Embroider a belt on your machine

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I have updated the post! Using any embroidery machine you can embroider a sectional belt easily. I have loaded 3 autopunch designs you are welcome to try. The designs are .jef and .pes and you can download them by clicking on the picture. The clip art used made the autopunch software perfect for the formation of my designs. I used the Singer Futura and the Stitch N Sew software to create with. To see how auto punch works view the process here.

To embroider the designs and construct the belts, pick a background fabric that has some body. Use denim, canvas, or sandwich a fusible fleece in between to pieces of broadcloth. This heavier fabric will give your sections a rigid body. Trim each embroidery to the edges. Mend the embroidery together to create enough width to fit your waist.  The multi zig-zag stitch or the feather stitch will work well. To finish tack a cord to each edge so you can tie your belt in place or velcro an overlap. You can also make a buttonhole and button as a closure. Hook and eyes will work too. Check out the buttons and fastener at your local fabric store for other finishing ideas.

Remember I have not always stitched out every embroidery so test the designs before committing them to a garment.

Jenny

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3-D embroidered leaves for fall

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I love the Fall time of year. I love the textures and colors. I saw the leaf applique picture and was inspired to make an embroidery that would create the look of Fall to almost anything from purses to hems, to necklines. Be the designer!

A few years ago I made a video that shows some advanced concepts in machine embroidery  One of the concepts on the video was how to digitize cut work applique using the Singer Futura software. If you do not have the software you can still embroider the leaves. I will put the design on my web page for you to enjoy.

If you do not have a Futura with FHE format and need another format let me know. Email me at jenny@jennys-sewing-studio.com

If you need help understanding your embroidery machine I do teach sewing machine and embroidery machine classes. Follow the link.

 

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Auto punch embroidery makes a great purse flap

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My favorite embroidery is monochromatic. I think the 2 color scheme makes my embroidery more fashionable and much easier to blend into my wardrobe. My favorite color combo is black and white. Many years ago I created this wonderful purse.  I have made many versions of this handbag since. The flap is the key to the design. I created this embroidery to fit the flap and it is available to you for free. I also made the pattern available for free. Have fun creating your own work of art. The design was made in FHE format. If you need another embroidery design format email me at jenny@jennys-sewing-studio.com

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Machine embroidery Quilt

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Machine Embroidery Quilt

SINGER Stock design CD Wall Quilt
Our SINGER Stock design CD embroidery quilt can be done on any embroidery machine that uses a 5” x 7” hoop. The format is DST, which most embroidery software will recognize. The printable templates and layouts make the transition from design to sew out easy. Just remember to center your hoop over the cross hairs.

You will need:
Singer Stock design CD of 3900 designs or some floral and border embroidery designs that are similar.

-At least 3 1/2 yards of top background fabric for a 6 block wall quilt- each block is 20” finished. Each border is cut 6” across the 45”width of the fabric. For a 6” block wall quilt, cut 9 strips for border.

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The Serenity Prayer

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I am looking forward to a New Year and my hope is it will give us all a new beginning.  The Serenity Prayer keeps coming to mind so I thought it might be time to share the words with you!

I have made this prayer into a machine embroidery.
It was pretty easy with my Singer Futura. Everything was built in!
The download is at this link and it is in FHE format. If you need another format let me know! Happy New Year!
 
Jenny

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Singer 3900 design CD

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The Singer 3900 design CD gives the embroider a wide variety of embroidery design choices.

I will show you several designs that you can choose from. The CD has a viewer available once you insert the CD in the CD drive. On newer computers you may have to active the viewer in the explorer window.  Take a look at all the options. I have even created a quilt using the borders and flowers.

Jenny

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Fall 2015 inspirational sewing and embroidery ideas

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acronFall is my favorite time of the year! I love the clear cooler days and the colors and am really inspired to create some sewing and embroidery projects to welcome the season. The acorn is an embroidery design I made using my Studio 10 embroidery machine to do. The machine comes with auto punch software. Using the draw program I cleaned up the artwork and in one step made this lovely embroidery design which is free for you to download. acorn

I have several Fall embroideries to offer you and am experimenting with the links from this blog page. You should be able to click on the links and open the designs from the download file on your computer. For designs from the Gallery make sure you change the name of the file from _ to.format. Have fun. If you have trouble let me know.

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Designer embroidered handbags

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Jenny’s Sewing Stdesignerbagsudio will teach a Designer Handbag Class this summer at Hancock Fabrics. If you have a 5″ X 7″ embroidery hoop machine I invite you to come to our 1 day class. Learn to create the embroidered corners and handle placements and snap tab to make the “Everyday Bag.”  We will use both the embroidery and sewing parts of your embroidery machine. Learn to use the special stabilizers and interfacing that are required to create this master piece. You can buy most of your supplies from Hancock or Amazon so you are ready for class. The class fee will include the book of step by step instructions and the CD of video and 28 designs.  Class is scheduled for either Saturday August 8th or Wednesday August 12th from 9:30am till 5:00pm. Call 410-677- 3461

Designer Embroidered Handbag Project Class. Using any quilters 100% cotton fabric print or solid, coordinate your own designer look. Using “Designs in Machine Embroidery” pattern and CD on Designer Handbags you will make a unique designer bag in our class. We will create the “Everyday Bag”. Each student will receive a copy of the CD of embroidery and Book worth $49.95. Embroidery fits any hoop at least 5″ X 7″. Students will need to purchase fabrics, inter facings, threads, snaps and stabilizers at Hancock or Amazon before class. If you can not find the items at Hancock please email me at least 2 weeks before class to allow time for me to order supplies. jenny@jennys-sewing-studio.com Please enroll at least 2 weeks before class so I have enough books and CD’s for all.
Class is $150.00 for one day and includes book and designs. #3600913

You will need to bring:
Blue washable fabric marker, scissor to cut with and scissors to trim embroidery
1 package Create a Strap clover 9502 1″ wide
5 magnetic snaps
1 set of purse feet available with the magnetic snaps
Peltex Ultra-Firm Sew-In Stabilizer- 2 yards
1 roll of 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon for handle
Fabric- 1 1/4″ yds for purse body and 1 1/4 yds for lining
2 1/2 yds soft shape interfacing 880F to add body to purse fabric (Press the purse body fabric and then bond the softshape to it before class) Roll the fabric in a tube to bring to class so it does not wrinkle.
1/4 yd- Deco bond for one large hooping of tab design
1/4 yd-Fusible fleece to fit one large hooping for tab
Contrast strap and corners Fabric- 1/2yd
contrast corner and tab fabric 1/2 yd
embroidery thread to match the contrast color of the corner fabric
sewing thread to match bag fabric

Designer Handbags

Make flawless designer handbags just like Nancy Zieman and Eileen Roche!

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