Tag: fix embroidery machine

In-the-hoop toys and games to make for the holidays

So, have you tried making any in-the-hoop projects? Well, now may be your time to tackle it, especially since there are so many AMAZING in-the-hoop toys and games to make on an embroidery machine that make super cute and unique holiday gifts.  The kids will love them and parents will love them even more.  Here’s […]

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 embroider on chiffon using an embroidery machine

How to embroider on chiffon using an embroidery machine

Machine embroidery is a great way to add unique embellishments to your clothes and accessories. But what if you want to embroider something delicate, like chiffon? Don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as it might seem. With a few tips and tricks, you can embroider on chiffon just like any other fabric. To be honest, […]

how to make a monogrammed duffel bag

How to make a monogrammed duffel bag

I’ve monogrammed a lot of duffel bags over the years using my embroidery machine, because, frankly, a monogrammed duffel bag makes a GREAT GIFT. The only issue is that duffel bags can be challenging to get on your embroidery hoop. In fact, one time when I was monogramming a duffel bag for my nephew, I […]

in-the-hoop projects for babies

12 Must-Try In-the-Hoop Projects for Babies

In-the-hoop projects and babies go together like peanut butter and jelly. Both are on the smaller side, so they tend to be a natural fit. But what type of in-the-hoop projects for babies can you make? And will these items actually be used and appreciated by the baby – or more importantly – the baby’s parents? […]

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 […]

how-to-fix-bobbin-embroidery

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 […]