For those of us here in the Northern hemisphere, fall is approaching. Honestly, I’m envious of you down south because spring is my favorite season. I know that when fall approaches it means winter is not far behind and Michigan winters can be brutal.
Enough of that talk, lets just get ready for fall with these sweet Maple Leaf in-the-hoop coasters made on your embroidery machine using your 4 x 4 hoop.
They are made using felt and are perfect to set your hot mug of apple cider, coffee or hot chocolate on.
You can whip up a set of these in no time and give as a housewarming gift!
Get ready decorating for the holidays with these in-the-hoop machine embroidered Monogram Baskets. Make them in yellows, oranges and browns for Thanksgiving or how about red and green for Christmas and pastels for Easter?
These are stitched on felt and made in your 4 x 4 hoop.
Letter A is available now HERE and is intro priced at only $1 until September 7th.
Take a look at the sweet touch added to the back side!
Up to three letters each week will be released here so keep watch!
I would like to share with you another feeding tube pad for those loved ones who require these. Quickly and easily, you may now create a stack of super soft and absorbent pads in a snap for a loved one. This design has been carefully created to be the perfect size and shape and to be fun and fashionable.
Light stitching is used for comfort. Gauze and tape can also be a skin irritant so these pads are the convenient alternative to gauze dressings. Flannel is used next to the skin to help promote wicking. An additional layer of flannel may be used for extra absorbancy.
Step-by-step instructions included. Made in your 4 x 4 hoop.
The Bear Feeding Tube Pad can be found HERE in the Embroidery It Etsy shop.
I’m trying a new movie app here. It is a short 26 second video of the Turkey Candy Holder. It is now available in the Embroidery It Etsy Store HERE.
It is made in your 4 x 4 hoop and has step-by-step instructions with lots of photos. The design is stitched on felt and has a clear vinyl window. The felt for the feathers is a tie-died looking felt that I found in the craft felt section where you buy they squares of felt. I chose a piece that had more oranges and browns on it.
Here is a sneak peek behind the scenes of creating an Embroidery design.
Here I am in the Embroidery It studio. First I sketch my designs on my sketch pad. I always use a pencil and sometimes colored pencils.
Then I transfer the design to the computer using embroidery software. (I use Generations, but there are a number of different ones out on the market. Most have a 30 day trial so if you are looking for one, try several to see which feels the most intuitive to you) What you see in front of the computer is an electronic sketch pad or tablet and pen. I use a Wacom, but again there are several different ones out there.
All my designs are digitized by hand. I never use auto digitizing. Also, all designs at Embroidery It are my own artwork. You will not find these designs elsewhere.
After the design is digitized, I test it out on my embroidery machine. Sometimes what I think looks good in my head and on paper doesn’t always translate well to thread and fabric.
I make any computer changes to the design as is necessary and stitch the design again.
When I’m satisfied with the design I gather it in all the formats.
I also photograph the finished design.
Then I put the design in my Etsy shop and I write about it here!
And that is what goes into the making of a design.
Oh how the little cowboys and cowgirls love to put on their boots and hats and strut around. Now you can embroider something to show them just how ‘sweet’ they are to us by embroidering a Cowboy and Cowgirl Lollipop Holder.
Designs are made in your 4 x 4 hoop.
Designs are made with stops to change colors for the words, horseshoe, border and eyelets but if you like, just do them all in one color for a great look.
Requires only 2 pieces of 5 x 5 felt.
Step-by-step instructions with full color photos included.
Cowgirl design has extra eyelets that you can thread with a ribbon to form a bow.
Hate spending time while rushing to get ready for work or school and searching for the perfect outfit? Eliminate that morning chaos. Now you or your child can get ready for the week ahead of time and make mornings run just that much more smoothly by having your outfits planned. No more discovering at the last minute that something needs to be pressed or a button sewn on.
Days of the week closet organizer has a Boho-chic feel and contains 8 designs. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and a Blank for your own personalization. Fits closet rods up to 1 3/8″ diameter.
The design fits the 4 x 4 hoop.
Step-by-step instructions with photos included.
The design is stitched on felt and I used a variegated thread for the flower border.
Great for selling at craft shows and is also a lovely gift.
Need a place to set your ice cold glass of sweet tea or fresh watermelon cooler? Now you can stitch up a set of these Summer Citrus Coasters in minutes. Make them different colors so each family members knows whose glass is whose without the confusion. It’s an accent to your table or picnic that shows summer freshness at its best!
Coasters are made with only one color thread and are done completely in-the-hoop using your 4 x 4 hoop. This is a great beginner project. Includes step-by-step instructions.
Friends, I hope all of you are just easing smoothly into summer with all the warmth and beauty it has to offer. Take time to slow your pace and enjoy a refreshing beverage out on your front porch and enjoy the evening fireflies.
Have you tried machine embroidery on paper? It really is fun and I have a set specifically designed for paper. Of course you can stitch it on fabric as well.
Now you can create your own keepsake embroidered cards and embroider on paper! This set lets you mix and match to create your own one of a kind Graduation and Father’s Day Cards.
Set contains 7 design files: Card, Congratulations, Happy Father’s Day, Large and Small Graduation Cap, and Large and Small Tie. The card design requires a 5 x 7 hoop but the smaller elements may be stitched in the 4 x 4 hoop.
You can mix and match the card elements as desired to make your special card truly one-of-a-kind.
Here’s a tip…Save those needles that are still good yet you change just because you are starting a new project. Use those for stitching on paper. You don’t need to use your brand new good needles.
Show off your Instagram love with popular Instagram hashtags for baby and kids. Perfect for onesies, ruffle butt diapers, burp clothes, bibs, t-shirts and more. Everyone wants their friends and family to see how #adorable their children and grand children are!
Another fun in-the-hoop machine embroidery project for you! Make a beautiful bouquet of flowers to set on your table or to give to a child’s teacher. Made in your 4 x 4 hoop quick and easy. Note the beautiful light satin stitching. This helps your project be completed quickly!
There is a file for the leaves, petals and center. Get creative with the number of petals and leaves used. A great scrap stash buster!
Spring is in full swing for some of you and for me, I know it is just around the corner. With these painted tulips you can almost feel the freshness and smell their light earthy tones that tulips have. These are sweet on t-shirts, tote bags and more!
In this set there are 5 designs and they require a 5 x 7 hoop.
Designs can be found HERE in the Embroidery It Etsy shop.
Just imaging your Easter dinner table with a sweet treat at every place setting. Make extras for your children and grand children to give to their teachers and friends. And the oh’s and ah’s at a baby shower using the bunny candy holder as party favors.
Want to add the extra sparkle to a child’s t-shirt or as a pretty element on an Easter Basket? Set of 4 applique Easter eggs that any little girl will love. Made easily in your 4 x 4 hoop. Just sew or glue rhinestones in place.
Today I am sharing the St. Patrick’s Day Treat Bags made with your 5 x 7 hoop. It does take 2 hoopings but is very simple. It is a great project for a beginner new to doing in-the-hoop machine embroidery.
There is even a video on YouTube to walk you completely through the process and you will see just how easy it really is!
There are two designs in the set, a shamrock and a horseshoe which would also be good for a horse lover anytime.
Those in the picture are done with clear vinyl so you can peek into the bag, but you could use a coordinating fabric just as easily for a beautiful look.
You have been asking for larger feeding tube pads and I’ve listened. My large feeding tube pads are still made in the 4 x 4 hoop. I worked hand-in-hand with a mother whose daughter requires a feeding tube. Feeding pads protect delicate skin and can help prevent granulation.
Quickly and easily, you may now create a stack of super soft and absorbent pads in a snap for a loved one.
This design has been carefully created to be the perfect size and shape and to be fun and fashionable.
Light stitching is used for comfort. Gauze and tape can also be a skin irritant so these pads are the convenient alternative to gauze dressings.
Step-by-step instructions included. Made in your 4 x 4 hoop. Finished design is 3 7/8”.
I’ve shown it here with two snaps, but if you think that is kind of overkill, just use one snap. The plastic snaps are found at your local fabric store. You may need to look for them where they sell infant items such as supplies to make homemade diapers.
If you would like the smaller feeding tube pad, you may find it HERE.
And if you are looking for the Flower Feeding Tube Pad, you may find it HERE.
Many of you know, I worked as a registered nurse for many years. To be able to create something on my embroidery machine that has health benefits has brought me such joy to think that in some small way this business is blessing others. For that I am truly thankful.
Think of all the fun things you can monogram. Think of all the LARGE things you can no monogram!
Be sure you get the Oversized and Regular sized letter O this week while it is available at the introductory price. The Oversized letter O fits the 6 x 10 hoop and larger while the Regular sized fits the 5 x 7 hoop and smaller.