Volume 82 | September/October 2013


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • A new twist on interactive books for kids!
  • Linked In to Style: COPY OUR COVER
  • Tackle Hard to Stitch Items with Ease!: Jacket yokes, Cuffs, Pockets, Shoes
  • Great stitches for him!
  • Free Embroidery Designs and more

Table of Contents

Wearables
A Tribute to Alabama Chanin
Layered applique mimics hand stitching with the ease of machine embroidery.
14
Cozy Cover-ups
These easy to make cover-ups are functional and make bath time for children fun.
34
Daddy's Little Princess
Spend just a few minutes of stitching and your little one will have hours of play!
18
Borders Galore!
Dress up denim with colorful embroidery.
52
Pumped Up Kicks!
You can monogram almost anything - including sneakers!
48
Masculine Embroidery? Yes, you can!
How to stitch for men without sacrificing their fashion sensibilities.
38
Small Canvases make a BIG Impact
The trick to landing embroidery in tight spots.
42
Crafts
Bottled With Love
Digitize your own in-the-hoop project.
62
Fletcher's Quiet Book
Gather inspiration from one of our readers! See how she digitized original designs, adapted patterns and sewed every stitch with a smile!
56
Laundry Care Labels for Embroidery
Mary Mulari explains the meaning of laundry care labels and how to use them in decorative ways.
22
Decor
Girlfriend's Towel Duo
A girl can never have too many towels.
10
Special
Momma's Embroidered Do-Rag
Scarves don't have to be long and  owing; they can also be snug and cozy.
72
What is Love My Scarf?
Help us reach our goal of donating 10,000 scarves!
81
Column
4" x 4" and Fabulous! Linked In to Style
Link together color, texture, size and shape and let the elements of design do the talking on this high fashion designer handbag.
28
Deborah Jones' Ask the Expert:
At some point in your embroidery vocation you'll need to stitch multiples! Deborah Jones discusses a plan that will ensure efficiency and success.
82
Between Friends
6
Fabrics 101: Pashminas
Pashminas are a great canvas for embroidery. Deb Mundinger and Kenny Christopher share tips you'll want to know before you take your first stitch.
68
Great Scott! My Favorite Season
Scott Goodman shares why Summer is his favorite season of the year.
78
On the Blog: Monograms for Today's Marriages
88
What to Do When You're New:
The Internet as a Resource

Deborah Jones explains what to look for when discerning the quality of discussion groups on the internet.
76
Departments
Buyer's Guide
86
Designs' Details
87
Industry News
84
Web Direct
85
What's New in Designs
8

 

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