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Using Felt for Machine Embroidery

Everything you need to know when embroidering on felt

Jenny 1 347 Article rating: 5.0
Felt is a fantastic versatile material with many uses. It is a very popular material among machine embroiderers because it is really easy to work with. Learn how you can make this simple fabric work wonders for your embroidery projects.

Understanding Thread Tension

Don't let your threads play tug-of-war!

Bernadett 0 1249 Article rating: 4.5
In this article we explain how thread tension can effect the final result of your machine embroidery. We also show you how you can counteract the effect by adjusting your top thread to ensure that your embroidery always comes off the machine looking its absolute best. 

Free Standing Lace Wall Art Project

Tutorial and video by guest blogger, Caroline Critchfield

Bernadett 0 1760 Article rating: 5.0

Burlap with lace has become a very popular wedding theme in recent years. This beautiful wall art by our guest blogger, Caroline Critchfield, is the perfect decoration piece at the reception and in the marital home after the wedding. Caroline used a gorgeous Hatch font and turned it into a stunning piece of art.

The Wonderful World of Motif Fills

Bonus FREE Design by Nicola Elliott

Bernadett 6 2169 Article rating: 3.8

I was so excited to be collaborating with the beautiful Nicola Elliott again! Nicola offered to draw and digitize something special just for us and you for Mother's Day and I grabbed the opportunity with both hands, because it gave me the chance to talk about how you can create really outstanding embroidery in Hatch using Motif fills.

Egg-citing Easter Contest Top 10

Their embroidery journey and useful tips

Bernadett 0 680 Article rating: 5.0

Our Egg-citing Facebook Photo contest was another roaring success. We asked our Facebook followers to submit their Easter themed embroidery creations and we received so many fantastic entries! We asked the top 10 to tell us a little about their embroidery journey and also for some useful tips they would give to other embroiderers.

Digitizing Class with Kim

Useful Tips and Downloadable Bonus FREE Easter Egg Design

Bernadett 3 1401 Article rating: 5.0

In this week’s blog article we give you useful tips on how to avoid some common pitfalls when manually digitizing. We used our Easter egg design to highlight important elements of the digitizing process such as adding a basting stitch, adding special stitch effects and working out your digitizing and stitch order. Read more...

FREE as a Bird

How to embroider on hessian and FREE bird designs

Bernadett 5 1007 Article rating: 5.0
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...
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