Machine embroidery certainly is a star in the sewing world these days! In show 1506 you'll see the beauty of using both big hoops and small.
Up first is Sarah Gunn from the blog titled Goodbye Valentino. In this segment she shows how to customize a tunic neckline.
Seeing Sarah's embroidered neckline got me thinking about a whole series of neckline tips tricks, and ideas I'd like to share with all of you! Since my earliest days of stitching machine embroidery, necklines have been a favorite form of embellishing both ready-to-wear, and garments made from scratch. I've decided to schedule this as a spring thing. Please stay tuned for more to come on this topic.
In the second half of the show you'll see me create a gift set that includes elegant machine embroidered coasters with a gorgeous coordinating gift bag. This project proves that good things can often come in small packages. Perfect for most any occasion or just as a little thinking of you gift, a personalized coaster is one size fits all and something everyone can use. Stitch this little gift set in no time flat.
There is a little blooper in my segment, did you catch it? Well, I inadvertently sewed the trim on the bag with the French seam on outside instead of the inside of the bag. If you "gifted" this to a non-sewer they probably wouldn't even know the difference but alas it is better if the seam is on the inside of the organza bag. The braiding foot is featured for sewing the drawstring trim. I love this foot and feature it in many of my online projects. It makes quick work of sewing trims up to 1/4-inch wide.
My downloadable instructions from the TV Show website tell you how to make the coasters on a Brother machine with a 4" X 4" hoop. From start to finish, these coasters were designed and stitched on the Brother NS1750D.
This compact sewing and embroidery machine is my "go to" traveling machine. Each time I use it I'm impressed by the powerful features wrapped up in what I like to call my "baby" Brother.
The beautiful octagon frame is a shape you'll find built in to every Brother machine. The stylish letter is found in a few different models, including the NS1750D. And how about that glittering metallic thread? It really makes the monogram shine, don't you think? I've got a free tip sheet on the subject of stitching with metallic thread. CLICK HERE if you're interested.
Fits 5 X 7 Hoop
Last but not least, I created three free bonus coaster designs you can download HERE. Be sure to download the instructions that accompany the show along with the instructions included with these free downloads. Skip the stippling if you like or use it as a background to quilt behind your chosen design. You can add most anything on top of the stippling and opt for seasonal or other designs in place of a monogram. If you have any questions feel free to contact me here on this site.
You can find show 1506 at itsseweasytv.com. The show is currently online until noon EST on November 2, 2018 and available as part of the Series 1500 DVD set available for purchase.
I hope you enjoy the bonus designs. I'd love to know if you decide to make some of these and of course it would be great to get your feedback on this show in the comments below :-)
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