Posts Tagged ‘Hand Embroidery’

want to know about buying embroidery machine…..?

January 26th, 2013 4 comments

I want to buy a embroidery machine . but not sure which brand / design no to buy. bcas i was learning from one of my friend to stitch chudidars ( in normal tailoring machine-singer) and hand embroidery . my husband is asking me to buy embroidery machine. will it be easy to follow the manuals if i buy those machine?????? can i see a video demo in any web-site for operating machine embroidering machines . so that i can be sure to buy which model & company. otherwise it will be waste to buy with out knowing how to operate. I am living in U.A.E.

plz write me ur suggestions , if possible the web-site names where i can learn online how to operate & learn to do the designs using machines…..Awaiting for all of ur replies………

I have a Singer Futura CE-200. It is my first embroidery machine and I am very pleased. It was low-cost, mainly because it does not have a computer on board. You hook it to your computer and it will stitch what is on the screen. It was very easy for me to learn, and the software will convert designs in many formats. This allows you to download a lot of free designs from the internet. The main disadvantage is the size of the hoops. The largest one has a stitch area of about 5" X 7". This means in large designs you have to re-hoop. Hope this helps.

what do you think of this sewing machine : artista 200e?

January 16th, 2013 1 comment

i liked it So much , and i want to learn how to sew stuff so i could be a designer in the futur . But what do you think ?

The Bernina Artista series are all good machines — and Bernina partisans will tell you there is nothing better than a Bernina. I’d disagree because they just don’t feel quite right to me, but they are indeed mechanically sound machines, though they tend to be quite pricey for features compared to some other good brands. I’m also not into computerized embroidery. (If I want to embroider I do free motion or hand embroidery).

Some things you might want to consider:
1) if you have a combination sewing/embroidery machine, you can’t sew while the machine is stitching out a design. Quite a few friends who do computerized embroidery have an embroidery machine and a sewing machine. In some cases, two machines are less expensive than a combo machine.

2) If you’re going to be spending that much on a first machine, you might also want to look at some of the offerings from some of the other good home machine makers like Elna, Janome, Pfaff and Viking (in alphabetical order). That way, you can know you’ve made the right decision for you, no matter what brand or model you wind up choosing.

It’s generally not the machine, it’s the brain and the hands operating the machine, that really control the quality of the sewn product. See if your library can get you a copy of an old, old book called "Singer Instructions for Art Embroidery", done in several editions. Every stitch in the book (and there’s some magnificent work) was done on a straight stitch treadle sewing machine.

While there’s no point handicapping yourself by buying a crummy, balky, hunk o’ junk sewing machine, if you’re working on a budget, you might want to consider putting some of that sewing machine money towards lessons and going with a machine with fewer bells and whistles. In the long run, it may be more beneficial to learn to use a simpler machine well, particularly if you intend to go to design school.

You might also want to start reading at — lots of things there for new designers.

I am learning embroidery, can any please suggest a list good embroidery software’s. thank you?

January 10th, 2013 1 comment

Well, Initially I would like to learn it on computer, I know hand embroidery, now I want to design new embroids and implement it practically on various cloths with differential patterns

are you looking for free patterns, instructions on various stitches, any particular stitch, ….
what do you mean by software – are you learning computerized embroidery or hand embroidery?
if you add some details, i can give you a specific answer. i have quite a few sites on hand & machine embroidery.
meanwhile, you can try google, youtube, expertvillage,,, etc.

will wait for you to update …
all the best

okay, here’s a list i’ve compiled for machine embroidery – most have free patterns, but if you browse through them, i’m sure you’ll find a lot more & further links too.
hope you find what you are looking for & more :-))

first, though : — list of top embroidery sites !! and they update this regularly.
and if you want free designs, you can join to this group…

hope this helped

what is the best software to buy with which I can design my own cross stitch and embroidery patterns?

January 4th, 2013 2 comments

If you mean embroidery machine patterns, I would recommend Embird with the Cross-stitch add-on. The package is very popular and has many available tutorials to show you step by step how to create the designs for your embroidery machine.

I personally use it and find it very easy to understand and use. It has alot of functionality and versatility as well. There is also a 30 day free trial so that you can try before you buy. You can find more information about Embird as well as available tutorials at

If you mean hand-embroidery and cross-stitch patterns, I personally have found that drawing my own patterns on graph paper has worked easiest and best for me.

is there a website that can teach you how to embroider by hand?

December 29th, 2012 4 comments

im making a fleece tie blanket for my boyfriend and i want to put his basketball number and name on it. i don’t have access to a sewing machine and i want it to mean more by doing it by hand.

Sewing websites:… – a execellent website for learning sewing stitches… – a execellent website for learning sewing stitches…………



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Sew Fast Sew Easy : All You Need to Know When You Start to Sew
by Elissa K. Meyrich
ISBN-13: 9780312269098

Sewing for Dummies
by Janice Maresh, Janice S. Saunders, N. Graf (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780764568473

Sew U : The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe
by Wendy Mullin, Eviana Hartman, Beci Orpin (Illustrator) , Agnieszka Gasparska (Illustrator) , Beci Orpin (Illustrator) – a execellent book on the subject
ISBN-13: 9780821257401

S.E.W. : Sew Everything Workshop
by Diana Rupp, Lena Corwin (Illustrator) , Andrea Chu (Photographer)
ISBN-13: 9780761139737

Sewing 101 : A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing
by Creative Publishing International (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9781589230699

The Complete Book of Sewing : A Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Every Technique
by Betsy Hosegood (Editor) , DK Publishing
ISBN-13: 9780789496584

Survival Sewing : Emergency Fixes for the Rips, Snags and Tears of Everyday Life
by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader, Nathalie Mornu
ISBN-13: 9781600591228

The Embroidery Stitch Bible
by Betty Barnden, Debbie Bradley (Editor) – a execellent book on the subject
ISBN-13: 9780873495103

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Bible
by Joan Gordon – a execellent book on the subject
ISBN-13: 9780896891692

Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches
by Mary Thomas, Jan Eaton – a execellent book on the subject
ISBN-13: 9781570761188

Embroidery Stitches : Over 400 Contemporary and Traditional Stitch Patterns
by Mary Webb (Editor) – a execellent book on the subject
ISBN-13: 9781554072118

Elegant Stitches : An Illustrated Stitch Guide and Source Book of Inspiration
by Judith Baker Montano, Barbara Konzak-Kuhn (Editor) , Micaela Carr (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780914881858

Encyclopedia of Embroidery Stitches, Including Crewel
by Marion Nichols – a execellent book on the subject
ISBN-13: 9780486229294

The Encyclopedia of Stitches
by Karen Hemingway (Editor) , Steve Dew (Illustrator) , Shona Wood (Photographer) – a execellent book on the subject
ISBN-13: 9780641905285

The Embroiderer’s Handbook : The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Stitches and Versatile Techniques
by Margie Bauer – a execellent book on the subject
ISBN-13: 9780715320372

Royal School of Needlework Embroidery Techniques
by Sally Saunders, Debra Barrett (Designed by) , Sally Saunders – a execellent book on the subject
ISBN-13: 9780713488173

Stitch Sampler
by Lucinda Ganderton, Lucinda Ganderton- a execellent book on the subject
ISBN-13: 9780756619008

Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Needlework : Needlepoint, Embroidery, Counted Thread
by Donna Kooler – a execellent book on the subject
ISBN-13: 9781574861846

The Complete Illustrated Stitch Encyclopedia
by Crafter’s Choice, Crafter’s Choice (Compiler) – a execellent book on the subject
ISBN-13: 9781402713804

Embroidery Stitches
by M. E. Wilkinson
ISBN-13: 9781406793512

Embroidery (Quamut)
by Quamut
Downloadable Quamut Chart – Electronic edition
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ISBN-13: 9781411405721

Embroidery (Quamut)
by Quamut
ISBN-13: 9781411497276 – same thing as the download above expect it is in paper back

Start to Sew : All the Basics Plus Learn-to-Sew Projects
by Creative Publishing International, Creative Publishing International (Manufactured by)
ISBN-13: 9781589232068

Lotta Jansdotter Simple Sewing : Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects
by Lotta Jansdotter, Meiko Arquillos (Photographer)
ISBN-13: 9780811852579

Simplicity’s Simply the Best Sewing Book
by Anne Marie Soto (Editor) , Simplicity Pattern Company (Editor) , Martha Vaughan (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780739421000

Home Decor Sewing 101 : A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing for the Home
by Creative Publishing international Incorporated, Creative Publishing Internation

What is Adda Work in embroidery ?

December 27th, 2012 1 comment

Please help me in understanding how adda work embroidery done. Please give your valuable suggestions.

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Where can I find Dr. Seuss embroidery designs?

December 21st, 2012 1 comment

Prefer "Cat in the Hat" but anything Seuss will do.

If you are looking for hand embroidery, then you can find
free coloring pages online that you could use at~~

For machine embroidery, try
or try one of these,

And then there is the Dr.Seuss Store~

Hope this helps!!!


Ideas for an embroidery project?

December 19th, 2012 4 comments

Lately, I’ve been really wanting to get back into embroidery but I’ve been at a loss for ideas. As far as fabric goes, I only have a turquiose sheet of fabric. It’s one of my favorite colors and I would really like to embroider some sort of design but I don’t have any ideas. So, my question is: does anyone have ideas for a simple sheet of fabric or know of any websites with ideas. Nothing too dated or cheesy, I’m thinking of cool designs, keep in mind.

Thanks in advance for the help!

I am sorry but I have no idea what would catch your “eye” so I giving a list of the links that could help you.

New Embroidery Designs
Choose from over 250,000 designs all avail. for immediate download!
Embroidery Designs, Embroidery Thread and Embroidery Supplies …
http// Embroidery Designs (Over 85,000), Thread … by Adorable Ideas by John Deer: 5) Tennis Ball -2 (TH-710) by Sew Man Embroidery
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Embroidery Gift Ideas
Embroidered items make great gifts. Not only do they have that handmade feel to them, but you can personalize almost anything with some simple embroidery and make it …
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Embroidery Ideas –
Learn about Embroidery Ideas on Find info and videos including: Embroidery Machine Ideas, Embroidery on Card Ideas, Embroidery Monogram Ideas and much more.
Machine Embroidery Downloads: Designs & Digitizing Services …
Visit for thousands of machine embroidery designs, patterns, and fonts. We also offer custom digitizing services, embroidery software …
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Embroidery Designs, Embroidery Thread and Embroidery Supplies …
http// Embroidery Designs (Over 85,000), Thread and Supplies for Home and Commercial Embroidery Machines and Hand Embroidery
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Embroidery Library – Home Page
With St. Patrick’s Day on the way, embrace the beauty of Irish culture when you stitch this week’s enchanting new designs! Decorate with classy Arts …
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Embroidery Online
Embroidery Online is your one-stop shop for embroidery designs and innovative embroidery accessories! Free embroidery designs also available …

I want to learn to embroider by hand?

December 17th, 2012 4 comments

I can’t find any classes, any suggestions would be welcome. Thank you.

The "classes, lessons" are listed here and I hope that you will find the one that you get the most information from. Please, when you find it, put it in your favorites so you won’t have to hunt for something you can find in the lesson you "took".

Free embroidery designs and lessons for you to stitch
A page to help you find all the free embroidery designs throughout my site. For anyone looking to start hand embroidery free patterns allow you to try lots of new …​free-embroidery… – Cached
Free Embroidery Stitch Glossary Free Sewing Stitch Lessons A-L
Free Embroidery Stitch Glossary. Stitches A-L including buttonhole, chain, couching, feather, fern, fishbone, fly, interlaced bank, lazy daisy, long and short stitch.​free_embroidery… – Cached
Embroidery | Free Embroidery Patterns | Embroidery Stitches
Free step by step instructions for embroidery. Lessons are illustrated. Learn the art and stitches of this wonderful craft today.​embroidery.htm – Cached
My Embroidery Mentor, Deborah Jones
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Shadow embroidery lessons. – Crafts – Free Craft Patterns …
Learn the beautiful art of shadow embroidery for free at Craftown. Illustrated instructions, step by step instructions. – Cached
Generations | Free Embroidery Lessons
Follow along these helpful lessons for your Generations Embroidery Software. The sky’s the limit in embroidery designs.​embroidery…archive-lessons.html

I just got a Singer Futura 150 and took it out of the box yesterday.?

December 7th, 2012 5 comments

I’ve had other Singer machines but this is the first embroidery machine. (I’ve never even done hand embroidery.) I can’t seem to find any classes in my area. Any tips or clues on getting started?? Any books or websites to look into??

welcome to the wonderful world of machine embroidery. first you need to read your manual, you won’t necessarily understand everything in there but read it anyway, it is going to make sense very soon. there are soooooooo many yahoo groups devoted to machine embroidery. the people there are so very helpful. i will give you a few to get started.

here are some groups just for the singer futura

the people on these groups will take you by the hand and help you all the way.

my favorite site for embroidery designs gives away 49 free designs at day. their subscription to their site is very reasonable. here is the link">Designs by SiCK Embroidery Library

have fun with your new hobby.