Holiday Hand Sanitizer Holders

It’s 2020, the year of the Hand Sanitzer. If we have to carry hand sanitzer, it has to be cute and seasonably appropriate, right? I was searching for this week’s embroidery video and stumbled upon these cuties on Designs By Little Bee’s website. I thought they were perfect little somethings for me to give to our delivery people (Amazon Delivery, UPS, MailMan, and my Fed Ex delivery man).

They are just a little something to make their long holiday delivery days a little bit brighter.

I am going to show you how to make the Santa version on the Ricoma EM1010 Muti Needle and the Reindeer on the Single Needle Janome, but don’t worry, you can make either one on either machine. You can even make them with a 4 x 4 hoop (just choose the design with the eyelet).

As a reminder, if you’ve been thinking about the Ricoma EM1010 their Black November specials are still running through the end of November. Use this link and save $100 off their already lowest prices of the seasons, along with FREE shipping, 0% financing and Free Starter kit which includes CHROMA software!

Are you ready to get started? I’ve got both videos linked below. Regardless of which machine you have, you can watch either video to walk you through each step. The difference with the multi needle is that I don’t have to stop to rethread and change colors (much faster).

Here’s the Santa Multi-Needle Tutorial:

Here’s the Single Needle Reindeer Tutorial:

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Animal Print Key Chains… I mean c’mon :)

I was so happy when Parker on the Porch gave me the OK to make a video featuring her fun animal print key chains. I mean, Leopard is the signature pattern of this crazy 2020 year.

Leopard is everywhere.

They are each made on the embroidery machine. I used my Ricoma EM1010 Multi-Needle Machine (link saves you $100), but you can make them on a single-needle machine as well.

I sent this one to my leopard-loving friend, Teri. She loved leopard before leopard was on every display at the mall.

I kept the Zebra keychain, but I love the tiger print, too! Don’t you think they would make the perfect stocking stuffer?

If you want to learn how to make these adorable In the Hoop Key Chains, click the tutorial below.

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How to Embroider a Beanie

Now this is fun!!

Oh the weather outside is frightful… and my beanie is so delightful. Since we’ve no place to go, let us SEW, let us SEW, let us SEW!

It is official, the summer season has left northern Indiana and the Fall is on it’s way out as well. Winter is around the corner, which means lots of hats, gloves and warmer clothes in my neck of the woods.

Today, I’m going to show you how to create a very easy Embroidered Beanie. I picked up several of these beanies as soon as I received my embroidery machine, however, for some reason I was afraid to give them a try. They are so simple to add embroidery and customize. I used my 8 in 1 Hoop and my Ricoma multi-needle machine (save $100 with this link) to add my logo to this beanie in a matter of minutes!

Want to learn how? Follow my step by step tutorial

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How to add Embroidery to a Stocking

Yes, I know it’s November and yes, I know we still have Thanksgiving to celebrate, but darn it anyway. It’s 2020 and I can hang my stocking if I want to. I don’t know about you, but I am so stinking excited that the Christmas season is right around the corner. I wanted to kickstart the season by embellishing this really cute stocking that I picked up in the Target Bullseye.

I used my Ricoma EM1010 embroidery machine and Chroma Embroidery Software to add my name. I love the vertical direction as opposed to the traditional horizontal direction.

In case you are interested in a multi-needle embroidery machine, Ricoma is currently offering their BLACK November sale. You can get 0% financing, free shipping and special pricing with their current sale. If you are interested and use my link you will also save an additional $100.

Here is the step by step tutorial to create this easy stocking.

Placemat Box Pouch with Embroidery

I am so excited about today’s video. It is a remake of this project I made several years ago. I had just started sewing when I made that video and never expected that it would have almost a half of a million views in a relatively short time. The beauty of this bag is that it is beginner-sewing friendly. There is something about using a placemat that makes it a little less scary for new sewists.

In today’s video I am going to show you the updated version of this super simple boxy bag which includes embroidery on the front as well as the new Pioneer Woman Placemats. The original placemat pouch became really popular in the embroidery groups on Facebook. In fact, that is what inspired me to begin my embroidery journey. I loved how they took my tutorial and stepped it up a notch by adding personalized embroidery monograms.

The fact that these pouches are so easy and inexpensive to make, make them the perfect holiday gift. My girls love them for make up bags, Evie loves them to carry her “stuff”, and I use several of them in my craftroom to keep things organized such as my Kam Snap kits.

They are also great sellers for craft fairs, etsy shops and boutiques.

If you don’t have an embroidery machine, you could easily swap out the embroidery for iron on/htv.

If you are interested in the multi-needle embroidery machine I have, I wanted to let you know that Ricoma is having a BLACK NOVEMBER sale (because 1 Black Friday is not enough for a sale this big). They have their lowest prices of the season for the entire month of November, 0% financing, FREE shipping and FREE embroidery software. The best prices are at the beginning of the month and will gradually increase throughout the month of November until they go back to full price. If you use this link you can save an additional $100.

If you are in the market for a single needle embroidery machine here are the ones I recommend. Keep In mind, I always recommend getting the largest hoop size that fits within your budget.4 x 4 Hoop Machine , 5 x 7 Hoop Machine, 8 x 11 Hoop Machine (This is my single-needle machine I’ve used in earlier videos)

Are you ready to make some quick and easy box pouches? Here’s the tutorial:

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How to add Embroidery to a Towel

I am back with another embroidery project.  I used my Ricoma EM1010 embroidery machine to create personalized towels for the guest bath.

 

Now, I am not sure why Wrigley always has to get his nose into things, but he does.  Every single time I take a photo in this particular spot, here he comes.

 

So, why do I feel the need to add names to the guest bath towels? Is it just my house, or do your kids feel the need to get a new towel for every day that they are at your house?  I get it, they don’t know which towel belongs to who by the next day, so they get a fresh towel.

However, since I have added their names to the towels they are able to use their towels more than once.  It worked!  Simple solution.  I used my multi-needle machine to create the large names, but you can use a single needle embroidery machine like the one I have to create a similar design. I’ve listed the step by step tutorial that I used for this set below.  Keep scrolling to see my embroidery on towels tutorials with a single needle machine.

 

If you’re interested in the Ricoma Em1010, check out their Black November Sale.  You can also save an additional $100 when you use this link.

 

Single Needle Tutorial with Applique

Single Needle with Embroidery:

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In the Hoop Airpod Case

This is such a fun, quick and easy project! My favorite kind of project. Can you believe this is made on an embroidery machine?

How many times have you reached for your Airpods and they either A) are not in your purse, or B) they have sunk to the deep, bottomless bottom of your bag where gumwrappers, pennies and stuff we don’t want to mention live?

Problem solved! Crashing Waves Designs came up with this awesome case that can be easily clipped inside your handbag so that you always know exactly where the Airpods are.

I love the cork version but you can easily use faux leather for this fantastic In the Hoop (ITH) embroidery project. I am making one for each of the kids for stocking stuffers this year. I think they will love them.

I’ve included a supply list below so you can make your own.

Faux Leather

Lobster Clasp

KamSnap Kit

Tear Away Stablizer

Follow my Step by Step Tutorial here: