May Sew Fun at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Wow! Time sure flies when you’re sewing. Seems like it was just last week I traveled around to all of the Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum stores to check out April Sew Fun sessions. I can’t believe it’s time for the May Sew Fun sessions already. Here, I thought, I had another week to let… continue reading »

Patch Attack! How to Make An Embroidered Iron-on Patch

Cathy Ellsaesser Anita Goodesign, Applique, Crafts, embroidery, Fashion, Floriani, How to Tags: , , , , ,
Photo of a collection of iron-on patches

A friend of mine wanted to put some embroidery on the back pocket of her granddaughter’s jeans. However, there is no way she could do that in a hoop unless she removed the pocket for embroidering and then sewed the pocket back on when finished. Who wants to do that? So I suggested she create… continue reading »

PFAFF Performance Icon is Here!

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PFAFF Performance Icon

First it was the Creative Icon, and now PFAFF has introduced the Performance Icon for the sewing enthusiast. The PFAFF Performance Icon sewing machine represents everything you’ve come to value from PFAFF. This machine provides a comprehensive and innovative sewing experience that truly delivers to your highest expectations. PFAFF Performance Icon Features Huge Multi-Touch Screen with… continue reading »

What’s The Buzz? What’s Happening at RMSV in May!

Cathy Ellsaesser Bernina Sewing Machines, embroidery, embroidery business, How to, sewing, Sewing tips, Special Events Tags: , , , , ,
Blog header for May Special Events

Two May special events are coming to our Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum stores.   We continue to bring you the best in sewing and embroidery instructions with a visit from Melanie Coakley Starting Your Own Embroidery Business,  and another BERNINA event,  Fear No Fabric. Start Your Own Embroidery Business Are you looking for a fun opportunity… continue reading »

April Sew Fun

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If we’re lucky, April will bring some showers, but it most certainly will bring  fabulous Sew Fun sessions to your local Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum store. We hope you can join us for April Sew Fun, and that you’re bringing an OFU (Object Finished Up) for Show and Tell. Here’s a preview of a… continue reading »

Put a Little Bling on Your Embroidery. The Brother Rhinestone Kit, Part 2.

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Rhinestone-embellished embroidery made with Brother Rhinestone Kit and ScanNCut

Is bling still a thing? I hope so, because I like the look of rhinestone-embellished embroidery.  I’ve run across a few designs here and there that incorporate rhinestones in their designs, but I want to make my own. Recently, Brother introduced an add-on feature to their ScanNCut Canvas application to design hot-fix rhinestone designs. With… continue reading »

The Brother Rhinestone Kit Part 1: CanvasWorkspace

Cathy Ellsaesser Crafts, embroidery, Fashion, How to, ScanNCut, software Tags: , , ,
photo of Brother scanncut and Brother rhinestone accessories

Recently, Brother introduced an add-on feature to their ScanNCut Canvas application (CanvasWorkspace) to design hot-fix rhinestone designs. With this application you can create your own designs that are either all rhinestones, or have rhinestones incorporated into an embroidery design. In addition, once you purchase the Brother rhinestone kit, you can download Brother’s rhinestone designs on… continue reading »

Bernina Q20 Long Arm Flash Event, April 26

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BERNINA Q20 Freemotion Sit Down Quilting

Thinking about purchasing a long arm quilting machine? Have you taken a look at the Bernina Q series? These long arm machines are simple enough for the beginning quilter, yet robust enough for the professional. On April 26, 2018 at our Aurora store, you can use the BERNINA Q20 sit down machine in a three… continue reading »

Oooo! La La! French Seams

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Photo of shear curtains with French seam

I am making a set of draw curtains for my granddaughter’s bedroom. She picked out some sheer fabric and a taffeta lining. Since the outside fabric is sheer, and the lining ravels, I decided to join the panels together with French seams. These seams are perfect for lightweight and sheer fabrics, and are among the… continue reading »