February is National Embroidery Month! Embroidery is an age-old handicraft that’s been modernized with the latest technology, allowing you to stitch out intricate embroidery designs on your home sewing/embroidery machine. Learn more about machine embroidery or find a new embroidery project idea with these tips and tutorials from WeAllSew.
Embroidery Tips & Techniques
Take any ordinary sewing project and make it special by adding an embroidered letter, design, or special monogram! Learn how to add embroidery to a pattern piece with these easy steps (and find the free pattern for this sweet, easy to sew scissors case!) with the Adding Embroidery to a Pattern Piece tutorial.
Have you ever seen a beautiful embroidery motif worked in to a quilt? While quilting cottons are densely woven and easy to sew with, these types of fabrics need extra preparation to support an embroidery design. Find tips and tricks to adding embroidery motifs to a quilt in the Stabilizers for Embroidery in Quilts post.
Regardless of how simple or sophisticated your embroidery machine is, the needle is at the very heart of the stitch formation process. Find out more about embroidery needles in our Five Basic Sewing Machine Needles tip post here.
There’s more than one way to hoop your embroidery project, and you can learn all about Machine Embroidery Hooping 3 Ways here.
Did you know BERNINA machines are the only domestic machines that have the ability to embroider while utilizing the freearm? Find out more about this feature in the Embroidered Onesie on the Freearm tutorial here.
Have you tried an in the hoop embroidery project yet? This cactus pin cushion is a wonderfully easy project to put together—the machine does all the work for you! Click here to find the In the Hoop Cactus Pin Cushion tutorial.
This Modern Redwork Table runner is a simple and fun project to showcase machine embroidery. Find out how to turn simple embroidery designs into redwork with the Redwork Table Runner tutorial.
Learn how to make a personalized set of three burp cloths with a matching teether for any newborn or toddler in your life with the DIY Baby Burp Cloth and Teether tutorial.
Create a wrought iron inspired pillow with a simple embroidery design and the Jumbo Hoop. Click here to learn how with the Wrought Iron Embroidered Pillow tutorial.
Embroidered fabric pails are great way to organize and decorate at the same time! Use them to hold small potted herbs, sewing notions, breakfast bars, or used as a goody bag filled with fresh fruit snacks and magazines for a sick friend. These Embroidered Fabric Baskets are the perfect canvas for a favorite embroidery design!
Personalize a simple-to-sew Towel Wrap with your favorite embroidery design or monogram. These wraps make great gifts!
This fun reading pillow includes a front pocket to hold a favorite book and is personalized with embroidery. The Lettering Fun Pocket Pillow is perfect for a road trip or a kid who just loves to read.
Simple monogrammed napkins are washable, reusable, durable, and are easy to personalize with a letter or monogram. Click here to find the Monogrammed Napkin tutorial to make your own.
More Embroidery Tips, Tricks, and Free Projects
Find more machine embroidery tips and tricks in these other posts here at WeAllSew!
WeAllSew Embroidery Month Giveaway!
One lucky WeAllSew reader will win this fun machine embroidery prize package! You could win all of these supplies and notions for your machine embroidery including one Aurifil 12 spool Rose of Sharon embroidery thread kit, one Tula Pink 4.5 EZ Stitch Snip with Hook Blade, one package of OESD Ultra Clean & Tear 1.7oz 10″ x 10yd, one spool of OESD white Bobbin Thread for embroidery, one package of Organ Sharps 80/12 Embroidery needles, and one BERNINA red waste basket!
All you have to do is post a comment below and answer the question, “What is your favorite type of machine embroidery project?” The the giveaway is open through Saturday, February 29.
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 February 29, 2020 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.