My new sewing machine (the Brother SE400) also does up to 4x4 embroidery, which was a mega bonus I wasn't expecting! So, as if I needed any more project ideas floating around in my head, now I keep an eye out for free embroidery machine designs and cute things to embroider!
Step by Step... Here's how
to apply fabric appliques using your
Bear... This is
a quick, easy project that's perfect for
embroidery!!! Make little Boo Boo Bags with
a slushy cold pack inside (easy to make
yourself) and a cuddly critter on the
outside that's sure to brighten any little
one's day who has a boo boo.
Water-proof baby changing pads... I wish I had my embroidery machine before making these little gems! A simple monogram would really pop on here! They're easy & cute & save your changing pad from constantly needing washed.
Stockings... I was
so excited to make some customized family
stockings after getting my embroidery
machine! Here's how to sew your
Sewing Machine Cover Set... Make your own custom sewing machine cover, with a handy little bag to store the foot petal in. I gotta go back and embroider this now!
Where do I like to find designs for my embroidery machine?
Here are some good non-free options:
- Embroidery DK- This is probably my favorite find. They have oodles and oodles of cute designs (12,000), and if you subscribe to their site ($6/mo) you can instantly download as many as you want. So, you could subscribe for one month and download all of them that you want and then end your subscription. Of course, they're always adding more, but I think it's a pretty affordable option for instant access to tons of designs- especially compared to buying individual designs elsewhere.
- Planet Embroidery- They have an online program you can use to make some of your own designs. I made a simple monogram for free, and you can do a lot more if you subscribe to their website (for a fee). I haven't subscribed, but this would be a much cheaper option than buying a program to do embroidery design.
- Etsy- Just search for what you want. There are often really cute, affordable designs.
Here are a few Freebie spots:
- Bunnycup Embroidery- All of their "retired" sets are free, and I found a good bit of cute ones in there.
- Embroidery Designs- They have TONS of free designs, but limit you to only downloading three per week. As annoying as that is, they do let you make a wishlist, which makes it a little nicer.
- Ann the Gran- She has a LOT of designs on here- many are free. You can search by category. I got annoyed using the site b/c it kept prompting me to buy a membership.