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...
Egg-cellent Easter Embroidery In the Hoop.

Egg-cellent Easter Embroidery In the Hoop.

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Make this Easter special with unique gifts and bright easter decor the whole family can enjoy. We also have beautiful machine embroidery mug rugs and placemats, made in the hoop, to brighten up the Easter table for the whole family to enjoy as you celebrate together. Do you have any young ones celebrating Easter this year? Sweet Pea also has popular easter bibs made in the hoop.

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...

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?

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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...

November Sew-a-long, Christmas Star Table Runner , in the hoop machine embroidery design

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Welcome to Sweet Pea’s November Christmas Sew-a-long – Sponsored by Sulky of America. This sew-a-long will run from 5th to 26th November 20...

Freeform Table Runner 2 Machine Embroidery Design

Category_How to articlesTim Cooper
My latest project is the Freeform Table Runner #2. For me, it is always a conundrum which fabrics to choose, the threads, the wadding (batting) to use and the size. So much choice! How do I decide what to use?

Sweet Pea's Awesome August Sew-a-long

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To win free machine embroidery designs enter your best mandala slice quilt.

Understanding Hoop Sizes- machine embroidery

Category_Design NewsRita Wetzel
Introduction When it comes to numbers, we live in two different worlds. Some of us view numbers through a millimeter/centimeter/meter lens. And ...