Tag: learn to digitize embroidery designs

How to digitize an appliqué for free with Ink/Stitch

How to digitize an appliqué design using Ink/Stitch – for FREE

Want to digitize an appliqué design, but don’t want to spend the money on digitizing software? Fortunately, there is a free and open-source program called Inkscape with a module you can add on called Ink/Stitch (also free) which will allow you to do exactly that. You can download Inkscape onto your Mac or PC and […]

10 Easter projects to make on your embroidery machine

Machine embroidery projects for Easter

It’s hard to believe that the next big holiday is EASTER!  Yes, I understand it is a holy day, and I do recognize that. But when it comes to machine embroidery, Easter means going big with over the top Easter baskets, outfits and home decor. If you are looking for ideas this season, check out […]

How to convert an SVG file to an embroidery design

How to convert an SVG file to an embroidery design

If you’re familiar with computer graphics, or you use a cutting machine, like a Cricut, a Silhouette, or a Brother Scan and Cut, then you’re probably very familiar with SVG files. These machines LOVE SVG files because they provide such a precise cutting line. While cutting machines and embroidery machines work a big differently, they […]

How to center embroidery designs on a t-shirt

How to center machine embroidery designs on a t-shirt or sweatshirt

When it comes to machine embroidery, there isn’t much more frustrating than screwing up the placement of an embroidery design on a t-shirt, especially when you go through the painstaking process of stitching out an appliqué design. I was completely at my wits end when I stitched out an appliqué crown crookedly on a t-shirt […]

how to clean embroidery hoop

How to clean a dirty embroidery hoop

Here’s how I knew I had a nasty, dirty embroidery hoop.  People started leaving comments on my blog posts (that were completely unrelated to the embroidery hoop), saying  “wow – your hoop is gross.”  So, after hearing that a few times , I thought, “maybe I should try to clean my dirty embroidery hoop.” But […]

how to do couching on an embroidery machine

How to do couching on an embroidery machine

Looking for a new way for your embroidery to stand out? Then it’s time to try couching! This process will make a dainty redwork design a lot more bold while giving it some added texture. Ready to give it a try? In this article – I’ll show you exactly how to do couching with an […]

How to embroider on fleece

How to embroider on fleece

It’s officially fall! And, do you know what that means? It’s fleece season! Fleece is a dream fabric for embroiderers. There are so many fun and practical items you can make with fleece, and embroidery looks great on it. But, if you’re new to embroidery, perhaps you are wondering, how to embroider on fleece? Products […]

How to do a multi-hoop machine embroidery project

How to do a machine embroidery multi-hoop project

Are you looking for a way to take your embroidery machine skills up a notch? Want to tackle bigger and bolder projects, but don’t know where to start? It’s time to think big and do a machine embroidery multi-hoop project! I recently took on one of my biggest multi-hoop projects to date – a retro […]

12 Valentine's projects to make on your embroidery machine

12 Valentine’s Day projects to make on your embroidery machine

Valentine’s Day can be a challenging holiday, especially if you aren’t coupled up. But it certainly doesn’t have to be. I, personally, believe that Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show some love to anyone in your life, whether it’s your kids, grand kids, classmates, or even your friends at work. Plus, if you […]

How to digitize with Embrilliance Stitch Artist

How to Digitize with Embrilliance StitchArtist

Do you love machine embroidery but don’t necessarily love the embroidery designs that are commercially available? If you want to create your own embroidery designs, you will need to learn how to digitize. You will also need digitizing software. One of the most popular programs used for embroidery digitizing (and my personal favorite) is Embrilliance […]

free Christmas machine embroidery designs

Free Christmas embroidery designs

It’s the holiday season and you’re looking for some creative gifts and ways to decorate your home. Why not use your embroidery machine? You can make some awesome projects even if you are on a budget or just want to save a bit of money. This is because there are plenty of free Christmas 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 […]