Volume 85 | March/April 2014


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • 15 years of inspiration
  • 12 Monogram Updates
  • Velvet Flowers
  • Rediscover subdued embroidery for today's man
  • FREE! Hands-on software tutorial!
  • Free Embroidery Designs and more

Table of Contents

Wearables
Pampered Bath Time
Pamper a little girl with a personalized ruffled wrap.
12
Discreet is the Word: Monogramming for Men
No need to emblazon a 4-inch monogram on your man's garments. Learn the proper techniques for monogramming menswear.
36
Draped in Flowers
Evy Hawkins unveils the trick to stitching 3-dimensional silk velvet flowers.
18
Infinity Scarf
Repurpose a favorite embroidery design for a whole new look.
22
Monogrammed High-Top Shoes
Make a statement with embroidered shoes!
38
New Twist to the Letter Jacket
Learn clever placement techniques for using monograms as all-over design elements.
26
Special Feature
Become an Embroidery Master Chef
Discover how design editing is like using leftover roast chicken to make enchiladas! Learn the basics needed to create an entirely new embroidery design.
72
Home Décor
Fabulous Faux Suede Lamp Shades
Marie Zinno sheds light on a rewarding accessory that enhances a room.
68
Monogram Grid and Thread Tangle
This project will inspire you to use embroidered letters in a whole new way!
58
Monogrammed Towel Basket Bundle
The number one go-to-gift. Make one today.
50
Crafts
Picnic in Style
This functional tote is ideal for picnics, for the on-the-go mother or for a casual day trip.
30
Store it in Style
With just two pieces of fabric, ribbon and a few minutes of your time, you too can organize
46
Sweet Stitches Goes Packing
The ideal bag for school or an overnight trip to grandma's home
42
Columns
4" x 4" and Fabulous! Not Your Nana's Needlework
Cross a traditional hand technique with today's technology and you have a whole new take on needlework.
54
Ask the Expert: Understanding Stitch Density
Deborah Jones clarifies basic density principles that will have you feeling better about yourself and your embroidery!
82
Between Friends
6
Great Scott! Irons, Presses and Steamers...Oh My!
Scott Goodman shares the latest in iron technology.
76
Let's Organize It! Stabilizer
Marie Zinno shares some clever organizing tips for keeping those unruly rolls of stabilizer under control.
80
Monogram of the Month
Eileen proves inspiration can come from unexpected places.
88
What to Do When You're New: Selecting Supplies
How do you sort through all of the information to find the right supplies for what you do? Let Deborah show you how!
74
Departments
Buyer's Guide
86
Designs' Details
79
Free Designs Online
84
Industry News
78
Web Direct
84
What's New in Designs
8

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