Have a little time,and want something quick, fun and relaxing to do? Keep a bundle of tees at home ready to be embroidered when you want to make a quick gift, do something creative in a short space of time, or just smile a lot. This tee (Embroidery DK) adds color and fun to a plain blue tee. See more embroidery ideas here.
This simple cell phone cover (slip) was made on felt. I used a design from Anita Goodesign's "Seed Packets" and embroidered the front. I attached a simple felt piece on the back, cut to about 7/8 of the size. I used a straight stitch all around to attach the front and back, and zigzag scissor cut all the way round for an attractive, strong edging.
This can be done with regular fabric of course, but using felt means not only a soft surface for the phone, but also no extra seams on the inside which could add bulk.
The result is a fairly sleek package in spite of the embroidery embellishment.
Bead necklaces for girls are a great addition for fashion and play. There is so much available online and in stores as far as choice is concerned. Enjoy the process of buying - you won't know what to choose from the amazing products out there - and relax while you bead for your children, grandchildren or to give away as gifts.
For boys who like beads, dark reds, browns and greys are fashionable. Beads and charms can also be threaded on cord or leather for a more masculine tone.
Beads can also be used to add as an embellishment onto bags, backpacks, bedroom lamps and soft furnishings. Here are more necklaces from my handmade collection.
Using shiny silver fabric, I used an in-the-hoop design of a tag - outline only - and then embroidered the names of the children, and the festival, on the tags. I placed a back layer of the same fabric after I had embroidered the name so that the back would be smooth. I used pinking shears for one effect, and a satin stitch edge on one of them. The silvery side should reflect tree lights and add effect to the tree. Of course the same thing could be done for Christmas, but it is so easy to access Christmas decorations, while Hannukah embellishments are not so easy to find.
These bracelets and tiaras were sewn in the hoop on a Brother Quattro. The patterns were downloaded from Digidoodlez.com I used ribbon instead of elastic as the exact measurements of the little girl who will receive these, lives far away. The ribbon will allow the masks and bracelets to be tied to any size arm or head. I used felt as the base fabric and also added felt at the back as the last stage of the in-hoop design stitching. Such fun to make. A great way to use up small pieces of fabric. For more photos click here.
This applique purchased from AppliqueCorner.com was embroidered on a home sewn fleece top. with a Brother Quattro. Delightful designs from this website, combine words and pictures to form a wonderful creation. Check out other applique designs here.
Ladybug (ladybird for British speakers) fabric is so cute on a little girl. This dress, short leggings and a bag with beetle buttons was sewn and embroidered on a Quattro Brother Computerized machine. A brother overlock serger was used for the main seams.