Do You Need A Hoop To Embroider?
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Do You Need A Hoop To Embroider?

So you’re wondering, do you really need a hoop to embroider? I too wondered this and even tried embroidering without a hoop when I first started stitching. The short answer is…technically no! BUT I wanted to go over a couple of reasons why it’s way easier and beneficial to use an embroidery hoop. Your embroidery…

The Best Hand Embroidery Supplies To Buy On Etsy
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The Best Hand Embroidery Supplies To Buy On Etsy

Whenever possible, I love to shop on Etsy for hand embroidery supplies because I love supporting fellow small business owners. The good news is that you can find pretty much everything you need on Etsy and get high-quality items at reasonable prices! Here are a few I’m loving. This post is part of a series…

The Best Stabilizer For Hand Embroidery
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The Best Stabilizer For Hand Embroidery

I used to try to embroider on t-shirt material without any stabilizer and it was such a headache! The fabric would wrinkle up and I would end up with puckered fabric and embroidery stitches that looked messy. I’m sure you understand this struggle if you’ve ever tried this, and maybe that’s what brought you here…

What Does Embroidery Stabilizer Do?
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What Does Embroidery Stabilizer Do?

Years ago when I first started embroidering, if you would have asked me what stabilizer was, I would have said it’s something used for sewing clothes. That wouldn’t have been a wrong answer, but I had not idea how beneficial it could be for hand embroidery! This post will be a quick overview of stabilizers…

Pilot Frixion Ball Erasable Gel Pen Review
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Pilot Frixion Ball Erasable Gel Pen Review

I’ve been embroidering for over ten years, and I tend to stick to the method I know works well for me for transferring embroidery designs to fabric. I most frequently use Sulky wash away stabilizer or water-soluble pen. However, I’ve been hearing good things about Frixion ball erasable gel pens for some time and I…

Guide To Embroidery Hoops and How to Use Them
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Guide To Embroidery Hoops and How to Use Them

So you’re ready to start embroidering…you walk into the craft store to pick up some supplies and there are SO many embroidery hoops to choose from. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Well, this post will go over many of the most popular types of embroidery hoops and some handy tips on how to use them! This…

Types of Sewing and Embroidery Needles And Their Uses
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Types of Sewing and Embroidery Needles And Their Uses

There are so many different types of embroidery needles and sewing needles out there, and it can get kind of confusing as to which ones you should use for different kinds of needlecrafts. I wanted to make a quick and concise guide that goes over the basics. There are plenty of other needle types out…