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How to sew treat bags

Here’s how you can create these cute little treat bags! This is a super fun project and makes an amazing reusable holder for gifts! One of the many things that I love about these treat bags, is that they can be as simple or as intricate as you’d like! They are perfect to hold small gifts too. Plus they can be any size you’d like and are great scrap busters! 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: Iron fabric and cut edges straight, pieces can be any size.  Sew together the pieces in a strip of about 5-8” wide by 16-21”, it can be any size you’d like! 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. Make sure to iron the strips after sewing each piece together. Also ensure to cut the edges straight if

How to skip stitches or threads whilst embroidering

Every machine embroiderer has to know how to be able to go back or forwards stitches or threads whilst embroidering.   Has your bobbin thread run out? If you don’t go back stitches before you start embroidering again, that spot won’t be secure and will start to unravel.  Upper thread has run out? Same story as the bobbin thread! Had to turn off your machine and cancel your pattern selection? Meaning that you need to go forwards stitches to get to where you are? No need to re-embroider everything that’s already been done! There are really so many more reasons why you’ll need to know how to skip stitches whilst embroidering!! I’m gonna guide you through what to do as if your bobbin thread ran out while embroidering,  1. Cut your threads, and take the hoop off of your machine.   2. Take out your bobbin and thread in a new one that is full  3. On the bottom right of the LCD screen click the little button that has three little dots, a needle and a -/+  4. Go back about 20 or so stitches and

Yay! My package has arrived!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been patiently waiting, okay maybe impatiently waiting, for this package to arrive! I ordered Twill fabric, 40wt polyester embroidery thread, heat seal, a glass cutting board and a soldering iron (hot knife). I ordered all of this because lately, I’ve been very interested in making patches! Although I’ve never actually been able to make them because I didn’t have the supplies.  I have an idea about how I’d like to make them, but no actual instructions to follow. It was actually quite difficult for me to even figure out the supplies that I would need! So, to save all of you from the trouble of doing all of this research (I’ve spent so so long trying to figure out what I’d need, how to make them and the websites to use) I’m going to share my journey of making machine embroidered patches! I’ll share what I’ve been learning, what’s been working, what hasn’t been working, websites I’ve used and even more to do with this patch-making process! Here are some pictu