embroidery

  1. The Right Tool, The Right Time

    A good tool is valuable; a great tool makes the job easier. A great tool always saves money in the long run because it saves time and frustration. I bought my Brother PR 600 in 2004 and have always relied on its workhorse ethic. It has always been ready to tackle any job. In fact recently I was asked to...
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  2. How to Guide: Cutwork Needles & Embroidery Designs

    One of the newer innovations in home embroidery is cutwork needles. These specialty cutting needles along with specifically digitized designs make it possible to create beautiful cutwork or applique projects on your embroidery machine while your machine does all the fabric cutting. No scissors needed- what a treat! There are needles that are made for Bernina embroidery machines as well...
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  3. PE Design Next

    PE Design Next is an easy to use, complete software package that includes: Photo Stitch, Auto digitizing, Digitized fonts plus all the True Type fonts on your computer, Easy editing of existing designs, Resizing with recalculation of stitches, Full manual digitizing tools and much more.  If you already own PE Design Version 5, 6, 7 or 8, the good...
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  4. Little Monsters Sock T-Shirt Project

    This is an adorable kid's t-shirt  that uses socks as sleeves! It's a very easy project to create...all you need is a children’s short-sleeved t-shirt, a pair of  socks for the sleeves and the Anita Goodesign Little Monsters Embroidery Design Pack. 1. The first step is to center and embroider the monster of your choice onto the t-shirt. Each monster has a...
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  5. Create Your Own Holiday Gift Tags & Enter to Win a Brother SE-400

    Look at this great gift tag project free from Eileen Roche's blog, perfect for adding a personal touch to all your holiday gift giving this season! I plan on using this design to make gift tags that can also be used as Christmas ornaments. I can't wait to add beading and fun ribbon for a little sparkle! A simple...
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  6. Embellishing Delicate Pashminas with Success

    In September Sew Fun we featured embellished Pashmina scarves.  In November Sew Fun you will see more samples of embellished Pashminas. There have been questions about how to care for your Pashmina and what the fiber content is.  First off, what is Pashmina? Pashmina refers to a type of fine cashmere wool and the textiles made from it.  The...
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  7. My Daughter's Wedding Dress

    I have always loved to sew, and always dreamed of making my daughters wedding dresses...the more ornate the better!  When my first two daughters got married, one wanted just a little embroidery and beading, and the second  wanted her dress very plain and simple.  I made what they wanted, but still wanted to make a challenging dress! I was...
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  8. Foolproof Embroidery Design Positioning

    “It is important to have the right tool for the job.” That was some great advice I received from my father.  A new essential tool in the embroidery industry is the snowman marker. What is it that makes this little marker the right tool for the job?  The snowman marker works with the Brother Quattro Sewing/Embroidery machine.  It is a...
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  9. New Product: Creative Embroidery Cutwork Needle Kit

    Are you like me and just love fun toys?  I get so excited when there is something fun and new! Embroidery is wonderful and it just gets better all of the time.  At this years Pfaff Convention they introduced the Creative Embroidery Cutwork Needle Kit. See video demonstration here. These specially designed needles and embroidery designs do your cutwork for...
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