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best sewing chairs

Best sewing chairs: great options for sewing and embroidery

So…. what kind of chair are you using in your sewing / embroidery room?  A janky old thrift store find?  Rejected dining room chair?  Or (GASP) a folding chair??  Sure this may work for a little while, but once you spend hours at your sewing and/or embroidery machine working on a project, you will start […]

what is a hat embroidery machine

Hat embroidery machine: what is this?

I recently saw a question in  one of my Facebook embroidery groups where a woman was asking about where she could get a hat embroidery machine. This had me very confused. I have never heard of such a machine, and frankly, I didn’t actually think one existed. So, I did a bit of digging and […]

what is inkstitch

Inkstitch: a free embroidery digitizing program

Just If you have been looking into different embroidery digitizing software, you may have experienced a big of sticker shock. Some of the higher-end, professional level embroidery digitizing programs are EXPENSIVE. While some are less expensive and suitable for beginners (such as SewArt), and many of them offer free trials, I’ve never encountered any tool […]

What are Fast Frames?

Fast frames for your embroidery machine

Do you struggle to hoop certain garments? Does it take forever to get a project secure and straight on your machine?  Well maybe it’s time for you to check out Fast Frames. Fast Frames are a hooping system that you literally don’t have to hoop. They come in several different sizes and work with many […]

what is a monogram machine?

Monogram machine: what is it and how does it work?

So you want to start adding monograms to clothing and accessories but not quite sure which type of monogram machine to buy? I get it.  If you are new to all of this, it’s hard to which type of machine you should buy. This is because different types of machines will create monograms, however, these […]

SewWrite review

SewWrite Review: creating text for machine embroidery

Almost every embroidery machine comes with built-in fonts. These are quite handy and useful. But, if you use them a lot, all of your embroidered items may start to look the same. At some point, you will likely crave some fresh and new typefaces. After all, a typeface can add a lot of character and […]

10 free Easter embroidery designs

10 Free Easter Embroidery Designs

Easter is just around the corner which is a great opportunity to but out your embroidery machine. There are so many fun and easy Easter projects. But, if you want to make a few Easter easter projects without spending a lot of money on designs, then you should check out all these useful and FREE […]

Brother PE535 Review

Brother PE535 embroidery machine review

The Brother PE535 is an entry-level, single needle home embroidery machine.  It’s probably one of the cheapest and most popular embroidery machines on the market. But why? Does it deserve all of the hype?  How does it compare to other Brother embroidery machines as well as other embroidery machines in its class? What is the […]

SewWhat-Pro review

SewWhat-Pro Review: edit your embroidery designs to suit your needs

You can buy a lot of amazing embroidery designs online and even find quite a few for free. In fact, there are embroidery designs already created for just about any occasion and theme you can imagine. But despite such widespread availability, sometimes the design you find is perfect…. except for one little thing.  Maybe you […]

Best embroidery machines for beginners

Best embroidery machines for beginners

So you are thinking about learning how to machine embroider, but are not even sure where to begin? Well, the first thing you will need is an embroidery machine. But with so many different models on the market, which ones are are the best embroidery machines for beginners? Products mentioned in this post Brother PE535 […]

SewArt Review

SewArt review: more than just an auto-digitizing software

Interested in digitizing but don’t want to spend a fortune on digitizing software? Perhaps SewArt is the program for you. Made by S&S Computing, SewArt is designed to help you convert images (such as JPGs and SVG files) into embroidery file (like PES files) and almost any other embroidery file format. You can also create […]

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 […]