• Free Webinar | Zipper Pouch with kraft-tex®

    Join us in creating this zippered pouch made with kraft-tex® Paper Fabric! During this FREE, one hour webcast, you will learn how to make a faux-leather zipper pouch using the versatile and durable kraft-tex paper fabric. How to make kraft-tex look like faux leather How to transfer a hand embroidery design to kraft-tex using Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer Tips on hand embroidery through kraft-tex How to machine embroider onto kraft-tex A fun way to insert a zipper and lining – plus, how to make a zipper pull tassel out of kraft-tex General instructions for kraft-tex Downloadable instructions for one of Alyssa’s projects from the book kraft-tex Style, compliments of…

  • Cancer Fighting Hand Embroidery – Free Pattern

    Well, Breast Cancer Awareness month may be coming to an end, but we will still sell the thread sets and give 10% of the proceeds to National Breast Cancer Foundation through the end of the year! I have one last free design for you. This simple hand embroidery is a perfect little gift for almost anyone! You can put it on a pretty handkerchief, on a coffee koozie, on a coaster, on a bag, your imagination is the limit! Just download the free PDF pattern and print it onto Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy. Here is the pattern: NBCF ribbon line  Peel the pattern off the release, smooth it onto the front of your fabric, and stitch…

  • Halloween Hand Embroidery- Free Patterns!

    My love for hand embroidery has spilled over into my love for Halloween! Last year I did these two hand embroidery designs. You can get the free pattern downloads here. This year I was having so much fun with these machine embroidery patterns, I decided to have them made into hand embroidery patterns and for a limited time, we are giving them away to you for free! Download the PDF here:Halloween Patterns I love hand embroidery because I have the right tools to do it! I use Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Petites which come on a spool so I don’t have to separate floss (Thank goodness!), and I print my patterns onto…

  • My Favorite Sites For Hand Embroidery Patterns & A Giveaway!

      Hand Embroidery is one of my favorite things to do. I love the act of stitching, especially with Sulky Cotton Petites™ & Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy™ (You can read why I love these products for hand embroidery here), but I also love that there are so many new designs these days. No longer is hand embroidery just red work, traditional or heirloom. No matter what your personal style, you can find hand embroidery patterns just for you. There are tons of great sites with fantastic patterns, but here are a few of my favorites. HINT: I am doing a giveaway at the end of this blog (Like the monster at the end…

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    Halloween Hand Embroidery with Free Pattern

    A few weeks back I was browsing through Pinterest and came across these adorable free printables created by Ashley Foster, the owner of Fancy Designs.     I love these! They are so whimsical and fun. I thought they would make a wonderful pattern for hand embroidery so I contacted Ashley. I asked her permission to manipulate the pictures and turn them into hand embroidery patterns. She said yes! Don’t worry, I have a link at the end of this post so you can download the patterns for free. Once I created the pattern, I printed them onto Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy and stuck them to the front of the fabrics…