I'm so excited to offer you my first machine embroidery design! As many of you know, I recently bought a Janome Memory Craft 14000 Sewing and Embroidery machine from SewingMachinesPlus.com and I love it (see my unboxing post here). Now I find myself torn between sewing and embroidery - I can't get enough of either!
And even though my machine came with 350 machine embroidery designs AND there are a ton of adorable designs you can buy on the web (I'm starting my own collection of them, he he), I still want to stitch out things from my own head!
I hope you want to stitch out the designs that I have rattling around in my head too - and here's the first one!
Before I released this In-the-Hoop Machine Embroidery Design to my readers, I wanted to make sure it would stitch out well by any machine, so I called for testers in my SewCanShe Sewcialites facebook group. Here are some of their pincushions:
I'm so grateful to my testers for all of their constructive feedback - especially Jody's idea to turn it into an in the hoop design. Plus they showed me so many other amazing color combinations. Marie showed me that it looks adorable in only two colors.
Then Kim took it one step further and used my design to make an adorable pouch: