How to embroider on hessian and FREE bird designs
There are many FREE designs included in the Hatch Embroidery software. We picked these three beautiful folk birds for a little project that shows you how you can embroider on a difficult type of fabric. The result is a lovely hessian bunting that you can hang up to decorate your balcony or a protected area in your garden. Read more...
There are many ways to find the information you are looking for
There are two types of people when it comes to starting out with a brand new software. Some treat it as a new exciting adventure and throw themselves at it with all they have, while others might find the experience a little daunting and take things a little slower. No matter which type you are, we can reassure you that there are many ways to find information on Hatch Embroidery software. Read more...
Guidelines to fabrics that are the easiest or best to embroider for great results
When you start out in machine embroidery there are so many different supplies you need to be looking at, it can easily get overwhelming. In this blog post we shed light on the different types of fabrics you can use. We also give you some guidelines to which fabrics are the easiest or best to embroider to ensure great results right from the start.
Unique, Quirky, Cute
You have got to love animals. We admire them in the wild, and as pets they brighten our days with their loyalty and funny antics. No wonder animals are a very popular subject of embroidery. In this post we collected a bunch of animal themed embroidery that are a bit different, edgy and even arty.
All the basics you need to know about machine embroidery needles
It goes without saying that needles are an absolutely pivotal aspect of machine embroidery. Choosing the right needle out of a seemingly endless amount of choice and confusing information on the internet gets overwhelming very quickly! We put together a quick guide to give you a clear picture of the most important things you need to consider when shopping for embroidery needles for your projects.
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.