Category Archives: Embroidery Class

Fun Tissue Holder Covers at Anita Goodesign Workshop

During our September Anita Goodesign Workshop, we had a great time making the CUTEST tissue box covers ever!

Since it’s September, the project was all about getting ready for Halloween.

Trick or TREAT!

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Look at a creative touch that Opal Hobbs added to her project…..

Isn’t that a cute ruffle?!


These tissue cover designs are EXCLUSIVE to the ladies who attend the Anita Workshop.  They are not available anywhere else.   So, if you are seeing things you like and wish you could get, maybe it’s time for you to join us at next month’s workshop.  Hmmm?

We’d love to see you there!!!  Here’s the link to details about next month’s Anita Goodesign Workshop

See some of the very nice ladies you will meet and get to know:

AND, sometimes we even have surprise Give-Aways….

Our newest workshop attendee, Robyn Cayton, won a free copy of Nancy Zieman’s latest new book:



It’s time for you to join the fun and try some new things with your embroidery machine!

Hope to see you soon!

Thanks for reading!

Jenny Gabriel alter ego: StitchinJenny

In-the-Hoop Zipped Pouch from Anita Goodesign Workshop

Take a look at all the fun we had during August’s Anita Goodesign Workshop at Humble Sewing Center.

We made Fully Lined zip pouches completely in the embroidery machine – no sewing machine steps required!

This group of ladies is such a pleasure to work with!   Some are beginners and some are experts who come to enjoy the new friends and fun projects.  Our workshops are always a lot of fun and we hope to see you soon!

Here’s a link to the details about September’s Anita Goodesign Workshop.

Also, we’ve got a special hands-on embroidery event coming up in October.  It will feature some really neat techniques like embroidery on puffy foam etc.  Check it out HERE.

Workshop Photos:

Thanks for visiting!  Join us for a class sometime soon!

Jenny Gabriel alter ego:  StitchinJenny

Summer Fun at Humble Sewing Center

Here’s a shout out to all you precious ladies who have been traveling this summer:

Come HOME!!!   We MISS YOU!!!!

While you were out……

We’ve been having a good time hosting some fun summer classes at Humble Sewing Center.

We recently held a Janome 15000 inspiration class that was taught by a wonderful Janome educator:  Erin Schlosser

She was great and everyone commented on what a good time they had.  Look her up and like her on Face Book!

Here’s a few photos from class:

Erin personally digitized these in-the-hoop zip pouches and created the 3D applique flowers in the hoop as well.  Isn’t she talented?





We wish you were here!!!

Thanks for reading!

Jenny Gabriel alter ego:  StitchinJenny


What’s Up at Monthly Embroidery Club/Anita Goodesign Workshop?

I hope everybody is having a GREAT summer!

I know that I am!

If you haven’t made it yet to our monthly Embroidery Club/Anita Goodesign Workshop, here’s an invitation to come and join in on the FUN!

One of our wonderful attendees allowed me to photograph her latest accomplishments from our latest meetings and let me tell you, we are proud of her work!

Take a look at what workshop attendee, Leda Cunningham, has been up to at our monthly club meetings:

April - Holiday Pot Holder

April – Holiday Pot Holder

May - Quilted Place Mat

May – Quilted Place Mat

June - Roll It Up Tote!

June – Roll It Up Tote!

leda2 Leda added decorative trim to her pocket!


Ellisimo Event

We recently had a customer appreciation event for our Ellisimo owners and this is what they made:  Notice, Leda decided to personalize her project with her initial.  What a lovely project!!!!



Leda Cunningham

Leda Cunningham

Thank you Leda for sharing your projects with us!


Stay tuned for more news from our blog.  In September, I get to be a part of Nancy Zieman’s upcoming blog tour featuring her latest book.  Be sure to take a look at what I get to make!  I’m SEW excited for you to see!

Have a great day!

Jenny Gabriel alter ego:  StitchinJenny


Dreamy Eye Mask – Embroidery Club July 2012

Dreamy Eye Mask Embroidery Project for July 2012

Embroidery Club is on Tuesday, July 24 at 5:30pm. This month you will be making a Dreamy Eye Mask using the Anita Goodesign Project Cd, Dreamy Eye Mask. This project is perfect for the person who likes complete darkness when they sleep. It is great for sleeping while you travel, just don’t try to use it while you drive. That may be hazardous to your health and the health of others.

The supply list is as follows:

Eye Mask

  •   6 x 10 hoop or 5 x 7
  •   1/3 yd Fabric A (solid)
  •   1/3 yd Fabric B (satin)
  •   1/4 yd fusible fleece
  •   1/2 yd 3/4” elastic
  •   tearaway stabilizer
  •   interfacing or fusible weft
  •   embroidery thread to coordinate with design
  •   1 spool all-purpose sewing thread

Suggested Fabrics:

  • Fabric A: medium weight cotton
  • Fabric B: satin, crepe back satin, flannel

In Your Sewing Room:

  •   Embroidery Machine, power cord and foot pedal
  •   Embroidery Hoop (make sure you bring the correct hoop size!)
  •   Anita Goodesign Dream Eye Mask PROJECTS CD
  •   Printed templates
  •   Sewing Machine Feet: Embroidery Foot, Regular Sewing Foot, Walking Foot


  •   Scissors
  •   Ruler
  •   Rotary Cutter & Mat
  •   Marking Pen
  •   Pins
  •   Tape
  •   Embroidery Needle, size 75/11

Trapunto Pillow – June Embroidery Club Project

Embroidery club at Humble Sewing Center will be on Tuesday, June 19 at 5:30.  This month our project will be a Trapunto Pillow.


Supply List

  • Monofilament Thread
  • 1 spool all purpose sewing thread
  • Embroidery thread to coordinate with design
  • No show mesh for 4 hoopings
  • 1 yd. muslin
  • ½ yard warm and natural batting
  • 1 yd. decorative trims
  • ½ yard accent fabric D
  • ¼ yard accent fabric C
  • ¼ yard accent fabric B
  • ¼ yard accent fabric A
  • 5×7, 6×10 or 8×12 hoop.

From Your Sewing Room

  • Embroidery Machine, power cord and foot pedal
  • Embroidery Hoop (make sure you bring the correct hoop size!)
  • Anita Goodesign Trapunto Pillow PROJECTS CD
  • Sewing Machine Feet: Embroidery Foot, Regular Sewing Foot, Open Toe Foot, Walking Foot


  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Rotary Cutter & Mat
  • Marking Pen
  • Pins
  • Seam Ripper
  • Tape
  • Twin Needle, size 80/12
  • Embroidery Needle, size 75/11
  • Universal Needle, size 80/12

This traditional technique adds a dimensional “puffy” quality to your quilt blocks.  Using your embroidery machine and treating your batting as an applique, you can achieve the Trapunto effect in less than half the time.  This Pillow uses 4 of the blocks from this design pack.  There are 12 design blocks and 1 transition block in this pack. These blocks are compatible with our Mix and Match Quilting Collection. These samples use Rouenneries Deuz by French General for Moda Fabrics.

We will probably not be have enough time to finish the pillow at Embroidery Club, but we will embroider as many blocks as time permits. And, we will discuss how to assemble your pillow so that you can do it at home.

I look forward to spending a fun evening with you doing embroidery.

Retro BBQ Apron for Father’s Day – May 22 Embroidery Club


If you would like to make a great gift for Father’s Day, then don’t miss this month’s Embroidery Club project. You can either make an apron or you can purchase a pre-made apron. Use the idea and designs to create a one of kind apron for your favorite “dad.”


  • 6 x 10 hoop or 5×7 hoop
  • ready-made plain apron
  • 1 yd accent fabric
  • scraps for applique’
  • tearaway stabilizer
  • embroidery thread to coordinate with design
  • 1 spool all-purpose sewing thread

From Your Sewing Room:

  • Embroidery Machine, power cord and foot pedal
  • Embroidery Hoop (make sure you bring the correct hoop size!)
  • Printed template of Design
  • Sewing Machine Feet: Embroidery Foot, Regular Sewing Foot, Edge Stitching Foot


  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Marking Pen or Chalk
  • Seam Ripper
  • Pins
  • Tape
  • Embroidery Needle, size 75/11
  • Universal Needle, size 80/12

I look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 5:30.


Michelle’s Designs at Sew Vac Outlet (Humble Sewing Center)

Michelle's Designs

Michelle Griffith is coming to Humble, Texas.

In case, you don’t know who Michelle is you can check out her “simple & elegant” designs and patterns at Michelle is creating a new design collection which she will introduce at out event on June 1 & 2.

Michelle's Designs New Collection

Michelle will host a Trunk Show showing samples of her designs and she will also teach a class in which you will make a beautiful embroidered small personal tote with a design from her new collection.

In addition, to Michelle, there will be 2 national Baby Lock educators at the event. Margaret Tully will guide you through a fantastic serger project. You will be surprised what you can do with a Baby Lock serger.

You will also be introduced to the Embroidery Works software from Designer’s Gallery. This software makes it  E A S Y  to combine and edit embroidery designs.

Humble Sewing Center will provide the machines and the kits to make the projects. All you need to bring are your basic sewing supplies, a SMILE, and a desire to LEARN a new tip or technique.  Registration is limited to 60 attendees for the full two day event. Check out the details or register at

I hope to see you at the event.

Have a happy sewing/embroidery or quilting day,