Hemingworth Spool & Cap Competition

Hemingworth® embroidery thread is not only vibrant and glossy, but also strong and colourfast. The protective cap preserves thread quality by blocking dust, oil and other harmful elements. The removable stopper traps thread, preventing unraveling and tangling during storage. Delivering thread smoothly off the spool during embroidery —decreasing both snagging and thread breaks.

Only $6.95 each spool, which contains 1000 metres of hi-sheen polyester embroidery thread. View the wide range of Hemingworth colours available online.

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Get creative with your spools!

What’s great about these thread spools is that you don’t have to throw them out once you’ve finished using them. You can turn them into creative projects to use around the house including sewing notion storage, gift ideas, gardening projects, decorations and much more!

Check out some of the creative projects that Leanne Church our Echidna Melbourne Store Manager has done with her used Hemingworth Spool and Caps systems. You’ll be amazed!

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Embroidery Machine Problems and Solutions

Embroidery-Machine-Problems.pngHere are some common problems you may have while using your embroidery machine. This handy guide provides suggestions that may be of some assistance.

  • Have your machine checked and serviced by a qualified mechanic at least once a year
  • Keep the machine clean, change the needle often and use good quality thread
  • Use a dust cover to protect the machine when not in use

Common Problems…

Machine making noises

Problem cause:

  • Machine needs cleaning or oiling
  • Blunt or damanged needle
  • Machine needs servicing

What to do:

  • Clean feed teeth and shuttle areas
  • Insert new needle
  • Check manual for oiling (some machines must be oiled by a qualified service person)
  • Have machine serviced

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Embroider Buddy Cushion

Introducing the Easy As 1-2-3 Cushion from Embroider Buddy. Easily embroider these cushions by simply opening up the four triangle sides and inserting your hoop inside. You can embroider the front or back in a number of creative and fun ways!

Embroider Buddy Pillows

These Embroider Buddy Cushions (inserts not included) are made using the finest finish, designer colours, elegant material and hidden Velcro making them a perfect addition to your home. Otherwise custom design these cushions to give to friends or family.

Embroider Buddy Cushions

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Learn to Sew – iPad Case with Ruffles

by Erin W

Create this cute iPad case with front ruffle and snap button. Plus, you can also embroider this free 130 mm x 150 mm (5″ x 7″) Koi Fish design thanks to John Deer and his Ultimate Stash Collection.

Ipad-Case-FrontIpad-Case-backIpad-Case-inside

What you will Need

Print out the free downloadable iPad Case pattern (pdf, 538kb) Make sure to press “print to scale” when printing.

  • 0.7m x .35m outer fabric – thicker fabrics such as denim, linen or cotton blends would be ideal.
  • 0.7 x 0.5m lining & ruffle fabric – cotton or cotton blends would be ideal.
  • 0.7 m x 0.35m thin wadding material or iron-on pellon.
  • 1 x button – to match your lining/ruffle material.
  • Scissors
  • Matching thread

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