• Teacher Tote Gift

    Teacher Tote – a Great Back-to-School Gift

    Teacher Tote Create a Teacher Tote for a back-to-school gift, using a tote bag blank. Or create a quick tote bag using two fabric squares and self-made handles. This tote isn’t lined, so it couldn’t be easier to embroider and construct! Alternatively, create this “Teacher” Tote for a student and replace the embroidery design with one of your choosing that’s more appropriate for the recipient. TEACHER TOTE SUPPLIES Tote Blank (or create your own tote!) Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen Sulky Thread: Poly Deco™ (colors according to chosen embroidery design) & 60 wt. Bobbin Large-scale embroidery design (Featured design is Teaching is my Thing in the 6×10 hoop size…

  • Summer Ice Cream Flag

    Ice Cream Embroidery on Garden Flag

    Ice Cream Embroidery to celebrate National Ice Cream Day! Ice cream embroidery designs are the cherry on the sundae of National Ice Cream Day! We’re celebrating this momentous day with a summery garden flag and a big scoop of chocolate on a sugar cone. How about you? Finished size: 12″ x 13 1/2″ ICE CREAM FLAG SUPPLIES 16 1/2″ x 27″ rectangle of ripstop vinyl Sulky Felty™ (colors according to chosen design) Sulky Soft ‘n Sheer™ Stabilizer Hello Summer Machine Embroidery Palette (comes with 6 designs in 3 sizes & 10 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread) Additional Thread: 60 wt. Bobbin, Invisible (optional) & Poly Deco™ (construction) Organ™ Microtex Needles…

  • make a bike bag for a patriotic parade

    Bike Bucket Bag for a Patriotic Parade

    Bike Bucket Bag A bike bucket bag is a great accessory if you’re headed to a patriotic bike parade to celebrate July 4. Start with the free Bike Bucket pattern by Noodlehead and add a machine embroidery motif! Try our Ride with Pride design. Further customize the bike bucket bag with a name, monogram or fun saying and make one for everyone in the family. BIKE BUCKET BAG SUPPLIES Bike Bucket Pattern Sulky Soft ‘n Sheer Extra™ Stabilizer Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 7 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread, 4 spools of Sulky Poly Sparkle™ Thread and 6 patriotic-themed designs in 3 sizes) Sulky Thread: Poly Deco™ (construction) &…

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  • embroider a can koozie

    How to Embroider a Can Koozie Blank

    Embroider a Can Koozie Learn how to embroider a can koozie with this quick tutorial. A can koozie makes a great gift for Father’s Day, birthdays or any time of year. Find a fun design that fits the can koozie front or use software to resize a design to fit. CAN KOOZIE SUPPLIES Can Koozie Blank (SPOILER ALERT: find one in our 35th Anniversary Mystery Box! Available for purchase on 6/17/22!) Sulky Rayon or Poly Deco™ Thread (machine embroidery; colors according to chosen embroidery design) Poly Deco™ Thread (construction; one spool for sewing machine, 3 or 4 spools for serging) 60 wt. Bobbin or PolyLite™ Thread Organ® 90/14 Embroidery Needles…

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  • embroidered napkins

    Embroidered Napkins for National Hamburger Day

    Embroidered Napkins – Quick & Easy Gifts to Make Embroidered napkins make great gifts. Create a set in no time and choose a design for a theme, such as a cookout or luau, to gift to the host. Or create a set for your next get-together this summer, to celebrate National Hamburger Day! EMBROIDERED NAPKIN SUPPLIES Poly Deco™ Thread (for construction& embroidery) Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Napkin blanks (or create your own napkins from linen or cotton fabric and a rolled hem!) Embroidery design (approximately 3″ square or smaller) Note: The featured design is BBQute Burger from Urban Threads. Choose a design you…

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  • roller skate charm

    Roller Skate Charm In the Hoop

    Roller Skate Charm A roller skate charm is a cute addition to any summery bag or backpack. Whether you are a roller skater or know a roller skater, you’ll love a retro roller skate charm that acts as a decorative bag accent, key ring or luggage tag. A roller skate charm is nostalgic and fun, plus it makes a great quick gift. There are lots of roller skate charm in-the-hoop designs to choose from, available from different sellers online. Do a quick search and browse the offerings to locate one that’s perfect for your bag pattern, premade or homemade tassel, or gift recipient. For even more fun, add a tassel…

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  • sunglasses pouch

    Sunglasses Pouch to Sew & Embroider

    Sunglasses Pouch Embroider a small zipper pouch to hold sunglasses, chapstick and sunscreen for a day at the beach. This pattern is a freebie from SewCanShe.com, and the added embroidery gives the pouch a personal touch. Read on to learn tips for sewing and embroidering this pattern using cork fabric and a double-slide zipper. SUNGLASSES POUCH SUPPLIES Long Zipper Pouch Pattern by SewCanShe Fabric & notions according to pattern Sallie Tomato Cork fabric was used for the outer pouch Perfect Appliqué™ Fusible Web was used for the featured pouch Poly Deco™ Thread was used for construction Felty™ was used instead of a sheet of craft felt A double-slide zipper was…

  • linen apron with embroidery

    Linen Apron with Embroidery for Mother’s Day Gifting

    Linen Apron with Machine Embroidery A linen apron makes a great gift for Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day or any day of the year. Aprons are almost always one-size-fits-all, so they’re easy to gift to anyone of any size. However, the featured free apron pattern by Hey June Handmade is a multi-size apron that requires a couple of measurements to ensure a good fit. Choose a linen fabric for this to elevate the gift and make it super comfy to wear. A medium- to heavyweight linen fabric is best to support the embroidery stitching and last through multiple washings and wearings. Linen is typically a rather open-weave fabric, so the right…

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  • serger infinity scarf

    Serger Infinity Scarf to Make & Wear Tonight

    Serger Infinity Scarf with a Twist A serger infinity scarf is quite possibly the quickest accessory you can make. This scarf is easily completed in an hour (or less!). Make one for yourself and one for a friend, to gift for Mother’s Day or a special birthday. The instructions below assume you’re using a knit/stretch fabric, but the method is easily adapted for a lightweight woven fabric, such as cotton sateen or voile, too. This easy serger infinity scarf makes a great travel accessory. Wrap it once or twice around your neck, wrap it around your head, use it as a belt, or use it as a bandeau top on…

  • embroidered greeting cards

    Embroidered Greeting Cards in the Hoop – We’ll Teach You How!

    Embroidered Greeting Cards – NEW Embroidery Sewing Session Learn how to make embroidered greeting cards, done in the hoop of your embroidery machine! This NEW Embroidery Sewing Session is completely on-demand for learning at your own pace. The Session is active on March 8, 2022, and available at any time after that for viewing, learning and interacting. EMBROIDERED GREETING CARDS – SESSION DETAILS In this Embroidery Sewing Session, Julie Trieb of Designs by Juju will take you through her in-the-hoop techniques while making several greeting card designs. You’ll learn how to embroider on card stock and add more materials to your cards, such as felt, for unique finishes. Plus, Julie…

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