Welcome to our 125 years celebration of the BERNINA company! We’re celebrating by bringing you lots of inspiration and today we’re focusing on easy embellishments for sewing projects! You can use any of these techniques to add a few simple stitches to your project, add fun or elegant trims, create interest with appliqué, or even add a classic or modern monogram for a personal touch. As a bonus we’re giving you the chance to win a bit of BERNINA gold, scroll to the bottom of the post to find our anniversary giveaway!
Easy Embellishment With Decorative Stitches
Adding decorative stitching is one of the simplest ways to embellish your sewing project. Even if you don’t have many built-in decorative stitches, using a decorative thread with zig-zag or straight stitching can add a pop of color or interest. Learn the basics of using decorative stitches in this tip post at WeAllSew.
If you do have access to lots of built-in decorative stitches, you can combine different designs together in “stitch recipes” to create surprising results. Find out all about BERNINA Stitch Recipes in this post.
Easy Embellishment With Trims
Rick rack is a perfect example of that old saying, “Everything old is new again!” Check out these fun techniques for introducing rick rack into your sewing projects. Erica Bunker shows you two ways to insert rick rack trim into your project in this step-by-step tutorial.
In this technique, rick rack trim is sewn as an insert, and has the illusion of floating in the project. Learn how to sew floating rick rack at WeAllSew.
This fun technique takes simple flat or rick rack trims combined with stitches to create an entirely new look!
Find out how to make this fun layered look in the Stacked Trim Tips post here at WeAllSew.
Turn a plain top into an elegant blouse just by adding a pop of trim! Find out how to make an Embellished Shirt with this tutorial from 7th Bone Tailoring.
Layers of trim can turn a plain dress into a WOW dress! Learn How to Sew a Tiered Dress With Trim in this tutorial.
Easy Embellishment With Appliqué
Stitching lace motifs to your garment is an incredibly easy way to add an elegant embellishment. Find the Lace Appliqué T-Shirt Tutorial here from WeAllSew.
Minki Kim’s technique of combining appliqué shapes with stitching produces very sweet results. Learn about her technique of Embellishing With Free-Motion and Appliqué here.
Embellishing with appliqué is an easy way to personalize a project with a monogram. Learn how in this DIY Burberry Inspired Monogrammed Poncho tutorial.
This fun embellished denim jacket uses appliqué in combination with stitching and printing for a layered look. Find out how it was made in this Embellished Denim Jacket tip post.
Easy Embellishment With Monograms
Adding a simple letter monogram is a fun way to personalize a gift. Learn how to create an elegant one-letter monogram with simple embroidery software here at WeAllSew.
Embellish a personalized give with three initials with this tutorial using the simple Toolbox Lettering module.
Create a sturdy monogram patch as an addition to any project! Learn how to make the Leather Monogram Patch here.
Use editing features in BERNINA embroidery software to create a special letter monogram including a name. Find tips to create a split-letter monogram here.
September 125 Years Golden Anniversary Giveaway!
All you have to do is post a comment below and answer the question, “How do you use embellishments in your sewing projects?” The the giveaway is open through Friday, September 14!
The giveaway is open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the WeAllSew.com blog by September 14, 2018 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact to claim the prize.