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How to embroider a patch

Patches are probably one of the most important projects that all embroiderers should know how to do. But they are also one of the most overlooked projects by embroiderers! Me? Oh I’m guilty of this too! I actually just recently learned how to make patches! Here I will share the ‘how to’ that I ended up with. After much trial and error of what worked and what didn’t as well as what materials to use, I present you with my final copy of, how to embroider a patch! In the next few weeks, I will share a bit more about patches, including, but not limited to, hot knifing, the many uses of patches, iron-on vs sew on, what makes a design patch worthy, why I use an ‘x’ on the material, and filled designs vs non-filled designs. After I have published most of them, I will create a part 2 article to this one where I compile them all so it’s easy for you to find whatever article you are looking to read! What you will need: Tear away stabilizer  Twill fabric Embroidery machine Machine embroidery needl
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Patch box file

 Next week, I will be posting an article on how to embroider patches. Ever since I made my post a few months ago saying that my patch supplies had arrived, I have tested out many different ways to make them and I have tested out many different types of materials and steps.  In this article, I will be sharing the file for which I digitized. This file is to stabilize the twill fabric on top of your tear-away stabilizer in the hoop!  Not only does it keep your fabric stable whilst embroidering, which is very important, but it also reduces your use of fabric, meaning that you can make more patches with that metre of fabric! Here is the file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pUgklbqlpFW1i5fGAHZIGgBXMBhnaG7X/view?usp=sharing Please do not share this file with others. It is the property of Lizzsews. If you would like to share this file, please instead refer them to my website! I appreciate every single one of you who read my articles :).

How to sew a bowl cozy, don’t burn your hands from soup!

Here’s how you can create these cute little bowl cozies! This is a super fun project and makes an amazing reusable gift! They are perfect to hold different size bowls and have good grip. Make these so you don’t have to burn your hands on soup bowls ever again! And it’s done in a fashionable way.  What you will need: Cotton fabric Iron and ironing board  Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors) Seam gauge or measuring tape   Sewing machine Sewing machine thread and needle Batting Something to mark the fabric with Hand sewing needle and thread Optional: pins The steps: Iron fabric and cut it to 10” x 10”. Also cut the batting to 10” x 10” (cut two each).  Match up one piece of fabric with one piece of batting x2.  Sew an X on both squares of fabric and batting. Fold the squares in half and make a mark 2.8 centimetres up from the fold and 5.6 centimetres across from the fold, connect the dots with a diagonal line. On both the right and the left of both squares.  Open the square an

Sad announcement

 By no choice of my own, sadly google is getting rid of the feed burner email subscription service that Lizzsews blog is a part of. Those emails are how I share my articles to most of you, and remind you that I exist! I wanted to write this article in hopes that you will continue to visit me and read Lizzsews articles!  This will take place as of June 1st Articles to come soon that you might be interested in include: How to make patches How to sew a soup bowl cozy Lots more about patches, a bit more troubleshooting and lots of projects! Thanks for reading, I hope to see you again next week, when articles will be back to sewing/embroidery!

My favourite sewing and embroidery quotes

I'm going to share some of my favourite sewing and embroidery quotes for which I have found online. I'll share my thoughts on each of these quotes, and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!  "You can't buy happiness, but you can buy fabric" I couldn't agree with this quote more, for "any day spent sewing is a good day"!  "If you see me with a seam ripper, now is not the time" oh man, if I have a seam ripper.. just don't even try to talk to me!  "One who makes no mistakes never makes anything" this couldn't be any closer to the truth! I definitely don't make mistakes at least once a week...  A compliment that only my fellow sewers will understand, "may your bobbin always be full"  "When feeling low, It's time to sew" ah yes, "sewing is my therapy"  "My soul is fed with a needle and thread" wait a sec, you're saying that there are other things in life that mak

How to sew a wine bottle bag gift ‘wrap’

These are a beautiful fast and easy sewing project! They can even be used as tall drawstring bags afterwards! They do not have handles, so I recommend using them as ‘gift wrap’! Meaning that if you are needing to carry it, place it in a wine bottle bag or even just a gift bag or even sew on your own handle! What you will need: Cotton fabric Iron and ironing board  Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors) Seam gauge or measuring tape   Sewing machine Sewing machine thread and needle Twine, ribbon or something of the sort Optional: pins The steps:      1. Iron fabric and cut 4 strips of 17 1/8” x 7”. If you’d like they can be all the same fabric or different. I chose to use a patterned fabric for two strips and a solid fabric for the other two.       2. Place two strips (I chose the non matching strips) right sides together. And create a pen mark at 12” long and again at 12 1/5” on both sides of the strip. Repeat with the other two strips.       3. Start to sew down the right side fro

How to sew make up removing pad bag

Here’s how you can create these cute make up removing pad bags to hold your make up removing pads! What you will need: Flannel fabric Iron and ironing board  Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors) Seam gauge or measuring tape   Sewing machine Sewing machine thread and needle Twine, ribbon or something of the sort Optional: pins The steps: Iron fabric and cut two strips of 5.5” x 19” If you’re wanting to change the size, just remember to account for a seam allowance in the width, and the length will be at least half the size plus account for the cuff. Place the strips right sides together and sew down the right side, pivot, sew along the bottom, pivot again and sew up the left side all the way to the end and cut the stitches.  Flip the make up bag inside out and poke the corners of the bottom out.  On the top (the side that has not been sewn) fold the fabric inwards about a 1/2” or less, optional: to make the edge more ‘crisp’ you can iron the fabric flat here after folding it.  Se