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Easy machine embroidery on a baseball cap using a Durkee cap frame

Using a Durkee cap frame for easy baseball cap embroidery

Interested in embroidering on a baseball cap, but scared to give it a try? Have no fear – all you need is the right accessory. I recently received a Durkee cap frame to use on my little single needle PE535 embroidery machine and OMG – it made embroidering on a baseball cap so much easier! […]

Doodler - easy embroidery design creation for the non-digitizer

Doodler software: embroidery design creation made easy

Want to create your own embroidery designs but digitizing software seems too complex and intimidating? If so – you MUST check out Doodler embroidery software, a new program designed for both a PC and an iPad that removes all the barriers between you and custom embroidery design creation. Sound pretty awesome? Lucky for me (and […]

how to fix a broken embroidery machine

How to Fix a Broken Embroidery Machine

If you’re an embroiderer, then you know that a broken embroidery machine can cause major headaches. Not only is it a waste of time and money to have your machine out of commission, but it can also be very frustrating trying to track down the right repair person to fix a broken embroidery machine. In […]

Which Brother embroidery machine should you buy

PE535 vs PE800 Brother embroidery machine

If you If you are thinking about investing in your first embroidery machine or  buying one from someone else, you have probably looked at the Brother PE535 vs PE800 embroidery machines. These are two of the most popular entry level embroidery only machines. But how do they compare? Products mentioned in this post Brother PE535 […]

cheap embroidery supplies and accessories you can buy at the dollar store

27 Cheap Embroidery Supplies and Accessories (you can buy at the Dollar Store)

Embroidery is a fun and popular hobby, but it can be expensive to to purchase all the required supplies and accessories. I had heard you could buy some cheap embroidery supplies for next to nothing at your local Dollar Tree, but I needed to see for myself. Boy, was I surprised. The Dollar Tree is […]

What you need to get started with machine embroidery

What you need to get started with machine embroidery

If you’re interested in learning machine embroidery, then you need to make sure you have the right supplies. In this article, I will break down exactly what you need to get started with machine embroidery. Obviously, you need an embroidery machine (preferably one suitable for beginners). However, there are other things that are required as […]

where to find cheap fabric

Where to find cheap fabric

If you’re looking to find cheap fabric, you’re in luck! There are a number of great sources for bargain materials, some of which you may not expect. In this blog post, I will discuss several places where you can find affordable fabric. AND – I’ll also provide tips on how to get the best deals […]

Embrilliance Essentials vs Enthusiast - what is the difference?

Embrilliance Essentials vs Enthusiast: what is the difference?

If you’re looking for a program that will allow you to make some edits to existing machine embroidery designs, you should definitely consider checking out the Embrilliance suite of products. Two programs that are part of the Embrilliance family that are used to edit embroidery designs are Embrilliance Essentials and Embrilliance Enthusiast. While they are […]

37 free embroidery fonts to download

37 free embroidery fonts to download

Looking for free embroidery fonts to download? I get it. The built-in fonts on your embroidery machine can get a little old. On my trusty little Bernina, I have five different typefaces to choose from and after 10 years+ of using this machine, I’m kind of done with all of them. But, buying embroidery fonts […]

Stabilizer you need for machine embroidery

What stabilizer to use for machine embroidery

Machine embroidery stabilizer can be a bit of an enigma when you are new to the craft . There are so many varieties, it’s hard to sort out exactly what stabilizer to use for machine embroidery. Fortunately, if you are just getting started, there are just a few different types of stabilizer you really need […]

Sewing and embroidery combo machines

Sewing and embroidery combo machines

If you’re looking for a versatile machine that can do both sewing and embroidery, sewing and embroidery combo machines may be right for you. In this blog post, we will discuss what a sewing and embroidery combo machine combo is and provide some tips on how to choose the right one for your needs. So […]

Best embroidery machines for a home business

Best embroidery machines for a home business

If you’re thinking of starting an embroidery business, you’ll need to invest in an embroidery machine. Fortunately, there are a lot of great options. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to decide which one to buy.  You may be wondering, which ones are the best embroidery machines for a home business? When it comes to choosing […]