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DIY Replacement Insoles

January 29, 2016 in Tips & Tricks

cover copy Hello! Is it not so annoying when the fabric on the insoles of your kiddos shoes start peeling out of a perfectly good shoe? My 5-year-old won't wear them any more! So, I put myself to the task of easy DIY replacement insoles! I will say I tried a fusible/sticky stabilizer first that is made for applique and it didn't quite work ...

Aromatherapy Flower Pin Tutorial

September 11, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Aromatherapy Flower Pin I have some stressed out friends (sometimes myself included: read here) and am just starting to learn about the benefits of essential oils. Do you use essential oils? I have learned that lavender is a soothing/calming scent and have read that to calm you down or help you sleep, place a drop or 2 on the palm of your hands ...

Save a Little on Machine Embroidery Stabilizer!

December 3, 2011 in General, Tips & Tricks

IMG_2514 My favorite stabilizer to use while embroidering with my Baby Lock Esante is the kind that you can hoop and stick your fabric to and then it tears away...like, this: Stik-Tear, Tear-Away Stabilizer! I LOVE being able to hoop only the stabilizer and then positioning and sticking my item-to-be-embroidered right on the stabilizer (especially when I'm working with onesies or a ...
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I Love Mummy….

October 11, 2010 in General, Projects

A couple of years ago I had the wedding circuit that made me hate cake and buffets -- 12 weddings in one year. By the end of it I was broke and tired. Now, a few years later, everyone is starting to have babies. I recently attended a baby shower, the baby's due any day now, and wanted to give ...
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Embroidery Stitching Issues?

August 9, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks

I hate it when my embroidery doesn't turn out the way I expected -- am I not talking about my color choices. I'm talking about the unusual pull, puckers and just plain weirdness. Whey doesn't mine look like their's? Here are some tips to try when your embroidery design just doesn't seem right: • Rethread the machine, including reinserting the bobbin and ...

Help with choosing a stabilizer

February 18, 2010 in General

I have just recently began putting embroidery designs (some with applique) on t-shirts, sweatshirts, and dresses.  Once I wash the items it seems to have a pucker or wrinkle in the design.  Any suggestions on the proper stabilizer to use?  Thanks for your help!
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