Volume 81 | July/August 2013


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • KNITS: Stabilizing & Stitching Athletic Wear
  • Casual Clothing For The Summer: Sundress, Flip-Flops, Beach Cover-up And More
  • DISCOVER 6 Clever Embroidery Techniques:
    • Off-The-Edge
    • Cutwork
    • Continuous
    • Free-standing
    • 3-D Effects
    • Creating Fabric
  • Free Embroidery Designs and more

Table of Contents

Wearables
Silk, Lace and Handmade Texture
Repurpose a lace tablecloth into an elegant jacket.
28
Black, White and Beautiful
Color-block style garments are the perfect canvas for embroidery.
38
Hummingbird Enchantment Tote
Do a little sewing, quilting and embroidering to create a fun tote with amazing possibilities.
10
Modern Cutwork
It's not your mama's eyelet anymore.
14
Neckline with Sparkle
Sparkle, sparkle, make yourself a star with this Hollywood-style cover-up.
18
Pretty Petals
Stitch right off the edge of this oh-so feminine sundress.
22
Punch up that Pocket
Here's a clever way to embroider on a pocket - and beyond - without losing the use of the pocket.
26
Sheer Cutwork Accents
Elevate the look of an ordinary shirt and skirt with sheer accents.
36
Crafts
Koozies
Stitch these festive drink koozies for your next gathering.
54
Swing through the Jungle
with these Monkeys

You won't mind having these charming monkeys on your back (pack).
46
You are My Sunshine
Shower the mom-to-be with sunshine!
50
Decor
Birds of a Feather
When it comes to designing, it's all about proportion.
62
Breathing New Life
into Your Dining Room

Quilt-in-the-hoop placemats spruce up your table.
58
Butterfly Garden Flag
Use software to add appliqué and lettering to personalize your garden décor.
74
Spring Time Organizer
Stash mail, sewing notions or other odds and ends in this clever pocket organizer.
72
Textured Magical Monarchs
Add textural dimension to embroidered appliqués.
68
Column
4" x 4" and Fabulous! Flippity Do Dads
Quick-to-stitch sandal embellishments transform drab fl ip-fl ops. You want one in every color!
42
Deborah Jones' Ask the Expert:
Multi-Direction Stretch Knits

There's no need to shy away from four-way stretch knits. Tackle swim, athletic and dance wear with expert advice.
82
Between Friends
6
Fabrics 101: Embroidering on Micro Pique
Learn the trick to embroidering on this fabric without working up a sweat!
66
Great Scott! An Apple a Day
Scott Goodman shares tips on how to keep your machine running smoothly until its next checkup.
80
On the Blog:
Made by Hand and Delivered in Person

Shower a first-time mother-to-be by creating gifts from the heart.
88
What to Do When You're New:
Sourcing and Sharing Designs

Deborah Jones explains copyrights, good and bad freebies and what to look for in custom designs.
78
Departments
Buyer's Guide
86
Designs' Details
87
Web Direct
85
What's New in Designs
8

Extras

For the cutwork skirt instructions go to the OregonPatchWorks Embroidery Designs Mall website: www.oregonpatchworks.com.

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