Machine Embroidery

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Machine Embroidery

Machine embroidery tips, techniques and patterns to help you learn how to embellish your wardrobe and decor.

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aHey embroidery

On ahey-embroidery you can find machine embroidery designs, also cross-stitch patterns for most popular embroidery machines. Japanese, Chinese, Egyptian, Greece, floral, holidays and ornaments themes available. Freebies and newbies designs added regularly.

Machine Embroidery Tip
If you embroider on towels, velvet, fleece or other "hairy" fabric, be sure to use thin water soluble film as topping, to prevent stitches from sinking into the fabric. This is VERY important - without topping your project may be ruined.

Features machine embroidery designs by Cathy B. Park. Cathy has been creating machine embroidery designs for over 12 years and also offers a selection of free machine embroidery designs to download. Her patterns come with step-by-step instructions including hiding mistakes as well as additional decorative stitches to enhance your projects.

Machine Embroidery Tip
Make sure that you always use quality threads and stabilizers. You can use designs over and over again - just change the colours that you use and it can make the design look quite different
Leisure Designs by Hazel Grove

Machine embroidery services, realistic design sets, free design with purchase of sets and custom digitizing of embroidery designs.

Machine Embroidery Tip
You can use an embroidery design to put into a flexi hoop for hanging on the wall- put cling wrap over your design then stretch the outer flexi hoop over it and it looks good, keeps it clean. Use your embroidery thread cuttings -drop a bunch of them onto a black ready cut card, cover with clear tape and you have a colourfull card for any occasion
Embroidery Avenue

Machine embroidery files in home and commercial formats. Find designs for monograms, Mardi Gras, children, gymnasts, embellishments, music and many other uses. Formats include CND, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PCS, PES, OFM, SEW, SHV, VIP and XXX.

Machine Embroidery Tip
Should you keep your downloaded zip design files?
Often digitizers include several machine embroidery formats in their zip files to accommodate the most popular types of machines. After extracting the files, most embroiderers delete the formats they don't use. Many people then delete the original zip file that was downloaded. That's a mistake. Yes, the zip files take up valuable computer space. A good way to keep them in case you ever have a computer failure is to copy the zip files to a CD or DVD. Keep the discs in a safe place. That way if you ever have a problem with your machine or change to a machine that uses a different format, you will have the files/versions of the embroidery pattern you need.