Girl’s Craftsy Dress with John Deer Flowers

by Leanne Church

Description: Create this cute little Abby’s Sweet V-Neck Crafsty Dress and apply your own embroidery design, or use the one included in this project.
Embroidery Design: This design is from the John Deer Ultimate Ladybug collection called Stylized Flowers in a Corner, which was edited using Embrilliance Enthusiast or higher.
Pattern: Abby’s Sweet V-Neck Crafsty Dress (Free when you sign up to Craftsy)
Skill Level: Intermediate

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Watch the How To Video!

Leanne explains how to edit the John Deer embroidery design to suit this free Craftsy dress. Using the embroidery template she then shows you how to place it onto the dress and finish the project off with some embellishments.

Cabin Fever Quilt Block

Inspired by the latest Echidna Sewalong for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, we have designed an aviation themed quilt block which can be used for a number of projects including pillows, mug rugs, quilts, table place mats, runners and much more! The quilt block design has been created from Lindee Goodall’s Cabin Fever Quilt Block project, which you can purchase for $39.95 (Platinum $35.95).

Cabin Fever by Lindee Goodall

This project requires piecing in-the-hoop (also known as pattern piecing) to create a finished block size of 5.5 inches (140mm x 140mm). The project contains 20 embroidery designs and an instructional pdf which includes full-size templates, patterns, colour sequences and step-by-step illustrations.

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This collection contains designs with the following minimum sewing field requirements: 1 for 130 x 180mm, 9 for 140 x 200mm, 15 up to 200 x 300 max.

Purchase Cabin Fever by Lindee Goodall – Price $39.95 (Platinum $35.95)

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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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DIY Printed T-Shirts

Refashion Your Tees Using the Brother ScanNCut

If you’re looking for a fun way to refashion an old tee, or give a new tee some creative flair, the ScanNCut Vinyl transfers are a great way to go! If you find a simple tee pattern, like a tank top or a singlet, you can easily transform your old baggy shirts or use up your scrap fabric. You really don’t need a lot of material to create these shirts, which are the perfect addition to any wardrobe.

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Embroidery or Quilting?

Now you can have both!

At last a free arm embroidery machine that doubles as a free motion quilter, wow!

Check out the Persona PRS100 free arm embroidery and quilting machine
With the pedigree of the class leading Brother PR series, the Persona PRS100 sets a new benchmark for versatility, quality and performance for a single needle machine. Embroider the most difficult items with ease, like babies wear, bags, sleeves and even pockets using the unique features of free arm embroidery. Then in the flash of an eye, convert the Persona to a fully functional free motion quilting machine with the optional free motion quilting kit.

Stitch quality you’ve been dreaming of
There’s less frustration as the unique rotating tension system on the PRS100 guarantees the very best stitch quality available, with less thread breaks and even better performance on metallic threads.

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You’ve just purchased your NV950!

If you’ve just purchased your Brother NV950 Sewing and Embroidery Machine and haven’t yet taken it out of the box here is a video that will help you get started.

This video is part of the Echidna NV950 Sewing and Embroidery machine playlist. If you click on the top left corner navigation on the video player you can browse through the list of videos. Otherwise you can also view the youtube playlist.

PE Design Plus

Can I turn a photo into an embroidery?

This is the single most popular question we have been asked since embroidery software first became available for the home market back in the mid 1990’s. The answer has always been, well, yes but not really that successfully. That is of course until Brother created their industry leading PE Design Photo Stitch software.

Now with the PE Design Plus version of this award winning software, high quality Photo Stitch results are within every ones reach and it is so much easier than you could imagine and better still, much more affordable than ever before.

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