Get Sew Organized February Challenge: Thread

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Blog image of tangled thread for February Thread Challenge

Bubba Gump may have different types of shrimp, but let’s talk about thread! You’ve got embroidery thread, quilting thread, sewing thread, serger thread, bobbin thread, invisible thread, metallic thread, fusible thread, wash away thread, solar-active thread, glow-in-the -dark thread, variegated thread, heavy-duty thread, and micro thread. You’ve got thread from Floriani, thread from Embellish, thread […]

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Rolled Hems: Time to Get Out the Serger!

Cathy Ellsaesser Fashion, How to, Juki, Serger Tags: , , , ,
Photo of ruffled Christmas skirt with three thread rolled hems

I wanted to make my granddaughter a cotton Christmas skirt full of ruffles. I already know the many ways to make ruffles. Previous blogs,  Don’t Get Ruffled, Get Ruffling: Gather Fabric Using a Serger, Specialty Sewing Machine Feet for Gathering Fabric, and How to Gather Fabric and Create Ruffles, have illustrated various ways to make ruffles. However, […]

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A Green Mickey Mouse? Only in Rob Land!

Cathy Ellsaesser Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, Thread Tags: , , , , ,

If you have ever been to a “What’s New Party” (formerly known as “Tech Party”), you know that Rob always tells the story of sewing out a green Mickey Mouse (with string!) For the more traditionalists among us, might I suggest investing in some Brother thread that is color matched to the Disney characters? I […]

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

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Embroidery Designs, festival, Home decor', How to, Sewing tips Tags: , , , ,
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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