November Free Design: Embroidered Outdoor Vest

November 1, 2017By Joanne BankoFree Design of the Month, Garment, Projects 9 Comments

Outdoor activities abound this time of year and dressing for the weather is essential! Our featured embroidery design this month is a waterfowl motif that’s perfect for decorating outdoor apparel. Embroider the design on a men’s or boy’s vest constructed from scratch using a commercial pattern, or consider embellishing a ready-made garment with this design. … Read More

Fun and Easy DIY Luggage Tag

October 23, 2017By Anna AldmonDIY, Projects, Sewing 2 Comments

Whether you are traveling this holiday time or just need to give your luggage a new look, this cute DIY luggage tag project is quick and easy to make. It can be used to identify your sewing machine bag, computer bag, back pack, baby bag, tote bag and of course a suitcase. There are many … Read More

A Quick and Easy Placemat Project

October 5, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Home Decor 1 Comment

Create a quick and easy Applique Placemat on the DreamMachine. Simply stitch out 4 applique blocks and 2 quilted blocks to create this beautiful placemat. Use the same color thread in the bobbin to have a great looking back. Select a nice printed fabric with lots of colors and a solid fabric as background. This … Read More

Adjusting Basting Stitch Distance

September 20, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Embroidery 1 Comment

You have loaded your design and prepared your 8” x 8” hoop per the design instructions. You select the basting stitch option from your embroidery machine to secure the background fabric to the stabilizer in the hoop. But wait, per the message on your embroidery machine our design no longer fits – it says to … Read More