Cross Stitch vs. Embroidery: What’s the Difference?

Cross Stitch vs. Embroidery What's the Difference?If there is a silver lining from the past year, it’s that time at home that allowed us to pursue creative projects. Some people took up baking bread; others home improvement. However, one of the most popular new-old-pastimes that saw a resurgence was sewing!

If you, too, are on the sewing bandwagon, welcome! There is a lot to learn, and I love to teach.

This article will serve as a guide to cross stitch vs. embroidery. Navigating the two can sometimes be confusing. But we’ll make it easy to understand.

Read on to learn the basics of cross stitch vs. embroidery. Understanding them can help you decide which project you want to undertake next.


5 Fun Summer Embroidery Project Ideas

Summer Embroidery Project IdeasAre you looking for something new to do, either for yourself or to keep the kids busy this summer? Then look no further than picking up an embroidery project.

They range from the simple to the mindbogglingly complex and are sure to keep even the most easily bored person entertained over the summer.

Picking a beginner embroidery project can be challenging, as even the most straightforward pattern may seem daunting at first glance. That is where choosing the right pattern for your mindset comes in. If you see something small you want to do, it will be much easier to accomplish!

So, with that in mind, read on to learn about five fun embroidery ideas to do over the summer!


Everything You Need to Start Embroidering

Everything You Need to Start EmbroideringAre you looking to develop a new hobby and have chosen to start embroidering?

If you’re new to the world of embroidery, one of the best things about this craft is that it doesn’t take a lot for you to get started. All of the supplies that you need are relatively inexpensive and you can start with very basic projects to really develop your skill. Plus, you’re already involved in other types of crafting, you may already have the embroidery materials that you need to get started.

Today, we’re here to talk to you about the basic embroidery supplies you need to be successful. Keep reading to learn more!


How to Display Your Sewing Machine Embroidery

How to Display Your Sewing Machine EmbroideryEmbroidery has its roots in the sumptuous decorative wall hangings found among the remains of ancient European and Eastern civilizations. Over the centuries, the craft morphed into a way to adorn clothing, practice stitching, or pass the time. Today, you can find embroidery designs on everything from gift cards to baseball caps.

Whether you’re starting an embroidery business or want to show off your creations at home, working out how to display embroidery in a way that’s contemporary or classic can be a challenge. Below, we give you step-by-step instructions on how to frame your hand-stitched and sewing machine embroidery.


Tips to Starting an Embroidery Business

Starting an Embroidery BusinessFor a creative crafter, it can be difficult to take the step into selling your products and building a business out of them.

But embroidery is a growing trend in the art department right now. You can find embroidered pieces on jackets, as a wall hanging, and even on umbrellas.

So, if there’s any time to take a risk at starting an embroidery business, it’s now. But while you enjoy sewing and embroidery projects, you’re not sure where to start with creating a serious business to sell your products from.

What kind of product is the most in-demand? What kind of equipment will you need to get off the ground?

The answers to these questions, and more, are right here. Keep reading, and soon you’ll be making all your favorite products and building your embroidery business into a reality.


5 Must-Know Sewing Room Organization Tips

5 Must-Know Sewing Room Organization TipsDid you know that a messy room has no significant effect on a person’s creativity?

Creativity flows regardless of how disordered a room is. You might have an untidy room, but you can still get your sewing done.

However, clutter has an immense negative impact on productivity.

An orderly sewing room helps you reach for a piece of fabric faster. Switching threads is quicker, too, because you don’t have to spend time searching for them. Sewing room organization is a must if you want to finish sewing your current project sooner.

How do you create order in your sewing room without stressing over the process? Follow these 5 tips on how to organize a sewing room and watch how it boosts your productivity:


Step-By-Step Guide for Binding a Quilt

Binding a Quilt

The process of quilting has been around for thousands of years. The history of quilting involves clothing, bed covers, and wall art from many different countries. Modern advancements have developed quilting into what we know today.

One of the modern ways of quilting is binding a quilt by machine. Binding a quilt adds the finished look around the edges. It may seem intimidating at first, but if you follow the right steps, you’ll be binding a quilt in no time.

Whether you’re a beginner quilter or a seasoned expert, read our step-by-step guide on how to bind a quilt.


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5 Quick Sewing Projects for Valentine’s Day

5 Quick Sewing Projects for Valentine's DayValentine’s Day will be here before we know it and what better what to show your love and appreciation than with hand-made Valentine’s gifts. Everyone loves to receive flowers and chocolates. A gift made with love will be even more lovely for that special person in your life.

Even if you don’t have a lot of experience, there are many quick sewing projects you can make. Projects can be as simple as some hand embroidery or a bit more advanced with a small quilt.

If you’re looking to give something hand-made, read on for some sewing projects for Valentine’s Day.


How to Make Money By Starting an Embroidery Business

Embroidery Machine Home BusinessEmbroidery may be one of your favorite hobbies, but did you know that you can turn that into a profitable business? Think of how many times friends or family have asked you to make them something. Then think about how much you would be able to charge for said item.

You don’t have to be a big commercial company with a giant warehouse to have your own embroidery business. A small business can be easily run out of a spare bedroom in your house for not that much overhead cost.

If you love to embroider and want to work for yourself, read on for some tips on how to make money and set up a well-run embroidery business.


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