leather in machine embroidery

Helpful tips when using leather for machine embroidery projects.

Category_How to articlesSweet Pea Machine Embroidery Designs in the hoop, machine embroidery
The idea of using leather for a machine embroidery project can be off-putting for many people. It can be a challenging and frustrating material to work with when you aren’t sure what you are doing, but for many projects there is nothing else that would come close to looking as good. It is tougher than most other materials that we work with, which makes many of the tools we would usually use impractical. As it is tanned hide and not stitched together like cloth, it also retains and shows any holes the machine stitches into it. These problems need to be anticipated and dealt with before they occur to ensure your machine embroidery project is a success.

Quilting with SweetPea's Continuous and Square Quilted Designs

Category_How to articlesRita Wetzel
by guest blogger Rita Wetzel IntroductionYou can use SweetPea’s Continuous Designs and Square Quilted Designs to transform a traditionally piec...
Downloading and Using your "in the hoop" Course.

Downloading and Using your "in the hoop" Course.

Category_How to articlesSweet Pea Machine Embroidery Designs in the hoop, machine embroidery
Step 1: go to https://swpea.com/products/machine-embroidery-in-the-hoop-course and add to your cart Step 2: Login to your account and checko...

How to quilt in the hoop with your embroidery machine

Category_How to articlesSweet Pea Machine Embroidery Designs in the hoop, machine embroidery
Did you know over one-third of quilters own an embroidery machine, and about one-third also do embroidery on quilt tops? Your embroidery machine c...
Seth The Sloth- in the hoop, machine embroidery design

Seth The Sloth- in the hoop, machine embroidery design

Category_How to articlesTim Cooper
When I saw Seth The Sloth earlier this year, I knew I just had to make one. He’s very cute, isn’t he? It seems I’m not alone in liking sloths: my n...

How to avoid having issues when using your embroidery software to open embroidery files.

Category_How to articlesTimothy Dawson
Tim’s Tech Tip of the Week How to avoid having issues when using your embroidery software to open embroidery files. While embroidery software packa...

How to add a URL link to your Facebook post?

adding urlsTimothy Dawson
I’ve seen lots of comments in our Facebook groups asking for the link to the Sweet Pea design shown in another member's post. It is very easy to a...

Facebook Notifications

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Facebook Notifications Management : Ever get swarmed by Facebook notifications when you join a new group and unsure how to manage or keep on top o...
Jingle all the way with this Christmas Mantel Runner made in the hoop, machine embroidery design

Jingle all the way with this Christmas Mantel Runner made in the hoop, machine embroidery design

APPLIQUETim Cooper
“Jingle bells, jingle bells…” I think you know the rest… Yes, it’s almost that time of year (at least according to the supermarkets it is!). In th...

Combining Sweet Pea designs- Turning Freeform Table Runner into a practical every day tote bag

Category_How to articlesRita Wetzel
If you’re looking to embroider a table runner, a wall hanging, or a quilt, SweetPea has a vast array of sizes, shapes, and designs. The sa...

Quick and easy to make gifts using scraps of fabric and an embroidery machine

Category_How to articlesTim Cooper
This month has been unusually busy with the day job taking up most weekends and evenings away from home in hotels. It isn’t always like this, but a...
Reading Pillows made ‘in the hoop’ machine embroidery

Reading Pillows made ‘in the hoop’ machine embroidery

Category_How to articlesTim Cooper

Dragon and Unicorn Reading Pillows After last month’s Table Runner make I had some leftover scraps of batik fabrics and they set me thinking: what could I do with them rather than just leaving them sitting in my scrap box? Looking through the Sweet Pea website I noticed the reading pillows, which seemed to fit […]