Kimberbell Embroidery Club
Are you new to embroidery and want to learn fun techniques? Our monthly Kimberbell Club is the perfect place for you. Each month you will complete a different embroidery or in-the-hoop project. Kimberbell designs are clever, whimsical and a fun way to learn different embroidery techniques. The projects work perfectly for machines that have a 5"x 7" hoop or smaller. Even if you have never done machine embroidery before, you will enjoy this club. If you do not have an embroidery machine, that is OK, give us a call to reserve one of our classroom Brother 990D embroidery machines (or similar) to use in class. Sign up for one class or for every month as classes are independent from each other. **IMPORTANT**Please be sure click on the "Downloads" tab on the lower left hand portion of this page to access the corresponding monthly list of needed supplies for this class. Please also bring a USB stick to class to receive the current months design.
“I am baby hear me roar!” Honestly, Grandma may be squealing a bit too when she stitches this adorable cub on a receiving blanket, burp cloth, or onesie. With Kimberbell’s easy fringe technique, a fuzzy mane of thread encircles the little lion’s head. The design comes in both 4x4 and 5x7 sizes with two different expressions. We know you’ll love stitching both, and “that’s no lion.”
“What the world needs now is love, sweet love” and those who love machine embroidery will spread the endearment with this darling chenille heart pennant. The appliqued heart features two variations for the chenille stitches, diagonal or chevron, on two pennant sizes. Make a single pennant or banner of coordinating
colors and share the love.
Some bunny is going to be very hoppy to receive this adorable bag filled with Easter treats. The cinch bag is one of Kimberbell’s most innovative designs. We’ve added embroidery details and long ears to make the most precious spring bunny in two sizes. Choose a contrasting fabric for the lining, which also becomes the inside of the bunny ears.
Featuring a sophisticated combination of textiles like linen and wool, the Flower Zipper Clutch comes in three sizes. From durable cork to dainty calicos, create your own aesthetic by trying a different fabric medium for each petal. Unlike traditional machine embroidery applique where the design is secured with a satin stitch, raw
edges of the pretty petals are surrounded with whimsical outline stitches. The clutch is fully lined, plus Kimberbell makes installing a zipper remarkably easy in-the-hoop.
Was it a “bicycle built for two” that inspired the proposal to Miss Daisy Bell in 1892? She must have said yes, because the tandem bike has been a symbol of romance for more than one hundred years since. Just like marriage, the technique takes cooperation and practice. Thank goodness machine embroidery isn’t that much work! In our tandem design, little lovebirds look sweet perched on the bicycle seat and handles, and we adore the baskets of blossoms with fringe flowers too. Perfect for a picnic tote, you can personalize the design by adding your marriage or anniversary date.
With lacy citrus slices and delicate white blossoms, this beautiful cutwork apron makes me think I should invite the ladies for lunch. I’ll serve chicken salad on tea sandwiches with key lime tarts for dessert and all the while everyone will admire my lovely apron.
With fabric and vinyl applique, we’ve created a lemonade glass that’s always half full. Stitch the quilted pennant background in a contrasting color for celebration or blend with the background fabric to emphasize the drink and slice of citrus garnishing the cup, like our cherry cola with lime. You’ll find this mouthwatering design delish for an entire mixology of sodas.
Did you ever count the days of summer in popsicle sticks? This Kimberbell original Embroider by Number project has us reminiscing of summer vacation when the only thing on our to-do list was “play.” With three layers of icy sweetness, the pieced popsicle block features crosshatch quilting on the large and medium sizes with optional ribbon loops for hanging. The small size is just right for a pin cushion, coaster, or ornament.
If the occasion calls for pie making, we keep the recipe simple with this math equation. Choose to applique either apple or pumpkin for the sweetest gift or kitchen decor. We’ve included instructions for adding a checked fabric border to a tea towel, but the designs would look equally as cute on an apron bib for your favorite baker.
Witch hats and spiders and pumpkins, oh Mylar! Machine embroidery is our favorite new way to decorate. These designs will definitely add sparkle to your Halloween party. String several of the shapes together for a ghoulish garland, use as a gift bag topper, or accent for scrapbook pages.
There’s only one way to describe this exclusive Kimberbell Sweet Feet design stinkin’ cute! The vintage-style high top can be sewn in team colors or cotton prints. Personalize the medallion on the shoe with the name or jersey number of your player. Thread real shoelaces or ribbon to tie it up. Sleeves of cream filled cookies fit just inside the shoe for the sporty striped socks.
From the first snow flurry of fall through Valentine’s Day this charming snowman will melt your heart. We’ve combined embroidery and quilting skills to make a patchwork pillow top. Our snowman features a chenille cuff on his hat and the cursive backstitch sentiment is expertly embroidered in the hoop. You’ll sew a pinwheel block and piece all the elements together on your sewing machine, then finish with a classic quilt binding for
the perfect piped border.
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