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.

Let’s make a Tortilla Warmer!

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.

If you have a Cricut Maker you can use this Design Space file to cut all of your fabric and batting. If you have a Cricut Explore use the same file, but just cut 1 circle out of cardstock to use as your pattern. No Cricut? No worries, use this FREE PDF pattern to create your circles.

I have a step by step tutorial to walk you through the assembly.

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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Customized Apple Watch Band

It’s a week before Christmas! Can you even believe it? I’ve got a quick and easy gift idea for your Apple Watch wearing friends. How about a totally customized watch band? I made this one in about ten minutes using my Sublimation Printer and these watch band blanks. I know I say it everytime, but wouldn’t this be a great stocking stuffer, too!

I had so many ideas running through my head. Favorite sports team, logo, leopard, buffalo plaid, holiday, team/school colors, holiday themes and so many more! Here are just a few “mock ups” I made.

What would you put on your watch band? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Here is a tutorial for this quick and easy project:

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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Sublimation Mason Jar

Oh my goodness! I was so excited when I opened a recent parcel from Heat Transfer Warehouse. This cute mason jar style mug was inside. It’s a sublimation blank and I couldn’t wait to make her pretty!

I knew immediately that I wanted to make something with this cute watercolor heart image that I found here.

I was able to use my 11 oz mug press even though this is a larger mug. I do, however, have this mug press on order so that making larger sublimation mugs will be even easier. I am having so much fun with my Sublimation Printer. The holidays are going to be filled with fun and personalized items for my friends.

Here’s the video tutorial of the sublimation of this cute mason mug!

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.

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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How to Sublimate a Glass Cutting Board

Are you looking for gift ideas for the holidays? I’ve got one that I hope you’re going to love!

I am back with another Sublimation tutorial. Today, we are making glass cutting boards. I found these to be so fun. I can think of a ton of ways to utilize this fun project. How about putting your favorite team logo and then using it as a cheese/serving tray at your next football gathering? Photos, of course, make great gifts for grandparents as well as moms and dads. Another fun idea would be to add your favorite family recipe and then give them to various family members. You could also add a favorite quote, holiday meme, favorite characters, movie scenes, inspirational quotes and the list goes on and on. However you choose to use them, I am sure they will be greatly appreciated.

I used my Sawgrass SG500 sublimation printer and my 15 x 15 heat press with the pretreated glass cutting boards that are perfect for sublimation (hint: use code 9PSR5 to save 15% on the cutting boards).

Want to see how easy it is to create this fun addition to any kitchen? Let’s get started:

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