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10 Things You Need To Start Machine Embroidery Today

How to start machine embroidery! Here’s everything that you need to get started with machine embroidery! Without spending too much!
Are you interested in sewing? Here's an article for 10 things you'll need to start sewing!
1. You are going to need an embroidery machine! You can use any embroidery machine you want! Here are a couple examples: The Brother se600 This machine can do both sewing and embroidery, and is the best budget embroidery machine! I highly suggest this machine.The brother pe550D! This is an embroidery only machine, with awesome Disney embroidery designs! 2. You are going to need somewhere to get your embroidery designs from! You can find some in my Etsy shop here!I also suggest Creative Fabrica!This site also has tons of embroidery designs!For now, you can even just use the designs built into your machine!Read how to transfer the designs you purchase onto your machine here.
3. You are going to need stabilizers. The stabilizer prevents many problems from happening,…
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Learning To Sew: Sewing On Paper Part Two With Thread

Are you interested in learning how to sew? This article will teach a great method of learning to use your sewing machine by sewing paper using thread!This is part two for sewing paper, part one was sewing on paper without thread and part two will be sewing on paper with thread! This article (part two) will be very similar to part one, I will only point out new keywords so make sure that you have read through part one first!This article is in the learning to sew series, and is going to be about sewing on paper! Make sure to read the previous two articles from the series before this one! You can read about them in this article!

Learning To Sew: Getting The Machine Ready To Sew

Are you interested in learning how to sew? Well, before you can sew you have to set up your machine! This article will guide you through step by step on how to get your machine ready to sew! This article is in the learning to sew series, and is going to be about getting ready to sew! Read more about what this series is going to be about and the articles coming up here!

Learning To Sew: Sewing On Paper Part One No Thread

Are you interested in learning how to sew? This article will teach a great method of learning to use your sewing machine by sewing paper!
This is part one for sewing paper, part one will be sewing on paper without thread and part two will sewing on paper with thread. This article is the first in the learning to sew series, and is going to be about sewing on paper! Read more about what this series is going to be about and the articles coming up here!If you haven’t gotten a sewing machine or the supplies you need to sew yet, check out this article and then come back here when you have a sewing machine and the supplies you need!

Learning To Sew: New Article Series

Coming soon to Lizzsews blog will be an article series, it will be called, learning to sew!
This series is going to be geared towards any sewers who are brand new, just starting out, getting back into or even just sewers wanting to go back to the basics! This series is suited for anyone with an interest in sewing and all ages!
I’ll point out keywords you’ll want to know and I’ll explain everything!
These articles will contain tons of information and some will be how-to articles!! 
Make sure that you have a sewing machine and all the supplies you’ll need and get started! If you’re not sure what you’ll need, head on over to this article, 10 things you’ll need to start sewing!

Throughout the series, the list below will continuously be updated as I post new articles and think of new ideas! The first one will be published on 08/10/20!
Articles in the series:Learning To Sew: Sewing On Paper Part One No Thread   - Learning To Sew: Getting The Machine Ready To Sew   - Learning To Sew: Sewing On P…

Sewing Project Ideas To Inspire You

Are you stuck on ideas? If so, this article is for you! Here are a few fun sewing projects that you can do!
These projects are beginner-friendly and even great for the more advanced sewers!
All of these project ideas have a how-to article that goes along with them, so if you like one of the project ideas, click the link and get started right now!
Without further ado, here are some sewing projects to inspire you:
Placemats
Here’s how you can sew quick and easy placemats! They’re a great project if you don’t have much time or just want something that is quick to sew! They can be reversible, are machine washable and take a minimal amount of fabric! They will be a great addition to your dining room table!

Reusable snack bags
How’s how you can sew reusable snack bags! I just love how cute these snack bags turn out! You can use whatever fabric you want and the fun designs on the fabric are endless! They are also a great way to reduce your use of plastic baggies (the snack bags are also machine was…

How To Sew Quick And Easy Placemats

Are you interested in making some placemats? Here’s a quick and easy way on how to make them and using the least amount of fabric as possible so they are cost-effective! These placemats are easy to make, use a very minimal amount of fabric, look so nice and finished (not sloppy and cheap!), are machine washable and are reversible! Here’s how to make a set of 4 placemats for your dining room table, you can make more or less, it’s up to you!
Reference the photos for any help you may need with the instructions!
What you will need:100% cotton fabric, quilting cotton works best! You can use two different patterns if you’d like the placemat to be reversible!Rotary cutter (or scissors, if you’re using scissors you’ll want to use a measuring tape or a ruler)Rotary cutting mat (if you’re using scissors you won’t need this)PinsIron + ironing board Basic sewing supplies (Including, but not limited to, sewing machine, thread and a sewing needle)
The steps, to make 4 placemats:
   1. Cut 8 rectangles o…

5 Of The Best Tools To Have For Machine Embroidery

This article is almost like a part two! It is in addition to one of my previous articles, “10 Things You Need To Start Machine Embroidery Today” so read that article before this one!In this article, you will learn everything you need in addition to the ten from the previous article!

Alright, now onto the best tools! 
   1. Iron + ironing board 
You will definitely need an iron and ironing board so you’re not embroidering wrinkled and creased fabric! If you don’t smooth out your fabric before you use it, it will ruin your final product, and we don’t want that!
   2. Scissors
If you’re interested in doing lots of appliqué, it’s definitely a good idea to get curved scissors! If you aren’t going to be doing applique very often then just a small pair of thread scissors will do you just fine!
You’ll also need fabric and paper scissors! That way you can cut the fabric you’re going to embroider and you can cut your patterns. I also recommend a spare pair of scissors!
Bonus: 
Rotary cutter and rotary …

The Worst Machine Embroidery Advice I Ever Got

As you’re starting your machine embroidery journey, you might be getting tons of advice. And sometimes it’s hard to know which advice is good and which advice is bad! You might be in lots of Facebook groups, reading lots of blog articles and a lot of people are gonna tell you a lot of different stories!
The worst advice I ever got when I was starting machine embroidery, was to change the tension!
Don’t change your tension unless you have to!!
If bobbin thread was showing on the top of my embroidery they would say, “change your tension” If my stitching was loose or my thread was shredding they would say, “change your tension”
Don’t listen to it! Instead of changing your tension, try other steps that might be causing the problem! 

Some examples include:Change your needleContinous use of needles will cause them to get dull and they might even bend! This can result in your stitching being loose, bobbin thread showing on top, thread shredding and more. Use the correct needle for your projectUsing…

How To Sew Reusable Snack Bags

Are you interested in making reusable snack bags? They are perfect for work or school lunches, a small hike or even a picnic! These make excellent gifts for any occasion and are a great way to reduce your use of plastic bags! 
Reference the photos for help with the instructions!What you will need:100% cotton fabric, quilting cotton works best!PUL fabric* Plastic zipper, you want it to be plastic and larger than the short side of the fabric so you can cut the excess off at the end.Rotary cutter (or scissors) Rotary cutting mat (If you're using scissors you won't need this) Pins Fabric pen or something to mark the fabric with Iron + ironing board Measuring tape Basic sewing supplies (Including, but not limited to, sewing machine, thread, zipper foot and a sewing needle)*PUL stands for Polyurethane Laminate and is a compound fabric made by laminating a cloth fabric to Polyurethane. PUL fabric can be used for medical bedding, mattress protectors, cloth menstrual pads, wet bags, dia…