Everything you need to know about Embroidery. I have tutorials for using a Brother Embroidery machine as well as hand embroidery projects! From solid embroidery designs to layered applique! Check back often as this page will be updated or sign up for my emails to be notified of new posts!
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What is Embroidery?
Embroidery is the craft of creating patterns and designs on fabric or other materials using different colored threads. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as pearls, beads, quills, and sequins
Embroidery can be performed by hand using an embroidery hoop and needle or by using an embroidery machine.
What is Applique?
Applique, meaning “application,” is a patchwork technique, created by sewing one piece of fabric on to another to add dimension and texture to a piece of an existing fabric (your final product).
Appliques are stitched into place. The edges can remain as is or they can be finished with an embroidered satin stitch. This stitch is normally done with a machine but can be completed by hand for smaller areas.
Free Embroidery Designs
Machine Embroidery & Applique Tutorials
- How to transfer designs from your computer to your machine
- How to hoop an embroidery machine project (coming soon!)
- How to Float a project on an embroidery hoop (coming soon!)
- How to Applique using an Embroidery machine