Volume 75 | July/Aug 2012


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • DO IT! 7 Steps to Improve Your Embroidery!
  • Stitch 18 Summertime Projects! Skirts! From a mini to a maxi, Towels! From totes to tunics
  • Today's Masculine Monogram
  • Free Embroidery Designs and more

Table of Contents

Wearables
 
Band-It: Adding Your Personal
Touch to a Thrift Store Find

Learn a fool-proof way to add embroidery to a garment without risk of ruining it.
50
Freestanding Flowers
Sew, embroider and actually finish this DIY maxi-dress!
18
Fun in the Sun: Monogrammed
Lounge Chair Towel

The ideal summer accessory, the monogrammed lounge chair towel will ensure you always sit in style.
37
Fun in the Sun Swimsuit Skirt
Scared of stitching on LYCRA®? Follow these easy steps for flawless results.
34
Light Stitches, Big Impact
Light, airy designs transform a basic neckline.
14
The Little Lifeguard
What to do when purchased blanks are not quite as "blank" as you had hoped!
26
Today's Masculine Monogram
Repetition spells creativity.
22
Ordinary to Extraordinary
Summery colors, butterfly wings and ribbon streamers, this is what little girls dream about.
44
Pink Flamingo Weekend
Stitch this swimsuit cover-up for your next beach or poolside party!
10
A Whale of a Time
How to make a towel, a pair of flip-flops and $.50 barrettes look like a million bucks!
40
Crafts
Modern Book Cover
E-readers have modernized how we read. Now it's time to update the classic book cover!
70
Decor
Beach Therapy
Whip up this dual purpose tote in time for your next beach vacation.
30
Hot Characters
These pot holders might actually inspire more help around the kitchen!
66
Summertime Update
Stretch your design stash and pull off an easy room redo.
62
Quilts
Garden Wall Sashiko & Embroidery Quilt
Use your embroidery machine as a die cutting tool.
56
Column
Between Friends
6
Deborah Jones' Ask the Expert
Oooops… It Came Out of the Hoop!

Learn Deborah Jones' expert tips for rescuing projects that have popped out of the hoop.
80
For Love & Money
Surprise! You're an Embroidery Consultant!

As an embroiderer you have more experience than you think.
76
Great Scott!
Scott Goodman tests new software that will bedazzle you, your clothing and anything else in sight!
78
Tips and Techniques:
Everyday Tips for Better Embroidery

Before you take that first stitch, be sure you follow these 7 basic steps.
88
Departments
Buyer's Guide
86
Designs' Details
83
Industry News
74
Web Direct
87
What's New in Designs
8
 

Extras - Free Embroidery Designs

Download the 3D Butterfly 3D Butterfly courtesy of Oma's Place!

Download 'Paisley Design 1' from Marie Zinno's Fun in the Sun article

$7.00

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