Made to Create - Presser Feet and Accessories series

Made to Create: Sewing Machine Accessories Series

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Today I’m kicking off a series of posts about presser feet and other sewing machine tools, based on the Made to Create pillow project. Scroll through the photos and see if you can guess which accessories were used for each pillow.


Digitized Punchwork Heart

Needle-Felted Heart – Hands Free!

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I have been trying out the new punchwork feature in BERNINA Embroidery Software 7. Just draw a shape, digitize the outline, then select the Punchwork tool and choose your settings. So easy!


Needle-felted greeting cards by Mary Beck #sew #diy #weallsew

Needle-Felted Greeting Cards

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I recently got the felting attachment for my sewing machine. Not being a freeform type of person, I knew I needed to practice. But then what was I supposed to do with the finished product? I made


Wool N' Spools by Paula Atwood #sew #diy #quilt #felt #WeAllSew.com

“Wool N’ Spools” Needle-Punched Quilt

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The fabric for Paula Atwood’s “Wool N’ Spools” creation is reclaimed wool from old skirts, etc. that she took apart and felted in the washer. She cut out the positive/negative shapes and needle-punched them to the woolen base using BERNINA’s Needle Punch Accessory Set.


How to needle felt trees

How to Make Felted Trees

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This holiday season brings warmth to your décor with these cute felted trees. Whether for a mantel or a table centerpiece, they are the perfect accent to your seasonal decoration.


Needle Punched Flower detail of Decorative Trivet by Debra Rutledge #sewing #diy

Decorative Trivet

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This summer I had the pleasure to co-present a class focusing on several accessories: the Binder Attachment; the Spanish Hemstitch Attachment; the Walking Foot with the new Central Guide Sole; and the Needle Punch Tool. Our project: a decorative trivet featuring a variety of stitching and embellishment techniques.


Needle-punched embroidery by Carol Nunns   @sewing  #DIY

Steampunk Needle-Punched Vest

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We’ve all seen machine embroidery, but how about machine stitched needle-punched designs? Carol Nunns combines embroidery and digitized needle-punching to create a uniquely embellished vest featuring OESD’s Steampunk embroidery collection #12378.


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Fiberella on the BERNINA Rotary Punch Tool

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Greetings! I’m Paula Scaffidi from www.fiberella.com. Over the last couple of years I worked with BERNINA International to develop the new BERNINA Rotary Punch Tool #45. BERNINA really did engineer the tool-of-my-Fiberella-dreams and I’m so happy it’s time to share it with you!


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It’s Almost Here — the new Rotary Needle Punch Tool #45

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We will preview the new Rotary Needle Punch Tool in October’s Virtual BERNINA Club, “Vest Dressed.” Check with your dealer if VBC is offered at your store – but either way – be sure to check out the new tool.


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Easy Embellishment: Needle Punch!

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Just imagine: pull a boring old sweater from the back of your closet (or the $2 rack at the local thrift store), add a handful of yarn/fiber/fabric scraps, play for 30 minutes, and end up with a one-of-a-kind designer sweater!