Hippity, Hoppidy Easter’s on it’s Way

I found the cutest bunny tote bags at Target. in the Bullseye “Dollar Spot” section. They were only $3 each. I grabbed a couple thinking that the would be perfect to fill with books and candy for Ave and Evie for Easter.

Of course, my first thought was personalization. I used Chroma Luxe software to digitze two simple names. I love that you can use any True Type font on your computer and Chroma will turn it into an embroidery file.

I decided to add a couple of snap tabs just to add a little fun and color. I found the snap tab files at Crashing Waves Designs. She’s got so many cute files.

While I used the Ricoma EM1010 Multi-Needle Embroidery Machine to stitch out my designs, you could also use a single needle machine. If you don’t have an embroidery machine, you could easily do something similar with iron on/heat transfer vinyl.

Here’s the step by step tutorial including digitizing in Chroma.

MAKER Hand Santizer Holder

Can I just say that Bright COLORS make me happy. I knew when I designed this MAKER Hand Sanitizer Holder embroidery file that I needed color. I needed happy, spring and vibrant colors.

I created these cutie patooties in the Chroma Luxe software. They are so simple to stitch out on any multi-needle or single-needle embroidery machine. I will be using the Ricoma EM1010 multi-needle in my tutorial below. If you are using a single-needle the steps are the same, you’ll just be stopping to switch threads.

I think these would be super cute to take to your next crafting get together or to gift to your fellow MAKERS.

In today’s tutorial I will be showing you how to use the FRAME OUT feature on the Ricoma. It works really well if you need to stop occasionally during a stitch out, but not after each step.

Watch the video to find out how you can get the FREE embroidery file to create your very own Maker Hand Sanitizer Holder.

How to Embroider a Baseball Cap

When I first got my Ricoma EM1010 Multi-Needle Embroidery machine I was most excited to learn how to make baseball caps. I don’t even wear caps, but I had to learn. I made a hat during training and then made a couple of other hats.

I put the regular arm back on my machine and sort of forgot about making caps for a bit. The Ricoma EM1010 comes standard with a hooping station and hat hoop. While it may look intimidating, it really isn’t. If I can do, you can, too!

I am going to walk you through the entire process from digitizing to stitching in the video below. Please know that I am very much a novice at embroidery and digitizing. However, with very little effort I was able to make this hat.

Let’s get started.

In the Hoop Wristlet / Keychain

Wristlet / keychains are obviously on my mind. You may recall my recent post “How to Sublimate a Wristlet / Keychain“. This is a very similar style, but this time we are using the embroidery machine and a really cute embroidery file by Parker on the Porch. The file requires a 5 x 7 frame or larger. You can use a single needle embroidery machine or a multi-needle. I will be using my Ricoma EM-1010 multi-needle in the tutorial.

I may have had so much fun making these that I made 2 or 3… or okay I made 7! They are quick and easy (my favorite type of project). You will need only a few items to create these little cuties.

The file includes both 1.25″ and 1″ versions in 3 different lengths. You will need to use the matching keyfob hardware for whichever size you choose. The picture above is the 1.25″ size. The photo with the white vinyl keyfobs are the 1″ varieties. I, personally, love both! Here is a link to the hardware:

1.25″ Silver Hardware 1″ Silver Hardware 1″ Multi Color Set w/Pliers

1.25″ Gold Hardware 1″ Gold Hardware

Pick your favorite base material. I used cork fabric, faux leather, metallic faux leather and marine vinyl.

SUPRISE GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win the Keyfob pliers and an assortment of keyfob hardware.

So, now that you have the materials you need, let’s get started with the tutorial:

In The Hoop Valentine Coasters – FREE Embroidery Designs!

Valentines Day is right around the corner. I cannot even believe I just said that! I don’t do a lot of decorating or a lot of Valentine crafting, but I wanted to make a little something to make it feel like Valentines.

These are so quick and so easy to make! I am just learning to digitize with the Chroma Luxe Software. I was excited to be able to create four simple designs with very little effort. I will be sharing more digitizing tutorials soon.

I love how simply changing the fabric from cork to vinyl and changing the thread colors make each set unique. This set of coasters could really be used any time of the year. They are very affordable to make, easy to store and let’s face it, you can just toss them and make a new set if they get overly used.

I have included several formats of embroidery patterns for you to make a set or two of your own. I would love it if you make them and tag me on social media. It’s always fun to see others making something I created and I enjoy seeing how each of you make it your own. You can get the FREE DOWNLOAD here.

As for assembly instructions, I will walk you through the steps on my Ricoma EM1010 Multi-needle machine, but if you have a single needle, don’t worry because the steps are exactly the same. Let’s get started.

How to Add Embroidery to a Traditional Stocking

I couldn’t resist turning these Dollar Tree stockings into cute personalized stockings using my Embroidery Machines. I wanted to make stockings for my grand – animals :). The stockings at Dollar Tree were the perfect size, but rather plain… until I added embroidery to them.

Santa is sure to remember to fill Charlie and Tobey’s stockings this year.

I created a tutorial for you. I used my Ricoma EM1010 Multi Needle Embroidery Machine AND I also used my Jamome 500e single needle machine. Now you can follow along with whatever style of embroidery machine you have. If you haven’t gotten a machine yet and you’re looking to get into an entry level machine, I found a great deal on this 4 x 4 machine and on this 5 x 7 machine . I always recommend buying the machine with the largest hoop size that fits within your budget. I love both of my machines and can make designs up to 8 x 11″. Using the link above for the Ricoma will save you $100 on their already lowest prices of the season Black November sale.

Now, about that tutorial:

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Embroidery Blanket Gift Idea

Today I wanted to share with you this really simple embroidery idea that can potentially be a money maker for you, or at the very least, a quick and easy gift idea.

I grabbed a couple of these $5 Fleece Throws for $5 each. I thought they would be perfect for the grandkids for Daycare. I used my Chroma Luxe digitizing software to create a simple embroidered name and used the “nap blocker” feature to add the extra stitching so that the embroidery would sit on top of the fluffy fleece and not sink down into the blanket. By the way, the Chroma Inspire Software is free when you purchase a Ricoma EM1010, but you can also just buy and use the software.

Adding the simple embroidery took an ordinary blanket to extraordinary in a matter of minutes. You could easily sell this on popular selling sites for more than triple the cost that it takes to make it.

I used the Ricoma EM1010 mutli-needle embroidery machine. It made it so easy! You can make this on a single needle machine, too just be sure to create a design that fits within your hoop. The Em1010 easily stitched out these 3″ tall letters on each blanket.

Once I made the blankets for the grandkids, I ran back to the store to get more blankets. I am going to embroider my children’s names on them to use as emergency car blankets and/or trunk blankets. I’ve had one in my car for years that someone gifted me.

I’ve created a tutorial to walk you through from the digitzing process through the stitch out. You can watch it here.

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In the Hoop Candy Cane Holders by ScissorTail Stitches

I had so much fun creating these candy cane holders by ScissorTail Stitches.

They are a little gift all by themselves. How cute to leave one in the mailbox for your mail person, make them for neighbors, students, co-workers, etc. They are a really easy in the hoop project. Simply select all of your colors and in no time you will have some really cute candy cane holders.

I absolutely love the detail Scissortail Stitches includes in her digitizing. The tree texture, the detail in the bird’s scarf, etc. are signs of a well digitized file. I couldn’t be happier with the results.

You will need a 5 x 7 hoop to make these (unless you have software to resize them). I used my Ricoma EM1010 mutli-needle embroidery machine, but you can make them easily with a single needle as well.

I made a video in case you want to try a few of these cuties.

Fabric Embroidered Coasters – A quick and easy gift idea for any embroidery enthusiast / FREE EMBROIDERY FILES INCLUDED.

I wanted a quick and easy, but unique gift idea for those who I like to give, what I call, an appreciation gift. The delivery people, the lady at the post office to patiently weighs my packages, the friendly worker at McDonald’s (who knows me by name because of my continuous “Large Diet Coke” orders), and my favorite check out person at the grocery.

I came up with this fun little project that literally took me about 20 minutes start to finish to make the entire set. It’s really easy create custom embroidery files when you have the Chroma Software that comes with every Ricoma Embroidery Machine. If you don’t have the software, don’t worry, You can get the embroidery files here.   I sized the file so that they can be sewn with a 4 x 4 single needle machine all the way up to an industrial multi-needle machine. They are really quick because you really only need one thread color.

Don’t they look cute all packaged up with a simple little ribbon. I think they would be a great gift just like this, but you could also step it up and add a coffee mug, starbucks gift card or something a little extra.

Here is a step by step tutorial. Are you going to make a set? Who will be the lucky recipient? Let me know in the comments. Happy Embroidering 🙂

 

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How to Create an Embroidery File from an SVG

Today, I want to share with you how I used this ordinary Split Letter SVG design and turned it into a beautiful embroidered kitchen towel.

This entire project cost me less than $5. I purchase the towel from the Target Dollar Spot for $3 and the SVG file was part of a mega bundle I bought awhile back.

Using the Chroma Software that is included with the purchase of the Ricoma Embroidery Machines makes creating your very own unique embroidery designs so easy! You can purchase the Chroma Software without purchasing a machine. You can save $100 on the EM-1010 Multi-needle embroidery machine with this link.

So, how to we go from this to this?

Watch the tutorial and find out.