Watch how to make a lined, zippered bag in your embroidery machine! The finished bag has no exposed seams or exposed zipper on the inside. See different fabric options and various embellishment choices in a range of sizes.
Once you're done stitching, pop it out of the hoop, trim off the excess and turn right side out and Voila! Your bag is ready to use!
A plain design can often provide more opportunities for creativity than a more decorative version. Really?
For one thing, you don’t have to worry about any included embroidery design(s) competing with the fabric—or clashing with your ideas. With in-the-hoop designs, you're choosing your own fabrics so why not choose the designs and other elements that make your project "you?"
For that reason, I created a collection of basic in-the-hoop bags that max out popular hoop sizes from 130 x 180mm (5x7”) on up to the newest humongous hoops on the latest Brother and Baby Lock models. And there are some sizes in between.
Looking for a bag to organize your essentials for running around on quick trips? Or how about a small bag to carry your passport, a bit of money, a tube of lip gloss and your cell phone? Then here it is!
I love having a small bag to run around town with. Yes, there are times when I want to tote along a bottle of water, my iPad, some kind of handwork project, and/or a few other bulky items in a large bag, but for a quick shopping trip, who needs all that extra stuff?
Lately I've been on an ITH bag binge, as you might guess from the recent series of blog posts. First it was the ITH Snappy Glasses cases, a project collection with 6 panels for mixing and matching.
Only have a 4x4" sewing field? No problem! You can make this in-the-hoop mini zip using the same technique as its larger siblings. These minis are perfect for change, small notions, treats, or little trinkets.
Vending at different sewing and craft shows gives me the opportunity to see what's going on in my industry.
Otherwise, as solo-preneur working from home, I pretty much have my nose to the grindstone making new products, maintaining my website, writing new blog posts, creating new YouTube videos, managing my social media, and all the other things that go along with running a business that I can be pretty oblivious to what's happening "out there.
Embroidering on paper is easy if you know a few tricks. Stitching up a greeting card is a great first project and requires minimal supplies and time. Plus embroidering a greeting card is great way to customize a special card for someone.
I love embroidery designs that offer more possibilities for adding my own creative touch, especially appliqués and redwork or "color line" designs. A bonus with these two categories of designs is that they tend to be lower stitch count and therefore result in less distortion to the fabric.
Have you noticed the explosion in "adult" coloring books? Personally, I get the relaxation that comes with a soothing, rhythmic practice like coloring plus there's that sense of creativity without requiring any drawing ability.
Appliqué is a very versatile machine embroidery technique. Creating free-standing ornaments is fun and easy!