What’s the Buzz: November Events at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Brrr! I don’t think I’m ready for winter, but I guess winter has its own ideas. Well, at least with this cold weather, I’m ready to stay home and do some sewing. Even more fun than that, though, will be to drop down into town, and help out with the Embellish Makers lecture/demo coming up […]

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What’s The Buzz: September Events at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

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Back to school! Those of you with kids at home might be sighing a sign of relief as the little ones head back to school. Maybe now you have a little more free time to yourself. If so, now’s the time to start thinking about making those special Christmas gifts for your family and friends. […]

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Don’t Throw in the Towel! Use It To Make A Tea Towel Apron

Cathy Ellsaesser Crafts, embroidery, Fashion, How to, Kimberbell, pattern, sewing Tags: , , ,
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Make a tea towel apron with this quick and easy pattern and instructions from Missouri Star Quilt Company. With the adjustable neck strap this apron is ideal for people of all sizes. Read on to see how cute you can make this simple apron by adding embroidery and a contrasting pocket. Tea Towel Apron Tea […]

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Chenille Embellished Penguin

Cathy Ellsaesser Applique, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, Floriani, How to Tags: , , , , ,
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Back in November, we held an Embellish event at our Aurora store. The end product after three days of using ScanNCut DX1, Luminaires XP1 and various cutting tools, the students ended up with a cute little two -block wall hanging. One of the techniques, that I didn’t know about, was making “chenille” to use as […]

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What’s the Buzz: November Happenings at RMSV

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I hope everyone had a fun Halloween. We were sad to say goodbye to Harvey, Morty and Morticia, and look forward to their visit next year.  But it’s November now, and the holidays are fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but it always seems to me that once Halloween is here, Christmas comes in […]

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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 […]

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The Brother Rhinestone Kit Part 1: CanvasWorkspace

Cathy Ellsaesser Crafts, embroidery, Fashion, How to, ScanNCut, software Tags: , , ,
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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 […]

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