Category: For special occasions

graduation gifts to make with your embroidery machine

Machine embroidered graduation gifts

Graduations are a perfect opportunity to get out your embroidery machine.  A young adult heading off to college, graduate school, or a job needs a lot of new gear: clothing, home goods, accessories, etc… So, there are tons of ideas to choose from. But, why not make the gift a little more special and personalized? […]

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 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 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 a Santa pillow

How to make a Santa pillow with an appliqué belt

Around Christmastime, my husband often refers to me as the Scrooge because I’m not the most willing participant when it comes to Christmas decorating. This is probably because I am usually embroidering, wrapping gifts, sending out Christmas cards, or doing some tasks that ago along with celebrating the Christmas season.  Would the Scrooge be willing […]

how to make in-the-hoop towel toppers

How to make in-the-hoop towel toppers

It seems like every time I walk in our kitchen, there is at least one towel on the floor as well as 4 or 5 wadded up in different locations around the kitchen.  Mostly, I blame my 3 teenage roommates. But, in their defense, we don’t really have a great place for them to hang […]

how to make an in-the-hoop ornament stuffies

How to make in-the-hoop stuffies

If you need to make a large quantity of ornaments quickly and inexpensively, I have the solution for you. These super basic ornament stuffies inspired by classic Christmas silhouettes come together in a snap. In this post I’ll show you how to make in-the-hoop stuffies using my own ornament design. And, I’ll also point out […]

How to make an in-the-hoop Advent calendar

How to make an in-the-hoop Advent calendar

Now is the time of year (in fact today is exactly the day) where you can open the first door of your advent calendar. Don’t have an advent calendar? Well, if you own an embroidery machine then it’s pretty easy to make one.  In fact, when it comes to in-the-hoop Advent calendars, you have several […]

things to embroider for summer

Things to embroider for summer using your embroidery machine

.Summer is just around the corner so it’s the perfect time to get started on all the things you want to make for summer on your embroidery machine. Summer gear presents some great opportunities for using your embroidery machine. Kids go away to camp and get out more often, so using your embroidery machine to […]

How to embroider on a bunny

How to embroider on a bunny

It’s hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner. Easter is a great opportunity to make some fun projects on you embroidery machine. And, one of the most popular Easter related projects that I’ve seen on many of the embroidery related Facebook groups is our personalized bunnies.  Typically people embroider a name and […]

10 free Easter embroidery designs

10 Free Easter Embroidery Designs

Easter is just around the corner which is a great opportunity to but out your embroidery machine. There are so many fun and easy Easter projects. But, if you want to make a few Easter easter projects without spending a lot of money on designs, then you should check out all these useful and FREE […]