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Ellisimo Border Event

Saturday, Jan 19 from 1-3 PM

Saturday, January 19 from 1-3 PM

Fee $15

Do you have an Ellisimo? Do you have the upgrade III? Do you know how to match your border with multiple hooping? You will learn how to all of the above at the Ellisimo border event.

border

All Ellisimo owners are invited to attend. You must bring your own machine.

Don’t own an Ellisimo. No problem, we have a limited number of seats available for those interested in an Ellisimo. If you don’t have upgrade III, come to learn just how easy it is to create borders with the Ellisimo Upgrade III.

Ellisimo Gold & Ellisimo Continuous Border Hoop Embroidery Upgrade III

The Ellisimo and Ellisimo Gold have innovative embroidery features to help nurture your creativity, and with the Ellisimo Gold Continuous Border Frame Upgrade III, you can really get the most out of them. With this upgrade, you can easily add beautiful borders to any project.

The upgrade comes with the large 300mm x 100mm (12″ x 4″) Continuous Border Frame for less re-hooping. It also comes with 10 new, exclusive border designs to get you started. Effortlessly create elegant, unique border designs by working with the NeedleCam Digital Camera and the Enhanced Border Design Capability.

Explore your creative side and take advantage of the embroidery features on your Ellisimo and Ellisimo Gold with the Ellisimo Gold Continuous Border Frame Upgrade III.

Supply List

  • Pillow case or Sheet
  • T Bobbins earaway Stabilizer
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Pre Wound
  • Ellisimo with Upgrade III installed
  • Embroidery Unit
  • Embroidery Foot
  • Power Cord
  • Border Hoop 4″ x 12″

Notions:

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pins
  • Embroidery Needle, size 75/11

If you have an embroidery design that you prefer to use, please bring it on a flash drive for your machine.

Embroidery Club – Now on Saturday

Embroidery Club is back at Humble Sewing Center with a new day and time, Saturday, January 19 from 10-12:30 PM. Fee $10

CupCakeKoozie

In January the project is to embroider Cup Cake Koozie. Before we start the project, I will demo how easy it is to add a special message to your Koozie with Designer’s Gallery Embroidery Works.   In addition, I will show how to use the Artistic Crystal software to add bling to your embroidery, making the Koozie even better.

A 6×10 hoop is required for the project. If you don’t have an embroidery machine and are interested in purchasing one stop by Humble Sewing Center. We carry Babylock, Janome, Elna, and Husqvarna Viking sewing and embroidery machines.  I=

Cupcakes are the new go-to dessert for any party and these Cupcake Cozies will allow you to decorate for any occasion! These quick and easy cozies are done in the hoop with only one seam needed to finish the project. Use a variety of colors to match any theme party or create a set for the friend that has everything. With 20 designs to choose from, you can have a party every month of the year!

Supply List

  •  6 x 10 hoop or Larger 
  • 1/4 yd fabric A
  • 1/8 yd fusible fleece
  • water soluble stabilizer
  • embroidery thread to coordinate with design

Fabric Suggestions:
Fabric A – cotton, batik, silk dupioni or any medium-weight fabric

From Your Sewing Room:

  • Embroidery Machine, power cord and foot pedal
  • Embroidery Hoop 6×10 or larger hoop.
  • PROJECTS CD
  • Sewing Machine Feet: Embroidery Foot

Notions:  Scissors, Ruler, Tape, Embroidery Needle, size 75/11, Universal Needle, size 80/12

Gift Give-Away #2: In the Hoop Wallet Design Pack!

Hi Ladies and any Crafty Gents who may be reading!

Everybody’s Koozies and Key Fobs are ready and will be available for pick up as of 3pm, Dec. 7th, at Humble Sewing Center. Click this picture for more details and to see the winner’s list:

Everybody's koozies & key fobs are Ready!!! Click here for pick-up details.

Read on to Check out our next Gift Give-Away!

This month, Humble Sewing Center is giving away a design pack for this In-the-Hoop Credit Card Wallet created by our very own, Marje Agostini.  This project is made entirely in the embroidery hoop.  No sewing machine required!  (Wallet requires a 5×7 hoop.)

Package includes 27 wallet designs with Curlz letters A-Z and a blank wallet for adding your own monogram or other design.  Design CD has designs in all formats and also PDF instructions to make your project/projects.

I have this design set.  In fact, it was my very first in-the-hoop project ever and I really enjoyed making it.

I also made one for my uncle who LOVES to play golf.  So, I added a golf theme to the blank wallet and used my Janome, Jr. Digitizer software to print out my template to preview.  I stitched it out and gave it to him.  He was so impressed and thankful to have such a one of a kind gift.

Design Template for customized in-the-hoop wallet

Here are a few more pictures of a sample wallet:

Here is the wallet unfolded and laying flat.

Here is an inside view of the wallet. Perfect for holding credit or debit cards etc.

Ok!  So how do you win this awesome prize???

#1 Please make sure you are registered to follow this blog via email.  Only registered followers are eligible to win.  There is a link to register on the right hand side menu bar.

#2 Write a comment on this blog post letting us know that you want to be entered for this prize drawing.

#3 On Dec. 16th we will have a random drawing for all names entered.  If you are the winner, we will contact you via email.

#4 It’s that easy!  Good luck!

Thanks for reading!

Let’s Get Sewing!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny

Contest Update! We have our Winners!!!

Contest Update:

At last!  I have completed ALL of the key fobs and koozies!!!

As of 3pm on Wednesday, Dec. 7th, these items will be available for pick-up at Humble Sewing Center/Sew Vac Outlet.  Store hours:  Mon.-Sat.  9:30-5:30pm.  Address is:  19333 HWY 59, Suite 105, Humble, TX, 77338

If you won, and you live way out in Timbucktu (real place in Africa by the way), you can email me your mailing address & I’ll ship it to you instead of having you come pick it up at HSC.  Click here to email your address to me:  Contact Jenny

Thanks for participating in our very first gift-away!

Did you miss out on this contest?  No worries!  Just sign up to follow our blog via email and you’ll be among the first to know when we launch our NEXT gift-away.  (New contest coming soon!)

Winner’s List:

  1. Tina Tran – key fob – “Tina” in blue
  2. Liz Taylor – key fob – “Liz” in green
  3. Kathy Pigg – key fob – “Maw”
  4. Terri Sexton – koozie – “T”
  5. Sandy Wilkinson – key fob “Sandy”
  6. Patty Holmes – key fob “Patty”
  7. Rosalind Dunagan – key fob “Ros”
  8. Pat Ferr – blank key fob kit “girly colors”
  9. Joyce James – key fob – “Joyce” in red
  10. Alice Anjo – key fob – “Alice”
  11. Ann Mazoch – key fob – “Ann” in blue
  12. Lee Sweeney – key fob – “Lee” in lime green
  13. Melanie Leach – key fob – “Dillan” boy colors
  14. Janetta – key fob – “Janetta” red or blue
  15. Stacie Davis – key fob- “Stacie”
  16. Carrie Meeker -key fob- “Carrie” in pink
  17. Holly Bard – key fob- “Chris” in green
  18. Evonne Cobb – key fob – “Evonne” in pink
  19. Mary Benniee – key fob – “MB”, in pink
  20. Gayle Coleman – koozie – “Gayle”, red
  21. Rose Poppwitz – key fob- “Glenn”
  22. Georgann Putnam – koozie – “G”
  23. Pamela Sugg – key fob – “Pam”
  24. Charlene Everitt – key fob – “Charlene”
  25. Liz Richardson – koozie – “L” in red or green

Let’s Get Sewing!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny

Quick Gifts: Fleece Pocket Blanket Tutorial

Brrr!  All that snow is making me want to snuggle up on the couch with a big fleece blanket and some cocoa!  And, that’s what this post is all about.  Welcome to a quick tutorial on a fleece pocket blanket.  Enjoy!

Instead of a tree, we like to put up a snow village and a manger scene.

One of these days we're going to add a train set!

Fleece Pocket Blanket Tutorial  ( 58″x50″ blanket):

One of these pillows is also a blanket!

Supplies:

1 & 3/8 yard of fleece, 1/2 yard fleece for contrast pocket, 1 spool of coordinating thread, 1/2 yard of water soluble stabilizer

Instructions:

Trim away the selvages from the bigger fleece and set aside.

Cut a 15″x28″ rectangle from the contrast fleece.  Fold in half and mark center.  The folded edge will be the top edge of the pocket.  Unfold the fleece and embroider with your preferred design.

Close-up of embroidered pocket

I used a design from Dakota Collectibles’  Embossed Embroidery Variety Collection.

Tip:  Usually, when embroidering on fleece,  I use a water soluble topper to prevent the stitches from sinking in.  But, if you are using an embossed design, the stitches are supposed to sink in so, I didn’t use a topper in this instance.

TaDa!

Fold the pocket in half with embroidery showing.

Center the pocket along the bottom edge of the blanket.   Align the raw edges and pin in place.

Stitch the sides of the pocket and the bottom edge of the pocket.

Close-up of blanket stitch and stabilizer.

Cut your water soluble stabilizer into strips that are about an 1 1/2″ wide and as long as possible.

Select a blanket stitch or other decorative stitch on your sewing machine.  Lay a strip of stabilizer under one long edge of the blanket and stitch along the edge.

Pivot at the corner.

Lay another long strip under the next edge of your blanket and repeat steps for all 4 edges.

Trim and rinse away the stabilizer to remove.

Enjoy your blanket!

Pocket Pillow/Blanket Folding Instructions:

1)Fold the blanket into thirds, the same width as the pocket.

2)Flip the blanket with pocket side down and Fold the blanket once....

3)Fold the blanket twice....

4)Fold the blanket until it's down to the size of the pocket.

5)Turn the pocket inside out. This will tuck the blanket inside of the pocket.

6)TaDa! You can embroider the pocket on both sides so it always shows, but I decided to just embroider one side.

Let’s get sewing!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny

You Just Won a Prize!!!!

Surprise!!!  You’re a winner!!!  (I’m speaking to the 1st 25 to follow this blog and post your claim here)

UPDATE:  As of 12pm on Friday, Dec. 2nd, we have 25 confirmed winners!  We have our grand total!  See below for their names.  Congratulations Ladies!  I’m finishing up with stitching all of these out and will announce when they are ready.

Did you miss out on this contest?  No worries!  Just sign up to follow our blog via email and you’ll be among the first to know when we launch our NEXT gift-away.  (New contest coming soon!)

Steps to Win:

  • If you’re not already following, register to follow this blog by clicking on the link in our side-bar.
  • Then, contact me through making a comment on this blog post
  •  Let me know which item you want to claim – the key fob or the koozie
  • Let me know what name or letter you’d like me to custom embroider on your item
  • -Or- let me know if you want to receive it as a blank.  (A blank is an item that is ready for you to embroider yourself. )

I bet you want to see what you get, right?

Well, I decided to give you a choice between the two items pictured here.

As we get our 25 winners, I’ll get these gift-away items stitched out and over to Humble Sewing Center – Sew Vac Outlet for you to pick up.  I’ll announce when they are ready for pick-up and then you can stop by at your convenience!

Winner’s List:

  1. Tina Tran – key fob – “Tina” in blue
  2. Liz Taylor – key fob – “Liz” in green
  3. Kathy Pigg – key fob – “Maw”
  4. Terri Sexton – koozie – “T”
  5. Sandy Wilkinson – key fob “Sandy”
  6. Patty Holmes – key fob “Patty”
  7. Rosalind Dunagan – key fob “Ros”
  8. Pat Ferr – blank key fob kit “girly colors”
  9. Joyce James – key fob – “Joyce” in red
  10. Alice Anjo – key fob – “Alice”
  11. Ann Mazoch – key fob – “Ann” in blue
  12. Lee Sweeney – key fob – “Lee” in lime green
  13. Melanie Leach – key fob – “Dillan” boy colors
  14. Janetta – key fob – “Janetta” red or blue
  15. Stacie Davis – key fob- “Stacie”
  16. Carrie Meeker -key fob- “Carrie” in pink
  17. Holly Bard – key fob- “Chris” in green
  18. Evonne Cobb – key fob – “Evonne” in pink
  19. Mary Benniee – key fob – “MB”, in pink
  20. Gayle Coleman – koozie – “Gayle”, red
  21. Rose Poppwitz – key fob- “Glenn”
  22. Georgann Putnam – koozie – “G”
  23. Pamela Sugg – key fob – “Pam”
  24. Charlene Everitt – key fob – “Charlene”
  25. Liz Richardson – koozie – “L” in red or green

Let’s Get Sewing!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny

Stabilizer Tips: Monogram Towels

Happy Monday everybody!  I’ve spent the last couple of days battling a cold and the cold has been winning.  But, today’s a new day and I’m glad to be on the mend!

I wanted to take a minute to post some tips for Monogramming Towels because, I find these make the perfect gift for a number of occasions.  I enjoy giving them to friends and family alike.  Especially at Christmas, weddings, housewarmings, to college kids who’ll be staying in a dorm, etc., etc.

First off, if you have an embroidery machine, it likely came with a number of lovely fonts built in, which you can use to create a design.  But, if you want to expand your options with a very user friendly software, I’m loving Monogram Works from Designer’s Gallery.  You can check it out here and you can buy it at Humble Sewing Center.  http://www.designersgallerysoftware.com/products/Lettering-Embellishment/MonogramWorks/

Whatever software you use, here are few “Rules” for monogramming:

1.  When the monogram is for an individual, follow this sequence:  the 1st letter of their first name, the 1st letter of their last name, then the 1st letter of their middle name.  For example, in the photo above, the person’s name could have been:  Arthur Ned Fuller.  In monograms, the letter for the last name is often larger than the other letters.

2.  When the monogram is for a married couple, follow this sequence:  the 1st letter of the groom’s first name, the 1st letter of the groom’s last name, then the 1st letter of the bride’s first name.  For example, in the photo above, the couple could be:  Arthur and Natalie Fuller.

Let’s talk about some recommended supplies and stabilizers:

When I give a set of monogrammed towels, I use “The Perfect Placement Kit” to help me make sure all the monograms are placed uniformly on each and every towel.

The kit contains 15 reusable plastic templates for embroidery on towels, napkins, shirts, burp cloths, and more.  It also comes with a fully illustrated booklet so you can jump right in and get busy with your projects.

Ok, on to the stabilizers.  You’ll need both of these:

  • Self-Adhesive Wash Away stabilizer – it’s a water soluble stabilizer w/ a paper backing.  When you peel the paper away, it reveals a sticky surface.
  • Water Soluble Stabilizer – this is a light weight, clear stabilizer that tears easily and dissolves with just a spritz of water.

Here’s what to do when you embroider on a towel:

  1. Fold the towel in half vertically to find center front.
  2. Use the placement template to determine design placement.
  3. Place a target sticker on the towel to mark the center of the design.
  4. Cut a piece of the self-adhesive wash away stabilizer that is big enough to give you about a 1/2 “lip” around your embroidery hoop.
  5. Peel the paper backing from the stabilizer.  Lay the stabilizer with its sticky side up.  Lay your inner hoop on top of the sticky stabilizer.  Wrap the sides of the stabilizer around the hoop, pulling and adjusting so that the stabilizer is stretched and taut like a drum.
  6. Place the inner hoop into your outer hoop and tighten the screw to secure. (The sticky surface should be face-up)
  7. Position your towel so that the area you want to embroider is over your hoop.  Lay the towel onto the sticky surface and press lightly to make sure it is securely attached.
  8. Attach your hoop to your embroidery machine and dial up the letters or design you plan to stitch.  Use the target sticker to make sure your needle is in the correct starting place.  Peel away the sticker.
  9. Cut a piece of the water soluble stabilizer that is a little larger than the design you want to stitch.  Lay this stabilizer on top of the towel.  (This topper prevents your stitches from sinking into the towel and disappearing.) You can either use a few pins to hold it in place, or you can use your hands to hold it steady until it gets tacked down by the first few stitches.
  10. Sew out your design.  When finished, you can gently tear away the water soluble topper you used and you can spritz to dissolve any unwanted traces.
  11. Remove your hoop from the machine and peel your towel away from the self-adhesive stabilizer.  You can cut the excess stabilizer away and rinse away any unwanted traces.  (I tend to just cut the excess stabilizer away, since the traces will dissolve in the first washing.)
Well, I hope you find this helpful.  Have fun!
Let’s Get Sewing!
Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny