Category: Machines & Accessories

used embroidery machines

Used embroidery machines: where to buy and should you?

Used embroidery machines can be a great deal and work just as well as their newer counterparts. But, they can also be a risky if you don’t know what you’re doing. So, what should you know before you invest in a used embroidery machine? And where should you go to buy one? Used embroidery machines […]

Brother SE600 Review

Brother SE600 Review: an embroidery / sewing machine for beginners

So, are you thinking about taking the leap into machine embroidery, but don’t know which machine to buy? Consider the Brother SE600. It’s a versatile sewing / embroidery machine that you can get for less than $600.  In this Brother SE600 review, I’ll explain the pros and cons of this machine and how it is […]

what is a magnetic embroidery hoop

What is a magnetic hoop for an embroidery machine?

Have you heard about magnetic hoops for embroidery machine but don’t really understand how they work or if they would help with your embroidery? I get it. Until recently, I had no idea what they were either. But now I’ve seen how a magnetic hoop can be a real game changer for a machine embroidery […]

10 facts you should know before you buy an embroidery machine

Before you buy an embroidery machine… what you should know

So you are interested in an embroidery machine? Do you really know what you are getting into? While an embroidery machine can offer a lot of fun and creativity, it can also be a money pit if you don’t put it to good use. So, before you whip out your credit card to buy an […]

is machine embroidery expensive?

Is machine embroidery expensive?

Thinking about getting into machine embroidery, but worried about the cost?  Yes – an embroidery machine is not cheap. In addition, there are quite a few extra accessories and supplies you will need to actually do the embroidery.  So, is machine embroidery expensive?  And if so – how much are we talking about? And, is […]

how to set up an embroidery machine

How to set up an embroidery machine

Is your embroidery machine still in it’s box? That’s a dang shame because you are missing out on tons of fun. But, believe it or now, you are not the only one.  There are plenty of people who have purchased embroidery machines but still have them sitting in the box. The problem is – they […]

embroidery machine table

Best embroidery machine tables

If you have been looking to buy a table for your embroidery machine but are finding the specialized tables for sewing and embroidery at your local sewing machine shop to be a bit on the pricey side, then maybe you are looking in the wrong place. A good embroidery machine table is essential, but it […]

Janome MB-7 review

Janome MB-7 review: a perfect entry-level multi-needle

Lucky, lucky me.  One of my best friends from childhood (Ellie) and owner of the sewing/embroidery company, Gracefully Hatched, just purchased the Janome MB-7 embroidery machine and let me check it out! Her embroidery business has grown so rapidly that she knew it was time to upgrade to a multi-needle embroidery machine.  Ellie has been […]

what is machine embroidery bobbin thread

What is machine embroidery bobbin thread?

When I first started doing machine embroidery – I was never sure of what type of bobbin thread to use. It seemed like a pain to keep changing the bobbin thread to match the embroidery thread on top, but that seemed like the right thing to do. But, boy – was I wrong. Eventually I […]

Best irons for sewing and embroidery

Best irons for sewing and embroidery

Are you in the market for a new iron?  I’m getting there.  I love my iron, but now that I’ve dropped it twice, it’s barely hanging on by a thread. Great Rowenta iron, just very abused. So, it’s likely I’ll be in the market for a new iron in the near future.  And, it would […]

sewing vs embroidery machine

Sewing vs Embroidery Machine

Thinking about picking up a new hobby but are not sure where to invest your time and money? Sewing and embroidery are useful skills, but in order to do either one, you need to purchase a machine.  These two machines provide wonderful creative outlets, but which one should you buy? Do you need one to […]

what are applique scissors?

What are appliqué scissors?

If you are new to machine embroidery and perhaps on the cusp of trying your first appliqué project on your embroidery machine… STOP. DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT $200. Before you do any appliqué project, you should be sure to have a pair of appliqué scissors on hand.  But, what are appliqué scissors, […]