Category: For the home

how to make an in-the-hoop napkin ring

How to make in-the-hoop napkin rings

Napkin rings offer a touch of elegance to your place settings. You have probably seen them made of all different types of materials including metals, wood, plastic and ceramics.  But have you considered making napkin rings out of fabric using your embroidery machine? Yep – you can actually make them entirely in your embroidery hoop. […]

how to machine embroider on a napkin

How to embroider on napkins

A while back I personalized some placemats as a gift for my mother-in-law. AND – they turned out REALLY well. In fact, I heard about how good they looked from other members of the family (besides my mother-in-law). So, I knew this embroidered gift was a winner. The only problem was that the placemats weren’t […]

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 throw

How to embroider on a throw

New to machine embroidery? Well, here’s a great place to start. Personalizing a throw using your embroidery machine is a great project for a beginner. Plus, when you use your embroidery machine to embroider on a throw, you will have the perfect gift this holiday season. Products mentioned in this post plush throw adhesive-backed stabilizer […]

DIY embroidery home decor

Embroidery DIY Home Decor

Getting a little sick of your own home? Well, quarantine can do that to you.  When you spend SO MUCH TIME in your house, you start to notice its flaws. So, maybe it’s time to spruce things up a bit.  Here are 10 fun machine embroidery DIY home decor ideas that might help you breathe […]

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 chair on your embroidery machine

How to make a monogrammed chair

Making a monogrammed chair has been a project stuck in the back of my mind for a long time.  Until this weekend, however, I never had the motivation or reason to do it. But, when I recently decided to make an effort to spruce up our living room, I spotted an opportunity. I noticed that […]

How to make elegant, monogrammed pillow shams

How to make monogrammed pillow shams with your embroidery machine

Do you ever have one of those projects that turns out better than you could have ever imagined? For me, those experiences are few and far between.  It’s such a bummer to overspend your money and time on a project that turns out like crap. But when it all works out better than expected, that […]