Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Machine Update!

Okay, so I played around with my machine a lot this weekend.  It is so much fun and I am really getting the hang of it.  Yesterday I went and bought some cheap fabric to practice sewing!  Here are a couple of items I made with the fonts that come with my machine.  I have had a few people contact me about what kind of machine I bought.  It's a Baby Lock Ellure.  I love it and I think it will do just about everything I will want it to do.  I'm open for business!  Let me know if anyone needs anything monogrammed!
Christmas Baby!
Pink and Grey - So cute.
This one shows up much better in person.  Gone Huntin' (for my little niece arriving in January!  Her Daddy's a hunter !)
I'm not too happy with these terry-cloth bibs.  They were just cheap to practice on.  The white is really showing up through the stitching.  I will probably want to find a nice cotton bib for future bibs I make for people.

I love how the burp cloths turned out!  


  1. this is so funnnnn. love your creations!

  2. Love it, wish you were close I need to get some mock turtle necks made for Robs uniform.

  3. I thought of you today, a friend of mine was wanting to get stockings for their house with their names on them and were wondering where to go, I said Etsy is the place and then thought about you, that would be really neat for you to add in if you ever open a store, also another friend was looking for a Thanksgiving table runner with bible quotes that made me thing of you too :)

  4. Sewing and embroidery machines can be so much fun! Glad to see you are enjoying yours. For embroidery on terrycloth and other fuzzy fabrics, it helps to place a stabilizer on top of the terrycloth, as well as underneath. That will help keep the plush or fuzzy fabric from peeking through the embroidery. Check with your machine dealer, or at your local fabric store, for the right type of stabilizer. In a pinch, I have even used the clear plastic clothes bag from the dry cleaner. It will tear away easily from the embroidery, but will keep the fuzzies at bay! It also will not wash away, like some of the soluble stabilizers, when the item is laundered.