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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 […]

How to embroider on a polo

How to embroider on a polo

Do you want to embroider on a polo? Embroidered polos are a great way to show your team spirit or display your company loyalty. Many organizations like to order polos with embroidered logos for their employees. But, if you own an embroidery machine, you can do it yourself. In fact, I learned to embroider on […]

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 […]

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Why is my bobbin thread showing on top?

It’s Saturday morning at 11:37 and you decide to monogram a gift for a party that starts in 23 minutes.  You got this, right? Hoop and score the stabilizer, thread the machine, center the shirt on the stabilizer and get ready to go… But then, your embroidery machine starts stitching like absolute CRAP, and why […]

10 great gifts to make for men on your embroidery machine

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 and 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 […]

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 […]

How to create an embroidery design into an SVG file

How to use prewound bobbins with your embroidery machine

If you’re into machine embroidery, then you know that stitching out a design can mean using a lot of embroidery thread as well as bobbin thread. And when you are doing a lot of embroidery, you will need to change your bobbin frequently. Having to stop and wind a bobbin each time you run out […]

Embroidery Digitizing Lessons: Where to Find Them

Embroidery digitizing lessons: where to find them

Are you are trying to become an embroidery digitizer and master your embroidery software? Well – you’re in luck. There are a number of different places where you can find excellent embroidery digitizing lessons that will teach you how to use your chosen embroidery digitizing software. Some of these lessons are in-person, some online. Some […]

How to become an embroidery digitizer

How to become an embroidery digitizer

So you’re wondering how to become an embroidery digitizer? I get it. I remember the feeling. As soon as I started using my embroidery machine I immediately wanted to learn how to create the files that my machine could stitch out.  In fact, the goal of becoming an embroidery digitizer was the whole reason I […]

how to machine embroider on ribbon

How to machine embroider ribbon

Ribbon is a versatile material. It can be used for ties, straps, trim, and probably countless other things I’m unaware of. It’s also fairly inexpensive and it comes in a wide variety of textures, shades and patterns. If you own an embroidery machine, it’s probably only a matter of time before you want to machine […]

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 […]