Christmas Word Collage to Embroider

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Word collages are all the rage. I’ve been etching wine bottles with different word collages I’ve found online, and love the look. I like the way the artist uses different fonts and phrases to create a word collage. So, I was thinking it would be fun to create a Christmas word collage for embroidery. Problem […]

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A Christmas Headband with Triple Ribbon Stitches

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In my previous blog, The mySewNet Blog on the PFAFF Icons, I showed some of the cool things available on the mySewNet Blog on the PFAFF Performance and Creative Icons. One of the projects that really caught my eye was the headband embellished with triple ribbon stitches. The braided look of the triple ribbon stitches […]

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Let’s Build a Snowman: Freestanding Embroidered Snowman from OESD

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If you want to build a snowman, this freestanding collection is for you! Pick one (or two) from the OESD Freestanding Snowmen collection, and get ready for some fun. A freestanding embroidered snowman will melt your heart and look fantastic wherever you place it in your home this holiday season. At over 12 inches tall, this […]

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Shiny and Bright: A Mylar Embroidery Christmas Moose

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I was in the Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum Littleton store the other day and saw that Lynn, the manager, had stocked some Mylar. Yippee! Mylar is durable, doesn’t shrink or stretch, and is food safe, it has many uses. When used in specially-created Mylar embroidery designs, Mylar adds a delightful shimmer and shine. Mylar […]

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Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle: Embroidering With Metallic Thread

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Photo of greenapron with upside down penguin. Parts of design have been embroidered with metallic thread

Shiny, sparkly, reflective and eye-catching, metallic thread evokes elegance. It is especially beautiful in Christmas embroidery designs like these from the Anita Goodesign “Christmas Classics” collection. Metallic thread also makes a great addition to other designs, either as a feature of the design like the unicorn below or an accent of sparkly stars by a […]

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Pillow Talk: Cording and Invisible Zippers

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The holidays are coming, and I love to decorate for Christmas. Combine that with the fact that I enjoy making pillows, and you can guess Christmas pillows decorate my sofa.  Whether for your bed or sofa or to toss on the floor, pillow covers are really easy to make. So for today’s blog, I thought […]

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