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How To Sew A Pocket "Book" pillow with lined pocket - 16"x16" form (instructions below)
 
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Instructions for how to sew a pocket pillow, reading pillow or book / storybook pillow for machine embroidery. For sewing machine and embroidery using a 16"x16" pillow form. Instructions: ½ yard main fabric for pillow 1 fat quarter for outer pocket 1 fat quarter for pocket lining Cut your main pillow fabric into 3 pieces: One 16” x 16” square Two 13” x 16” rectangles for envelope back Cut your pocket front piece 10” x 16” – you will embroider this piece Cut your pocket lining piece 11” x 16” Written instructions to accompany video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsxZnXl2GcE Press your fabric well. You may choose to add iron-on interfacing, stabilizer, fusible fleece and/or starch to your pocket front, depending on the density of the design and your fabric thickness. Mark the pocket front for your embroidery design; I like to center it at least 1” higher than the actual center of the fabric so the design doesn’t end up too low on the pocket. Hoop or float your pocket front and embroider your design. Take one of your two envelope back pieces (13”x16”) to the ironing board. Fold a narrow hem (1/4”) on the 16” side and press, fold over again and press to cover your raw edge. Take this to the sewing machine and stitch this hem down. Take the second of your envelope back piece to the sewing machine or serger, and finish the raw 16” edge with either a zigzag or overlock stitch. This piece will be inside the envelope and will not be seen. Set these two back pieces aside. Once your embroidery is done on the pocket front, line up the top of pocket front piece with the pocket lining fabric, right sides together, on the 16” edge. The lining piece is 1” longer than the pocket front, with this longer piece hanging at the bottom of the pocket. Stitch a straight stitch across the top, sewing the lining to the pocket front with a ¼” seam allowance. Flip the pocket wrong sides together, so the embroidery is facing out. Line up the bottom of the pocket front and the bottom of the pocket lining and press with your iron. This will give you a contrasting border at the top of your outer pocket, where the lining fabric will show. Stitch across this seam to secure. Place the pocket on top of the pillow front with the lining side down, matching the bottom of the pocket with the bottom edge of the pillow front. Baste around 3 sides of the pocket to hold it in place, using a very narrow seam allowance. Take the envelope back piece with the stitched edge, and place right sides together on top of the pillow front, aligning the 16”raw edge with the right side of the pillow front. Take the envelope back with the serged edge, lining up the 16” raw edge with the left side of the pillow, with the serged seam going vertically across the middle of the pillow- overlapping the other envelope back. Pin all the way around all 4 sides and serge or straight stitch around all 4 sides with a ¼” seam allowance. If you did a straight stitch, you may want to zigzag the seam allowance to prevent fraying. Flip your pillow case right side out. Put an insert in and admire your work! Instructions Copyright 2017 - Cara Sorella
Clean Finish! Embroidered Burp Cloth from a Diaper
 
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This easy sewing technique that any beginner can follow gives you a clean finish on your pretty fabric border to turn a diaper into a burp cloth, and is quick to make. I take you step by step through the process of how I embroider and sew cloth diapers to make a pretty personalized baby shower gift. Supplies: I used the Koala Baby/Essentials brand of 6 ply cloth diaper from Babies R Us - https://www.toysrus.com/product?productId=13277206 Double fold Bias tape - I love this bias tape from ShopBethanyLane - https://www.etsy.com/listing/527733987/polka-dot-bias-tape-crochet-bias-tape?ref=shop_home_feat_1 Fabric for border Embroidery pattern
How to embroider a monogram on sneakers using a single needle embroidery machine
 
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Short tutorial on how to embroider Converse-style sneakers on a single needle embroidery machine. I used the Brother Inno-vis nq1400e, but these instructions should work with most single needle machines with a 4x4 hoop.
Sewing supplies from the hardware store
 
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How to save money by purchasing sewing and machine embroidery supplies from the hardware store. I went to my local Harbor Freight and shared some of the items I've purchased to use for crafting. This video was not sponsored by Harbor Freight or anyone else, all items were purchased by me.
Sudden thread shredding on Brother single needle embroidery? -   Check #6!
 
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If your Brother or Baby Lock single needle embroidery machine suddenly starts shredding thread in the middle of a project, here's how to check to see if the tab on thread path #6 popped out of place - it's a common cause for shredded thread.
Brother nq1400e - How to set up a basic monogram in the machine
 
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Short tutorial on how to set up a basic monogram on the Brother nq1400e embroidery machine. I am not a professional videographer. There are not many videos on this machine, so I am trying to help new users quickly learn how to use their new machine in the fastest way possible. Have fun embroidering!
Brother nq1400e - How to thread
 
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Short tutorial on how to thread the Brother nq1400e embroidery machine. I am not a professional videographer. There are not many videos on this machine, so I am trying to help new users quickly learn how to use their new machine in the fastest way possible. Have fun embroidering!
How to Embroider a Tote Bag on a Single Needle Embroidery Machine
 
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Short video on how I embroider on a canvas tote bag. Bag is from Bagzdepot.com, with design from Urbanthreads.com. https://www.bagzdepot.com/products/heavy-weight-large-fancy-canvas-tote-bag-with-zippered-pocket http://www.urbanthreads.com/products.aspx?productid=UT11434
Sew Simple! Lined zippered pouch - for beginners!
 
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How to sew a fully-lined zippered pouch - great for beginners. Embroidery optional Golden retriever sketch design by Ohmycs.com "M" monogram - Elegant Damask by Designs by Juju Materials: Cut 2 of each: Outer fabric - can use a variety of fabrics, including quilters cottons, outdoor fabric, twill, denim, canvas 6" x 9" Lining fabric - lighter fabric like quilting cotton recommended 6" x 9" zipper tabs - can use either lining fabric for contrast, or outer fabric 2" x 3" Fusible Interfacing: I used Pellon ShapeFlex 101 (SF-101), because my outer fabric was canvas. For lighter fabrics, you can use a heavier interfacing such as fusible fleece (Pellon 987f) or fusible thermolam (Pellon TP971f). 6" x 9" 1 nylon zipper - 9" or longer, we'll cut it down
International Quilt Festival Houston 2018
 
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I wanted to share just a few of the many amazing art quilts on display at the International Quilt Festival in Houston - 2018. I could not get photos of all of them, but these are just a handful of my favorites. Even if you are not a quilter, if you ever have a chance to attend, I highly encourage you to do so. These are not your grandma's quilts.
How to embroider a folding camp chair
 
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From disassembling a folding camp, lawn or beach chair through how to float the seat back in a hoop, embroider, and reassemble, this easy, step by step tutorial will show you how to monogram a folding camp chair with your single needle embroidery machine. Font used is Stitchtopia Austin - 3" size. Chair is Ozark Trail brand from Walmart, but similar chairs can be purchased at many sporting goods, hardware and big box stores as a seasonal item. These instructions should work for any chair that uses screws (not rivets) to remove the seat from the frame.
Tote-ally Easy! Sew a lined Tote from a Canvas Dropcloth
 
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How to sew a fully lined tote bag from an inexpensive canvas dropcloth. This simple and economical project that's perfect for beginners. Thank you to Diane R. for sharing the idea with me. I recommend washing and pressing the dropcloth before you begin your project. They are perfect for machine embroidery. Pumpkin Embroidery design by www.ohmycs.com Needed - 1 canvas dropcloth, cut into two 13" x 15" pieces. Fabric for lining - great scrapbuster - two 13" x 15" pieces Fusible Interfacing - such as Pellon's SF101 - cut into two 13 x 15" pieces. Cotton webbing - 2 pieces - 24" each. Scissors or rotary cutter, Wonder clips or pins, Iron, Sewing machine, optional embroidery machine, ruler.
Brother Innovis nq1400e tutorial - moving the needle to the center of your hooped item
 
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Quick Tutorial for the Brother Innovis nq1400e embroidery machine, how to get the needle to move to the marked center of your item in the hoop. I am not a professional videographer. There are not many videos on this machine, so I am trying to help new users quickly learn how to use their new machine in the fastest way possible. Have fun embroidering!
Sew and embroider a notebook cover with zipper pocket
 
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Tutorial on how to sew and embroider a fabric composition notebook cover with a zipped pocket. Fabric Measurements: Composition Notebook - 9.75" x 7.5" Outer cover fabric - cut 2 - 8.5" x 10.75" Fusible fleece - 16" x 10.5" Lining - 16.25" x 10.75" Inside sleeves, cut 2 - 8" x 10.75" Embroidery design - max 4" tall and 7" wide Main pocket fabric - 8.5" x 8.5" Pocket topper fabric - 2.5" x 8.5" Zipper tabs, cut 2 - 2" x 2" Nylon Zipper 7" or longer (you can cut it) Light to midweight fusible interfacing (like sf101) - 4" x 8"
Brother nq1400e - how to adjust the embroidery foot height
 
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Short tutorial on how to raise and lower the embroidery foot height on the Brother nq1400e. I am not a professional videographer. There are not many videos on this machine, so I am trying to help new users quickly learn how to use their new machine in the fastest way possible. Have fun embroidering!
Brother Nq1400e - how to wind a bobbin
 
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Short tutorial on how to wind a bobbin on the Brother Innovis NQ1400e embroidery machine. I am not a professional videographer. There are not many videos on this machine, so I am trying to help new users quickly learn how to use their new machine in the fastest way possible. Have fun embroidering!
Brother Nq1400e - how to adjust stitch speed
 
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Short tutorial on how to adjust (slow down or speed up) stitch speed on the Brother nq1400e embroidery machine. I am not a professional videographer. There are not many videos on this machine, so I am trying to help new users quickly learn how to use their new machine in the fastest way possible. Have fun embroidering!
Comic book board fabric storage
 
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How to store fabric for sewing and crafts neatly using comic book or magazine boards
How to Sew a Scrunchie
 
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For beginners, a step by step tutorial on how to sew a Scrunchie. Wear them in your hair or on your wrist, they were popular in the 90’s and now they’re back in style and so easy to make at home.
Brother nq1400e - how to go back or to skip stitches or steps
 
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Quick tutorial on how to go back stitches or skip ahead stitches or steps on the Brother nq1400e embroidery machine. I am not a professional videographer. There are not many videos on this machine, so I am trying to help new users quickly learn how to use their new machine in the fastest way possible. Have fun embroidering!
Brother nq1400e - how to load the bobbin
 
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Tutorial on how to insert the bobbin in the Brother nq1400e embroidery machine. I am not a professional videographer. There are not many videos on this machine, so I am trying to help new users quickly learn how to use their new machine in the fastest way possible. Have fun embroidering!