Getting Started With Embroidery

Getting Started With Embroidery

Deciding to start machine embroidery is much like any other hobby, business, or notion. It all begins with R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H. There are so many new things to learn when you ponder getting into a new venture. Here are some easy steps to get you started:1) Consider Your GoalAre you wanting to just dabble with some fill stitched designs? Are you wanting to do quilting? Do you want to do in the hoop projects?  Are you wanting to start a new business?What are you wanting to DO with an embroid …
Jan 3rd 2019
Sew With Me: Unpaper Doll Maggie Part 2

Sew With Me: Unpaper Doll Maggie Part 2

This is part 2 of the sew with me series on the In the Hoop Unpaper Doll Maggie pattern sold on our Planet Applique.Its time to do the doll clothes! Squeal!  This is my favorite part and if you have a little girl, she will most likely want to be a part of this step. You know, on a side note, its really importantto share our hobbies with our children and grandchildren.  In a world of tv and cell phones, they are learning very little about arts and crafts and skilled trades.  My dau …
Feb 9th 2016 Rehbecca Lowder

Sew With Me: Unpaper Doll Maggie Part 3

This is part 3 of the In the Hoop Unpaper Doll Maggie sew with me series.  You can grab this pattern on our website.It's time to sew the kitty.  The die line should have already stitched out and if not, go ahead and stitch it now.When you stitch the die line for the "house" it will also stitch  the lower half or the floor die line at the same time.The most important part here is that you have the lower part, or the floor, on top of the upper half.  Make sure that the floor fa …
Feb 9th 2016 Rehbecca Lowder
Sew With Me: Unpaper Doll Maggie Part 4

Sew With Me: Unpaper Doll Maggie Part 4

Its time to finish up our sew along with me series on the In the Hoop Unpaper Doll Maggie design from Planet Applique! So far we have completed the doll, the clothing, the kitty and the bed side of the house.Now we are going to do the drawer side of the house and put it all together.Take note of those top notches. They are markers for where to place the top of your folded fabric or felt in the next step.On step 52, instead of doing folded fabric, I use one large piece of brown felt because its g …
Feb 9th 2016 Rehbecca Lowder
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