leather in machine embroidery

Helpful tips when using leather for machine embroidery projects.

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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.

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

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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...

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...

Positive and Negative Space in Design

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When creating or editing designs in machine embroidery it is important to remember that what we are engaging in an artistic process. Even those of you that embroider as an occasional hobby can benefit from thinking about your designs as a whole and not just the thread or applique that is going on your project. This is where the concept of positive and negative space come into your design, with positive space being the subject and negative space being the area that surrounds.

How to cut Sweet Pea Appliqué Pieces with Freezer Paper Sandwiches on the ScanNCut

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Did you know that in addition to receiving multiple formats for multiple hoop sizes with Sweet Pea Designs, you also receive .fcm and .svg files f...
Top 10 Machine Embroidery Tips - For People Just Starting.

Top 10 Machine Embroidery Tips - For People Just Starting.

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When beginning a new hobby of any kind often it will be the first instinct of any person to jump right in and get started especially with something...
Website Competition Week 1

Website Competition Week 1

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The FIRST EVER FORTNIGHTlY (bi-weekly) WEBSITE COMPETITION HAS STARTED. We can’t wait to see all your Lattice Quilt Blocks and Table Runners made i...
Mystery Medallion Quilt

Mystery Medallion Quilt

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Starting on the 10th of January at 10am Brisbane, Australia time. The Medallion BOM sew along quilt 4x4 5x5 6x6 and 7x7 in the hoop machine embroidery design. Each month a new row will be released! We have set up a Facebook sew along group for you to join if you want to follow along and see what everyone else is doing with this quilt design.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/205964036628907/
machine embroidery in the hoop Nutcracker design video

The Nutcracker Table Runner 'in the hoop' machine embroidery design

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Our Nutcracker video click to watch video The Nutcracker Story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" was written by E.T.A. Hoffman. It has b...
Christmas decorating using "in the hoop" machine embroidery.

Christmas decorating using "in the hoop" machine embroidery.

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Decorating a house can often be daunting, especially when everyone in the household has their own design ideas. There are few things more aesthetically pleasing than a well designed Christmas display, and this blog will aim to give you some ideas on matching and designing using your embroidery machine

Sweet Pea's November 2017 Sew-a-Long- The Winners are..

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Congratulations to all the winners, could you please contact us at sweetpeanash@gmail.com to claim your prize :) Welcome to Sweet Pea's NOVEM...