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Readers Respond: Everyday ways to use machine embroidery

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Share the ways you use machine embroidery to help others make the most of their home embroidery machine or decide that the purchase is worthwhile.


Lately I have working on name pillowcases for my nieces and nephews. I appliqued their name in big letters than used flowers, butterflies for girls and sportsmen, cars etc for boys . I even used a appliqued soccer ball instead of the O in christopher. I had heaps of fun making them personal, such as changing collies to reflect favourite sports team etc Another project was an alphabet quilt for my new born nephew. It was a challenge trying to get a picture for every letter as my machines are so old I use discs.luckily his surname starts with x so I just did a family shield for that one! I've also done a stack of Christmas and every day tea towels with header. I tried to make each on reflect the person whose getting it. Next, I might do some Christmas decorations, like covering a styofoam ball
—Guest Marianne


I am avery new to machine embroidery my 1st project was to make 15 penant flags for our boat club I enjoyed doing them very satisfying to see them flying on all the boats next project jeans for me and my husband

things I do with my embroidery machine

I embroider towels for gifts, baby things, pillow cases, dog scarfs for the rescue group, t shirts for rescue group, and just about anything I can get my hands on to embroider.
—Guest roylehew@comcast.net

Uses for embroidery machine

I love to make free-standing lace ornaments! However, I also like making other small items, such as in-the-hoop coasters.

For Fashion Design Project

I am doing fashion designing and for my project I am doing machine embroidery
—Guest vandana

Uses of machine embroidery

I embroider motifs cut them out and applique them onto those fabrics which I find difficult to embroider otherwise, since I am not an expert. I spoiled a couple of garments by directly embroidering on them so I practice on good matching or contrasting fabric till they come right, and then applique them onto the dress.

My different use of embroidery

Hi, I have been making jewelry out of embroidery lately: necklaces, earrings and bracelets. It has been a lot of fun and I have received some nice compliments on them.
—Guest Donna

machine embroidery uses

I embroider pillowcases for shower gifts for the young teachers at school. I usually monogram them but sometimes use vintage style floral patterns.
—Guest pfaffshirl

what i embroidery

sweat shirt hoodies. for Christmas at least 20. grandkids and kids. i put last name on hood. out of the way. semi-visable, always get hoodie back. sometimes on front. ( BEEN TOLD NOT ON CHEST OVER HEART.)
—Guest carolyn spurlock

Ways to Use Machine Embroidery

My next machine embroidery adventure is going to be a yard flag with our last name and the street number on it. I may have to embroider it twice to have it readable from both directions but I can include designs that represent everyone in the house.

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