As I travel around the country, I find that I am often asked about hooping. Hooping is the most essential – but probably the least understood – component of embroidery. A lot of the embroidery “mistakes” that we tend to blame on stabilizers or designs may actually be a result of improper hooping techniques. One of
I purchased this adorable Spidey Table Topper pattern by Silk Road Creations at a local quilt shop and decided this would be the perfect weekend project — it took less than a half day to complete! The project can be constructed on nearly any sewing machine; all you need is a straight stitch, basic zigzag, and a walking foot.
The holidays are only two months away! Have you started your gift-making? Join Jo for “Holiday Serging & Simple Sewing,” a webinar on quick and easy gifts you can make on your serger, along with a few fast sewing and embroidery projects.
Keep your sewing machine clean and happy! Here’s some advice from John Gass at Sandi’s Sewing Connection. He’s been cleaning and repairing machines for many years, and sees the same problems over and over – many of which can be avoided by keeping your machine clean and oiled.
WARNING: These photos may frighten your sewing machine!