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gifts to make for a teenage girl on your embroidery machine

10 gifts to make for teenage girls on an embroidery machine

Let’s face it. Teenage girls are hard to shop for, especially if you are not a teenage girl. Once you are no longer in your teens, you probably are not aware of what is super trendy (nor do you probably care). But, in my experience, (and I do have some experience as a mother of […]

how to embroider on a baseball cap

How to embroider on a baseball cap

Are you an owner of a single needle embroidery machine who wonders if it is even possible to embroider on a baseball cap? I, too, at one point, had my doubts. And I waited a long time before I was brave enough to tried to embroidery on a baseball cap using my single needle embroidery […]

how to embroider on a puffy vest

How to embroider on a puffy vest (or coat)

Yes, I realize Christmas is still 2 months away, but I actually started my shopping a few weeks ago when I found the most adorable shiny, silver, plush, pink-lined vests in the girls section at Walmart.  I scooped them up immediately with the intention of personalizing them for my two little nieces. And, in my […]

in-the-hoop Halloween accessories

AMAZING in-the-hoop Halloween accessories

Sometimes my embroidery machine is a total life saver. Here we are, just a few days before Halloween, and I’ve got a bit of a costume situation.  I’ve got to do SOMETHING about my son’s Halloween costume.  But, instead of getting upset about the predicament, I’m just going to use this as an opportunity to […]

Baby shower gifts to make on your embroidery machine

Baby shower gifts to make on an embroidery machine

These days, it’s not often that I get invited to a baby showers. My peers are (for the most part) done having babies.  And I’m still too young to be a grandma. (Or at least I hope. ) Anyway, what this means is that I haven’t had much of a need to come up with baby shower […]

Facts About Glow in the Dark Thread for Machine Embroidery

It’s almost Halloween! So, you know what that means?? It’s the perfect time of year to try out stitching out embroidery designs with some glow-in-the-dark thread. Sound tricky?  It’s actually not too bad. Plus – there are SO MANY fun thinks you can do with it! But before you go too crazy stitching up some […]

how to make a tooth fairy pillow using your embroidery machine

How to make a tooth fairy pillow and personalize it with your embroidery machine

I only live a few miles from my mom and dad which and they actually still live in the home where I grew up.  Great, right?  Yep – it’s great until your kids discover all your old stuff that’s still lingering around in your childhood bedroom.  One of the treasures my two girls recently uncovered […]

How to make a patch on an embroidery machine

How to make a patch on an embroidery machine

One of the most common requests I get from my readers and through my Etsy store is if I can stitch out one of my designs as an embroidery patch. And, I’ve actually made a patch for a customer from one of my designs. But, I’ll admit, initially I was a bit confused about how […]

10 great gifts to make for men on your embroidery machine

10 Easy Gifts to Make for a Man Using Your Embroidery Machine

Ok – I’ll say it.  Shopping for Father’s day sucks. But guess what?  There are a lot of fun gifts to make for a man using your embroidery machine.  Father’s day shopping is especially difficult for me because my dad needs absolutely nothing and what he does want, he just buys. When I’m really grasping […]

How to make elegant, monogrammed pillow shams

How to make elegant, 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 […]

how to make a personalized t-shirt dress for only $5

How to make a sweet, personalized monogrammed t-shirt dress using your embroidery machine

Hey there!  Are you lucky enough to have little girls in your life who are willing to wear wacky dresses?  Well – I used to, but now my girls are teenagers and are a bit less tolerant about wearing some of the things I make.  Fortunately I have two young nieces who are right in […]

how to make a monogrammed hat

How to monogram a straw hat

Guess what next weekend is?  It’s Mother’s Day! EEEEEEEK.  And, I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what to get my mom or my mother-in-law. They are both REALLY hard to buy for! They are in the mid-70s, have everything they need, and (fortunately), have the means to buy just about anything they want (within reason). So, […]