It was a really LOVE-ly competition
Our Valentine's Day Facebook Photo contest was a roaring success. We asked our followers to submit their Valentine's Day themed embroidery creations and we received many amazing entries. It was fantastic to see how creative everyone got! It was obvious that a lot of LOVE went into the the contestants' work.
The story of the award winning artist and her unique embroidery designs
In this week's blog post we are featuring an embroiderer with a truly unique style. We are also offering three of her beautiful and brand new Valentine's Day themed embroidery designs to be downloaded for FREE. Although relatively new to machine embroidery, Nicola Elliott is already making a name for herself in the embroidery world...
There is still time to make these for yourself or someone special!
Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, but there is still plenty of time left to create something truly LOVEly for that special person in your life. Or why not simply treat yourself? We collected 14 SWEET projects that can easily be created and then personalized with a bit of machine embroidery. Add a special Valentine's Day message or your loved one's initials for a unique and memorable gift. There's nothing as valuable as...
The right thread will ensure your design is the best it can be!
When it comes to machine embroidery, the types of threads you want to reach for are a little different to those used for hand embroidery. Machine embroidery threads come in many different materials, ranging from rayon (the most popular) to silk to polyester. There are also less conventional threads like ...
Inspirations for a New You in the New Year
Forgot to make your New Year’s resolutions? 2017 can still be your greatest year yet! We collected 10 fun and easy embroidery projects that will help motivate you to become the very best version of yourself. Although most of these projects require a minimal amount of sewing skills, they are all form a great base for machine embroidery. Let’s get straight into it!
Hand embellishment dos and don'ts
Nothing says lovin' like embroidered gifts. What you choose as your project says something about how you see the receiver. What you choose to embroider on the gift says something about you. If you really want your design to pop, adding embellishment to your embroidery will create another dimension and will most certainly have the desired effect. Limited only by your imagination, you decide what story you want your finished project to tell through embroidery and embellishing.
Great project ideas to use up your scrap materials
Wouldn't it be great if each time you started a new project, you didn't have to go out and buy a bunch of new materials? Well, by thinking twice before you throw scraps away, you can save a whole lot of materials for your next project. We collected the 10 best ideas on how to use up your leftover fabrics. These innovative ways are great to create a base for your next embroidery project as they can all be machine embroidered.
Inspiration for Those Cold Winter Days
Who does not like snowmen? As the chill of winter blows over the great outdoors, most people find themselves spending more and more time inside. If you are looking for a fun way to keep busy and keep your creativity flowing during the cold season, try out some inventive embroidery projects decorated with adorable snowman designs. With embroidery software and machines now available, you are sure to have fun with less trouble!
Hatch Facebook Christmas embroidery competition
Leading up to Christmas we have seen so many beautiful embroidery designs everywhere, which made us curious to see what kind of embroidery projects everyone was working on at home. So... we asked our lovely Facebook followers to share their embroidery Christmas projects on our page. We received fantastic entries and we were so thrilled to see how creative everyone got!
They are all quirky and can be personalized with embroidery!
Have you ran out of ideas? Are you in desperate need for some last minute Christmas gift inspiration? Look no further! We collected the 11 best gift ideas the Elf recommends. They are quick and easy to make. They are also quirky and can be easily personalized with some embroidery.
Embroidered Christmas ornaments make decorating the tree more special - project by Kristie J Smith
Embroidered Christmas ornaments are really easy to create with Hatch Embroidery software and can be personalized by adding some lettering or monograms, so everyone in the family can have their own ornament on the tree!
The perfect finishing touch for memorable gifts - project by Kristie J Smith
Embroidered gift tags that double as Christmas ornaments are a great way to add an extra touch to a special gift. They can be personalized with names or simply sewn for decoration. These customized tags are super quick and simple to create with Hatch Embroidery software.