Hot Pads are one of my most favorite things to embroider. They are inexpensive, they are quick and they are easy to embroider on both a single and multi needle machine.
If you have an Esty or online store, hot pads can be a very profitable item to sell. I picked up a set of two hot pads at my local Dollar Tree at 2/$1. You can easily sell a set for $10-12.
Using the Mighty Hoops whenever possible is not only a time saver, but it makes hooping so easy! Use code NEVERSTOPMAKING to save on hoops for your machine to order Mighty Hoopsthis code only works on phone orders. Call 262-257-0930.
So, let’s get started with this very beginner friendly project. I’ve got step by step video tutorial instructions for you using both a single and a multi-needle machine. Let’s get started.
I think this would be a really fun project for a classroom, or an artclass, or just to use as a promotional item. Wouldn’t they be fun for a bakery, or chili contest? How about a fish fry or pancake charity event. So fun!
Did you know these aprons are only $4.50/each? They are perfect for sublimation and great to wash.
Check out today’s video to find out how you can create your own customized apron for any occasion.
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.
Ahhhh… love is in the air. February is right around the corner and that means we are already seeing tons of Reds, Pinks, Hearts and LOVE in all of the stores. It got me thinking. Why must LOVE and hearts be red for Valentines?
I mean teal is absolutely LOVELY.
Raspberry love makes my heart go pitter patter.
And blue makes my grandkids eyes sparkle so bright!
The SVG looks cute as a Sublimation Printable as well! Check out my LOVE MUG! You can get the heart mug here. (Save 15% with code 9PSR5 – Affliate link).
The SVG is a ZIP file which means you need to download it (don’t click Paypal, it’s FREE) and then double click it to open it and inside the folder that opens will be the SVG. If you’re on an IPAD or other device, you will need to research how to save and open zip files on your particular device.
As always, I’ve got a video for you. Happy Valentines Day!
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.
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve made a sewing video. Today, I wanted to share this really easy tortilla warmer. This is a beginner sewing friendly tutorial. You will need four pieces of 12 x 12 cotton fabric and 2 pieces of 12 x 12 cotton batting to assemble this project.
If you’ve never used a tortilla warmer you might be wondering how this works. You simply add your tortillas (as many as you like) to the inside, pop it in the microwave and warm it for about 30 seconds-1 minute. If you prefer to heat your tortilla on the stove, just add them to the warmer after you’ve heated them and they will stay nice and warm until you’re ready to use them.
I am back with another beginner-friendly sewing project. This drawstring bag is a great staple pattern to have in your sewing arsenal. It is so versatile.
This pattern can be adapted to any size you need. It is great to be used as a reuseable gift bag, candy bag, gym bag even a mask bag. I keep one in my car to keep clean masks in and another for dirty masks.
Find out how to create this multi-purpose bag in my step by step tutorial here:
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.
Fall is in the air. I can feel the nights getting cooler. The sky is getting darker earlier. The clouds are getting more billow-y (is that a word). Fall also makes me want to bake. I used our garden fresh Zuchinni and made a few loaves of Zuchinni Bread. I wanted to share some of this cinnamon, zuchinni heaven with Doug’s mom, so of course, I had to wrap it up cute! We are crafters, right? That’s what we do.
Thankfully, the Cricut Maker makes it’s so easy to create the perfect tag with Print then Cut. If you haven’t tried Print then Cut, you should! The possiblilities are limitless with this powerful tool.
I am giving you the tag SVG files so that you can spread the baked good love with your friends and family, too. Simply click the image above. Once you have the file, join me in the step by step tutorial below!
I finally got to see my son and daughter-in-law this past weekend. It had been months and I was certainly happy to see their sweet, smiling faces! Maggie, asked me if I could create an ID tag for her to put her work ID in and attach to her key chain. Of course, I obliged and quickly went to work on a very simple pattern.
She requested a verticle tag since it was going to be hanging from her key chain. I whipped up a super simple tag on my embroidery machine, but I was afraid she’d lose her ID and anything else she put in it. I decided to create a new pattern with a bit more protection.
This is what I came up with and I am thrilled with it. It is still super simple and takes very little product, but it’s ultimately safer and, lets face it, prettier. I love that it can be made either vertically and horizontally, depending on your needs. I also like the lobster clasp attachment which can easily be attached to a lanyard, backpack or keychain.
If you have a Cricut or other digital die cutting machine that can cut fabric with an SVG, this project is going to be super simple for you, because I made an SVG. You can get it by clicking HERE. No Cricut, no worries, you can grab the printable PDF pattern by clicking HERE. Be sure when printing that you print at actual size and not scaled. There is a guide at the top of each page to measure and make sure you printed it correctly. When downloading the ZIP file for your digital die cutting machine, be sure and double click the ZIP file to open it and then upload the file ending in .SVG.
Enough of the small talk, let’s start making ID tags! Be sure and tag me on social media if you make them. Join my Facebook Groups and post photos! I love it see them!