Category: Projects

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 […]

machine embroidery projects for kids

Machine embroidery projects for kids (to make with kids)

If you have kids, you’re probably seeing a lot more of them than usual these days. So why not do a fun project together using your embroidery machine – especially now that you may have a little extra time together at home.  There are a ton of great machine embroidery projects for kids that you […]

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 […]

what is an in-the-hoop project

What is an in-the-hoop embroidery project?

It wasn’t long after I started regularly using my embroidery machine that I started hearing about in-the-hoop projects (or ITH for short).  To be honest, I had no idea what they were talking about.  Isn’t everything you do with machine embroidery in the hoop? What is an in-the-hoop embroidery project, I wondered. To better describe […]

how to make a koozie in the hoop on your embroidery machine

Make a koozie in the hoop on an embroidery machine

It’s summertime and you know what that means?  Cold beverages. And the best way to keep a beverage cold is with a can koozie. Did you know that you can actually make a can koozie in the hoop on your embroidery machine?  Yep.  There are a few different ways to go about it, but it’s […]

how to make a sun hat

How to make a sun hat

Yes, it’s getting to the point in the summer where I’ve gotten my fair share of vitamin D. Between working in the yard and daily runs, I get A LOT of sun. And now that I’m getting older, I see how important it is to avoid the sun for my skin’s optimal health and appearance. […]

how to make an in the hoop pouch on your embroidery machine

How to make an in-the-hoop pouch on your embroidery machine

In-the-hoop machine embroidery projects are pretty remarkable. All you have to do is lay pieces of fabric and zippers on top of floated stabilizer, following the directions of the pattern designer. Then, when you’ve made it through the steps, remarkably, you have a finished project! I love in-the-hoop projects. In fact – I’m a member […]

10 fun ideas to machine embroider on a baseball cap

10 fun ideas to machine embroider on a baseball cap

Here I am on vacation at the beach and I find myself with no hat. This is despite the fact that I specifically put “baseball cap” on the packing list I made for myself and all my kids. I can’t even follow my packing list! Anyway, before I left town I picked up a couple […]

easy and adorable bridesmaid gifts to make on your embroidery machine

Bridesmaid Gifts to Make on Your Embroidery Machine

Are you thinking about making something special for your bridesmaids on your embroidery machine? Or maybe you have a customer or friend who wants you to whip up something special for her bridal party? Bridesmaids are deserving of a thank you gift! They tolerated the ridiculous bridesmaid dress you picked out and toasted you at […]

how to make a custom wine bag with your embroidery machine

Make a wine bag with your embroidery machine

Quite often my friends come up with projects for me to make on my sewing and embroidery machines. One of the latest? Wine bags. One of my friends pointed me in the direction of a site that sold adorable wine bags with celebratory messages printed down the front.  And then she informed me “you could […]

machine embroidery projects for a dog

Machine embroidery projects for a dog

Sometimes your dog truly is the most deserving. I write that first sentence with the utmost honesty.  Unlike my children, our dog, Chili, never has an attitude or talks back and is always up for hanging out with me. So maybe I should be devoting more of my creative energy to making stuff for her, […]

gifts to make for boys on your embroidery machine

Personalized boy gifts to make on an embroidery machine

Got little boys in your life, and need some fun gift ideas? I got you.  There are so many fun boy gifts to make on an embroidery machine. Buckle up. You know how I know? Many years of making boy gifts on my embroidery machine. Personalized duffel bags Sleepovers aren’t just for little girls. My […]