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One of the best ways to organise your car if you’re travelling with kids, going on holidays or simply want some extra storage space is to stitch up a car seat organiser. There are plenty of sewing patterns online, on Crafty or sold by commercial pattern companies such as Butterick.
Pattern: Butterick 6228 Car Organiser
Material: Cotton and iron-on interfacing
Skill Level: Beginner
We’ve taken a simple Blue Print travel pillow sewing pattern and made it unique by styling it with some cute embroidered eyes and finishing it with a gathered ruffle edge. Not only is this project pattern free when you sign up to Blue Print, it’s perfect for beginner sewers/embroiderers who are starting on their journey.
Embroidery Design: Urban Threads – Monster Factory Flirty Eyes
Sewing Pattern: Blue Print (Craftsy) free travel pillow sewing pattern
There are some really great patterns out there to create your child the perfect bathrobe or hooded towel to use at home or at the beach. This is an ideal project to introduce you to embroidering on towelling fabric. You can decorate the garment with some cute sea life embroidery designs or something that your child enjoys, such as the Disney embroidery designs which you will find on the Brother Disney Embroidery machines.
Tips for embroidering on Towel
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Halloween is a fantastic time to customise something unique for yourself, your kids or your loved ones. We have decorated a basic black witches hat, plain t-shirt and tote bag with a Trick or Treat embroidery and ScanNCut design that you can download for free! Plus, we have also used the Brother Persona PRS100 to add some extra embroidery designs from Urban Threads and John Deer’s Ultimate Stash.
Free Trick or Treat Embroidery & ScanNCut Design
Download the Halloween Project files to decorate your projects. This includes:
- ScanNCut File (.fcm)
- ScanNCut CanvasWorkspace file (.svg)
- 4 x 4″ Trick or Treat embroidery design
Customising with our free-arm embroidery machines
The Animal Welfare League (AWL) is a national non-profit organisation caring for companion animals across Australia.
AWL works with local councils, state government, rescue groups and the community to improve the outcomes of stray and surrendered pets. They are nationally recognised for their unique and innovative programs, initiatives and re-homing strategies.
In this month’s sewalong we are asking you to stitch, embroider or design your most creative dog or cat bandana, which the AWL can give away with new adopted pets or sell in their stores to raise money for much-needed supplies.
Get creative by embroidering, appliqueing or decorating your dog or cat bandannas with sewing trims like the one below.
In this project you’ll learn how to create a simple star applique design using Embrilliance StitchArtist software then apply it onto a garment. This project is perfect for 4″ x 4″ (100mm x 100mm) embroidery hoops, using machines like the Brother NV180 sewing & embroidery machine.
We’ve used BurdaStyle Vintage Nina Jacket sewing pattern to create a jacket using sweatshirt material
Creating the applique design
- Open Embrilliance and select the hoop size for your machine. This design will only be small, therefore you can select the 4″ x 4″ (100mm x 100mm) hoop.
- Hit the Program Preference icon and select your hoop size from the preferences. Continue reading