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Sewing Project Ideas To Inspire You

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . Are you stuck on ideas? If so, this article is for you! Here are a few sewing projects to inspire you. Spend less time in your sewing room looking for ideas of what to make and more time sewing. So, without further ado here are some sewing projects for you! Placemats 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! Recommended read: How to sew quick and easy placemats Reusable snack bags You can use whatever fabric you want, the fun designs on the fabric are endless, and they are perfect for just about any snacky use. They are also a great way to reduce your use of plastic baggies (the snack bags are also machine washable!) Recommended read: How to sew snack bags Blanket pillow Blanket pillows are super cute and easy to make! It’s a great gift and the perfect blanket to cozy up and watch some tv with. One of my favourite things to do with this blanket

How To Sew Quick And Easy Placemats

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . These placemats are easy to make, use a very minimal amount of fabric, look professional with a nice finish, are machine washable and 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! What you will need: 100% cotton fabric, quilting cotton works best Rotary cutter and  self-healing cutting mat  (or scissors Pins Iron + ironing board  Sewing machine Sewing thread  Machine sewing needle Optional: Batting or some sort of plastic could also be added to the inside. The steps , to make 4 placemats :    1. Cut 8 rectangles of 100% cotton fabric around 16.5” x 12.5”    2. Iron each rectangle    3. Place two rectangles right sides together and pin all around them, repeat this step four times.  Optional: place the batting or plastic here on top of the rectangles.  Match up your rectangles with whatever patterns or solids you want together.     4. Sew around the rectangle and l

5 Of the Best Tools to Have for Machine Embroidery

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . Here are 5 of the best additional tools to purchase for machine embroidery. I consider each and every one of these tools essential for your embroidery journey! Recommended read:  10 Things You Need To Start Machine Embroidery Today    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.    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 appliqué very often then just a small pair of thread scissors (like the ones that came with your machine) will do you just fine! Recommended read:  How to embroider Lego Baby Yoda with rectangle appliqué 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 recomme

The Worst Machine Embroidery Advice I Ever Got

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . 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 not so good. The worst advice I ever got when I was starting machine embroidery was to change the tension. Don’t change your tension unless you need to! If:  -  bobbin thread was showing on the top of my embroidery design They would say, “change your tension”  If:   - My stitching was loose   or   - My thread was shredding   They would say, “adjust your tension”! The most likely cause of machine embroidery related problems, in my experience, are user-related errors. For example, hooping/floating fabrics incorrectly, or placing the bobbin upside down. Recommended read: How to wind and install the bobbin Recommended read: How to hoop fabrics for machine embroidery Recommended read: How to float projects for machine embroidery Instead of changing your tension, try other steps that m