrella seems like a REALLY BAD IDEA. The whole premise of an umbrella is to keep the water off of your head. And, the very nature of embroidering requires you to poke thousands of holes in the umbrella when stitching out a design or monogram. So, it […]

10 Easter projects to make on your embroidery machine

Machine embroidery projects for Easter

It’s hard to believe that the next big holiday is EASTER!  Yes, I understand it is a holy day, and I do recognize that. But when it comes to machine embroidery, Easter means going big with over the top Easter baskets, outfits and home decor. If you are looking for ideas this season, check out […]

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 […]

how to sew an Easter basket

How to sew an Easter basket and personalize it with your embroidery machine

Are you searching for a more elegant alternative to the plastic, throwaway Easter basket? Well, look no further! In this blog post, we are going to teach you how to sew an Easter basket from scrap fabric and a bit of batting and then personalize it with a split egg appliqué design. The genius behind […]

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 matching game

How to make an in-the-hoop matching game

I made my first in-the-hoop matching game several years back when my two nieces were toddlers. At the time, I had actually never seen an in-the-hoop matching game, so I really thought I invented the idea myself. Therefore, I had no idea how it would turn out. To my amazement, the tiles turned out perfectly. […]

how to make in-the-hoop hair bows

In-the-hoop hair accessories

When my two girls were little, I made a lot of cutesy embroidered hair accessories, including personalized knit headbands, woven headbands and even embroidered button ponytail holders.  But, now that they are teenagers, they’ve kind of grown out of such things. Fortunately, I’ve got two little nieces whose personal styles have not transitioned into “truck […]

how to appliqué on a sweatshirt

How to appliqué on a sweatshirt

If you are looking for the perfect personalized gift for a little girl that she will actually love, I have the project for you. A single initial appliqué on a sweatshirt is one of my favorite go-to projects for a little girl. In fact, this year I made two appliqué sweatshirts for my nieces featuring […]

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 […]