Category: Projects

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 […]

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 […]

in-the-hoop Christmas ornaments

An in-the-hoop Christmas ornament for anyone

Looking for a fun and personalized something extra to top off your Christmas presents? Well then it’s time to crank out some in-the-hoop Christmas ornaments! You can make candy holders, photo frames, angels and announcements all in-the-hoop using scrap fabric and ribbons entirely in your embroidery hoop on your embroidery machine.  And when it comes […]

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 […]

how to embroider a tote bag

How to machine embroider a tote bag

One of the most easy and practical items to personalize on an embroidery machine is a tote bag.  How do I know this? I have done it a lot. In fact, I have embroidered so many –  if you could get a PhD in tote bag embroidery, I would be well on my way. Never […]

how to embroider on a baby onesie

How to embroider on a onesie

A few days ago, I helped my machine embroidery buddy, Rosselyn, set up her embroidery machine.  It was actually quite satisfying. In the course of less that an hour – we went from embroidery machine in the box to personalizing a towel! Wondering why the embroidery machine was still in the box? Well – she […]

how to embroider on a beanie

How to embroider on a beanie

It’s fall, Y’ALL – which means it’s time to break out your cute knit hats to keep your noggin toasty during your outdoor activities. And just like the embroidered baseball cap you have been rocking all summer, the beanie is the perfect accessory to personalize using your embroidery machine.  Never tried it?  Here’s how to […]

jewelry to make on an embroidery machine

Machine embroidery jewelry designs that you will actually want to make

If you had asked me last week if I had ever made jewelry with my embroidery machine, my answer would have been a resounding no. First of all, I don’t wear a ton of jewelry. And secondly, many of the machine embroidery jewelry designs I have seen are frankly, pretty tacky.  I’m just not into wearing […]